Austin is the capital of the state of Texas in the United States. Here is one of the largest universities in the United States, The University of Texas at Austin, with about 50,000 students. The university was established in 1883 and is mainly a research university. Austin is also a major music city and proudly calls itself the "live music capital of the world". Hundreds of concerts are played here every weekend and there is something in all styles.

The climate is warm almost all year round, with a small dip in December and January with a temperature of around 16–17 degrees. In the high summer of June-August, the average temperature is about 37 degrees, so it gets really hot during the sunny hours. We recommend you go here in the spring or autumn when the temperatures are more comfortable.

Attractions in Austin

The State Capitol Building is the largest city hall in the United States. Guided tours are organized here every day of the week and are free. Feel free to take the time to also stroll around in the beautiful surroundings around the building. There is a lot to see here, such as beautiful gardens, monuments and fountains. A perfect place for a picnic.

On the Colorado River, which flows through the city, you will find the beautiful Zilker Park nature reserve. There is a botanical garden, a sculpture garden, a museum and a nature reserve. The park's amenities and wide-open spaces allow it to host a variety of major events each year. Above all, the Austin City Limits Music Festival fills the park for two weekends each fall with many live music performances by prominent artists.

The food culture

The proximity to Mexico has developed the Texas-Mexican cuisine (Texmex) and is widespread throughout Texas. You can find taco bars everywhere. The kitchen includes, in addition to tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and quesadillas. Tasty and spicy dishes that are often served with salsa and guacamole.

In addition to Texmex, there is a lot of grilling in Austin. Do not miss a classic American barbecue when you visit the country. Franklin's is Austin's most famous barbecue restaurant. The restaurant is so popular that people queue outside from early morning to have lunch at the restaurant. Founder Aaron Franklin is a familiar face to Americans with both his own TV show (BBQ with Franklin) and a published book.

Sports to experience live in the city

The Austin FC football team, in the 2021 season, will start playing in the USA's first division, Major League Soccer. So far, the city has not had a single team in any of the country's top leagues.

Motorsport is big in Austin. At the Circuit of the Americas, competitions are arranged in both the US Grand Prix, MotoGP and IndyCar. The 5.5 kilometer long track was completed in 2012 and became the first track in the USA that is fully adapted for Grand Prix racing.

Contact us at Go Sport Travel for official tickets to the Austin Grand Prix, Moto GP and IndyCar. We can also tailor a complete motor trip, completely according to your wishes!

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