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Visiting Austin and not indulging in barbecue would be
a mistake you'd regret for the rest of your life.
One of Austin’s most popular barbecue spots is Franklin
If you visit Franklin's expect to wait in line for four to
la Barbecue and Micklethwait Craft Meats are two
other popular barbecue spots worth checking out.
Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in the
The bats make their home under the Congress Avenue
During July and August, up to 1.5 million bats fly out
from under the bridge in search of insects to eat.
The experience is free, and all you have to do is stand
on the bridge at sunset.
According to directors Quentin Tarantino and Richard
Linklater, the Alamo Drafthouse is one of the best
movie theaters in the world.
In recent years the Alamo Drafthouse has expanded to
other locations, but Austin is still its headquarters.
The cinema chain is famous for its policy on customer
behavior. It strictly enforces a no talking or texting rule
during films. Customers who break this rule are warned
and even ejected from the cinema.
But don’t worry! The cinema is also known for its fun
events and its quirky movie selection.
Austin and the surrounding area feature many great
hiking and swimming spots:
You can explore Longhorn Caverns.
Swim at Hippie Hollow (clothing optional)
Bike the loop of Lady Bird Lake.
Swim in Barton Springs Pool where the spring-fed
waters are always 70 degrees.