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