The locals want to "Keep Austin Weird," and the capital of Texas certainly has a cool, eccentric atmosphere. Where else can you see hippy cowboys, beardless hipsters, and over a million bats flying into the dusk sky, all to the beat of constant live music? Reserve a room at one of a selection of top Downtown Austin hotels to bring a little oddity into your life.
The pink-colored Texas State Capitol Building is the biggest capitol building in the country, and is open for tours every day. The nearby Bullock Texas State History Museum is a huge showcase of the history of Texas, from before it was even one of the United States through to the recent past. Kids will go crazy for the Thinkery, an interactive children's museum located a couple of miles north of downtown. In the evenings between March and November, Austin's colony of 1.5 million bats take to the air from their home under Congress Avenue Bridge—truly a sight to behold! Hotels in Downtown Austin will give you easy access to these attractions, plus the hot spots of Austin's legendary nightlife.
A vacation package to Austin is as much about eating, drinking, and music as it is about seeing the sights. 6th Street is where the party happens seven days a week. Here there are lots of great restaurants serving delicious barbecue and Tex-Mex food, and bars with live performances. When you want a break from the crowds, pop into the Museum of the Weird on East 6th Street. The South Congress (SoCo) area is also packed with pubs and restaurants, and is a little less raucous. Check into a hotel near Downtown Austin, and all this is just minutes away.
Are you ready to get weird in Texas' funkiest city? There are lots of Austin flights and hotels here on Travelocity. Book using the Travelocity app and you get can mobile exclusive deals.
All ready to explore Austin? We recommend starting off with a few of the area's fascinating local attractions, such as Governor's Mansion, Texas State Capitol and Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.
Downtown Austin is the perfect location from which to to explore some of Austin's great attractions, such as Governor's Mansion and Texas State Capitol.
You'll find a terrific range of hotels and other accommodation options within walking distance of Governor's Mansion. Our top recommendations include the Wyndham Austin, the Element Austin Downtown, the Aloft Austin Downtown, the Extended Stay America Austin - Downtown - 6th St. and the La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol / Downtown. Why not compare the amenities and prices, and then take your pick?
On the lookout for things to see in Downtown Austin? Why not add Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge to your getaway schedule?The La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol / Downtown, the Brazos Loft Heart of Downtown and the 606 W Johanna Duplex Unit B - 3 Br apts by RedAwning are some comfortable accommodation options just a hop, skip and a jump from this local attraction. If they're all booked out, we also suggest the Oakwood at Amli on 2nd or the Wyndham Austin.Looking for more to keep you busy? Austin Children's Museum is sure to fascinate visitors of all ages and stages.Eager to stay near this traveler favorite? There are loads of lodging options in the surrounding area. Take your pick from the 1BR Choice Condo, Downtown Location by RedAwning, the 3BR/2BA Plush, Modern Downtown Condo by RedAwning, the Stay Alfred at MUSE, the Riverside Suites and the Residences at The Railyards - Downtown Austin.
You won't struggle to find a place to drop your bags and rest your head in Downtown Austin. Stay near the center without spending a fortune at the Super 8 by Wyndham Austin Downtown/Capitol Area. The Drifter Jack's Hostel is another economical option which promises a good night's sleep.
Enjoy a taste of the finer things in life at the Driskill - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt or the Omni Austin Hotel. From the hospitality to the amenities, these upscale accommodations will take your getaway to a new level.
If you'd like more choice, the Courtyard by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center and the Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center are also well liked by wise wanderers.