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Austin Texas

Yes, Austin, where a person can spend the day having just about any kind of outdoor fun you can imagine, then go out at night and wallow in live music, good food, and cool micro-brewed beer. How varied is the fun to be had in Austin? A top-10 list put together by the readers of the Austin Chronicle includes the following: Watch a colony of 1.5 million bats take flight (that was actually No. 1), tour the nation's largest state capital building, check out Sixth Street (six Victorian-era blocks with several dozen bars and clubs), swim in the always-68-degree Barton Springs Pool ("a favorite local swimming hole for 10,000 years"), spend a day at Lake Travis (where there's even a nudist beach called Hippie Hollow), and hang out in 485-acre Zilker Park.

There are also dude ranches, wineries, an old-timey train trip through the hills, and more hip clubs, restaurants, and bars than you can shake your booty at. In other words, if you can't have fun in Austin, there's something wrong with you...read more about Austin Texas

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