Is everything really bigger in Texas? If you need proof, take a trip over to Austin.
The capitol building, located in the downtown area, is massive in scale, standing over 300 feet in height. It sits on 22 acres of sprawling green and encompasses 17 monuments and other historical buildings. Built from red granite, the Renaissance Revival gives off a pinkish hue. If you want to travel to even greater heights, make a trip to Mount Bonnell which reaches 780 feet at its highest point. You can soak in sweeping views of the city and the Colorado River.
Austin is also the birthplace of South by Southwest, one of the biggest and most attended festivals in the U.S. taking place March 8 – 17. Where else can you rock out with musicians, artists, and filmmakers all under one roof? SXSW began in 1987 when organizers wanted to bring the excitement of a New York music festival to the city of Austin and give national exposure to local musicians. Today, the festival draws over 32,000 participants from around the world.
Thinking about taking a trip to the city? A couple of Austin bed & breakfast inns will keep you close to all the action. Enjoy scenic water views at Casa Del Sol Bed and Breakfast at Lake Travis located in Texas Hill Country. You can choose from the Southwestern-style private cottage with a secluded patio and views of the garden and lake or the romantic 2-room Lavendar Suite. The 1110 Carriage House Inn, with its private cottage suites, is situated near downtown and all the sights including the LBJ Library & Museum and the Blanton Art Museum.
In Texas, size matters, and that’s especially true in Austin. If you want to explore more sights, destinations and B&Bs in the Central Region of Texas, visit our “Up and Away to Austin” Pinterest board.