Activities and Family Activities in Austin
A big city with a small-town heart, Austin earns the love with great music, culinary prowess, whip-smart locals and a sociable streak impossible to resist. The city easily earns its title of 'Live Music Capital of the World.' Two music festivals, South by Southwest (SXSW) and the Austin City Limits Festival, earn international acclaim, but quality live performances go down every single night in one of the countless clubs, bars and restaurants. Austin is home to more than 300 parks, with more than 30 miles of urban trails open to runners, walkers and cyclists. Nearly 50 more miles are in the works. And they are all well-used. A popular hike-and-bike trail loops around Lady Bird Lake and links to a Creekside greenbelt, adding water sports to the mix.