Destination guide

The lively city of Austin awaits you

Come and experience Austin and its live music, festivals and theatre scene. This cosmopolitan city is known for its university setting, art and bars. Local cultural sights include Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Blanton Museum of Art. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Austin

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Austin a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, 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 (1 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 Austin

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Austin is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, 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 / 2.8 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

Travelling to and around Austin

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

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Austin Station. It's easy to get around Austin by jumping on the metro at Downtown Station, Plaza Saltillo Station or Martin Luther King Jr Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Austin?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,469 holiday lettings around Austin. From 1,223 flats & apartments to 1,638 houses, 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 Austin?

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 Austin:

  • Bouldin: 1,218 holiday homes
  • Waller Creek District: 418 holiday homes
  • South Austin: 2,288 holiday homes
  • Zilker: 1,108 holiday homes
  • Travis Heights: 614 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 Austin? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Austin. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Long Center for the Performing Arts: 3,076 holiday lettings
  • The Domain: 3,180 holiday lettings
  • Austin Convention Center: 3,062 holiday lettings
  • Texas Capitol: 3,078 holiday lettings
  • University of Texas: 1,810 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Austin listed on 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 Flats in Austin?

Yes, of course. offers 1,223 Flats in Austin. Our other popular types of Austin holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,638 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 154 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 154 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Austin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,578 holiday homes with pool available in Austin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Austin

    958 holiday rentals
    New Braunfels
    1,394 holiday rentals
    Round Rock
    2,809 holiday rentals
    842 holiday rentals
    Dripping Springs
    1,036 holiday rentals
    Anderson Mill
    650 holiday rentals
    Canyon Lake
    878 holiday rentals
    Lago Vista
    693 holiday rentals
    3,649 holiday rentals
    2,376 holiday rentals
    San Marcos
    669 holiday rentals
    1,500 holiday rentals
    Cedar Park
    1,019 holiday rentals
    536 holiday rentals
    94 holiday rentals
    309 holiday rentals
    Marble Falls
    1,405 holiday rentals
    Johnson City
    4,390 holiday rentals
    Cedar Creek
    73 holiday rentals
    2,867 holiday rentals