Austin, Texas is geographically and politically the center of the Lone Star State. Austin residents are made up of a diverse group of individuals, including musicians, politicians, university professors, students, and so on. The city is home to enough large sites of major technology corporations to have earned it the nickname “Silicon Hills.” The slogan that many residents have picked up is Keep Austin Weird. The slogan is also used for a campaign to preserve smaller local businesses and resist excessive commercialization.
Austin, Texas is known for being the “Live Music Capital of the World” and is home to more than 100 live music venues. Austin is home to the Limits Music festival (ACL) which features 130 bands in over 3 days. Austin is not only known for their music, but is also known for the Texas Longhorns. These two big attractions have contributed to Austin having around 19 million visits yearly with the total annual visitor spending around $3.5 billion. Austin’s amount exceeds the annual visitors for Disneyland which is 14.7 million, the Eiffel Tower which is 6.7 million, and Niagara falls which is 14 million.
Austin has North America’s largest urban bat population. The Congress Avenue Bridge is home to this urban bat colony. Around sunset, these bats emerge out of the bridge and cover the night sky.
This gorgeous city averages around 300 days of sunshine a year. All that sunshine can be enjoyed through various outdoor activities and attractions. Austin has it all, whether you enjoy biking, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, swimming, or boating.