Travel+Leisure has released its ranking of America's Best Cities for Singles, and Austin appears in third place, behind New Orleans and Miami.
So what does our fair city have to offer? "... a legendary music scene, unbeatable Tex-Mex and barbecue restaurants, and locals who seem too good to be true."
The summary also includes a very good list of Things To Do in the Austin area. From Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Park to the largest urban colony of Mexican free-tail bats in North America (what a sight at dusk during summer!) and the 6th Street entertainment district, the writers covered something for everybody. Even if you're familiar with Austin, check this out! I bet you'll find something you didn't already know about.
Laid-back attitude, great colleges and universities, strong local economy, great people, and commitment to music and fitness and parks and theater, beautiful Texas Hill Country and the Highland Lakes ... what a place! There used to be a radio personality here who said, "The best thing about Austin is it's so close to Texas!" I am Texas through and through, but Austin is truly a very different place!