Austin is a city in Travis County, Texas. It’s known for having a different character and ambience to much of the rest of the state. At Austin self-catering vacation rentals you’ll have a wealth of cultural attractions to experience, with a variety of events and festivals held here throughout the year.
Perhaps the most famous event to take pace in the city, and a great time to be at Austin vacation accommodation is South by Southwest Music Festival, which takes place every March. At this famous four-day festival, the city’s venues are opened up to more than 1,400 performers, with a musical selection to suit all tastes. During the course of the event you can stick to one venue, or take a tour of the various establishments around the Austin Convention Center. During the rest of the year the city still deserves its title as “Live Music Capital” of the world, thanks to its numerous halls and music-friendly bars.
There are a number of interesting sights to be found around Austin vacation rentals. One is the Texas State Capitol, which is constructed from Pink Granite and is open to visitors seven days a week. Inside you’ll be able to walk the buildings halls, see sculptures, paintings and even have a look at some of the legislative rooms. There’s also the LBJ Presidential Library, which hosts regular historical exhibition. Meanwhile, Austin is a city with lots of green space, and there are plenty of parks to explore. You could also head for the San Marcos River to hire a boat or take a tubing trip.
On holiday at an Austin vacation accommodation you’ll be able to explore Texas’ stunning Hill Country, home to some truly beautiful expanses of forest, desert and snaked by rivers. To the west is the Pedernales State Park, which is based around the Pedernales River and offers a mix of hiking and mountain biking. Also on offer are water-based activities, with swimming and tubing available on the river.
Austin self-catering vacation rentals are found in a city with a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers. From June to September temperatures regularly rise above 35 degrees. Meanwhile winters are mostly mild, and there’s still relatively little precipitation even at this time of year.
The best way to get to Austin self-catering accommodation from Britain would be to fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Houston (IAH) with British Airways or Continental Airlines, and then transfer to Austin Airport (AUS) with Continental Connection with a flight that takes a little less than an hour.