HGTV Smart Home 2015: Austin

Austin, TX, is the new location for the HGTV Smart Home 2015 location. Let Travel Channel inspire by showing you the best of this ecclectic city.  

HGTV kept it weird in the city of Austin, TX, for the HGTV Smart Home 2015 location. This modern Austin farmhouse features tons of Texas style and high-tech highlights packed into a one-of-a-kind luxury retreat. Browse pictures and find out how to enter for your chance to win this home at

Let Travel Channel move you! Get inspired and take a look at some of the best of Austin, including things to do and places to eat.



Austin Texas

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RBStevens / Getty Images / iStockphoto

Explore Austin's trend-setting restaurants and bars, outdoors scene, and cutting-edge music and arts.

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Van Sutherland, flickr

Discover Austin’s amazing historical attractions, including the State Capitol -- the largest in America.

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Randall Chancellor, flickr

Take an Austin day trip to explore Texas's history at the Alamo, chow down on Texas's best barbecue and more.

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Roger Mommaerts, flickr

Austin is a budget travel playground, if you know where to go. Enjoy Austin on the cheap with our list of things to do in the funky Texas capital.



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Getty Images

Experience Austin’s vibrant music scene through its extraordinary music festivals, from the revered SXSW and Austin City Limits music festivals to the rowdy Fun Fun Fun Fest.

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Emily Goodstein, flickr

Austin's best restaurants offer a melange of mouthwatering meals. Just eating here might be called a creative act.

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Belly up for a cold one at Austin's best bars and microbreweries. Explore the capital city's best brews on Sixth Street and beyond.

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Kimberly Vardeman, flickr

Head to Austin's food carts for innovative menu offerings, from Asian and "soul food" tacos, to Korean-Tex/Mex cuisine and monstrous donuts.

Ryan Gosling, Guero's Taco Bar, Austin, Texas

Ryan Gosling, Guero's Taco Bar, Austin, Texas

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Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images, Dan , via Flickr

The food in Austin is so good that even celebs are waiting in line. Wine and dine like a star at these 10 celebrity-approved restaurants.

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