Local Attractions 

Nearby Austin is the proud capital of Live Music, with a vibrant scene serenading or rocking the city every night. But Austin is less known for its museums and other cultural venues. Here’s a sampling of how to experience the famed music up close… and how to look beyond it.


University of Texas Performing Arts Center

All manner of performances take place in this multi-venue center. 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712 | Distance from hotel: 18 miles

Paramount Theater

This 1915 theater was once a vaudeville house and movie palace. Today, it presents musicals and plays. 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 | Distance from hotel: 16.5 miles

Austin 360 Amphitheater

Winner of Pollstar's "Best New Major Concert Venue" award for 2013. Austin's premier destination to see the brightest stars in a world- class, open- air amphitheater. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Del Valle, TX 78617 | Distance from hotel: 29.9 miles

The Drag

Between 21st and 25th streets on Guadalupe on the UT campus, is considered a hip shopping enclave of clothing, furniture and gift shops and a great "good eats" zone. The Drag, Austin, TX | Distance from hotel: 16.9 miles

South Congress "Soco"

Two to three blocks filled with diverse selection of quirky shops featuring everything from '50s-style furniture to folk art. S Congress Ave, Austin, TX | Distance from hotel: 14.6 miles

6th street

Also known as "Austin's Playground" has been a historic street and entertainment district since the 1970's. The street is lined with a total of 57 bars and clubs. W 6th St, Austin, TX | Distance from hotel: 15.2 miles

Austin Museums

Blanton Museum of Art

The largest university art museum in the country holds one of the largest private collections of old master paintings and drawings. 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 | Distance from hotel: 16.9 miles

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

The items on display at this fascinating cultural treasure give insight into the mind of the 36th president. 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705 | Distance from hotel: 18 miles

O. Henry Museum

This small museum is housed in the tiny cottage that the writer rented in the late 19th century. You’ll find fascinating memorabilia here. 409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701 | Distance from hotel: 16.6 miles

Austin Children’s Museum

The open floor plan of this fun museum leads from one engaging exhibit to another. Fun for all ages! 1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723 | Distance from hotel: 20 miles

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

For those with a curiosity about the great state of Texas, the late lieutenant governor’s museum gathers artifacts and documents from throughout the area. 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 | Distance from hotel: 16.9 miles


Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

Home of the Texas Longhorns college football team 405 E 23rd St, Austin, TX 78712 | Distance from hotel: 18.2 miles

UFCU Disch-Falk Field

Home of college baseball’s Texas Longhorns 1300 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78722 | Distance from hotel: 17.8 miles