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|Austin City Facts|
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|Total Area||297.9 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||30.2669° N, 97.7428° W|
|Time Zome||CST (UTC−06:00)|
|Major Religion||Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Blanton Museum of Art,The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum,AMOA-Arthouse|
|Universities||St. Edward's University,Huston-Tillotson University,The University of Texas|
Austin is the capital of the US state of Texas. Austin is the fourth largest city in Texas and the 16th largest city in the United States.Austin is situated on the Colorado River and there are three man-made lakes within the city limits - Town Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Walter E. Long. Austin also calls itself the "Live Music Capital of the World." This is because it has more music venues per capita than any other US city. Numerous night clubs are located on 6th Street and an annual music festival known as South by SouthWest is celebrated widely in the city.
Economy: Austin is the commercial center of a large ranching, poultry, dairy, cotton, and grain producing area. It is also a convention center of the world and an academic center. Austin and its suburbs have a large concentration of high technology industries. It has become a leading Computer Hardware and software producing zone. The presence of a large number of high-tech industries in this area has given it the name "the Silicon Hills." Other products that it manufactures are jewelry, medical equipment, consumer goods, electronics, and wood products. The defense industries of Austin are also a major area of its economy.
Climate: The climate of Austin can be described as the subtropical type of climate. In the summer months, temperatures are quite moderate. In winters, the temperatures are well above sub zero. The winter temperatures seldom drop lower than 38º F. The months from May to September are the rainiest, most humid period. Spring and fall are mild and pleasant. They are also the best times to visit the city.
Important Festivals: The Comerica Michigan Tastefest is an annual festival held in Austin. Displayed in this festival are a variety of sumptuous dishes by dozens of Austin restaurants. These restaurants put on display a wide variety of American and ethnic dishes in this five-day arts and cultural fair. It is held in the week of 4th of July every year. Along with the food, you can enjoy the entertainment shows that are put up here for children and adults alike.
Customs and Traditions:A slogan that has been adopted by the citizens of Austin is "Keep Austin Weird". The people of Austin go out of the way to do things that set them apart from other people and other cities. This motto is displayed on innumerable bumpers, stickers, and t-shirts.
Hotels: Hotel comfort Inn,La Quinta Inn Austin Highland Mall,La Quinta Inn Austin North,Ramada Austin Central,Ramada Limited Austin North,North Austin Plaza Hotel and Suites,Crestwood Suites,Renaissance Austin Hotel and Hilton Austin are some of the best hotels in austin.
Restraunt: Some renowned restaurants in the city areIndex,Threadgills,Serranos,The Oasis,Green Mesquite and Salt Lick. Some famous brew pubs areWaterloo,Drafthouse,Bitter End,Live Oak and BB Rovers.
Amusement Parks: Some of the amusement parks that you can visit while in Austin are Austin's Park and Pizza, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, and Kiddie Acres. At Austin's Park and Pizza, visitors can play lots of indoor and outdoor games, ride the go-kart, get wet with floating bumper boats, enjoy the batting cages, or even a game of laser tag. The pizza buffet of this amusement park has on its menu mouth-watering varieties of pizzas.
Beaches: Some of the beaches in Austin and in nearby cities that you can visit are Fort DeSoto, Ocean Drive Beaches, and Panama City Beach. The Panama City Beach offers 27-miles of pearl-white sand beaches to frolic on to the visitors. Other things that the visitors can enjoy are the paddle boats and the amusement parks. There are lots of public restrooms and umbrella and chair rentals. Fun stops on the beach like Gulf World Marine Park and Miracle Mile Amusement Park offer wholesome entertainment to the visitors.
Activities: You can enjoy outdoor sports while in Austin. Some of the outdoor sports that you can enjoy in Austin are rock climbing, hiking, sailing, golf, and water sports. You can also enjoy parasailing. In parasailing, you can fly at a height of 600 feet. You can enjoy single as well as double flights. If you like playing golf, you can do so at Forest Creek Golf Club, the Golf Club at the Circle, and the Hancock Golf Course.
Transportation : Mass Transit: The public transportation of Austin is run by Capital Metro Transit, which runs buses and vans from almost all neighborhoods to Downtown as well as other outlying areas. Capital Metro also provides free trolley rides through the historic downtown area.
Taxis:You will find it quite difficult to hail a taxi cab in Austin. It would be best to call a taxi cab in advance if you want to travel somewhere in Austin. They are easily available at most Downtown hotels and the airports.
Last Updated : March 08, 2014