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.
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