Destination guide

The lively area of Downtown Austin awaits your stay

Take a vacation to Downtown Austin and enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and festivals. Well known for its bars, biking and opera houses, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Local cultural sights include Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Blanton Museum of Art. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Downtown Austin

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Downtown Austin has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • HOPE Outdoor Gallery (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center (0.9 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 features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Austin

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Downtown Austin is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Zilker Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Zilker Botanical Garden (1.8 mi / 2.9 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

Transportation options to and around Downtown Austin

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

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Downtown Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay near Downtown?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 630 house rentals near Downtown. From 173 Houses to 359 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Greater South River City: 785 vacation rentals
  • South Austin: 2,141 vacation rentals
  • Waller Creek District: 353 vacation rentals
  • South Congress: 1,105 vacation rentals
  • Tarrytown: 639 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Austin Convention Center: 2,951 home rentals
  • Texas Capitol: 2,951 home rentals
  • 360 Condominiums: 2,958 home rentals
  • Moody Theater: 2,947 home rentals
  • Millett Opera House: 2,957 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 173 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 359 lodging choices
  • Studios: 239 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 9 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 308 vacation homes with pool available in Downtown.

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