Live music capital of the world? Check.
The eponymous Sixth Street entertainment smorgasbord? Check.
THREE huge festivals each year (Austin City Limits, Fun Fun Fun Fest, SXSW)? Check.
Austin has appeared on a number of “Fittest City” lists and Austinites take pride in living in a fit and healthy city. The city boasts over 220 parks, filled with running and biking trails, lakes for water sports, and more than 250 gyms, yoga studios, healthy restaurants, and health food stores. Austin hosts numerous triathlons and races throughout the year, like the Capitol 10K, the seventh largest 10K race in the country.
Austin also has natural features that make it easy to be active outside. Near downtown, you can row, canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddle in Lady Bird Lake. The Barton Creek Greenbelt in south Austin is an oasis full of hike/bike trails, climbing spots, and swimming holes. If you like swimming, Barton Springs has you covered… in 68 degree water.
We’ve got Beard-award-winning chefs, food trucks and trailers, healthy eats, unhealthy eats, and all the tacos you could want.
In addition to everyday eats, each year Austinites get a chance to try new restaurants on the cheap at Austin Restaurant Week in the spring, and singe their taste buds at the world’s largest hot sauce festival in August.