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Why Go?

The music, man. They don't call it the Live Music Capital of the World for nothing

From the nightclubs to the natural beauty of the Hill Country, a casual, laid-back vibe rules

Tex-Mexbarbecue, and a cold locally brewed Shiner Bock

What To Skip

The shot bars and cheesy dives along Sixth Street

What For:

Arts + Culture, Food + Wine, Nightlife, Outdoors + Nature

When To Go:

April, May, September, October


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