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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. Farther outside the city, enjoy a slower pace at the modern, waterfront oasis of Bluebonnet, overlooking Lake Travis.
A funky, larger-than-life city in the heart of Texas, Austin is the artistic hub of the Southwest. Neighborhoods buzz with activity, thanks to dozens of live music venues, renowned restaurants, and a vibrant arts scene. The city has a laid-back college town feel as home of the University of Texas, but is also an important tech hub and the state capital. Revel in the energy of a live country, blues, or rock concert, or find the best spot to enjoy breakfast tacos, a city staple. Austin also boasts plenty of lush, natural beauty in places like Lady Bird Lake and the nearby Lake Travis where you can rent a boat, go for a swim, or relax at a waterfront restaurant to watch the sunset.
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.
One of Austin’s most unique neighborhoods, Rainey Street was once a thriving residential block; now its charming brick bungalows have been converted into homey restaurants, chic bars, and independent boutiques.
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.
Austin and the surrounding Lake Travis area experience 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°F. Lake Travis offers a refreshing escape from the heat.