These are the best places to stay when traveling to Austin, Texas

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So, you're traveling to Austin for the first time and have absolutely no idea what to do, where to go or where all the "cool kids" hang out, so to speak. Maybe you have the entire clan with you (including the kids) and are looking for some family-friendly fun. Or maybe you're traveling with your friends and you're all in need of some good ol' fashion bar hopping. Whatever the case may be, Austin has all you could possibly need!

Even if you're just in town for the weekend for the cities very own Austin City Limits Festival, we've got you covered on where stay to get the most out of your trip. After all, there is PLENTY to do in this city, but two areas in particular are filled with just about everything you need. So, let's get started, shall we! Here are the best places to stay when traveling to Austin, Texas.

The South Congress District

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Families with children can find refuge from the night-long craziness of downtown or the University of Texas nightlife just south of Ladybird Lake in the South Congress district. It offers up family-friendly shops and dining, like Amy's Ice Cream which can literally make any day brighter, as well as many music venues like the Continental Club. Somehow, this awesome district does all this while still respecting the nearby residential neighborhoods.

Sixth Street​

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Those looking for a full immersion into Austin's night-life can find accommodations directly on Sixth Street itself. This means you'll have a safe and short walk home from late night shows at the White Horse or Hotel Vegas. Luckily, Austin has a thriving presence on residential rental sites like Air BnB or Couchsurfing, where travelers can often find better deals and a more authentic Austin experience.

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These are the best places to stay when traveling to Austin, Texas

Drake

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The Foo Fighters

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

A$AP Rocky

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Florence and the Machine

(Photo by Brian Rasic/WireImage)

The Weeknd

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

alt-J

(Photo by Wendy Redfern/Redferns)

Time Impala

(Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns for Lollapalooza Berlin)

Sturgill Simpson

(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

The Strokes

(Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Disclosure

(Photo by Brian Rasic/WireImage)

Deadmau5

(Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Bassnectar

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival)

Hozier

(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Flosstradamus

(Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

Of Monsters And Men

(Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Twenty One Pilots

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Alabama Shakes

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Modest Mouse

(Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Ben Howard

(Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)

Chance the Rapper

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Brand New

(Photo by Barry Brecheisen/WireImage)

The Decemberists

(Photo by Mark Horton/WireImage)

Walk The Moon

(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Billy Idol

(Photo by Paul R. Giunta/WireImage)

Vance Joy

(Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TAS)

George Ezra

(Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)

Brandon Flowers

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Nate Ruess

(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Halsey

(Photo by Lorne Thomson/Redferns)

Echosmith

(Photo by Eric Vitale/WireImage)

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