Your Austin vacation
With “Keep Austin Weird” bumper stickers most everywhere, this city takes pride in its unique Texan character. Home to barbecue, beer and country tunes, Austin also stirs up a scene of tattoos, cutting-edge music and New-Age sensibility. Get in touch with your inner hipster on Guadalupe Street, or soak up history at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Natural beauty your thing? Take a dip in Barton Springs Pool and wander through the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Whatever your style, plan your Austin vacation with top 10 highlights from Orbitz insiders. You'll get the scoop on this lively city from honky-tonks to the Texas State Capitol.
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Luxury downtown Austin hotelGuests enter the Omni Austin Hotel to an impressive atrium lobby with high ceilings that let in natural light. A few blocks from the Texas State Capitol and the best bars and restaurants, the hotel spoils with stunning views of downtown Austin.... More
Austin high-tech corridor hotel for business and leisure travelers The Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark is the ultimate oasis in South Austin's high-tech corridor. From an on-site spa offering facials, massages and steam therapy to the indoor/outdoor heated pool, this... More
Budget hotel four miles outside Austin with free wireless Internet Just four miles from downtown Austin, the Ramada Austin Central hotel offers well-kept, quiet accommodations close to music venues, shopping and Austin attractions. The hotel serves a hot breakfast every... More
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, 1 block from the Austin Convention Center, 2 blocks from the 6th Street Entertainment District, a multitude of restaurants and only 1 mile from the University of Texas. The lobby area includes a full bar, Starucks and a 24/7 Grab... More
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Austin budget hotel near the University of TexasA budget hotel with an outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and sundeck, the Super 8 Austin North is five miles from the University of Texas and not much further to downtown Austin's entertainment, shopping and dining. Guests can... More
Budget hotel just outside downtown Austin Three miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the Super 8 Austin Airport South has a bit of country flair, echoing the Texas Hill Country backdrop. Guests travel to downtown Austin, about four miles away to visit... More
Budget-friendly stay in the heart of downtown Austin Travelers in search of a budget hotel in the heart of Austin's scene should check out La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol. Next door to the Texas State Capitol building, the hotel sits in a prime location within walking... More
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Charm and convenience in downtown Austin with indoor and outdoor pools Smack in the heart of downtown Austin, the location of the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol is enough to lure visitors. The hotel is surrounded by music venues, restaurants, shopping and tourist... More
Southwest luxury just three miles from downtown AustinLess than three miles south of downtown Austin and four miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport airport, the Wyndham Garden Hotel has modern décor with a hint of southwestern style. The naturally-lit... More
On-campus Austin hotel with class Travelers staying at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center have special access to the events, exhibits and activities on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The elegant hotel is filled with earthy tones and modern furniture, evoking... More
*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on www.orbitz.com in 2012, as compared to price of the same components booked separately.
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Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Learn the “Story of Texas” at this Austin gem across three floors of exhibits, a special effects show and an IMAX theater. Named after a former Lieutenant Governor, the museum gives plenty of fodder for why everything is bigger in Texas.
Barton Springs Pool
Part of the 358-acre Zilker Park, the Barton Springs Pool spans three acres and measures a cool 68 degrees year-round, thanks to the underground springs that feed it. Take a nap on the surrounding grassy slopes -- and don’t be alarmed by topless sunbathing, it’s legal in Austin.
Austin’s dance hall (see also: honey-tonk) has been around since 1964 -- and it still relies on a winning formula of country music and Texas cooking (try the chicken fried steak). Don’t miss the room dedicated to country music memorabilia, and keep your eyes peeled: Willie Nelson is known to appear when he’s in town.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Yes, Texas may have a reputation of being a dry, tumbleweed state, but it’s actually awash in native wildflowers. The center, established by former first lady and actress Helen Hayes, has a nature trail, meadows and numerous gardens, including iconic bluebonnets each spring.
Long Center for the Performing Arts
The Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Lyric Opera and Ballet Austin all have a home at the newly renovated Long Center for the Performing Arts. On the shores of Lady Bird Lake, the center has a variety of performance spaces, including several outdoor venues.
Sometimes the only way to see a city is to leave it. For great views of Austin, head to Mount Bonnell on the shores of Lake Austin where you'll climb 100 steps to the summit. Enjoy a picnic and watch the sun set.
Texas State Capitol
Take a free guided tour of the1888 Italian Renaissance Revival structure where you'll see marble statues of local heroes Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston, the flag from the Battle of San Jacinto in the House Chamber, and more.