I first visited Austin when I was much younger (the '70s) with my father and friends to watch Texas Longhorn football games (Earl Campbell days). I also remember buying my first 14-speed bicycle at Freewheeling bike shop (which used to be on 24th St. near the UT campus). I loved Austin so much, I subsequently moved very near campus in the early '80s to attend summer school at UT (just two weeks after graduating from high school). Yeah, I was pretty psyched!

Austin has since grown and changed dramatically from a sleepy college town to a technological hub a.k.a "Silicon Hills." There are countless activities in Austin, so if you're visiting the area for a while, you may also want to check out the surrounding Hill Country.

Austin skyline

Below are just a few photos and videos of the many scenic locations in this beautiful, tech-savvy city.


Lake Travis…and The Oasis (left).
View from The Oasis on Lake Travis…(fun live music: here)
Colorado River…
Lake Austin (along the Colorado River)… a view from Mount Bonnell (Covert Park).
Pennybacker "360" bridge…

barton-springs
Barton Springs Pool…a cool place to swim (literally). The average annual water temperature is 68º! If you're in this area consider checking out Shady Grove, and Continental Club.