Austin Travel Guide
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Austin Travel Guide
Where is Austin?
Tickets? Check. Bags all packed? Yep. Wait... where exactly are we going? Before you jump in the airport cab, it's good to know where Austin is.
Austin is Texas' capital and can be found 1,300 miles southwest of Washington, the country's capital.
Visitors to this part of Hill Country will be rubbing shoulders with about 800,000 residents.
Places to Visit in Austin
You wouldn't want to stay in Austin without exploring unique attractions like Zilker Park and Texas State Capitol. Not your style? Don't stress — there's lots of choice here. Further top picks are the Zilker Botanical Garden and the LBJ Presidential Library.Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is home to a wide range of historical exhibits, enabling visitors to discover the stories and people that shaped the area. Want to keep the good times rolling? Take in the combination of spirit and form that only art conveys at Blanton Museum of Art. But that's not all there is! It's impossible not to appreciate the architectural design of University of Texas Tower, a much-loved historic tower that has managed to withstand the test of time.
Car Rentals in Austin
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You can collect a car as soon as you land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Head to Advantage Rent-A-Car and Budget. They're just a short walk away. If you want to shop around, EZ Rent-A-Car and Avis might be helpful.
Rent a car in the middle of town and you'll be out on the bustling streets in a flash. A go-to outlet here is Enterprise at 816 Colorado St.
Where to stay in Austin – Hotel Accommodation
You won't need to search hard for a place to rest and relax in the state capital of Texas. Orbitz lists 222 hotels in Austin
, so get clicking and find yourself an incredible deal!The Four Seasons Hotel Austin
is an awesome option for travelers seeking luxurious accommodations. If it's not available, think about the W Austin
. Alternatively, snagging a room at a cheaper hotel like the Economy Inn
or the Days Inn Austin South
will allow you to spend more on unforgettable Austin activities and experiences.
Nearest Airports to Austin
Sit back, pull out your travel pillow and have a look through the inflight movies. Before you know it, you'll be approaching the runway at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Sitting 6 miles from the city center, this is Austin's most convenient airport.
Popular Places to Visit Near Austin
Seen all there is to see in Austin already? Don't worry! Lakeway
is just 16 miles away and has plenty of activities to keep you busy. The Austin Zoo should be high on your list. The Falconhead Golf Club and the Hills Country Club are excellent attractions too. If this doesn't appeal, try Lost Pines
. Just 19 miles away, this area features more noteworthy attractions like the Wolfdancer Golf Club, the Dinosaur Park and McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Spend the day here to visit them all!
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