Nestled on the edge of Austin, the City of Taylor offers a cozy small-town atmosphere with a reputation for live music, artisan crafts, and delicious barbeque. The past decade has brought tremendous growth to Taylor. If live music is your fancy, you can catch some of the best musicians on one of Taylor's stages every weekend.
You can soak up the sun at one of the abundant outdoor spaces such as the City's five major parks, a hike and bike trail, fishing pier, basketball and tennis courts,two pools, splash pads, and even a state-of-the-art skate park. Or ifa leisurely stroll is more your speed, explore the beautiful buildings on our architectural walking tour through the historic downtown area.
Visit Film Sites - Test your film knowledge and see if you can recognize these famous film locations. Tour through Taylor and pick out scenes from movies such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, Varsity Blues, or, for a more chilling effect, the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre series.
Dining - Whether you’re here for a tour of Texas’ best barbecue or are looking to expand your taste buds at one of our unique restaurants,we’re sure you’ll find a great bite in Taylor. You can expect to be treated like family at any one of our locally owned diners or cafes fo rbreakfast, lunch or dinner.If you’re looking for something fresh and unique, you can enjoy world-class flavors from Poland, Peru, Latin America, Czechoslovakia, Asia and beyond at our local bistros,bakeries and eateries.
Barbecue - For the hungry traveler, Taylor claims a few of the best barbecue spots on the infamous Texas BBQ Trail. BBQ Trail. Taylor is known for its world-famous barbecue and is in the Heart of the Texas BBQ Trail. We offer four locations in town that are champions of their craft– whether it’s brisket, sausage, ribs or chicken – and all four restaurants are featured on the Texas BBQ Trail. Some have even made their name known on popular television shows and at BBQ cook-off events.
Shopping - If you’re looking for an eclectic or treasured find, we’ve got you covered with our mix of antique, boutique and specialty stores in Taylor. Our downtown shopping district features more than 20 stores catering to your needs for home décor, vintage treasures, the latest fashions or spectacular jewelry and gifts with local artisan flair. You can find it all in Taylor Made Texas!
Parks & Recreation - The City of Taylor takes great pride in its lush, green areas which include over eight miles of hike and bike trails in five major parks:Bull Branch, Murphy, Heritage Square, Fannie Robinson and Taylor Regional. Wi-Fi is available in all of our public parks as well as other fantastic amenities such as public swimming pools, a fishing pier,basketball courts, tennis courts, playscapes, botanical gardens and covered pavilions.
Music - Taylor welcomes the best musicians in Texas to its stages almost every weekend. From country to rock, our stages are filled with the sounds and spirits of local residents and travelers alike.