Insiders' Guide to Austin

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Insiders' Guide to Austin offers travelers, newcomers, and locals the best, most comprehensive information on what's happening in the Live Music Capital of the World. The hottest music scene in the country, the University of Texas campus, and the Lady bird Johnson Wildflower Center are just a few of the city's many attractions. Whether you prefer tapping your toes to jazz, bluegrass, Tejano, or rock 'n' roll; sampling spicing Tex-Mex food or barbeque on Sixth Street; or lying on the beach at Lake Travis, you'll ...
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Overview

Insiders' Guide to Austin offers travelers, newcomers, and locals the best, most comprehensive information on what's happening in the Live Music Capital of the World. The hottest music scene in the country, the University of Texas campus, and the Lady bird Johnson Wildflower Center are just a few of the city's many attractions. Whether you prefer tapping your toes to jazz, bluegrass, Tejano, or rock 'n' roll; sampling spicing Tex-Mex food or barbeque on Sixth Street; or lying on the beach at Lake Travis, you'll find limitless opportunities for fun, dining, and recreation in the Capital City. (6 x 9, 632 pages, b&w photos)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762729975
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Insiders' Guide Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Freelance writer/journalist Cam Rossie is a former domestic and foreign correspondent for the Associated Press news service whose work has appeared in newspapers throughout the United States and abroad. She has lived in Austin since 1993.

Hilary Hylton is a freelance writer whose work covers business, social issues, personalities, government, politics, cuisine, and travel. Her work has been published in regional, national, and international publications. She has lived in Austin since 1977 and has written about many aspects of life in the area.
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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
How to Use This Book 1
Area Overview 3
Politics and Perspectives 13
History 23
Getting Here, Getting Around 36
Hotels and Motels 47
Bed-and-Breakfasts and Country Inns 73
Restaurants 89
Nightlife 149
The Music Scene 169
Shopping 209
Attractions 247
Kidstuff 285
Annual Events and Festivals 310
The Arts 340
The Literary Scene 371
Parks and Recreation 399
Golf 444
Spectator Sports 453
Daytrips and Weekend Getaways 467
Neighborhoods and Real Estate 507
The Senior Scene 524
Healthcare and Wellness 535
Higher Education 545
Schools and Childcare 557
Media 583
Worship 601
Index 607
Directory of Maps
Greater Austin vii
Austin viii
Downtown Austin ix
University of Texas x
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