• Austin

Austin Holidays

A small town with big character, Austin pride itself on weird charm and a hippie soul.

Often referred to as the ‘live music capital of the world’, Austin lets you create your own soundtrack. Explore the Red River District, home to iconic music venues and funky bars, and chill out in Zilker Park where you’ll find meditation trails and numerous gardens. For even more relaxation, head to Barton Springs Pool, believed to have spiritual powers, before playing a round of golf at one of the many clubs.

For more Texan adventure, twin your Austin stay with a trip to nearby Dallas. Or head to Houston where you’ll find vibrant honky-tonks and cowboy culture. 

Destination Highlights
  • The Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • Rodeo Austin - usually in April - is a professional Rodeo, Stock Show, Country Fair with live music
  • Barbecue flavours and BBQ's are very much a staple here in Austin
  • Downtown Austin is where you will witness why this is called "live music capital of the world"
  • Barton Springs pool and Creek

Time Zone

GMT -5 hours

Flight Time

Approx 10 hours; direct flights from UK available

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

Known as the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’, the streets of Austin are brimming with live music venues and vibrant bars, however Texas’ state capital has plenty of other attractions to keep you entertained. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure such as kayaking along Lady Bird Lake or hiking through the picturesque Texas Hills Country, want to experience the diverse dining options such as the newly opened food hall, Foreground at one eleven, are after fast paced thrills at the Circuits of the Americas, or want to embrace Texas’ cowboy heritage at Rodeo Austin, you’ll not be short of things to see and do. Experience of the city’s world famous festivals such as SXSW in March, Austin City Limits in October or the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in November. No matter when you choose to visit Austin you will be certain to find something going on.

  • Greetings from Austin mural

    Austin Murals

    Austin is well known for its spirit of creativity which is expressed in the many fabulous art galleries, exhibits and live music venues, however one of the city’s most obvious examples of this free flowing artistic verve are the many wonderful murals. Have your photo taken in front of the Greetings from Austin mural at the corner of South First and Annie Street or send a message to your loved one at You’re my Butter Half at East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Alamo Street.

  • Downtown Austin

    Entertainment Districts

    Austin offers visitors six diverse entertainment districts to explore. Downtown is where you will find a thriving arts scene, galleries and museums along with a host of shopping, dining and lively bars. Head East to discover one of Austin’s most eclectic and fastest growing communities, rich with boutiques and pop-up restaurants. Take a stroll along historic Rainey Street and stop off at the unique bars which have made their home in former houses. It promises a night out unlike any other. Visit some of Austin’s hottest stages in Red River, this area is dripping with bars, nightclubs and concert venues. Sixth Street is renowned for its lively bars, restaurants and entertainment venues and is bursting with local character and funky South Congress with its homespun character is perfect for dipping in and out of local boutiques and eateries.

  • The Bullock Texas State History Museum

    Museums

    As you explore Texas’ capital city you’ll find no shortage of history or legend, from the impressive architecture and monuments to the fascinating museums. Discover the story of Texas at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in the heart of Downtown Austin, uncover the cultural archives at the Harry Ransom Center, take a tour of the Texas State Capitol and foster a meaningful understanding of Mexican American, Native American, Chicano and other Latino cultures at the Mexican American Cultural Center.

  • South Congress Bat Bridge

    Outdoors adventure

    With 300 days of sunshine, it’s no wonder that Austin has such a love of outdoor activities. From the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail in the heart of the city which offers 10 miles of off-road trail set among lush scenery and with the city skyline as a back drop to stand-up paddle boarding and sailing. You can even try your hand at stand-up paddle-board yoga. Cool off in the natural spring-fed Barton Springs Pool. Learn about the city on a guided Segway tour or watch it drift past on a boat cruise along Lake Austin and be sure to head to Congress Avenue Bridge as dusk falls to see the bats start their nightly flight from late spring to early autumn.

  • Circuit of the Americas

    Head to the Circuit of the Americas for some motorsports thrills, this world-class circuit is home to the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Pirelli World Challenge, Lone Star Le Mans and Austin MotoGP™ Championship. You can also take a walking tour of the Grand Plaza, Austin360 Amphitheatre and the Tower on weekends.

  • UT Darrell K Royal TX Memorial Stadium

    Sports

    If you are up for a little sport action you’ll be spoiled for choice in Austin. Whether it’s the familiar like watching a rugby game at Huns Field, quintessentially American like baseball at Dell Diamond, or joining a tailgate party at the UT Austin Campus before a Texas Longhorns American Football game. Why not try something a bit different and head to the Texas Roller Derby or experience an Austin Sol’s professional ultimate Frisbee game.

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