Austin is the capital of Texas and the seat of Travis County.
Located in Central Texas and the American Southwest, it is the 11th-largest city in the United States of America and the fourth-largest city in state of Texas.
Americans are well aware that this is Texas’s coolest city, but a few happenings this year will help put Austin on the map for international travellers, too. British Airways now flies there non-stop from Heathrow five days a week; Terence Malick’s as-yet-untitled new project features the city along with an epic cast (including Ryan Gosling and Natalie Portman); and hoteliers are cottoning on to its appeal: Austin-based healthy eating chain Whole Foods is planning its first health resort, and Mexico’s hip Habita hotel group has its own impending opening.
The most important places to visit in Austin are: Texas State Capitol, Bob Bullock Story of Texas Museum, Texas Governor’s Mansion, Austin Zoo, Longhorn Caverns, Austin Children’s Museum, Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Colony, Austin Steam Train, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and many more.