I visited Austin for the first time in my life, while attending SXSW 2014. I was impressed in many ways. The Austinites (how they like to call themselves) are extremely friendly and warm, the music scene is state of the art and I was blown away by their tech start-up scene & economic potential.. Definitely worthwhile a visit. On top of that Austin is home to some excellent dining places and restaurants like the Japanese restaurant Uchi. Love Austin....!!!