What it’s like:Vibrant · Quiet · Thriving
Known for:Museums · Views · Nightlife
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A small but mighty downtown full of tall towers, fancy restaurants, amazing parks, the Texas Capital, Congress Ave, and much more.
The heart of Austin beats in the Downtown area, home to live music venues, historic theaters, museums and trendy 2ND Street District boutiques.
Downtown Austin is the natural starting point for seeing the city's sights and is home to many of them, including the state capitol. Its boundaries are generally regarded as being I–35 to the east, Clarksville to the West, UT to the north, and the Colorado River to the south. It's relatively compact…
6th Street and 4th Street are famous (or infamous) for their live bars and party scene but there is a lot more to DT than just that. From water activities, shops, and the capitol buildings to museums and galleries. Just across the bridge is SoCo Ave: Great shopping street with a bunch of…
From locally-owned shops and restaurants, SFC's Farmer's Market, Dirty 6th St, historical sites and museums, the Capitol, Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trails, kayaking Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park across the river -- the live music capital of the world is vibrant with life and Austin flavor!