Destination guide

The lively city of Austin awaits you

Come and experience Austin and its live music, festivals and theatre scene. This cosmopolitan city is known for its university setting, art and bars. Local cultural sights include Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Blanton Museum of Art. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Austin

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Austin a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • HOPE Outdoor Gallery (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Barton Springs Pool (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Austin Nature and Science Center (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Riverside Golf Course (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Austin

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Austin is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zilker Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Zilker Botanical Garden (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Lady Bird Lake (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Lady Bird Lake (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Shoal Creek Hike and Bike North End (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Austin

Fly into Austin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Austin Station. It's easy to get around Austin by jumping on the metro at Downtown Station, Plaza Saltillo Station or Martin Luther King Jr Station.

Where to stay near Austin?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,400 holiday rentals near Austin. From 1,669 Houses to 158 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Austin for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Austin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,669 Houses in Austin. Our other popular types of Austin holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 158 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,169 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 158 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Austin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,608 holiday homes with pool available in Austin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.