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Sixth Street
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Come early or stay late to enjoy all Austin has to offer! For more information, check out Visit Austin.


Live Music Capital of the World – Find a local venue or concert and experience live music at clubs, coffeehouses, bars, taquerias, sporting events, and concert halls.

Sixth Street Entertainment District – Closed to traffic Thursday through Saturday nights, this street is a go-to for restaurants, bars and live music.

Red River Cultural District – Dining, live music and nightclubs abound in a three-block radius.

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail – This 10-mile trail at Lady Bird Lake has picturesque views of Austin’s skyline.

Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals at Lady Bird Lake – Live Love Paddle and Rowing Dock are two of many hourly rental options to get you out on the lake.

Museum of the WeirdAs the name implies, this museum features an array of curios & oddities, from Bigfoot to shrunken heads, plus a gift shop.

South Congress Bridge Bats - Nearly one and a half million Mexican free-tailed bats in Austin call the South Congress Bridge home from March to September and they take flight every night at sundown.

Texas State Capitol – Free tours are offered daily and hear your voice echo in the center of The Rotunda.

Round Rock Express – 30-minutes north of Austin, this AAA affiliate of the Texas Rangers, will play home games Tuesday through Sunday against the Salt Lake City Bees.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum – This museum highlights the light and accomplishments of the nation’s 36th President.

Bullock Texas State History Museum – Learn the story of Texas or take in a movie at the 3D IMAX theater.

Mexic-Arte Museum - Showcases traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture.

Waterloo Records - The city’s largest music store is well-stocked with new releases from both indie and major label artists.

Barton Springs Pool - Located in the 360-acre Zilker Park, this pool features clear water fed from underground springs that stays 68 degrees year round.

The Contemporary Austin Jones Center & The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria – The first is a downtown museum with rotating exhibits and the second is a vast sculpture garden on Lake Austin.

Mayfield Park & Preserve – 21-acre nature preserve with historic cottage and free-roaming peacocks.


The following restaurants are located near the Westin Austin hotel.

Juan in a Million – ATX-Mex

Matt’s El Rancho – ATX-Mex

Polvo’s – ATX-Mex

La Barbeque – BBQ

The County Line on the Hill – BBQ

Dee Dee – Thai

Bombay Dhaba – Indian

Ramen Tatsu-Ya – Japanese Soul Food

Old Thousand – Chinese

Hoover’s Cooking – Southern

Barley Swine – Locally Sourced

Hula Hut – Tex-Mex with a Hawaiian twist

The Oasis Restaurant - America