About Austin, TX

Austin is the capital of Texas and an exciting destination for fun-seekers of all ages. The city has over 100 hotels and over 900 restaurants. Visit the campus of the University of Texas at Austin and score your own official Longhorns gear.

Sixth street is a popular landing place for those who enjoy live music, authentic Austin eats and funky laid-back night scene. Enjoy local brisket, cowboy boots, country twang, rock-a-billy and blues.  You will learn the vibe as you watch people and begin to feel the flavor of Austin.  It’s fun. Take I-35 south to Sixth Street. Plan to see some unusual sights and Keep Austin Weird.

Austin Skyline in the evening

About Round Rock, TX

Round Rock is named for a huge stone located in Brushy Creek just West of Interstate 35. The Chisholm Trail intersected Brushy Creek and the cowboys would seek the “round rock” because it marked a safe low-water crossing for the herd. Round Rock has a colorful western heritage. Notorious outlaw Sam Bass met his death while casing a bank to rob in Round Rock. Also, John Wesley Hardin, “the fastest gun in the West”, was raised here.

The town has changed significantly since the days of outlaws, cattle drives and Indian raids. Several corporations have headquarters or regional offices including Dell, EBay and Apple. With a population of over 100,000 Round Rock is now a virtual suburb of metropolitan Austin.  Round Rock is a 30-minute drive straight up I-35 from Austin.

Historic Round Rock at Bushy Creek, namesake of the City of Round Roud, Texas, USA

Round Rock Restaurants

Rudy’s Barbecue2400 South IH-35
Macaroni Grill
I-35 North of 1325
Cracker Barrel
2350 North IH-35
Joe’s Crab Shack
I-35 North of 1325
Mimi’s Cafe
4151 North IH-35
Johnny Carinos
2600 N. I-35512-238-8288
TGI Friday’s
261 University Oaks Boulevard
I-35 at FM 1325512-255-4001
201 University Oaks Boulevard
Salt Grass
I-35 at FM 3406

Round Rock Shopping

Round Rock Premium Outlets
4401 North IH-35
La Frontera Village
I-35 at SH45
The Market at Round Rock
I-35 at RR620
Round Rock West Shopping Center
I-35 at Hwy. 79
Garden Ridge Superstore
I-35 at FM 1325
1 IKEA Way