This sprawling metropolis is the capital city of Texas, and the center of arts, music, and cinema for much of the whole country. The city is host to many very important festivals throughout the year, festivals which often determine the course of a great deal of the country’s alternative music and film industry.
Austin is served by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
, which is located within a short drive of the city center and surrounded by several mid-range and budget hotels. Sixth Street
is the focal point of one of Austin’s most important festivals, South by Southwest. This film and music festival takes place in Austin every spring, and hundreds of thousands of people descend on this city to partake in the conference and festivities. If traveling to Austin during this season, it’s extremely important to book hotels well in advance.
October is also a busy time for Austin, as it hosts the famous Austin City Limits Music Festival
. This is also a very high traffic time for the city, so planning a head for hotels and all activities is the smart approach. Congress Avenue Bridge
has found itself the center of tourism because of the residents who have chosen to call this bridge home. The bridge is home to the world’s largest collection of these type of bats, and is therefore extremely popular among visitors who flock to the bridge at dusk to see the bats at their most active time. It’s also possible to take a boat tour to see the bats from underneath the bridge, and most hotels in Austin can help their guests arrange for the best way to go about these tours.
For more information on hotels and landmarks in the different areas of Austin, take a look at the interactive map on this page.