To celebrate the opening of Austin’s newest hotel, Texas Monthly has partnered with Hotel Magdalena to look back at some of our favorite photos of the music legends and watering holes that continue to define and inspire the Live Music Capitol of the World.  Nestled in the heart of South Congress on Music Lane, Hotel Magdalena pays homage to the local lake house ethos of the 1970’s while honoring the history of the Terrace Motor Hotel — Willie Nelson’s iconic 366 room oasis that sat on the same location more than 70 years ago.

Click here for a virtual tour of Hotel Magdalena.

Just as the legendary 1970s music scene has shaped modern-day Austin, the fresh water springs that surround the city are a part of Austin’s bohemian charm. From Barton Springs to Deep Eddy, these spring-fed pools are central to the laidback ease that locals love and travelers seek.

Join us as we celebrate the free spirit of Austin.