If you have even the slightest penchant for live music, Austin, Texas, is the place to head on your next holiday in the USA.
With British Airways now flying direct from London Heathrow to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, this gem of a city – the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World" – is a fabulous place to meet up with friends and family. With a laid-back lifestyle and vibrant creative scene, Austin will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Set in the heart of the second largest state, Austin has a unique culture and amazing hospitality. Relaxed and approachable, it’s a great place to visit thanks to its vibrant arts and music scene. You’ll fall in love with everything the city has to offer. Be sure to make time for the legendary live music, outdoor activities and thriving restaurant scene. The USA has taken notice of this amazing city and it’s time you did, too.
A Music Scene That is Second to None
Austin’s world-renowned live music scene is second to none. There is music everywhere! If there’s a place to play, you can be sure there’s a musician who will find it. You’ll hear music in grocery stores, at the airport and in more than 250 venues throughout the city. With 2,000 local recording artists playing blues, pop, rock, indie and other genres, the Austin music scene is rich with diversity.
The city also hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, drawing in some of the biggest names in music. Check out Austin City Limits Music Festival, South by Southwest and Pachanga Latino Music Series.
Live music in Austin
Diverse Entertainment Districts
When you visit this city, which is eclectic, refined and everything in-between, you’re in for an authentic Texas experience, and that extends even into the nightlife scene.
For nightlife and entertainment, check out Rainey Street and its historic bungalow homes, many of which have been turned into bars and restaurants. Sixth Street, an iconic district in the heart of downtown, attracts locals and visitors alike, sharing pints and singing along. The South Congress neighborhood also offers curiosity shops, restaurants, and music and art venues.
With 300 days of sunshine annually, a trip to Austin wouldn’t be complete without enjoying outdoor dining. Local favorites include Shady Grove, Easy Tiger and Guero’s Taco Bar. The annual Austin Food and Wine Festival in April features more than 100 food, wine and spirit exhibitors, numerous celebrity chef showcases and, of course, live music.
Outdoor dining overlooking Lake Travis in Austin
Sports Fans Won’t Be Disappointed
It’s not just unique dining and music experiences you’ll find in Austin. Sports lovers will discover plenty to do – from cycling and golf to Formula 1 racing at the Circuit of the Americas.
All in all, Austin is the perfect place to spend your next holiday. It’s easy to get to, the people are welcoming and there’s plenty of excitement to keep you entertained. What more could you ask for?