Austin features a rare combination of small-town charm with big-city amenities - in a uniquely Austin laid-back culture. The nightlife is first rate, and you can have your pick from bars and restaurants that range from swanky and sophisticated to trailer park heaven. Austin is also an outdoor lover’s paradise, with parks, rivers, lakes and hiking trails galore never more than a few minutes away at any given time.
PCF - The Postcard Factory, www.pcfsouvenirs.com
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