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Free things to do in AustinSet in the heart of Texas, Austin is known for its world-class music, film and cultural attractions. But you don’t have to flash the cash in order to experience the best of this buzzing city. From free festivals and museums to hiking trails and biking tracks, Austin offers plenty to do for those on a budget. Take a look at our guide to the best free things to do in Austin on your next trip.

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Why you should go to South by Southwest

by Virgin-Atlantic February - last edited February

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You may have heard of South by Southwest, or perhaps seen ‘SXSW’ written somewhere – but do you know what this event is really about? Is it Interactive, Music or Film? Is it a festival or is it a conference? Work or play? Read on to find out more...

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The Ultimate Austin Playlist

by LaurenHill October - last edited February by Community Manager

The Ultimate Austin PlaylistDubbed the ‘live music capital of the world’, Austin is known for its extraordinary abundance of veteran musicians and dynamic up-and-coming artists. Our Ultimate Austin Playlist gives you a flavour of this eclectic musical offering.

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A classically Texan tour of Austin

by Shelley September - last edited September

A Classically Texan Tour of AustinThere’s nowhere quite like Texas, and even though Austin has been keeping it weird for decades, it’s still rich in Texan culture. Take a look at our Texan tour of Austin for the top typically Texan things to do in the capital city.

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Austin’s SoCo districtThe “hip strip” of South Congress Avenue (otherwise known as SoCo), is one of Austin's most popular neighbourhoods. This vibrant, eclectic, thoroughly Austin neighbourhood provides the perfect walkable day out, and is especially popular on First Thursdays, a monthly street fair with live music, art and craft stalls, and more. Here’s our guide to what to see and do in the SoCo district.

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Where to go wild swimming in Austin

by Shelley June - last edited October

Where to go wild swimming in AustinAustin may be the capital of all things cool and quirky, but come summertime this city is hot in more ways than one. Fortunately, you’ll find plenty of places to cool down around town, from natural springs to wild swimming holes. Here are some of the best oudoor spots to go swimming in Austin.

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