The Westin Austin Downtown is ideally positioned for guests to explore the distinctive mix of creativity and culture that helps “Keep Austin Weird.” Nightly live music in fabled venues, an infusion of tech, a burgeoning local food scene, and year-round opportunities for outdoor activity make Austin one of the most flourishing cities in the country, as well as one of the most desirable destinations in the Southwest.
The hotel is located just one block from the famed 6th Street Entertainment District—a spirited stretch of bars, live music venues, art galleries, and restaurants—and is within walking distance of both the 4th Street Warehouse District and 2nd Street District, which offer local boutiques and unique settings for dining and live entertainment. Nearby Rainey Street—a once quiet residential road that has since been cultivated into a bustling hub of bars, lounges, and food trailers—presents a singularly Austin experience.
The Austin Convention Center—home to the SXSW Interactive Festival—and many downtown businesses are also steps from the hotel.
Experience the active Austinite lifestyle with a plethora of outdoor activities. Lady Bird Lake and the surrounding Butler Hike and Bike Trial are idyllic retreats for brisk runs, kayaking, paddle boarding, and recharging in the sun. Guests may also walk to the Congress Street Bridge, where during summer months, over 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats put on a breathtaking display of flight nightly. Other outdoor destinations include Barton Springs Pool, a beloved spring-fed pool that maintains a 68ºF year-round temperature, and the Greenbelt, which features miles of trails, rock-climbing walls, and swimming holes.
The Texas State Capitol, a national historic landmark and the centerpiece of Austin’s downtown skyline, is situated one mile from the hotel. Also easily reachable is The University of Texas campus, home to the legendary Texas Longhorns and iconic UT Tower. Adjacent to campus is the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, where visitors can connect with the remarkable history of the state through artifacts and rare documents in rotating special exhibits or take in an immersive IMAX film.
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