You probably can't snag any tickets to Austin City Limits, but you can catch other great acts at the Moody Theater.

The Quintessential Austin Music Experience

Music style and tastes vary greatly, making it difficult to suggest one quintessential music experience, but here’s a start. The proper accommodations are crucial for the live music fan. They need to be cheap, centrally located, and near a restaurant that serves breakfast all day.

A sign invites people in to the Museum of the Weird in Austin, Texas.

Austin’s Weird Sights

In the mood for some weird and downright strange sights? Well, if you’re in Austin, there’s plenty to see. From the macabre to the astonishing to the just plain ‘what the heck?’, these locales and landmarks will definitely hit the spot.

The courthouse in Bandera, Texas. Photo © Davidlohr Bueso, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Take a Four-Day Texas Hill Country Road Trip

A road trip in the Hill Country is an adventure into both beautiful parks with natural wonders and tiny towns that meticulously preserve remnants of Americana and the Wild West. Get ready to do some serious wine-tasting, antiques hunting, horseback riding, and hiking.

The capitol building is visible between skyscrapers in Austin, Texas.

Discover Austin, San Antonio & the HIll Country

Where else can you see Willie Nelson perform, go wine-tasting, explore underground caves, visit the Alamo, see ancient dinosaur bones, dance to German polka music, and catch a Mexican rodeo—all in one weekend? Nowhere else but deep in the heart of Texas.

Moon Texas

As a longtime Austin resident and writer for the Texas Historical Commission, Andy Rhodes knows the best ways to experience the Lone Star State. In keeping with the “everything is bigger in Texas” motif the state is famous for, Rhodes covers a colossal amount of sights and activities, including catching up-and-coming indie bands at Austin’s […]

Moon Austin, San Antonio and the Hill Country

Musician and freelance writer Justin Marler offers his insider’s perspective on Austin, San Antonio, and Texas’s Hill Country, including where to take a leisurely stroll, rock-climb in the great outdoors, or catch a live show. Marler shares unique travel strategies like Texas Pride, Family Fun in San Antonio, and Hill Country Road Trip—an itinerary that […]

Craggy rocks rise up from the calm surface of a lake while a small waterfall spills down into the lake.

Road Trips from Austin: Weekend Destinations

As fun as it is to spend a few days in Austin, author Andy Rhodes suggests that you consider taking a weekend road trip to experience more Central Texas culture. With ideas like enjoying barbecue in Lockhart or fishing in Lake Buchanan, you’ll be ready to hit the road in no time.

A simple cottage style white house with vines growing up the walls.

Hollywood in Texas: Austin on the Silver Screen

For most of the past decade, MovieMaker magazine has named Austin among the top moviemaking cities in the country. More than 350 major features and made-for-TV movies have been filmed in Austin over the past 20 years, and hundreds of commercials and independent projects have also used the capital city as a backdrop. Here are some fun facts about the city’s presence on the silver screen.

A man and woman seated at a sidewalk table in Austin.

My Favorite U.S. City: Austin, TX

When a six-month photography internship became available at a large commercial studio in Austin, Al Argueta applied and got the job. In the years since then, he’s come to appreciate the many joys of living in this ‘weird’ little city.