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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.

Weather in Austin.

City of Austin Website:
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.

Accommodation in Austin

Hotels in Austin, Texas.

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown: (700 San Jacinto Boulevard)
Enjoy spectacular views, well-appointed accommodations and easy access to Austin Convention Center, the Texas State Capitol and the 6th Street Entertainment District.

Omni 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.

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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