Destination guide

The lively city of Austin awaits you

Come and experience Austin and its live music, festivals and theater 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 accommodations 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 and attractions in Austin

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Austin a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, 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 (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 features

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 center:

  • 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

Traveling 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 center.

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 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,187 house rentals near Austin. From 1,743 Houses to 177 Cabins, find unique vacation rental 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.

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

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 Austin:

  • Downtown: 605 vacation rentals
  • Greater South River City: 745 vacation rentals
  • South Austin: 2,097 vacation rentals
  • Waller Creek District: 331 vacation rentals
  • South Congress: 1,064 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 Austin?

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

  • Austin Convention Center: 2,866 home rentals
  • Lake Austin: 2,887 home rentals
  • Treaty Oak: 2,890 home rentals
  • Barton Springs Pool: 1,850 home rentals
  • St. David's North Austin Medical Center: 2,897 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Austin 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 Austin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,743 Houses in Austin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Austin include:

  • Cabins: 177 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 851 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 177 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Austin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,243 vacation homes with pool available in Austin.

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