Top College Towns: 24 hours in Austin, Texas

Home of the Texas Longhorns and known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, TX boasts of its unique local culture. Its delicious BBQ and Tex-Mex cuisine, lively clubs, and diverse music regularly attract flocks of people from around the country.

With its rolling hills and proximity to water, as well as its entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, many describe Austin as a “mini California.” No wonder it is one of the fastest growing cities in the US! If you’re visiting the area and wondering what to do, here’s how to spend 24 hours in Austin. 

Morning in Austin:

Noontime in Austin:

From there, it’s time to hit the lake! Kayaking or paddle boarding at Ladybird Lake is a great way  to spend a hot afternoon. You get perfect views of downtown and can see many locals and tourists out on the water. Parallel to the lake is a walking trail and open field, called Arboretum Shores – this area is a must see!

Evening in Austin:

After dinner, check out the sunset from 360 Overlook (Pennybacker Bridge), an iconic landmark. Just a short hike up a cliff, this scenic view of the Colorado River and surroundings is beautiful and picturesque. 

Nighttime in Austin:

Is it really a trip to Austin without a night out on the town? Experiencing Austin nightlife is a must if you’re in the city. If you want to go clubbing with a younger crowd, head to Sixth Street for a night of drinks and dancing (similar to Bourbon Street in New Orleans).

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