Austin: The Good Time Capital of America

When you think of Texas, the first word that may come to mind is big—and for good reason. The Lone Star State is big on everything: politics, sports and cuisine. In the south-central part of the state, you’ll find Austin, which is the fourth largest city in Texas and well-known for its thriving arts community and entrepreneurial spirit. Its motto, “Keep Austin Weird,” exemplifies its laid-back come-as-you-are attitude, and the city’s diversity can be seen in everything from music festivals to historical landmarks that celebrate African-American contributions. In fact, the only thing bigger than the diversity of live music in the city is its cuisine. Food trucks and fusion menus make it a dining paradise. For those looking for a cosmopolitan flair with some Southern goodness, Austin is sure to please.

Read more in the July 2014 issue of EBONY Magazine.