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Destination guide

The lively area of Downtown Austin awaits your stay

Take a holiday to Downtown Austin and enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and festivals. Well known for its bars, cycling and opera houses, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Local cultural sights include Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Blanton Museum of Art. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Downtown Austin

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Downtown Austin has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • HOPE Outdoor Gallery (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Barton Springs Pool (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Austin Nature and Science Center (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Riverside Golf Course (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Austin

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Downtown Austin is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zilker Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Zilker Botanical Garden (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Lady Bird Lake (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Lady Bird Lake (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Shoal Creek Hike and Bike North End (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Downtown Austin

Fly into Austin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from the city centre.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Downtown Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Downtown?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 691 holiday lettings around Downtown. From 155 houses to 417 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • Bouldin: 1,299 holiday homes
  • Waller Creek District: 507 holiday homes
  • South Austin: 2,258 holiday homes
  • Zilker: 1,103 holiday homes
  • Apache Shores: 25 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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

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

  • Millett Opera House: 3,145 holiday lettings
  • Austin Fire Museum: 3,154 holiday lettings
  • Esther's Follies: 3,138 holiday lettings
  • First Baptist Church: 3,139 holiday lettings
  • St. Mary's Cathedral: 3,146 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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 Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 155 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 417 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 334 self catering accommodations
  • Hotels: 20 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 380 holiday homes with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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