Barton Springs Road runs east/west just south of Town Lake and features some of Austin's most storied entertainment venues. Favorably situated as the connection between Auditorium Shores and Zilker Park, Barton Springs experiences plenty of foot traffic during festivals. The boulevard section between South Congress and the Barton Creek Bridge is a great place to…

Like most of Austin, Rainey Street has undergone rapid change over the past 15 years. From quiet residential neighborhood to local bar district to bona fide entertainment and condo hotspot, this formerly sleepy street is practically unrecognizable. Some of the best food in town can be found on this small strip just west of I-35.…

Got the holiday spirit ? It's about time to check out the best holiday events in Austin. Post Halloween, the first week of November really kicks of the holiday season in Austin. Down come the spiders and cobwebs and up go the wreaths and Christmas balls. Austin takes it's winter holidays pretty seriously despite the…

Here is our list of the Best Austin Festivals. The annual ATX festival schedule can leave your head spinning. It's often a challenge to keep up with. From music, to food, to art, racing, sports, beer, ice cream and bats, Austin has it all for the fest fan. Also check out our more complete daily…

What’s south of South Austin? South of Ben White — even south of Stassney? It’s Way South Austin. (or as Moontower Saloon calls it, Way South Awesome.) Mostly residential, this working-class part of Austin is home to lots of families, retirees, and young folks just starting out. It’s been going through a renaissance over the…

The growth of the South Congress shopping and entertainment district has been accompanied by a small barrage of new hotels. These aren’t your cookie-cutter national chains, either. The boutique hotels of South Congress exude charm, style, and luxury. If you’re planning a visit to the area, you’ll definitely want browse our Best Places to Stay…

Austin boasts one of the most diverse music scenes in the country. Bands of every genre set up and break down en masse every night at the almost uncountable venues the city has to offer. Whether it’s 13,000 people in a classic Austin outdoor amphitheater or 20 fans at one of many small Austin live…

Here is our list of the best Honky Tonk dance bars in Austin. No stay in Austin is complete without exploring it's music roots. Nothing says Texas, or Austin for that matter, than pulling on your boots and circling on the sawdust to some great country music. Broken Spoke The Broken Spoke is one of…

Like most of Austin, the South Congress neighborhood has a long and winding history. What started as a dirt road cut off from the city proper by the Colorado River evolved to an artsy retail destination in the 1930s. After IH-35 drew traffic away, it became a haven for drug dealers and ladies of ill…

The West Campus neighborhood is located to the west of the University of Texas at Austin’s main campus north of downtown. It's a bustling area filled with student housing, historic homes, restaurants, bars, bookshops, and music venues. Bordered to the east by The Drag and to the west by North Lamar, this densely populated little…