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How do you want to play?
Looking for that “only in Austin” experience? As home to the world’s largest urban bat colony and Willie Nelson Blvd, downtown lies at the crossroads of wild and weird.
LIsten to Live Music
If Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, then downtown is center stage, from legendary venues to local pubs. Hear legends and locals, all in one magical night.
Arts, Culture & Film
Downtown Austin is a highly walkable arts district by day and night. Soak up some Texas history, hit the ballet or enjoy a flick served with dinner and a beer.
Parks & Outdoors
Downtown’s green spaces, trails and waterways beckon you to escape the daily grind and enjoy Austin’s outdoor lifestyle. Find your urban oasis.
Festivals & Events
The Austin City Limits Music Festival, SXSW,
Longhorn football and Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ racing are among our hundreds of annual occasions for celebration and cheer.
Wellness & Exercise
Austin has been named a Top 10 Fittest City by the likes of Forbes and Shape Magazine. Options abound downtown for staying healthy and fit. Sweat today, spa tomorrow.
See downtown with a pro, or do it yourself. There are tons of guided or self-guided options for exploring the area by foot, bike, boat, bus, car or even a kayak or Segway.