Austin is the capital of Texas, known as the "Live Music Capital of the World." The city boasts a population of 790,390 people. It is located in Central Texas, and is the fourth largest city in the state. Austin sits on the Colorado River, with three man-made lakes in the city. Climate in Austin offers hot and humid summers and cool winters. Winter temperatures average 65 degrees, with January the coolest month of the year. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport serves the Austin area and is located just southeast of the area. A tollway system operates in Austin, and Capital Metro provides the city's public bus transportation. A Greyhound Bus Station also operates inside of the city and websites like Car Rental Express offer cheap car rental options also.
Austin is a city offering a diverse blend of activities for people of all ages and interests. You are sure to find a long list of things to take advantage of while in the city for both learning and fun!
Volente Beach sits on Lake Travis in nearby Leander, Texas, and offers a great day of fun in the sun for everyone. There is a great water park with lots of slides and other water fun for the little ones. Guests can play outdoor games and so much more. Head down to the beach at 16107 FM 2769 Leander, TX.
Barton Springs Pool is another water attraction not to miss. Voted "Best Swimming Hole" in Texas. Barton Springs Pool is a spring-fed swimming hole in Zilker Park. The pool is located at 2101 Barton Springs Rd. in Austin.
The Austin Zoo is a "rescue zoo", meaning that it rescues neglected animals. You never know what type of animals that you might find at the zoo. There are more than 100 species of animals at the zoo. An extra-special treat for the kids is the petting zoo, where kids have the chance to feed the animals. The zoo is located just outside of the downtown area at 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin.
If you enjoy history, make plans to visit the Texas State Capital, a beautiful 19th century building holding artifacts and exhibits representing Austin, both inside and out. Texas State Capital will intrigue and enlighten you. Visit the Capital at 201 E. 14th St. Austin.