Some older local establishments do not accept credit or debit cards. Always have some cash on hand.
Austin is a very casual city. Please make sure to bring comfortable shoes and light clothing for layering, as it is hot and humid in the summer and chilly in the winter.
A tip of 15 to 20 percent is a customary gratuity for good service in a restaurant or bar.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Live Music Capital of the World
Austin is known as the 'Live Music Capital of the World.' Famous artists such as Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan have called Austin home. There are daily live music performances at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.
Austin houses the largest number of Mexican fruit bats in North America. Each summer, thousands of people gather at the Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the bats take flight for feeding, minutes before sundown.
University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is one of North America's largest universities. Famous students have included Matthew McConaughey, Janis Joplin, Laura Bush, and Walter Cronkite.
WHAT TO PACK
Austin boasts many natural swimming holes, and on a hot day, nothing can be better than cooling off in one. Don't forget to pack your bathing suit, sun lotion and a hat.
When packing your clothes, please keep in mind that Austin is a very casually attired city.