Welcome to Austin
Austin consistently ranks as one of the best cities in the U.S. to visit according to national publications such as US News and World Report, Money Magazine, Kiplinger and Forbes. The city’s friendly vibe, creative culture, and touch of Texas bravado make for a great destination. And, with the Austin-Bergstrom Airport providing non-stop service to 37 cities, getting there is convenient.
The temperature in June can reach the low 90s. Evening temperatures typically stay in the low to mid 70s. Summer showers are common in this part of the country, so be prepared for the possibility of rain.
The Schlitterbahn Water Park, about an hour away from the Renaissance Austin, consistently rates as one of the top water parks in the United States!
The Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary features more than 300 animals across more than 100 different species. This pleasant Hill Country zoo experience located about 30 minutes from the Renaissance Austin, gives you the opportunity to see the animals close-up, spend some time outdoors getting exercise, and have fun.
One of the hippest Austin hangouts is SoCo, a colorful stretch of Congress Avenue lined with funky shops, trendy dining spots, unique accommodations, art galleries and music venues. On the first Thursday of each month, merchants keep their doors open until 10 p.m., playing host to an array of events and activities.
South of the Congress Avenue Bridge
This three-acre natural pool is fed from underground springs and water temperatures remain a constant, cool 68 degrees year-round.
2101 Barton Springs Road (located in Zilker Park) Austin, TX 78704
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
From rare artifacts to interactive displays, the Bob Bullock Museum creatively tells the story of Texas.
1800 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Texas State Capitol
With more than 1 million visitors per year, the Texas State Capitol ranks as one of Austin's most popular attractions. Completed in 1886, the Texas State Capitol is the largest in square footage of all state capitols and surpasses the national Capitol in height by 14 feet.
1100 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701
Warehouse and Sixth Street Entertainment Districts
Four blocks of Fourth and Fifth Streets comprise the Warehouse District. The buildings have been renovated from warehouses to trendy, distinctive hot spots. Austin's Sixth Street is widely known for its unique blend of dance clubs, live music venues, restaurants and bars.
Congress Avenue Bats
Only in Austin will you find millions of bats and thousands of humans all hanging out under the same bridge every night. Austin boasts the largest urban colony of Mexican free-tail bats in North America with a population of 1.5 million. The sunset exodus of the bats creates a nightly spectacle from March through October with onlookers watching as the nocturnal creatures emerge from beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge.
First Street & Congress Avenue; Bat Conservation International
Austin stands as the gateway to seven Highland Lakes that stairstep 100 miles through the Central Texas Hill Country. Area lakes offer a variety of aquatic adventures, from sailing on Lake Travis to water-skiing on Lake Austin and canoeing along Town Lake.
Town Lake Hike & Bike Trail
Bordered by 10 miles of trails, Town Lake in downtown Austin serves as a social hub for runners, walkers and cyclists.
Harry Ransom Center
Home to the Gutenberg Bible and the world's first photograph, the HRC also archives 30 million literary manuscripts, 1 million rare books, 5 million photographs and more than 100,000 works of art.
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library
The life and legacy of LBJ are on exhibit at the nation's most visited presidential library.
University of Texas, 2313 Red River Street