A weekend in overdrive
For more than 100 years, the United States Grand Prix Formula One race has been one of the most anticipated motor races in the country. It returns to Austin’s Circuit of the Americas from Oct. 20–22 with an action-packed weekend of racing and other activities. Last year’s event included a drivers’ parade, an air display, marching bands, and performances from Taylor Swift and Usher & The Roots.
- Circuit of the Americas is a huge venue that sits on 890 acres, so wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Pack sunscreen; the sun is bright out here.
- Learn more about the venue by taking a guided tour. Champagne is available on the observation deck tour for an additional fee.
- Download the Circuit of the Americas app for iPhone or Android or visit their website for the most up-to-date schedule throughout the event, including when drivers will be available for autographs.
Circuit of the Americas is a 20-minute drive southeast from Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt. There are various shuttles available from the downtown area; visit circuitoftheamericas.com for the schedule and pricing.
Drinking and Dining
Before you head to the races, fuel up at Geraldine’s with a breakfast favorite like short rib quesadillas or sourdough waffles. When you’re back, grab a cocktail in the bar or sit down to dinner against a backdrop of live music.
Live at Van Zandt
You better believe there is always someone on stage at the Van Zandt, even during the big local events. Check our list of live acts that are playing during Circuit of Americas.