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Barbecue is a way of life in Austin, there’s just no way around it.
Franklin BBQ is on the "Bucket list" of things to do in Austin - people pull up at dawn or shortly thereafter and spend their breakfast hours waiting for lunch. Rain or shine, six days a week, hundreds of men, women and children wait three to five hours or longer to eat some of the most celebrated smoked beef brisket in America. But don't fret, you can BYOB while you wait.
The meat is rubbed with spices and cooked over indirect heat from pecan or oak wood.
Many barbecue restaurants open around 11:00am and serve until "they are out of meat".
Remember- It's not good BBQ unless the sauce is dripping down your elbows.
Austin-Live Music Capital of the World
Austin has 1900+/- bands and performing artists living in and around our city. From blues to indie rock, country to jazz, rock en español and more, Austin’s nearly 250 live music venues mean you can catch a show any day, at almost any time.
Austin is also home to some of the largest music events and festivals in the world, including South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL), The Urban Music Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, the Pecan Street Festival and more.
Austin even has live music at the Airport.
Pet Friendly Austin Apartments
Austin is a very dog friendly city so you're sure to find no lack of places where you can have fun with your dog. There are many dog friendly places in Austin, Texas and dog friendly events. Austin has many wonderful parks & jogging trails as well.
Some bars & restaurants will even have "Yappy Hour" for you & your dog.
The Yard Bar just opened in North Central Austin. For Dogs: The space is 30,000 square feet — 20,000 of which is an off-leash dog park with agility equipment, mister fans and large trees for shade. For Humans: it's a Restaurant & Bar.
Austin - Ranked one of the fittest cities in the US
After you eat all that good Texas BBQ- it's time to burn it off!
Austin has approx. 300 days of sunshine per year and a temperate climate. This gives you plenty of great weather for outdoor activities.
Austin ranks near the top in terms of city parks (there are 220 in the area).. One of Austin's most popular features is Lady Bird Lake, located in downtown Austin. You can run or walk along the surrounding trail and kayak or row on the lake.
There are multiple greenbelts in Austin, but the Barton Creek Greenbelt is so beloved that locals commonly refer to it as “the Greenbelt,” as if it were the only one. Located in south-central Austin, the Barton Creek Greenbelt contains 12.68 miles of gorgeous trails, with the main trail spanning about 7 miles. This particular greenbelt is considered one of the top hiking trails in Texas.
Austin has one of the largest networks of rivers and lakes in the state - making for some awesome swimming holes. Take advantage of them during the hot days of summer & bring your dog.
Austin Bat Watching at Sunset
Watch the Bats at sunset from the Congress Ave Bridge
This is another "Bucket List" of things to do in Austin.
From March to October, 1.5 million bats emerge nightly from bat-sized crevices in the underside of the Congress Avenue Bridge. Be sure to get there around 20 minutes before sundown.
Every summer night, hundreds of people gather to see the world's largest urban bat colony emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin, Texas. These 1.5 million bats are fun to watch.
Austin - the fastest growing city in the US
Austin is sometimes referred to as "Silicon Hills" with over 5,400 hi-tech companies operating in Austin.
Austin is now home to Apple's largest campus in the US.- Bigger than their California offices. Apple moved into a massive 1.1-million-square-foot campus in north Austin, as well as another smaller 216,000 square foot campus in southwest Austin, the company has confirmed.
Apple now has more than 6,000 employees in Austin.
Facebook plans to spend $4.8 million remodeling its downtown office for a cafeteria serving three floors of employees.
Google has been testing it's self driving cars in Austin. Google is also offering high speed internet service in Austin, called Google Fiber. At 1-gigabit speeds, a user can download 25 songs in 1 second, a TV show in 3 seconds and a high-definition movie in less than 36 seconds, according to industry figures.
Austin Food Trucks
Austin has over 300 fine dining restaurants, but Austin also has a record number of food trucks. It is estimated that there are over 2,000 registered mobile food vendors in Austin,
Food trailers are an Austin phenomenon, creating a mouth watering dining destination.
If you leave Austin hungry - it's your own fault.
Austin is the heart & soul of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States.
There are many things to do in Austin, however be prepared, you probably will fall in love with Austin, Tx and want to move here.
Austin is one of the fastest growing city in the US with approx. 150 people per day moving here. Over 55% of the Austin population are renters. This makes Austin a very active rental market.
Locating a great apartment in Austin Tx can be very difficult.
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