It is my firm belief that Texas is the greatest place on earth so obviously its capital, Austin, is the place to be. A quick run-through of must-sees: the capitol building (don’t miss the canned armadillo in the gift shop), the Salt Lick restaurant, and the bats under the Congress Avenue Bridge. (They’re the largest urban bat colony and really worth seeing). I’d also highly recommend the music scene. The South by Southwest music festival that takes place there every year draws a huge crowd and top indie performers not to mention the ever present nightlife of Austin bars where you can expect to hear every genre under the sun.