Getting the most out of a trip to Austin Texas, we have included a sampling of the food, music, and fun. There are also some amazing landmarks that you do not want to miss out on. Here in this short blog post as locals we wanted to share a few of those with you. The celebrated landmarks of Austin, Texas think of the Eiffel Tower of Paris, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Great Wall of China, and the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. You only have to mention the name and the listener immediately imagines themselves in that city or country. These landmarks have a rich history and give the locals an identity. Since you are new to Austin, we thought it prudent to give you a short of the landmarks located in our beautiful city.
The Caswell House
No one can deny the beauty of the captivating Caswell House. The landmark is designed in a Victorian fashion and has well maintained throughout the years. Its charm and beautiful interior decor make it an Austin favorite. If you stick around long enough, it's only a matter of time until you are invited for a wedding or any other event. The building is identified as a Texas Historic Landmark and also is recognized as a City of Austin Historic Landmark.
If you have ever been to Washington D.C., then you will appreciate the design and grandeur of the Texas Capitol Building. It was constructed in 1888 after the previous building was brought down by a fire. It boasts a neo-Renaissance style that has become more appreciated over the years. We recommend taking a tour of the building to appreciate the columns, vaulted ceiling, and other fittings. What distinguishes it from the U.S. Capitol is the pinkish granite was mined from Granite Mountain.
With the introduction of movie streaming sites and 3D technology, older theaters have become obsolete and closed down. Austin, however, has always been a town of culture, tradition, and history. For a reminder of how the old days were, you should visit the Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue. The place is quite popular in the summer when locals come to see the classics. You should definitely take a night off with the Mrs. and come and relive the glory days.
The Driskill Hotel
As you travel to and from work, you will often be enthralled by this grand castle in the middle of town. That is the Driskill. The building was built in the 19th century for a baron. How it changed hands is not within our knowledge but for a long time, it has been the go-to place for a number of politicians, celebrities, and socialites. You can also be a part of that crew. Make a point of having a drink at its very famous bar.