Make your plans now to discover some new adventures in the Live Music Capital of the World®
The 2022 FlexPack PLACE Conference will take place on the University of Texas campus, just north of the heart of Austin. The campus is home to a diverse and fluid population of more than 50,000 students and features an impressive collection of museums, including the Blanton Museum of Art, the Harry Ransom Center, and the LBJ Presidential Library.
Check Out These Restaurants Near Campus:
Dirty Martin's Place. Fresh ingredients including legendary burgers, handmade fries and onion rings make this place a required stop in the Austin food scene. For an iconic Austin experience, try a Kum-Bak Burger paired with a local beer.
Torchy's Tacos. Austin is known for its tacos (especially breakfast tacos) and Torchy's is a popular venue. The UT location is a short walk north of campus. You will know it by the sign, which proudly proclaims "Damn Good." Try a Migas to see what they're all about.
Hole in the Wall. Opened in 1974, Hole in the Wall is one of Austin’s most legendary venues. It sits just across the street from the University of Texas campus building where the Austin City Limits television show was taped for decades and where KUTX radio still broadcasts. Stop in for live music, great local drinks and true Austin culture.
Kerbey Lane Cafe. This 24-hour diner serves up breakfast all day. Their famous Buttermilk Pancakes or Kerbey Queso are highly recommended.
Live Music Scene
Known as the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin has something for everyone, wherever your tastes lie! There are more than 250 live music venues to choose from and you can find performances every night of the week. Bookmark this listing of the city’s 20 most iconic music venues as part of your travel planning.
Take in the Great Outdoors
Roll with it. Austin is ranked as one of the top bicycling cities in America by Forbes Traveler, top 10 fittest cities by Forbes Magazine and top 20 most bike-friendly cities in America by Bicycling Magazine. Find rentals, trails and bike shops.
The Zilker Botanical Garden is composed of multiple themed gardens and features a lush sanctuary of koi ponds, live oaks, and prickly cactuses of all shapes and sizes. Be sure to visit the Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden, featuring a stone gate gifted by Austin’s Sister City (Oita, Japan), a teahouse, and numerous Japanese maples.
See the Congress Bridge Bats. Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge spans Lady Bird Lake and is home to the largest urban colony of bats in North America. This nightly event is considered the most spectacular and unusual tourist attraction in Austin. How to see the bats.
Get to know Austin… Underground. Austin and its surrounding counties have an extensive intricate underground cave system. Guided tours of these subterranean networks or more technical, hands-on adventures can be found in every direction from the city. Learn more.
Need more suggestions? Check out Visit Austin’s compilation of 50 Fun Things to Do in Austin.
*All photos courtesy of Austin Convention & Visitor Bureau