In the evening, the city echoes with the sounds of all types of music. This vibrant and pedestrian friendly cosmopolitan city offers a variety of things for travelers to see and do. Austin, with its lakes and rolling hills, is the gateway to the scenic Texas Hill Country. See some of the many areas you can explore.

Top Activities

Zilker Park/Barton Springs Pool: Austin’s 361-acre park is home to picnic facilities, a disc golf course, a large playground for children, the Zilker Zephyr train (great for kids/families), and Barton Springs Pool, an urban oasis where swimmers plunge into 68-degree,
spring-fed waters. Park: $3 parking. Free picnic facilities, playground.

Texas State Capitol: This sunset red edifice is the largest of America’s 50 statehouses, and stands 14 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol. Free guided tours depart every 15 minutes from the south lobby.on I-35, Prime Outlets San Marcos is the largest outlet shopping destination in Texas and third-largest in the world. This spectacular shopping mecca has luxury, brand-name outlet stores including SAKS Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Gucci and more—all offering savings of up to 65% .

LBJ Presidential Library: Exhibits chronicle the political life and times of LBJ. The First Lady’s Gallery highlights the legacy of Lady Bird
Johnson. The collection’s focus is on six decades of American history and how the Johnsons fit into those times.

South Congress Avenue: The strip of South Congress just below Lady Bird Lake sees politicos, hipsters and students come together to visit antique shops, eclectic restaurants and vintage retailers. This has become the essential “hip strip” of the city.

6th Street, Rainey Street and More: You’re headed to Austin, and want to experience the diverse nightlife scene that you’ve heard so much about. Where do you begin? Whether you’re looking for a dance party at a mainstream club, want to jam out to local bands, or check out the artisan craft brew scene, our growing city showcases an option that appeals to every preference.


Special Events

ATX Television Festival

Downtown Austin
ATX Festival is the first festival devoted to Television’s history and future. It functions like a traditional film festival with premieres of new series, current hits and cult favorites. ATX Television Festival also offers access to the industry’s leading professionals with cast and creator Q&A’s and panels focusing on innovation in both production and content delivery.

Republic of Texas Biker Rally

Travis County Exposition Center and Sixth Street
The state’s largest motorcycle gathering attracts thousands of bikers for rides, parades and music.

Central Texas Juneteenth 2K, Parade & Celebration

MLK Blvd. and Rosewood Park
Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day,” is the oldest known African American celebration commemorating the end of slavery. This annual event features a 2K walk/run, parade floats and entertainment and celebration at Rosewood Park.

Local Transportation

SuperShuttle of Austin: 512-258-3826 The easiest and most cost-effective airport shuttle service to and from the airport from your home, office or hotel.

Austin Black Car Service: We proudly offer a fleet of vehicles to meet all your needs. Each of our services is provided with your safety and expectations of elite service in mind. Our drivers will provide only the best in service, with extensive knowledge of the Greater Austin, Houston and San Antonio area, giving attention to every little detail to make your ride comfortable and relaxing. Plan your next event, executive conference, or outing with us.

Elegant Limousine & Charter: 512-477-5466 Austin Elegant is the largest “full-service” transportation company in south Texas and a leading provider of services worldwide. We only utilize professional certified chauffeurs in all of our vehicles.

R&R Limousine and Bus: Whether you need transportation for a corporate event, school outing, special occasion or airport service, R&R Limousine and Bus has both the vehicles and chauffeurs you want to meet your needs.

StarShuttle: 512-479-8100 Star Shuttle offers a variety of services, including: local trips, long-distance charters, corporate meetings and events, military movements, student transportation, special events and much, much more.

Distance from Major Airports

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (to downtown) – 10 miles

Local Tour Guides

Austin Overtures: The tour gives you insights into the up-and-coming urban scene, highlighting it’s unique and popular shopping, rich history, extraordinary food, outdoor life-style, the local arts, culture and music scene, hip and trendy East Austin, and a peek at the beautiful Texas Hill Country and Lakes. Contact: [email protected]

Austin Duck Adventures: A fun, narrated, amphibious tour of downtown Austin that ends with a splash on Lake Austin. Tours and tickets available at Austin Visitor Center. Contact: [email protected]

Austin Eats Food Tours: Taste quintessential local Austin via walking/bus/bike food tours. Contact: [email protected]

Austin Historic Walking Tours: Learn about the history and architecture of downtown Austin on free, guided walking tours of Congress Ave., E. Sixth St. and the Bremond Block.

Double Decker Austin Hop On/Hop Off Tour: Enjoy Austin’s only hop on/hop off sightseeing and historic double decker tour!
You will learn all about Austin and it’s rich history while enjoying an awesome view of the city from atop of a double decker bus. By hopping off of the bus you can self-explore the downtown districts.