Austin, Texas

Explore Austin’s lively entertainment scene with a stay at the rustic-yet-refined Archer Austin—offering rooms and suites within walking distance of shopping, dining, and more. Violet Crown is a home perched atop Terrell Hill with lush views of the surrounding hills from the rooftop patio. At the historic Commodore Perry Estate, European elegance meets oversized Texas hospitality. The 10-acre property is just 10 minutes from downtown and features English gardens and a retro pool area. In the heart of Austin’s entertainment district, the Thompson Austin offers on-site food and beverage options, including Wax Myrtle’s club and pool for upscale dining and space to lounge in private daybeds and cabanas.

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The Crown Jewel of Texas Hill Country

A funky, larger-than-life city in the heart of Texas, Austin is the artistic hub of the Southwest. Here, neighborhoods buzz with activity, thanks to dozens of live music venues, renowned restaurants, and a vibrant arts scene—plus a heaping dose of lush, natural beauty that’s on full display near spots like Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis. The city is infused with a laid-back college town feel as the home of the University of Texas, but it’s also an important tech hub and the state capital. Catch a live show to fully appreciate Austin’s incredible music scene. And be sure to grab a breakfast taco before you go—it’s a city staple.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  • Average High Temperature
    80°F in summer; 48°F in winter
  • Peak season
    Spring and fall
  • Car recommended?
    Yes
  • Population
    1 million

Destination Highlights


  • Barton Springs Pool

    Nestled in Zilker Park, this 3-acre pool is fed from underground natural spring water heated to 68–70 degrees. It’s surrounded by grassy hills that are perfect for basking in the sun and picnicking after a swim.

  • Lake Travis

    Set along the Colorado River just 20 miles outside Austin, this freshwater lake is the perfect place to cool off from the Texas heat. Rent a boat, go for a swim, or relax at the waterfront restaurant to watch the sunset.

  • Fredericksburg

    Take a quick day trip to the charming and historic German settlement of Fredericksburg. Considered the gateway to Texas wine country, you can sniff, swirl, and sip in more than 30 area wineries that dot the rolling landscape.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Austin Vacation

    Austin experiences more than 300 days of sunny skies annually, so no matter when you visit, expect pleasant weather and mostly dry conditions. Much of the year is pleasantly warm, but in the heart of summer, temperatures can hover near 100 degrees.

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