Austin is the capital of the State of Texas, and together with a host of visitor attractions boasts one of the liveliest cultural scenes in the country. Indeed the city around Austin Area self-catering vacation rentals has been dubbed the “Live Music Capital of the World”.
At Austin Area self-catering vacation accommodation you’ll notice that the city has a character a bit different to the surrounding state, and is noted for its smaller, independent eateries and entertainment venues. Sixth Street is at the heart of Austin’s live music scene and in the month of March this is where much of the South by Southwest Music Festival takes place, when more than a thousand different artists perform at numerous different venues around the city.
You could head from an Austin Area vacation rental to the city’s Downtown, to visit two of the most prominent visitor attractions – the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum offers a comprehensive retelling of Texan history, and also boasts an IMAX theatre. Meanwhile the Austin Museum of Art displays a wide array of modern art, presented and described in a relaxed and informal style.
In the summer months it might be worth visiting the Barton Springs Pool from an Austin Area self-catering villa, especially if you’re here with your family. It’s a natural spring pool with consistently comfortable temperatures, and a great way to escape the outdoor heat. It is one of a number of open-air public pools in the city. Deep Eddy Pool is the oldest, dating back almost 100 years.
Less than an hour by car from self-catering vacation accommodation in the Texas Area is the resort of New Braunfels, popular thanks to the wide variety of activities afforded by its rivers. The Guadalupe and Cornal rivers are particularly attractive, and offer recreation such as rafting and tubing. The Schlitterbahn water park is also located here, offering a range of slides and flumes.
Austin Area self-catering vacation accommodation is found in a particularly hot region. Temperatures are high here from as early as April to October, reaching relatively extreme highs from between June and September. The rest of the year is either mild or comfortably warm, with low precipitation.
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is a matter of minutes from vacation rentals in the Austin Area, and is served by 11 commercial lines offering flights to and from a number of cities in the USA. You could reach this airport by flying from London-Heathrow to Houston-Intercontinental (IAH) and connecting to Austin with Continental.