Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis). Sunset, Worlds largest urban bat colony. Congress Avenue Bridge. Austin, Texas. USA.

Ways to Keep It Weird in Austin, Texas

Take a tour of the Live Music Capital of the World.

Austin, Texas is one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, and there's no surprise why. This colorful city has got something for everybody: foodies, music lovers, nature lovers, and anyone who generally enjoys the sunshine. Whether you're going to Austin for work or play, here's your guide to keeping it weird in the Lone Star State's capital city.

Grab your paddle (and your dog) for a float on Lady Bird Lake. John Coletti Grab your paddle (and your dog) for a float on Lady Bird Lake. Or take a short drive outside of town for a dip at Hamilton Pool. WIN-Initiative Or take a short drive outside of town for a dip at Hamilton Pool.
Meet the local heroes, like country star Willie Nelson...

John ColettiMeet the local heroes, like country star Willie Nelson...

Guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughn...

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And, of course, the town mascot, Bevo. Brian Bahr/Getty Images And, of course, the town mascot, Bevo. Get your food from trucks... Kylie McLaughlin Get your food from trucks... Or eat off of butcher paper. Pgiam Or eat off of butcher paper. Take in the local artwork. George Rose/Getty Images Take in the local artwork. Get lost in the nation's largest state capitol building. joe daniel price Get lost in the nation's largest state capitol building. See a sunset filled with a million free-tailed bats. JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images See a sunset filled with a million free-tailed bats. Hang out with the ghosts of Texas past at the haunted Driskill Hotel. kickstand Hang out with the ghosts of Texas past at the haunted Driskill Hotel. Feel the glow of all the neon signs. Witold Skrypczak Feel the glow of all the neon signs. Get lost in nostalgia. Neil Setchfield Get lost in nostalgia. Learn how to two-step with the pros. John Coletti Learn how to two-step with the pros. Relive your college years on 6th Street. RyanJLane Relive your college years on 6th Street. End your night in the backyard of your favorite bar. Aaron McCoy End your night in the backyard of your favorite bar. And definitely go see some live music. After all, this is the Live Music Capital of the World. Rick Kern/WireImage And definitely go see some live music. After all, this is the Live Music Capital of the World.