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Explore Austin’s lively entertainment scene with a stay at the Archer Austin. Offering rooms and suites within walking distance of shopping, dining, and more, the Archer is equal parts rustic and refined retreat.
At the historic Commodore Perry Estate, European elegance meets oversized Texas hospitality. The 10-acre property is just 10 minutes from downtown and features restored English gardens and a retro pool area, while rooms have a European villa feel and period antiques.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.