Austin is the capital of Texas in every sense of the word. Home to not only the state’s government, Austin double as the “Live Music Capital of the World” in addition to being the location of one of the largest public universities in the country. With this in mind, there is no shortage of things to see and do during a visit to Austin. So make sure to book with Choice Hotels in Austin, TX to enjoy everything this city in the heart of Texas Hill Country has to offer.
Our Austin hotels make it easy to access these local attractions and events:
Start your exploration of Austin at the Texas State Capitol. From Congress Avenue, head up the beautiful Great Walk to get the best exterior views of this pink-hued national historic landmark, and then head inside for a tour.
Located in downtown Austin, Sixth Street is part of the city’s vibrant entertainment district, featuring a number of trendy nightclubs, bars and live music venues. Sixth Street is also a great place to grab dinner, featuring five-star ribs and other popular local fare.
Every March, tens of thousands of people from around the world flock to Austin for South by Southwest (SXSW), one of the largest entertainment festivals in the world. Between countless live music performances all over town, a film festival, keynote speakers, seminars and an interactive technology conference, SXSW offers something for everyone, and the festival is only getting bigger and better with each passing year.
Austin is also home to the University of Texas, one of the largest public universities in the country that is well known for both its scholastic and athletic programs. Watch one of the Longhorns’ many division I sports teams play and witness the “Hook ‘em Horns” phenomenon firsthand. Make sure to also visit the University of Texas Tower observation deck, which offers amazing views of campus and the surrounding Austin area.
For outdoor family fun, Zilker Park is your best bet. The park is home to Barton Springs Pool, a three acre natural swimming hole fed by underground springs that ensure an average temperature of 68 degrees year-round. Beyond swimming, the park is also home to the Austin Nature and Science Center, Zilker Botanical Gardens, and miles of trails perfect for hiking and biking.
Another popular outdoor attraction is the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Originally known as the National Wildflower Research Center, visitors can enjoy strolling through countless fragrant wildflowers, native plants, and beautiful botanical gardens.
With these attractions plus countless other places and activities to explore, Austin is the perfect place for your next vacation. So when it comes time to look for hotels in Austin, Texas, make sure to book your stay with Choice Hotels for everything you need to make the most of your visit to the heart of the Lone Star State.
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