Austin’s world-class race track
Minutes from downtown Austin, the Circuit of the Americas plays host to some of the world’s most prodigious motorsports - including Formula One and MotoGP. Music concerts draw huge crowds here at Austin360 Ampitheater, a renowned venue where major artists strut their stuff. Or see a 360-degree panorama of the track from the glass-bottomed observation tower.
Go shopping in Austin
The Domain Century Oaks Terrace is home to over 100 shops and restaurants, half of which are exclusive within the market. Stock up on music at Waterloo Records or pick up traditional Texan footwear, cowboy style, at Allen’s Boots. The colour-coded areas at Emeralds, a mini department store exclusively for women, make shopping a little too easy.
Incredible nights out
For a lively night out, head to Pete’s Duelling Piano Bar or soak up the retro atmosphere of Donn’s Depotand as the live artists take to the stage. MoMo’s has a great rooftop patio with an eclectic mix of music while Highball club has a bowling alley, amusements and karaoke.
See the sights of Austin
Austin boasts fantastic and unique sightseeing, from the millions of bats that reside under the Congress Avenue Bridge to the sunset-red granite of the Texas State Capitol building. Visit the historic buildings and library at the University of Texas or admire the prints, drawings and contemporary art artworks at The Blanton Museum of Art.
Embrace the vibrant live music scene
Make a request at Pete’s Duelling Piano Bar or head to Emo’s, a punk and indie hotspot. The Elephant Room is an intimate jazz club with a cool vibe, while Continental Club, a 1950’s-era lounge, has a lively dance floor. Happy hour at Momo’s is always popular, as is Antone’s which has attracted the best of the blues since 1975.
Outdoor adventures on your doorstep
Take an ice cold dip in Barton Springs Pool or head downstream, grab a map and hire a canoe to explore on the water at Zilker Park. Visit haunted buildings and streets on a 90-minute Austin ghost tour. Or see the diversity of Westcave Preserve, a fragile ecosystem that can only accommodate 30 visitors a day.