Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene cantered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. South of the city, Formula One's Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix.
Austin - skyline
Austin - downtown
Austin - Farmers market
Austin - Texas State Capitol building
Austin - view from Mount Bonnell
Austin - sunset over downtown
Austin - Sixth Street
Austin - Kite Festival
If you have even the slightest penchant for live music, Austin, Texas, is the place to head on your next holiday in the USA.
With British Airways now flying direct from London Heathrow to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, this gem of a city – the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World" – is a fabulous place to meet up with friends and family. With a laid-back lifestyle and vibrant creative scene, Austin will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Set in the heart of the second largest state, Austin has a unique culture and amazing hospitality. Relaxed and approachable, it’s a great place to visit thanks to its vibrant arts and music scene. You’ll fall in love with everything the city has to offer. Be sure to make time for the legendary live music, outdoor activities and thriving restaurant scene. The USA has taken notice of this amazing city and it’s time you did, too.
When you visit this city, which is eclectic, refined and everything in-between, you’re in for an authentic Texas experience, and that extends even into the nightlife scene.
For nightlife and entertainment, check out Rainey Street and its historic bungalow homes, many of which have been turned into bars and restaurants. Sixth Street, an iconic district in the heart of downtown, attracts locals and visitors alike, sharing pints and singing along. The South Congress neighborhood also offers curiosity shops, restaurants, and music and art venues.
With 300 days of sunshine annually, a trip to Austin wouldn’t be complete without enjoying outdoor dining. Local favourites include Shady Grove, Easy Tiger and Guero’s Taco Bar. The annual Austin Food and Wine Festival in April features more than 100 food, wine and spirit exhibitors, numerous celebrity chef showcases and, of course, live music.
Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. South of the city, Formula One's Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix.
Years ago when people talked about Austin they would quickly mention the music. But that's just the beginning of what they're saying these days. Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping and beautiful outdoor spaces. You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum. And it's okay if you don't have time to fit it all in, you can just come back and visit again.
• Zilker Metropolitan Park
• Texas Capitol
• Lady Bird Lake
• Barton Springs Municipal Pool
• McKinney Falls State Park
Below are a few of the hotels we feature as part of our Austin holidays. If a hotel you are interested is not listed please call us.
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