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Austin, the capital of the U.S. state of Texas, is the second most populous
state capital. This city is the southernmost state capital in the
contiguous 48 states of the country. The city was originally included as
‘Waterloo’ but was retitled as Austin to honor the ‘Father of Texas’,
Stephen F. Austin, who had also served as the first US Secretary of State
in 1839. This city is dubbed ‘The Live Music Capital of the World’ for the
reason that it is home to many musicians and live music venues, and also
since it hosts an annual film and music festival entitled the South by
Southwest (SXSW). This event is organized every year in March and churns
out a huge attendance running into thousands.
Things to do in Austin
South by Southwest or SXSW
The South by Southwest is an annual festival that celebrates films, media,
and music in mid-March in Austin. This festival was started in 1987 and is
regarded as one of the largest music festivals of its kind in the world.
Austin Film Festival
Austin Film Festival, founded in 1994, is an October-bound event that
honors writers’ creative contributions to cinema. The central part of the
festival- the Austin Film Festival & Conference is believed to be the
first event of its kind in the country since it brought together
screenwriters and hosted discussions on films and television series.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is the presidential library and
museum of Lyndon Baines Johnson, who was the 36th President of the United
States of America. This museum is situated in the University of Texas in
Austin and is home to 45 million pages of historical documents. One of the
prime attractions here is a photoengraved mural that depicts scenes from
Best Time to Visit Austin
The best time to book flights from New York City to Austin is from March to
May. Visitors can book flights from NYC 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.