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Your All-Access Pass to Austin

We’ll give you insider access to all of the hottest happenings in Austin. Whether you’re hitting live music joints, looking to explore the Austin underground scene, or staking out a spot (other than our sweet deck) to see the world’s largest bat colony emerge in the summer — we’ve got you covered.

Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Austin’s favorite music festival, ACL returns every October to Zilker Park for two jam-packed weekends of live music. Featuring eight stages, an art market, and a kid-friendly area, this annual festival has graced the community since 2002. The original inspiration for the festival? The longest-running music series in television history, Austin PBS/KLRU-TV’s own Austin City Limits.


F1 United States Grand Prix

The Formula One United States Grand Prix has been held in Austin at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) motor racing track since 2012. The pinnacle of motorsports, F1 features a weekend-long celebration of speed and sound including can’t-miss racing action, electrifying performances from global superstars, exhilarating amusement rides, culinary experiences and so much more.

Austin Food & Wine Festival

Austin Food & Wine Festival

From Central Texas favorites to the country’s top-rated purveyors, taste the flavors of Texas at Austin Food & Wine Festival! Get tips from tastemakers, catch iconic chef demos, and much more during this food-forward event in November.

Nearby Attractions

Things to Do in Austin

6th Street

6th Street Historic District

Uniquely Austin, 6th Street is bustling with bars, restaurants and entertainment venues with a historic charm.

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The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company serves up craft beer and a seasonal menu, paired with live music.

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ACL Live at The Moody Theater

This state-of-the-art live music venue is Austin’s premier destination for live performances and special events.

Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

Surrounding Lady Bird Lake, 10 miles of trails serve as the perfect spot for runners, walkers and cyclists alike.

Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge

Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge

Ann Richards Congress Avenue bridge is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, you can see up to 1.5 million bats fly out near dusk.

Austin Convention Center

Austin Convention Center

The Austin Convention Center offers customizable meeting rooms, a grand ballroom, and plenty of on-site dining options.

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Austin Eastciders

Visit Austin Eastciders to enjoy cider featuring complex flavor profiles, pizza, light bites, trivia, music, and more.

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Banger’s is a place to enjoy homemade sausage and craft beer paired with Americana and country music in a relaxed atmosphere.

Barton Springs Pool

Barton Springs Pool

Barton Springs Pool is a natural spring-fed public pool popular with visitors and locals for its clear waters and lush surroundings.

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Broken Spoke

The last of the true Texas Dancehalls, home to great live music and good food. Music greats like Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton have performed here.

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Cactus Cafe

The Cactus Cafe is an intimate performance venue known for showcasing top local, national, and international acoustic music acts.

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Cheer Up Charlies

A welcoming space for all, Cheer Up Charlies is an LGBTQ+ bar that hosts drag shows, DJ showcases, and more.

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Circuit of the Americas

Visit the premier destination for world-class mortorsports and entertainment in the United States and has hosted the biggest names in racing, action sports and music.

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Continental Club & Gallery

The Continental Club & Gallery is a historic live music venue in Austin that first opened in 1955 as a swanky dinner club has since become a mecca for nightly live music.

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Donn's Depot

Set in an old train depot that was moved to Austin more than 30 years ago, spend a night twirling to live music from country and swing to funk and rock and roll.

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Empire Control Room & Garage

This popular live music venue features two stages, an indoor control room, and an outdoor garage stage, as well as a bar and lounge area showcasing music that ranges from indie to hip-hop.

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George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center

The Carver Museum celebrates Austin’s African-American heritage through exhibits, galleries, and programs, preserving and exhibiting African-American material culture and history.

Hotel Van Zandt building

Hotel Van Zandt



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Lady Bird Lake

Lady Bird Lake is a scenic resevoir in the heart of Austin, the perfect place to enjoy paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking and biking trails.

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LBJ Presidential Library

Located on the University of Texas campus, the library showcases President Johnson’s life, presidency, and legacy.

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Mohawk is an esteemed music venue known for rock shows, top-notch service, and great parties. Stop in for nightly happy hour and live music.

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Moody Amphitheater

An architectural icon for the city, Moody Amphitheater hosts concerts, cultural and performing arts events, showcasing Austin’s creative community.

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Moody Center

This world-class arena is home to UT sporting events and hosts some of the music industry’s biggest names.

Rainey Street

Rainey Street

The Rainey Street Historic District has become Austin’s most popular destination for nightlife, dining and arts and is bustling no matter the time of day.

Red River District

Red River Cultural District

Explore this cultural tourism destination and entertainment district and experience diverse local music, art and food.

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Scoot Inn

The historic Scoot Inn is the oldest beer joint in central Texas, established in 1871. Once a spot weary pioneers rolled their wagons to, it is now an Austin live music staple.

South Congress Ave

South Congress Ave (SoCo)

The vibrant South Congress Ave is a must-stroll area that exudes Austin’s character, boasting boutiques, music venues, eateries and more.

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St. Elmo Brewing Co.

St. Elmo Brewing Co. brews all types of beer. Enjoy craft beer, live music, yoga events, and more in their beer hall and beer garden in South Austin.

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Stubb’s is an Austin instiution filled with good friends, the best of live music and legendary barbecue.

Texas state capitol

Texas State Capitol

The Texas State Capitol is a historic landmark in downtown Austin, serving as the offices of state officials and legislature. Guided tours are available for visitors to enjoy.

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University of Texas, Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is a renowned university, offering top-ranked academic programs across diverse fields.

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Waterloo Greenway

Waterloo Greenway features green spaces, trails, water features, public art, and a pavilion for events and performances — a peaceful retreat in the city.

Zilker Botanical Garden

Zilker Botanical Garden

This lush sanctuary nestled in Zilker Park boasts themed gardens, koi ponds and live oaks offers a peaceful retreat in the heart of downtown Austin.

Zilker Park

Zilker Park

Nestled in the heart of downtown, Zilker Park is home to bike/canoe rentals, a disc golf course, and the host to events like Austin City Limits Music Festival.

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Hotel Happenings

Insider access to all of the hottest happenings in Austin and have you living like the locals in no time.

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Austin Live Music Scene

Discover local live music events right here at Geraldine’s and the surrounding Downtown Austin scene.

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