Austin’s Biggest Attractions

As one of the best cities to live in, Austin offers a lifestyle, unlike any other. As people flock here from around the country and the city becomes the hottest go-to for the young professionals, aka Millennials, what keeps pushing Austin to the top of their lists year-over-year? Let’s take a look at the city’s biggest attractions that seem to beckon new residents every day. 

Festivals and major events are always prominent in Austin, but February is host to one of the hottest: Carnaval Brasileiro. The samba party is one of the largest celebrations outside of Brazil with costumes and "wild abandon." Join the party on February 22nd at Emo’s. 

There is no overlooking the fact that this city is still the Music Capital of the World, and the SXSW events hep solidify that reputation. March 13th kicks off the music, film, and interactive conference and festivals in venues and locations across the entire city. If you’ve never experienced SXSW, join the world in exploring the best of the best at this year’s showcase. 

Austin wouldn’t be a Texan city without a rodeo, and this city has turned it into one of the state’s best. Rodeo Austin is a 2-week event of rodeo shows, a family-friendly fair, concerts, and more. You can even find pre-rodeo activities such as the Cowboy Breakfast and the BBQ Cook-off. Get in line for the finest show and party at Travis County Expo Center. 

No city could be a top-of-the-list contender repeatedly if it didn’t offer the top food and wine in a festive format. April in Austin brings top chefs, sommeliers, and winemakers together in one gourmet setting. The Austin Food + Wine Festival is a three-day culinary journey accompanied by, of course, live music. Eat your way through this incredible palette-pleasing attraction at the Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park.

Traditions are what keep people grounded in their community, especially as that community expands. The Pecan Street Festival on East Sixth Street does just that for Austinites. The oldest Central Texas festival keeps the street rooted in its heritage (Sixth Street was initially called Pecan Street) while introducing new local musicians, food vendors, and artists for people of all ages to enjoy. Add this event to your calendar in May to ground yourself in Austin tradition. 

The city offers extensive lists of things to do, hottest restaurants, and best music venues, but these timeless and exciting events listed here continue to entertain the locals and attract new residents year-over-year. 

If you are considering a move near your favorite thing to do in Austin, contact Allure. We’d love to help you explore what this city has to offer. Use our Community Guide for a quick peek. You can also reach out to us: (512) 518-0008 or Contact Us Here

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