Bill Sill - Austin Real Estate

Austin Leisure, Austin Culture, Austin Nightlife

Austin has literally got a little of something for everyone, and it?s all served up with that southern hospitality. The biggest problem for Austinites when considering their entertainment and leisure options, isn't what to do, but what to leave out. After all, there are only two days in the weekend, and trying to figure out how to fit in one, two, three, or more of the many exciting activities Austin has to offer into only two days, can prove daunting.

So the most difficult choice a new Austinite faces when trying to assimilate is "where to begin." Looking for culture? Perhaps you'd enjoy a trip to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, or the Austin Museum of Art (AMOA). AMOA has been a venue for art appreciation and education for more than forty years. It stages exhibitions of internationally famous artists, including recent showcases of Andy Warhol, Andy Goldsworthy, Annie Leibovitz and Dr. Suess. AMOA not only inspires young artists, it highlights them. 22 to Watch is a triennial exhibit that sheds light on up-and-coming Austin talent, and always creates an abundance of excitement.

Or how about the Arthouse at the Jones Center, and Mexic-Arte - all on Congress Avenue between Town Lake and the Capitol that anchor the downtown area. The Kathy Womack Gallery exudes contemporary refinement while Gallery Lombardi, on the edge of downtown geographically, lives on the edge of art's more eclectic, adventurous spirit.

After you toured the many museums and galleries that Austin has to offer you can follow it up with dinner at one of the numerous downtown restaurants. Austin has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the nation.

Got the itch to go shopping? No problem, there is literally a shopping plaza or galleria on every other corner and 4 large malls located throughout Austin that are willing to take your every dollar.

Want sports? There is the Round Rock Express minor league baseball or the University of Texas Longhorn football.

Need to cool off? Lake Travis is great place to spend the day water skiing, sailing, fishing, or spend the day people watching. Don't own a boat, no problem! With numerous marinas around Lake Travis, renting a watercraft is easy.

Austin is also home to many annual festivals that bring in creative minds from around the globe. The Austin Film Festival is now being regarding as one of the top festivals in the Film industry and the South by Southwest Music Festival and Austin City Limits are in a class by themselves comes to live performances in small venues.

If the music scene is your thing it's important to note that Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, with numerous live venues seven days a week. And no trip to Ausin is ever complete without hitting the ever famous 6th Street which is lined with bar after bar for 5 blocks. And if you're trying to avoid the college crowd, then the Warehouse District is more your style, located on 4th and Congress.

There's no doubt, whether it's Austin Leisure, Austin Culture, or Austin Nightlife, there's never a dull moment in Austin, Texas.