Austin is the state capital of Texas, and we pride ourselves on being far from ordinary. In fact, we celebrate being "weird." Austin is a hot spot for creativity and embraces its community of musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and progressive thinkers.
But that's not all that forms our landscape. As the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, rolling hills and sparkling waterways abound in Austin. And each night during the summer, we gather to watch 1.5 million bats take flight from underneath the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge.
Wondering why Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World®? The slogan became official in 1991, after it was discovered that Austin had more live music venues per capita than anywhere else in the nation. Today, Austin hosts nearly 200 venues and is home to thousands of musicians. Which means you can catch a show any day of the week, at almost any time. Austin is also home to lots of annual music festivals, including South By Southwest (SXSW), the internationally-recognized event featuring noted filmmakers, musicians and multimedia artists from around the world.
Once you've experienced some of our sights and sounds, it's time to get a taste of Austin. The kitchens of some of the country's best Tex-Mex and barbecue restaurants can be found here. As can a wide selection of local and organic specialties. When you're in Austin, we invite you to dig in. Because whatever your palate is craving, we have it. From fine dining to fusion cuisine to comfort food and delectable desserts, you'll want to save room for it all. The coldest margaritas, life-changing queso, 24-hour dives....Austin is home to it all.
All this just scratches the surface of what makes Austin like no place else. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, there's always something happening here. We invite you come, stay and while and take in as much as you can.
For more information, please visit: http://www.austintexas.org
© All information taken from Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, adapted for use in this call.
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