Seniors Enjoy This State Capital

images “The secret is out. Everyone who visits Austin these days leaves with something great to say.”  These seniors drove through downtown Austin to check it out and we remember well the state capital building as well as the University of Texas campus. Both were awesome.

Austin was named in honor of Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas” and the republic’s first secretary of state. Maybe you already knew that.

Austin, on the eastern edge of Texas Hill Country along the Colorado River, is not only the state capital, but lays claim to being the “live music capital of the world.” It’s also a center for film, and home to the Formula 1′s Circuit of the Americas raceway.


Its abundant parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming, boating and other outdoor pursuits. TripAdvisor rates the State Capital Building #1. Senior visitors will see why when you get up close. It features a gorgeous whispering gallery rotunda and 22 acres of scenic grounds.

Seniors Appreciate Sightseeing Tours

A great means to get acquainted with Austin is to take one of ten sightseeing tours available. Saves a lot of walking, plus you will see the highlights of the city.  How about 46 museums to consider and some great nightlife, theaters, parks and sports events?

Seniors, roll up your blue jeans, pull up your Justin cowboy boots, adjust that new shiny silver belt buckle and welcome to Austin, home to nearly 900,000.  It’s the 11th-most populous city in the United States and fourth-most populous city in the state.


The capital of Texas attracts a number of young, talented university students, which has prompted a good-natured culture war between the newcomers and the city’s longtime residents.

Every year thousands of hipsters, groupies, and die-hard fans and folks just like you and me flock to Austin for the annual South by Southwest festival, which has catapulted the Texas city up the must-visit charts for many visitors.

“Do Your Thing” In Austin, Seniors


Frommer’s on Austin: ”… prides itself on giving all comers a warm welcome: punks and honky-tonkers, environmentalists and SUV drivers, cowboy boots and Birkenstocks…Austin maintains its small-town feel and green spaces. Whether you’re looking for posh shopping or line dancing, you’re welcome to “”do your thing”” in Austin.”

Fodor’s adds that “Austin is a boomtown of culture and creativity. It’s a hub for music, comedy, and filmmaking, as well as a favorite foodie destination. It has also been one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and the tech boom continues to turn the city into Texas’s answer to Silicon Valley…”

Plan a visit now.  Seniors, enjoy all that this capital city has to offer.  -jeb

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