Austin is a hot spot for creativity and embraces its community of musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and progressive thinkers. As the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, rolling hills and sparkling waterways abound in Austin. The kitchens of some of the country's best Tex-Mex and barbecue restaurants can be found here. As can a wide selection of local and organic specialties. All this just scratches the surface of what makes Austin like no place else.