Funky, eclectic, even weird. They all describe the capital of the Lone Star State. But so does premiere vacation destination, even if you're a fan of normalcy. When booking an Austin hotel, you can go for trendy, eccentric, modern, and vintage—there are even a few that combine all those attributes.
The most famous Austin hotels are located along the busy streets of the town's more famous districts. South Congress Avenue (called SoCo), the Sixth Street Row, Hyde Park, and the area surrounding the University of Texas each offer unique stays that personify Austin.
Activities Deep in the Heart of Austin
No matter which of the hotels in Austin you reserve, one thing is certain—you'll never be far from a catchy tune. It is, after all, the "Live Music Capital of the World," with more nightclubs and music venues per capita than anywhere else. Experience the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) music/film/interactive festival as well as the enduring Austin City Limits show to see it in full bloom.
Great eateries and boutique shopping are also found at SoCo or 6th Street, as well as great deals for cheap Austin hotels. There's also much history to explore at the Renaissance Revival-styled Capitol Building. You're likely to hear, "Hook 'em Horns" quite often, especially if you catch a sporting event for the University of Texas, a popular local draw.
Get out of your hotel in Austin with some adventure—the area is full of rock climbing, mountain biking, diving, and cycling (Lance Armstrong lives here). Dive into Lake Austin or visit the family-friendly Zilker Park and take a dip in Barton Spring Pool.