Austin Tourism Video from 1987

Kayaker on Town Lake in 90s

Remember when Austin used to be better? Before unicycle riding hipsters moved here?

When you could get drunk and drive straight into Lady Bird Lake? When Stevie would play on a pallet fire on top of the Armadillo? When the downtown skyline was just a dusty central Texas haze (instead of filled with beautiful buildings and condo dwelling scenesters)?

Well, this might the video that ruined it all!

“Austin is like Paris!” Take a look at how A-town marketed itself to the growing tourism market back in 1987. This video, made for prospective tourists, gives a sizzle reel of footage from the cuisine to the music to the slacker lifestyle of the capital city. Original footage produced and directed by Ricardo Garz”

Check out one of our promo videos from way back when:

Share this Posts

Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin

Related Posts


New AC/DC Hits Hard

Legendary rockers AC/DC are powering back up with a new album – POWER UP out November 13th. They have released the first track called Shot in the Dark. What do you think?  

Read More »
Red Hot Redhead Bouncy Boxing In Bikinis

Buffalo Billiards Latest To Close

It has not been a good month for Austin establishments. Last week’s sad news started when Cap City Comedy announced they would not be reopening which was followed by the North Door, Mugshots and now Buffalo Billiards.

Read More »

Reviewing Austin’s Best Burgers

Over the last year our staff went out and tried to find the best cheeseburger in Austin. Here are some of the places that stuck out to us: Best Cheeseburgers: P. Terrys – 4/7 Good burger for

Read More »