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Where to go and where to stay in Austin.

As well as serving as the state capital, Austin is home to the University of Texas - the second largest in the country.


Texans built their pink-granite State Capitol higher than the national one in Washington, DC.

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The site of Waterloo was purchased for the capital of the Republic of Texas in March 1839 and renamed in honour of Stephen F. Austin. On August 1st, 1839, the first city lots were sold at auction. The city was officially incorporated on December 27th, 1839.

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Barton Creek Resort and Spa: Austin.
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Barton Creek Resort and Spa.

Barton Creek, the Golf Capital of Texas, is located in the Texas Hill Country, nine miles west of downtown Austin.

Resort amenities include four championship golf courses including the No. 1 ranked course in Texas, Fazio Foothills, a tennis centre and two restaurants offering casual and gourmet fare.

Stay at the Barton Creek Resort and Spa

The Barton Creek Resort has the most extensive wine list in central Texas.

The resort also has a nature trail and jogging path, indoor and outdoor pools. Horseback riding can also be arranged by the concierge.

The spa offers an array of European-style personal services available by appointment including Swedish massage, facial, aromatherapy, loofah body buff and the luxurious French seaweed treatment and Thallassotherapy; all supervised by licensed massage therapists.

A full service beauty salon, fitness centre and running track are also available.

Best Western Seville Plaza Inn: Austin.
4323 South Interstate Highway 35.
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Best Western Seville Plaza Inn.

The Best Western Seville Plaza Inn offers 95 comfortable and homely guest rooms; five miles from Sixth Street and five miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

All the rooms as well as the lobby area have free high speed wireless internet access.

Stay at the Best Western Seville Plaza Inn

Start you day with a free Austin newspaper and a delicious and complimentary hot breakfast, which includes juices, bagels, donuts, cereals, oatmeal, boiled eggs, omelets, waffles and fruit.

The cardio-fitness room and seasonal outdoor pool provide you with the opportunity to fit your workout into your travel schedule, without leaving the hotel.

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown: Austin.
700 San Jacinto Boulevard.
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Omni Austin Hotel Downtown.

The Omni Austin Hotel offers sophisticated luxury in the heart of Downtown Austin. Its 292 spacious guest rooms, 46 club rooms, 18 one-bedroom suites and 19 two-bedroom suites offer a wide choice of thoughtfully appointed accommodations with spectacular views.

Stay at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

The hotel has a 20-story glass atrium with shops and services, heated rooftop pool and whirlpool, fitness centre with sauna, and meeting facilities.

For dining, Ancho's restaurant offers breakfast, lunch. The Atrium Lounge is a full-service bar serving appetisers and cocktails.

Renaissance Austin Hotel: Austin.
9721 Arboretum Boulevard.
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Renaissance Austin Hotel.

Whether you are seeking live music or lively opportunities, the Renaissance Austin Hotel opens the door to an elegantly eclectic and authentic Austin experience.

Nestled in the picturesque hills of Texas Hill Country, this Austin Arboretum Hotel provides a tranquil environment surrounded by nature trails, sophisticated boutiques, and a variety of restaurants.

Stay at the Renaissance Austin Hotel

From the dramatic nine-story atrium to the stylish, oversized rooms, this recently renovated hotel features luxurious accommodations and an abundance of upscale amenities.

The Banderas Texas Bistrot is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Austin Attractions

The self-proclaimed 'Live Music Capital of the World', Austin is home to the renowned music district of Sixth Street.

Austin tourists should also visit the State Capitol, Governor's Mansion and Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

If you want to explore the beautiful outdoors and enjoy refreshing recreational adventure, try Barton Creek and the Barton Creek Pool at Zilker Park or visit Lake Travis.

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum:
Located at 1800 N. Congress Avenue, at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in downtown Austin, the museum tells the 'Story of Texas' through three floors of interactive exhibits; a special effects show, The Star of Destiny; and a large-format film, 'Texas: The Big Picture'.

Sixth Street:
The downtown Austin guide to arts and entertainment.

Visiting Austin:
Austin is just simply not like the rest of Texas. From the quirky cast of characters that populate Congress Avenue to burnt orange-clad University of Texas students, bats to Longhorns, four-star restaurants to down-home barbecue joints, corporate CEOs to struggling musicians, Texas' capital city stands apart from the rest.

Austin Transportation

Austin Bergstrom International Airport:
The airport is located at 3600 Presidential Blvd.

Capital Metro:
Cut through Austin's traffic congestion with a constantly improving public transportation system.

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