Destination guide

The lively city of Austin awaits you

Come and experience Austin and its live music, festivals and theatre 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 accommodation options 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 cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Austin a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 highlights

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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling 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 centre.

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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Austin?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,339 holiday rentals around Austin. From 1,737 Houses to 170 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Austin is on Stayz.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Austin:

  • Greater South River City: 849 holiday homes
  • Central Austin: 288 holiday homes
  • South Congress: 1,113 holiday homes
  • Allandale: 105 holiday homes
  • Tarrytown: 678 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Austin?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Austin. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Domain: 3,108 holiday rentals
  • Frank Erwin Center: 3,008 holiday rentals
  • Dougherty Arts Center: 3,014 holiday rentals
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 1,921 holiday rentals
  • Millett Opera House: 3,013 holiday rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Austin?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,737 Houses in Austin. Our other popular types of Austin holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 170 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,017 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 170 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Austin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,427 holiday homes with pool available in Austin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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