A busy tech city with a growing population and small amount of space, the towering city of Austin is an urban-modern metropolis at the heart of the state’s everything. Look forward to the region by staying close to its core, whether that means staying close to The University of Texas on 24th Street or going elegant with The Driskill on the corner of 7th & Brazos. Those visiting the Austin Convention Center should stay close to the fun at the ultra modern Hilton Austin, located across the street from the facility and offering just as close access to the 4th Street Light Rail Station. Keep transportation a breeze by booking a ride that doesn’t just streamline in one direction, going simple with a private sedan perfect for getting to Mt. Bonnell in time for sunset or a getting as much room as possible in a chartered bus.
Those looking to keep close to all the going-ons in Austin’s hippest bars should treat themselves on 6th Street, one of the most popular hang-outs being the Midnight Cowboy. Head to Rainey for something more odd, picking between the mismatched truck loads at Container Bar or going with a full meal alongside classic German ambiance at Banger’s Beer Garden. Go on a stroll across pristine lawns and downtown lookouts from the Texas Capitol at some point as well, planning a walk through the entire city via Congress Street for an evening with a sunset stroll across the Congress Avenue Bridge, which boasts a nightly performances by the Congress Street bats. One can’t visit Austin without trying out the tacos as well, a simple task to take care of at relaxing restaurants ranging from the counter-service grub at Taco Shack to the sidewalk pick-up at Fresa’s - 9th & Lamar.