Downtown Austin

Attraction

Downtown Austin

Where live music lives

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Downtown Austin offers the very best of the city; where creativity meets ingenuity and the latest foodie hostpots and legendary live music venues can be found.

Austin is often called the 'live music capital of the world' - and the Red River District is at the centre of it all. Found in the very heart of downtown, this small but lively area features iconic venues and niche, themed and funky bars to get your groove on. Visit nightclub's like Stubb's, Barbarella and Swan Dive, or visit while the famous South by Southwest music festival is in full swing.

For a spot of shopping, downtown Austin won't disappoint: head to Congress Avenue, known as the Main Street of Texas, for great retail therapy, or head to 2nd Street where among the shops, you'll also find the Austin Children's Museum and the Moody Theatre. When hunger strikes, choose from one of downtown's many restaurants and bars to sip and savour the taste of the city; from classic cocktails and traditional Tex-Mex to tapas or kebabs.