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Austin Travel Guide: where to go and what to see
Austin's tag line is Live Music Capital of the World. I choose to believe them. As the capital of Texas and home to the University of Texas, Austin is a joy to visit. Nestled along the Colorado River of Central Texas, in the Texas hill country, Austin is picturesque, entertaining and dear to every Texan's heart. Beyond the students, the politicians and the musicians is a business community that has made a name for itself in the high tech industry.

Austin has grown with the boom in high-tech, and with the general growth of the Sun-belt. But do not be fooled. It has a special charm found nowhere else. People here love the outdoors and love to play. The hills, the lakes and the weather come together to facilitate this passion perfectly. A warm climate insures that Austin is happening 12 months a year. If you come for a festival, a football game or a government session, that is OK. Just know that every day in Austin is special.
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Austin Day Trip - New Braunfels/Gruene

New Braunfels/Gruene Why Go: Central Texas was settled by German settlers back in the mid 1800's. New Braunfels and Gruene, Texas have roots in this historic migration, but these towns have grown into key tourist destinations because of their history, character and water. Both have the Comal River running through it just below Canyon Lake Dam. The Comal River provides great rafting/tubing, a hill country attraction in the hot Texas sun. Of course, there are plenty of other attractions in both to ...

Austin Day Trip - Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Why Go: Experience the unique Texas German flavor visiting the Hauptstrasse (Main Street) which is full of boutiques, antiques, restaurants, bakeries and generation-old peach orchards. In the middle of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg boasts one of the largest viniculture areas in the US, with more than 10 wineries in the region.What you can do: Fredericksburg has an abundance of boutiques and specialty shops lining its main streets. Visit Enchanted Rock State Natu ...

Austin Day Trip - San Antonio

San Antonio Why Go: San Antonio is only 78 miles from Austin and is one of Texas' main tourist destinations. It's home to The Alamo, the River Walk, Spanish, Mexican, Texas history, amusement parks and more. A gateway to the Texas Hill Country, San Antonio is an intersection of culture. You can sense this by the food, architecture and activities. Go for the day and choose a few of the many attractions.What you can do: The Alamo and the San Antonio River Walk are San Antonio's downtown main attra ...