Austin, Texas, United States is located in the center of the Lone Star State and marks the entrance to the Highland Lakes and Texas Hill Country. Locals and visitors alike get to enjoy over 300 sunny days a year - perfect for taking advantage of all the activities available. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, in Austin day or night, weekday or weekend, music lovers will always find something playing. And live music is just the beginning; Austin is also a shopper's paradise. The city caters to every budget, as it offers everything from high-end designer boutiques to funky vintage and thrift stores. Other exciting attractions include museums, festivals and fairs, landmarks, outdoor activities and more are just a few reasons why Austin, Texas is a perfect vacation destination. Choose holiday accommodations in a vacation rental property, apartment, or condo rental, and enjoy all that this capital city has to offer.

For city vacationers that also love the great outdoors, Austin is a perfect location. The city is blessed with natural springs, rolling hills, and a gorgeous lake that runs right through the center of downtown. The lake (Austin Lake) is ideal for swimming, kayaking and canoeing and is surrounded by hiking and biking trails. High on the list of favorite outdoor attractions in Austin, by locals is Barton Springs Pool. The massive man-made pool, three acres in size, is fed by underground spring waters that keep the pool an average of 68 degrees year-round. It really is fun for everyone, especially kids. Many people bring floats and rafts, while others swim laps or wade around in the shallow areas.

Austin hosts many annual festivals including cultural events, film festivals, music festivals, and garden fairs. Just about anywhere peoples interests lie, Austin is sure to have an event for it. The city is best known for its calendar of fantastic music festivals, boasting the likes of the huge and world renowned South by Southwest (SXSW) musical gathering, and the Austin City Limits Music Festival (commonly referred to as "ACL"). Both are Austin's largest events and have helped to secure the city's claim to be the "live music capital of the world." Each year the festivals grow larger and get more acclaim, and are now considered on par with other large U.S. music festivals such as Lollapalooza and Coachella. Rent an accommodation directly from owners of condo rentals, townhouses, and vacation rental accommodations in Austin, TX. Let Owner Direct vacation rentals help you find your holiday lodging today.

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is located in downtown Austin and offers interactive exhibits that reveal Texas history and an IMAX theater. Each floor of the Bullock Museum covers a different aspect of Texas history, including the early settlers, mapping of the state, Texas battles, how oil changed the state, important technology from Texas, and other Texas achievements. Vacation accommodation rentals are available through the Owner Direct vacation rentals website.

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