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Texas has always been a magnet for musicians, hippies, misfits, and creative types, but in the past 25 years the city has been transformed from a sleepy college town into a booming high tech center known as "Silicon Hills." Austin, Texas is known for its laid-back atmosphere as well as its hip culture. Vacationers staying in Dallas Area Vacation Rentals can enjoy a myriad of attractions from museums and live music to water sports and flying bats. Known as the "Live Music Capital of the World," Austin Area is a music lover's paradise.
Austin boasts three major music districts, each offering nightly live music year-round. The city's oldest music district lies along a seven-block stretch historic Sixth Street, where Victorian buildings are home to numerous restaurants and clubs. On weekend nights, the street closes to traffic and the area becomes one big party. Some of the more well-known Austin entertainment venues include Maggie Mae's and B.D. Riley's Pub, an authentic Irish pub featuring singer songwriters. On Red River, just around the corner from Sixth Street, guests of in Austin rentals will find clubs such as Beerland and Emos, as well as historic Stubb's BBQ, offering tasty barbecue and nightly live music.
The Highland Lakes Region of Texas is well-known for its chain of seven lakes, created by a series of dams built on Texas's Colorado River in the 1940's. The lakes extend 85 miles through the Texas Hill Country, starting northwest of Austin at Lake Buchanan and ending at Town Lake in Austin. Outdoor activities in the Highland Lakes area, including boating, sailing, water sports, swimming, fishing, golfing, biking, bird-watching (bald eagles in winter), picnicking, and festivals. The region is ablaze with wildflowers from March through June, including bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, Indian blanket, winecup, and pink evening primrose.
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