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Inter Parish Sports Festival 2022

Welcome to Austin: the capital of Texas known for its outdoor attractions, live music, and excellent food. Austin is among the top fifteen cities to visit in the nation. The rapidly growing metropolitan area is nicknamed “Silicon Hills,” comparable to Silicon Valley. Austin's signature parks and lakes are popular for their one-of-a-kind scenery and recreational activities. The university city is titled the Live Music Capital of the World with its outstanding venues. It is also home to many attractions, such as Sixth Street and McKinney Falls State Park. The Austinite phrase “Keep Austin Weird” strengthens its original laid-back spirit and encourages small business gems through the city.

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Places to Visit

  • The Domain: An outdoor shopping mall in North Austin famous for its great selection of shops and restaurants.
  • Texas State Capitol: Located in the heart of Central Austin, the State Capitol welcomes visitors to explore the history of Texas.
  • Mount Bonnell: The historical landmark provides a stunning view of Lake Austin, the hills, and the city.
  • Zilker Park: A recreational area in South Austin, Zilker Park is at the corner of the Colorado River and Barton Creek. It is perfect for swimming, picnicking, and canoeing.
  • SoCo District: An avenue lined with multiple restaurants, music, and vintage stores.

For more, visit www.austintexas.org/things-to-do/

Good Restaurants

  • The Peached Tortilla: An Asian fusion restaurant known for its retro flair and tacos.
  • Interstellar BBQ: A Northwest Austin popular barbeque spot
  • Franklin's Barbeque: Another barbeque spot, popular throughout the nation for its brisket.
  • Garbo’s: A charming restaurant highlighting New England seafood.
  • Ramen Tatsu-Ya: A specializing ramen spot with locations throughout Austin.

For more, visit www.austintexas.org/things-to-do/food-and-drink/