The busy section of Guadalupe St. that runs along the western edge of the University of Texas campus is "The Drag." The Drag has always been the main shopping, dining and entertainment area for University of Texas students as it borders West Campus. “The Drag,” on Guadalupe spanning the western border of the UT campus,…

There is a lot to see in Austin, and sometimes little time. Austin has an eclectic mix of ATX Touring Companies. From guided downtown walks to eatery and event venue and pub tours. Segway, scooter, bike , double decker busses and duck boats. Haunted house and movies scene production sites. Murals, classic entertainment sites and…

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…

Two beautiful lakes are a big part of greater Austin. Though it's widely known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is also River City. Below Lake Travis and Mansfield Dam, Lake Austin runs southeast to Enfield Road and the Tom Miller Dam. There begins Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) which runs…

After a day exploring Austin or playing on the lake, nothing beats a great food and drink stop, by road or boat, at one of the Best Lake Austin Waterfront Restaurants. Abel's on the Lake Abel’s on the Lake is a prime spot to enjoy a drink with your friends. With spectacular views of Lake…

Here are our Best Rainey Street bars. Born from a small neighborhood of pre 1934 bungalows, Rainey Street maintains a unique historic character. Once a sleepy residential street, albeit nestled right next to downtown, Rainey was rezoned as part of Austin's central business district in 2004. The original Rainey developers made use of the "neighborhood"…

Here is our list of the Best Austin Hostels. On your pilgrimage to Austin weirdness, don't let lodging costs can get in the way of a good time. An Austin Hostel stay is the enlightened traveler's answer. Austin's evolving Hostel scene is thriving. Hosteling doesn't mean dirty bunk beds and cheese sandwiches any more. Hosteling…

The Texas Hill Country is home to some of Texas' most legendary swimming holes. Most are in or within a short driving distance from Austin. Once sleepy private utopias frequented by knowledgeable locals, many of these watering holes now have big crowds. Here are our Best Austin Swimming Holes...... Barton Springs Pool One of Austin's…

Where are the best cave around Austin ? The Hill Country surrounding Austin are replete with underground caverns and subterrane attractions. Visiting one of the many Central Texas caverns on a day trip from Austin is a great way to beat the heat, enjoy some amazing underground vistas and natural history. Up for a unique…

Find the eight best places to party in Austin. If you've set aside time during your visist for activities other than meetings and breakfast at the hotel restaurant here's a guide to the Austin Entertainment Districts - Eating, drinking, shopping, sight seeing in the zone. Dirty 6th Street Likely Texas' best known street, the seven…