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Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas. It is the second most
populous state capital and the southernmost state capital in the contiguous
48 states of the country. The city was originally incorporated as
‘Waterloo’ but was renamed as Austin to honor the ‘Father of Texas’,
Stephen F. Austin, who had also served as the first US Secretary of State
in 1839. Austin is nicknamed ‘The Live Music Capital of the World’ because
it is home to many musicians and live music venues, and because it hosts an
annual film and music festival called the South by Southwest (SXSW). This
event is organized every year in March and churns out an attendance running
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. It was started in 1987 and is regarded as
one of the largest music festivals of its kind in the world.
Austin Film Festival
Founded in 1994, the Austin Film Festival is an October-bound event that
honors writers’ creative contributions to cinema. Its central part, the
Austin Film Festival & Conference is believed to be the first event of
its kind in the US because it brought together screenwriters and hosted
discussions on films and television series.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
The 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 (1963-1969). It is situated in the University of Texas in
Austin and is home to 45 million pages of historical documents. A star
attraction here a photoengraved mural that depicts scenes from Johnson's
Best Time to Visit Austin
Book your flights from San Juan to Austin between September to November or
from March to May. It is advisable to book Austin flights in advance to
secure the best rates.