What is the best area to stay in Austin?
Austin , capital of the state of Texas is also known as the «live music capital of the world» It is located in the southwest of the United States and is the fourth largest city in the state.
If your next destination is the amazing city of Austin, at Best Location Hotels we recommend you to stay in the Downtown area, the heart of the cultural, commercial and nightlife. From there, you can take a walking tour of the highlights such as the imposing Texas Capitol, the largest state capitol in the United States, the iconic University of Texas, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Paramount Theatre, historic 6th Street, a popular area with restaurants and vibrant nightlife, as well as numerous parks that stretch throughout downtown Austin.
Enjoy your stay in Austin and tour its main tourist attractions, full of history, culture and entertainment. Good trip!
Downtown Austin, the best area to stay
Austin is known worldwide as a cultural and educational center in the U.S. It is the seat of the state of Texas and the home of the University of Texas, and hosts the U.S. Formula 1 Grand Prix, which has promoted popularity and sports tourism in Austin.Downtown Austin is located on the north bank of the Colorado River and is designed for walking tours; you can also use buses that stop on Congress Avenue or take a train. Another option to see the city is the Duck Tour, an amphibious vehicle that departs from Downtown Austin and arrives at Lake Austin.
Downtown Austin has the largest number of tourist attractions in the city, starting with the majestic Texas Capitol, the seat of the Texas State Government, which was built in 1888.Its neo-Renaissance architectural beauty has made it a reference of the Italian Renaissance architecture of the 15th century, with a cylindrical granite dome and several columns of the same material. It is similar to the Capitol building in Washington, but it is taller and is the largest state capitol in the country.It houses the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Governor’s Office and has beautiful gardens with historical monuments throughout the area. We recommend a guided tour of the building to see the interior and learn about its history. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1970. The Texas Capitol is located on one of the highest points of the city and from its southern facade you can see wonderful views of the Colorado River.Just a few blocks away is the emblematic University of Texas, also called «UT», one of the most outstanding universities in the country and the main institution of the public university system of the state of Texas, which is home to museums and theaters and one of the symbols of the campus is the Main Building, which includes its tower of almost 100 meters high and is located in the center of the campus.
For culture lovers, downtown Austin is home to the Paramount Theatre, a historic theatre with live music, comedy, film screenings and a wide variety of cultural activities.It was built in 1915 under the influence of neo-classical and neo-baroque architecture and is strategically located in an area of cafes, restaurants and clubs on North Congress Avenue.The Blanton Museum of Art, located at the University of Texas, is an artistic space that displays the most important works of the last centuries with a collection of more than 17,000 pieces, including Latin American and European art, and is one of the oldest and most complete collections in the United States.
For those who prefer the outdoors, we recommend visiting some of Austin’s parks, including: Republic Square Park, Waterloo Neighborhood Park, House Park, Duncan Park and Palm Park.During your visit to Downtown Austin, you can’t miss the historic 6th Street, the epicenter of Austin’s nightlife, with countless restaurants, bars, shops and live music venues. On weekends, the street is closed and open to pedestrian traffic.
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Other areas to stay in Austin
The South Austin area, known as South Austin, located just off South Congress Avenue or SoCo, is surrounded by Lady Bird Lake, I-35, Ben White Boulevard, and Mopac.It is the area par excellence for young people because its streets exude an atmosphere of celebration, culture and fashion.There is a wide variety of eclectic shops, boutiques, antiques, art galleries, concert halls and restaurants.
It is a famous shopping area and has been home to legendary characters from the world of music.From there, there is a wonderful view of the Texas Capitol and the block is very popular for street food for all tastes.
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