What I Love About Austin ~ What Makes Austin Unique
There are many things that make Austin a unique place on the map with its own personality. It is known as an “artsy” community and as the Music Capital Of The World. Austin attracts many to move here and many more to visit each year because of those things that can’t be found anywhere else. Our list includes music venues, places, events, TV Shows and venues and areas in the city.
Here our list of places that are unique to Austin.
The murals and street art of Austin reflects the city's character. It varies from the Hope Outdoor Gallery which is graffiti and changes on a regular basis to "I Love You So Much" on SoCo.
A landmark that has hosted many of the top names in the country music industry and where you can enjoy boot scootin’ to authentic country music every night.
An estimated more than two million bats leave the Congress Avenue Bridge, just at dusk, when they migrate to Austin. They start leaving Austin in November and return in Early March.
If you want to hear authentic blues, by some of those that helped originate an American form of music, the Skylark is the place to go. The venue is true to its roots and hasn’t been updated in years.
Mount Bonnell park is as unique as Austin itself. Texas is mostly flat with very few vantage points from which to see the country side. When overlooking downtown Austin from Mount Bonnell, it is hard to believe that you are in Texas.
Austin hosts the only Formula One race in the United States. The Formula One racetrack, Circuit Of The Americas, is host to more than just racing, however. It has several concerts throughout the year as well. In October concerts include Justin Timerlake and Stevie Wonder. And the racing events are exciting events to attend.
ACL, Austin City Limits, isn’t just a music festival, it’s a PBS TV show hosted in Austin and a concert venue in the heart of Austin. It has been broadcast on PBS, thanks to KLRU, for 40 years. It is an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark and has its own ????. ACL Live, at the Moody Theater, opened in 2011 and was awarded the “Best New Major Concert Venue by Pollstar. ACL Music Festival hosts over 130 artists and 225,000 patrons every year at Zilker Park.
South Congress is one of the very things that make Austin, well, Austin. Its unique shops and restaurants typify the Austin scene with live music, lots of food and unique shopping choices. It is one of the main attractors that causes people to move to Austin and brings in millions of visitors each year.
An Austin original, Whole foods is an amazing food marketer. A visit to the corporate store on Lamar is a visit to food wonderland. Whole foods takes the display and marketing of food to a whole new level. And wandering the store with its café’s and samples is an enjoyable diversion.