Austin is one city of Texas that is known for its cultural and historical heritage. Today we are focusing on the Downtown area of Austin city and the fact that there are many places to visit there and have a good time with your family and friends.
The city is famous for being the Live Music Capital of the world, and this characteristic can be seen downtown. There’s also Lady Bird Lake, Texas Capitol, known as the centerpiece of downtown Austin, Congress Avenue Bridge, and other lovely places to spend your quality time. So make sure to keep this guide with you when you plan on visiting Austin for a better experience.
Music festivals in downtown Austin
Austin has 250+ music venues, with a wide variety of musical talent, including hip hop, country, electronic music, blues, and much more. Austin City Limits is known for its great music performances and music festivals. The longest musical show in American television history is also aired from Austin; it is called the Austin City Limits. The moody theater is also famous for its musical concerts.
The Austin City of Limits occurs at Zilker Park near Lady Bird Lake over two weeks in October. Thousands of concert-goers are attracted to this festival and visit Austin every year for the event.
If you’re looking for scheduled shows, then the Paramount Theatre located at congress avenue is the right place for you. Other downtown event spots include C. Erwin, Jr., Special Events Center famous for touring performances, Elephant Room, and Broken Spoke.
Art-culture of Austin
The art’s culture of Austin can be seen on the streets of Austin, be it the local street art, restaurants, or storefronts, the art culture can be seen in every aspect. The city contains huge Willie Nelson tributes, state name collages, and the famous Austin street art.
Indoor art museums include Blanton Museum of Art, The Contemporary Austin- Jones Center, Moody Rooftop at Contemporary Austin, where several exhibitions are held to promote the city’s art tradition.
If you’re interested in Texas History, then do visit the Bullock Texas State History Museum, which has 16000 year’s history of the state.
The city’s strange side can be explored at the Museum of the Weird, which has bigfoot tracks, wax characters, and Fiji mermaids.
Food in Downtown
You can find several eateries in downtown Austin including fine dine-ins to casual bite cafes. However, the city is famous for its breakfast and barbeque tacos. Many food trucks from different cultures like French, Asian, and Indian found downtown to satisfy your street food craving.
If you’re looking for breakfast and lunch tacos, Taco Deli is the right place for you with outdoor and indoor seatings. Cooper Old Time BBQ is also famous for its smoked meats.
The city’s local flavors can be explored at the SFC Famer’s Market, which is set up on Republic Square every Saturday. The place is filled with local food items, crafts, and pet products.