Where to Stay in Austin

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Areas to Stay in Austin

Austin at a Glance

The live music capital of the country is one of the most popular cities for young professionals and people with open minds to relocate and thrive. Their motto is to “keep Austin weird” and weird it will remain. The amount of out-of-the-norms that exist here are endless, such as: tacos being considered breakfast, or coffee and beer served in the same place, or even a burger joint offering to pay for a tattoo of their logo.

There are a fantastic variety of festivals year round, but especially during the summer. South by Southwest and Austin City Limits are the biggest music festivals in the city and the Austin Film Festival is praised for its screenings of movies with an emphasis on the art of screenwriting.

They might not be as big on museums or historical monuments as other major US cities, but Austin does not disappoint with their compensation of trendy food trucks, live music venues, and fancy hip boutiques.

Austin Neighborhoods

  • Downtown

    bars/clubs, tourist attractions, university life

  • Bouldin Creek

    souvenir shopping, trendy food trucks, patio restaurants

  • Zilker

    outdoor activities, nature lovers, peaceful and calm

  • Travis Heights

    trendy and hipster, window shopping, restaurants with long lines

  • Hyde Park

    residential and antebellum homes, suburbs, postgraduate and faculty area

  • Clarksville

    old-timey feel, diners, legal graffiti

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