Austin is a fun university city famous for its live music. Besides the huge University of Texas, there are several others, including the congress venue (Concordia University at Austin).
Downtown are many bars (on famous Sixth Street) and live music venues and dance clubs. The state capitol is a popular tourism site. There's a new large museum of state history. There is a world famous colony of bats, which lives under the Congress Avenue bridge.
There are many nature parks and hike/bike trails in and around the city.
Various theater groups present interesting productions. There are many movie theaters, including Alamo Drafthouse, where one can watch unusual films (e.g. silent films with live music) while waiters serve food.
For more info, please see:
- Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau for general info
- Austin Chronicle for weekly info about cultural events and news
- Wikipedia article