Things to Do and See in Austin, Texas

Bats
This southern city has the largest urban bat colony in North America. During the peak population in mid-summer, there are about 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats that call Austin home. They live underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge. Each night, people gather in a variety of nearby viewing spots in the area to watch the bats stream out into the dark sky on a quest for food. They eat mostly mosquitoes, but will feast on other insects on occasion – but never people. The city has a low mosquito rate, thanks to these little creatures. The bats are about 3 to 4 inches long and weigh in at about a half an ounce.

Texas Longhorns
The University of Texas has its main campus in Austin. Many of the residents are fans of the Texas Longhorns. They cheer them on in all NCAA sports. For those who enjoy a good college match-up catching a football or basketball game is a popular pastime in this city. For those not as into sports as they are into the surrounding festivities, 검증사이트 tailgating and neighborhood barbecues are well-attended events in the late summer and early autumn months.

Parade of Homes
Each year, a neighborhood of new homes in the Austin real estate community is featured in the Parade of Homes. This event is put on by the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin. It takes place in mid-October and gives local residents an opportunity to see some of the new innovations available in state-of-the-art homes. Each home has a special theme in its design with different amenities and novelties.

Music Festival
One of the prime musical events of the fall season is the annual Austin City Limits Festival, which takes place at Zilker Park. This musical medley features more than 100 musical acts and takes place on six stages spread throughout the 46-acre site. A family-friendly atmosphere, there is a food court, plus several tents and activities for children, including crafts, sand castle building and musical workshops.

 

 

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