The Live Music Capital of the World. Bat City. The 512. Austin, Texas is known by many names, but none can quite encapsulate the city’s thriving food scene, booming business sector, and engaged community. The Capital City of the Lone Star State offers visitors + locals an array of food truck options, scenic views, and some of the state’s best hiking and biking trails. This ever-growing city has quickly become one of the most popular places in the country, but despite its growth, Austin has always maintained its “Keep Austin Weird” uniqueness and signature laid-back charm.