Welcome to Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World! As a new resident, you’re in for a treat with all the amazing things this city has to offer. Here are some must-do activities to help you make the most of your time in Austin:

  1. Listen to live music: Austin is known for its live music scene, and there’s no better way to experience it than by visiting one of the many venues around town. From blues and rock to country and indie, you’ll find a little bit of everything here. Some popular venues include the Continental Club, Antone’s, and the Saxon Pub.

  2. Explore the outdoors: Austin is home to some beautiful parks and hiking trails, so make sure to take advantage of the great weather and explore the outdoors. Some popular spots include Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, and the Greenbelt.

  3. Eat some delicious food: Austin is a foodie’s paradise with a wide variety of cuisines to choose from. Some must-try local favorites include Tex-Mex, BBQ, and breakfast tacos. Be sure to check out some of the food trucks and trailers for a unique and delicious dining experience.

  4. Visit the Texas State Capitol: As the capital of Texas, Austin is home to the Texas State Capitol, which is a beautiful and historic building that is definitely worth a visit. You can take a tour of the building and learn more about the history of Texas.

  5. Attend a festival: Austin is home to a number of festivals throughout the year, including the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, which is one of the largest music, film, and interactive festivals in the world. Other popular festivals include Austin City Limits Music Festival, Texas Book Festival and Texas Craft Brewers Festival.

These are just a few of the many things you can do in Austin as a new resident. With its great weather, friendly people, and endless entertainment options, you’ll never run out of things to do in this vibrant city. Enjoy your new home!

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