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Why We Love It
Austin, the state capital of Texas, is known for its live music, numerous festivals and relaxing outdoor spaces. Located within Hill Country, the city blends its Spanish and Mexican influences, BBQ style cuisine, and rolling hills of vineyards into one unique culture. The city had even adopted the popular slogan, "Keep Austin Weird", in effort to preserve smaller local businesses, rather than excessive commercialization.
Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do
|South Congress Avenue|
A strip of restaurants, galleries, eclectic shops and oftentimes food trucks.
A tourist destination next to Lake Austin offering views of the city - after hiking the staircase! Great place to catch a sunrise or sunset.
|Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail|
A popular 10-mile recreational path with views of lakes, gardens, and the Barton Springs and pool. Activities: bike, walk/run.
|Baylor Street Art Wall|
An ever-changing graffiti art wall by local artists that captures the culture of the city. TIP: Don't wear flip flops.
A vibrant main entertainment area with nightlife, live music, restaurants and historic buildings.
|High - 62°F (17°C)||Low - 42°F (6°C)|
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Amtrak Austin Station (AUS)
|Courtyard Austin Downtown||1.1 mi (1.8 km) from finish|
|DoubleTree Suites Austin||0.3 mi (0.5 km) from finish|
|Four Seasons Austin||1.3 mi (2.1 km) from finish|
|Hampton Inn Austin Downtown||1.2 mi (1.9 km) from finish|
|Hilton Austin||1.2 mi (1.9 km) from finish|
|Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown||1.3 mi (2.1 km) from finish|
|Hyatt Place Austin Downtown||1.1 mi (1.8 km) from finish|
|InterContinental Austin||0.8 mi (1.3 km) from finish|
|JW Marriott Austin||1.2 mi (1.9 km) from finish|
|Omni Austin Downtown||0.8 mi (1.3 km) from finish|
|Radisson Hotel Austin Downtown||1.3 mi (2.1 km) from finish|
|Residence Inn Austin Downtown||1.1 mi (1.8 km) from finish|
|The Driskill||0.8 mi (1.3 km) from finish|
|The Westin Austin Downtown||1 mi (1.6 km) from finish|
|W Austin||1.2 mi (1.9 km) from finish|