Central Texas is home to some of the most renown colleges and libraries in the State. With a cultural focal point like the city of Austin, this is one of the most progressive areas in Texas. Austin is like no other place in Texas or maybe the world. An amazing city full of college students, budding musicians and innovators of all kinds, Austin is truly one of the most enjoyable big cities in the state. Austin is the home to the University of Texas with almost 50,000 students as well as over 200 parks, and 300 days of sunshine a year!
The city provides ample locations for outdoor recreation. Zilker park has live musicals every summer. Lady Bird Lake is in the center of town and Austin was also recently named the nation’s No. 1 golf city by CNN. Barton Creek and Springs is a magical place in the Austin landscape: three acres of fresh spring water that stays at 68 degrees year-round. It is both a local favorite and a must-see for travelers. Another a must-see when in Austin is a live music performance. They won’t be hard to find, but a place to start could be the PBS studio where Austin City Limits is recorded. This is PBS’ longest running program, and tours of the studio occur daily. Outside of Austin, College Station is also an interesting area for intellects, housing Texas A&M as well as the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Brenham, a little farther south, is the home of the world-renown Blue Bell Creameries.