Destination guide

Vibrant Austin will entice you

Take a holiday to Austin and enjoy the area's churches, architecture and opera. Travellers to this cosmopolitan city praise the shopping, lake and restaurants. Wrigley Field and Willis Tower are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Austin

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Austin a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skydeck Ledge (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Navy Pier (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Austin

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Austin is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Millennium Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Lincoln Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Grant Park (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Hanson Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Garfield Park Conservatory (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Garfield Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Austin

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 9.3 mi (14.9 km) away.

You can get around Austin by catching a ride on the metro at Central Station, Laramie Station or Cicero Station.

Where to stay around Austin?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 17 holiday lettings near Austin. From 4 Houses to 11 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Austin for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Austin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Austin. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Chicago Hanson Park Station: 1,400 holiday lettings
  • Elmwood Park Mont Clare Station: 1,404 holiday lettings
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center: 713 holiday lettings
  • Chicago 87th Street Station (Woodruff): 1,353 holiday lettings
  • About Face Theater: 1,374 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Austin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Austin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 4 Houses in Austin. Our other popular types of Austin holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 11 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 10 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Austin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 16 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Austin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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