Despite the challenging conditions currently being faced by those in Texas, the international community has been reminded of the tenacity, warmth, and grit of American citizens to help each other out when disaster strikes.*
To do our part, we feel that discussing and celebrating the coolest parts of Texas is important to remind ourselves of the wonderful, astounding, and simply massive southern state of the US.
Austin, more specifically, is one of the coolest and most vibrant places you can visit, and for a plethora of good reasons, some of which are discussed in this article.
So what are you waiting for?
If you’ve never visited, now’s your chance to get a large group of friends or gather your community, sort some charter bus rentals, and travel to Austin for a week filled with fun, historical interest, and awe.
The State Capitol building is a circular historical landmark which has recognition for its national and historical significance. The red granite building is noticeable immediately upon approach, and the building is beautifully designed, even made of strict marble in some areas.
Luckily, this has become such a keen tourist hotspot that the authorities have provided a dedicated and hospitable team of tour guides to help you around the local area and teach you of the historical significance of the building with a smile on their faces.
If you’re looking for history, this is the place to be bar none.
Home to where Robert Redford began swimming, if you’re looking for aquatic summer fun, the Barton Springs Pool is a pool of sheer beauty. It looks natural but was actually crafted artificially. Still, it is so large and intertwined with the natural environment that you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a product of the local park.
The pool has an average temperature of just above 70 degrees, meaning that it’s a refreshing yet pleasant experience to float within.
The pool never gets too shallow, so you will able to comfortably relax, float and swim with your family and friends. Just remember that the pool is so large and populous that paying attention to your safety and swimming aptitude is important.
Chaparral Ice Center
If you’re looking to evade the summer Texan heat, why not head down to this ice skating center?
It’s a family-run, public rink that takes in guests every day. Offering skating lessons to complete newbies and children is part of the experience, and the prices are reasonable.
If you’re looking to learn how to ice skate in a friendly and warm atmosphere, this could just be the perfect place for you to relax and meet like-minded people. Pay attention to the safety briefings and wear plenty of layers!
These facilities/amenities are only a few of the incredible adventures the youthful and vibrant city of Austin offers.
No matter who you are, you can be sure that a trip to Austin will rank highly on your US city experiences list.