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…

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…

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"…

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…

If Austin is the worlds live music capital, then the Red River District is it's senate chambers. An eclectic five blocks of the best, and most, live music in Austin. You can see more than a dozen bands in a three block stumble on any weekend night. From Austin's best and worst home grown indie's…

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…

There are plenty of fireworks options around Austin over the 4th of July Independence Day holiday. We've featured the big two and listed links for as many others as we could find. H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks This is always Austin's biggest fireworks show. Spend this Independence Day with 100,000 of your…