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  • Writer's pictureAmy Leggett

Best of Austin-Quick Guide

Updated: Dec 7, 2022


For a more detailed description of the places referenced in this Quick Guide, please check out my blog Best of Austin-Ultimate Guide here.


Best Places To Stay:


There are several different "Districts" in downtown Austin that each have their own distinct vibe. You should pick a hotel that is located in the District that is situated closest to the things you are most interested in. Here is a summary of some of the more popular entertainment Districts:

  • Congress Ave Historical District

  • Sixth Street Entertainment District

  • Rainey Street District

  • Red River Cultural District

  • Second Street District

I stayed at the Driskill Hotel in the Sixth Street Entertainment District which is the oldest operating hotel in Austin. For a complete description of each district and more details on the Driskill, read my blog here.


Best Things To Do:

  • Congress Street Bats

  • State Capitol Tours

  • Lady Bird Lake

  • University of Texas-Austin Campus

  • South Congress ("SoCo") Shopping

  • Esther's Follies

  • Bars on Sixth Street

  • Zilker Park/Barton Springs Pool/Zilker Botanical Gardens

Best Places To Eat:

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