Why Visit Austin
Perhaps best known as the Live Music Capital of the World thanks to its legendary music scene, the Texas state capital also draws travelers with barbecue, Tex-Mex, natural swimming holes, and an eclectically cool and laid-back local culture. Start your day with breakfast tacos and end it at a rollicking music venue.
When to Visit Austin
Austin's subtropical climate makes it an ideal destination, but be warned that summers can get unbearably hot. Austin welcomes the most visitors during transitional seasons, which yield heavenly weather and lots to do. SXSW and the ACL Music Festival take place in spring and fall, respectively.
Although Austin winters are mild, summers bring relentless blistering-hot temperatures. At the height of summer, average highs hover near 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and sunscreen is a must-pack if you plan to visit Austin. The average spring and fall temperatures in Austin tend to stay in the 70s and 80s.