A city that embraces its "weirdness," Austin, Texas, provides some of the most diverse and unique attractions in any city, from quirky festivals to an artsy local scene. A green respite to the nearby desert, Austin's gentle hills, often cast in violet hues during sunset, make way to diverse ecology and lakes ready for exploring. But, it's Austin's eclectic nightlife and music festivals that have made it famous. The South by Southwest Music Festival, Austin Film Festival and other cultural meet-ups have given it a reputation the world-over, not to mention the great neighborhoods. A technology and education hub, come see why Austin is a darling of "best lists" every year!