The city that was voted "Best Place to Live" is also the perfect place to vacation, with endless culture, great live music, lively arts scenes, delectable dining and more. Stay in the middle of it all at any one of the many friendly Best Western hotels in Austin, Texas.
People visiting Austin, Texas enjoy the city's varied cultural offerings. Austin features great live music, displays of art, unique entertainment venues and much more. Austin, Texas is continuously voted as "Best Place to Live", and it's also a great place to visit, offering a wide range of attractions and activities. Many people who visit Austin return with stories of how laid back the city is and Austin's residents are fondly remembered as friendly, gracious, and open.
Austin is known as the social and environmental epicenter of Texas and for good reason. Cultural attractions are plentiful in this city and several natural parks and trails are located just outside of the city limits. Visitors to to one of our Austin hotels will be pleased to know that this city is ready to welcome them to a laid back good time.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Over 200 acres are devoted to native wildflowers at this public botanical garden. This floral haven attracts thousands of butterflies when the flowers are in bloom.
Elisabeth Ney Museum - The former Hyde Park studio of sculptor Elisabeth Ney has been transformed into a museum devoted to her work.
Governor's Mansion - Visitors to Austin can take guided tours of the state governor's residence.
Congress Bridge Bats - The largest urban bat colony in North America calls the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin home. The best viewing time is in August, but the bats can be seen as early as March.
South Congress Avenue - A variety of restaurants line this well traversed street. Guerro's (Tex Mex) Fran's Hamburgers, Magnolia Cafe are just a few of the favorites with the locals.
Jeffrey's - A small bistro serving American fare which has been a destination for food lovers in Austin for over 25 years.
Uchi - This popular restaurant serves Sushi, Asian, Japanese, and Seafood.
Vespaio - a very popular and highly rated Italian restaurant popular for romantic dinners.
Continental Club - One of the premier clubs for live music in Austin, Texas. Open since 1957, visitors to this club are sure to enjoy a rollicking good time.
Alamo Drafthouse (multiple locations) - A great place for a dinner and a movie. This specialty theater chain showcases the wild and the wacky of the film world as well as well-known flicks and classics. www.drafthouse.com.
Elephant Room - Live jazz in an authentic, comfortable, and relaxed atmosphere.
Sixth Street - A busy street in downtown Austin that is lined with clubs, restaurants, pubs and galleries.
Arboretum - This upscale shopping mall located at Great Hills in Northwest Austin is a two-level market of boutiques, art galleries, and upscale clothing stores.
Barton Creek Square Mall - Austin's largest indoor mall features designer collections as well as bargain shopping. Located just minutes from the downtown Austin area.
Austin, Texas is packed with entertainment and dining choices. Visitors to this exciting town can catch a drink and a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse, enjoy live music at the Continental club or take it easy at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Food lovers from the world over will appreciate the varied cuisine present in this culturally diverse city. Austin and its citizens welcome you to loosen up and enjoy yourself whenever you choose to visit.
Begin your search here for more information on Austin hotels, or you can read more about the Austin, Texas area and look for hotel rates at the Best Western Hotels of Texas website www.bestwesterntexas.com. To receive more Austin, Texas information or to read more about Austin, Texas attractions and to look for visitor guides visit the Austin, Texas Tourism site at www.austintexas.org.