Surprinsingly, Austinis the capitale of Texas state because of an old story of an failed tentative of stealing the archivesduring the seccession war. Compared to the others big Texan cities, Austin keep an human scale where you can move from point to another very easily by feet. It is also a city with a young population who like to have fun. The night life is very active and sixth street is one of the best spot. It is very easy and common to enter in one of many bar to listen one gig. If you are hungry some of the have a small courtyard where foodtrucks park and have the reputation of being the best of whole Texas.
three things to do in Austin
Let’s start with the maor event of Austin. Known in the whole world, the South by South West Festival made his reputation by its music festival. In the actual configuration, it lasts eleven days during it is impossible to find some calm and peace in the city. Approximately there are around two thoushand gigs happening everywhere in the city. And we even didn’t speak about the cinema and interactive festival which grow bigger and bigger every year. If you want to get there at that time, you better booked very early, hotels are usually full a long time before.
Austin’s capitol place
The capitol palce and the park surrounding it is a highy frequented place by the tourists. If the weather is nice, it a very pleasant place with some green and statues. Even Austinites go there with their familly. Next to the park you can find the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. You can visit both of them but the Capitole still is more interessant because of its architecture.
Along the Colorado river, at the junction of Barton creek, there is Zilker park. It has 142 hectares given by Andrew Jackson Zilker to Austin in 1917. It is a highy frequented place by sunny weather. You can find a lot of things to do there, canoeing, visiting the botanic garden, swimming in all the natural ponds. Many event are organized link with nature preservation ans sciences. With its waterfalls and its springs, the places is known has « the jewel of Austin ».