Austin, the capital of the state of Texas, is the seat of Travis County in
the US. It is the fastest growing city in the country. Austin is the
11th-most populous city in the United States and the 4th-most populous city
in Texas. The city derives ample praise from many top-class
publications like the US News & World Report who had named Austin the
best place to live in the US for 2017 and 2018. Austin is home to many
attractions like the University of Texas, the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and
Museum, the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the State Capitol.
Things to do in Austin
State Capitol hosts the offices of the State Governor and the Chambers of
the Texas Legislature. This 308-feet tall superstructure and its grand sum
of parklands and monuments are all a National Historic Landmark. It is the
sixth tallest state capitol and it easily beats the US Capitol in
Washington, DC in its own game. Some of the major attractions here are the
Texas African American History Memorial, the Vietnam War monument, and a
bronze statue of a soldier.
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Spread across 351-acres, the Zilker Park is the most illustrious park in
Austin. It is also the favourite choice for all nature lovers and
picnickers in the city. Other major attractions here are its picturesque
riverside walking trails, disc golf course, and volleyball courts. Two
other significant attractions here are the Zilker Playscape, which is a
large playground for kids
Lady Bird Lake
Lady Bird Lake is a beautiful lake made after slicing a part of Colorado
River that covers 416 acres. It is one of the city's most popular picnic
areas. It descends its name after the wife of President Lyndon Johnson and
features many high-class hotels and classy residential colonies. The
attractive riverside paths comprise many popular attractions like Zilker
Metropolitan Park, the Town Lake Metropolitan Park's Vic Mathias Shores,
Waller Beach, and Eilers Neighborhood Park.
Best Time to Visit Austin
The best time to book flights from Boston to Austin is from March to May.
Visitors can book flights from BOS to AUS during summers to enjoy famous
cultural events like South by Southwest, Star of Texas Fair and Festival,
Austin Fine Arts Festival and Austin Food Wine Festival.