We know, geography isn't everyone's forte. If you only have a vague idea of where Austin lies on a map, don't forget to brush up on its location before you go!
This attractive destination is the state capital of Texas. If you need help finding it on your map, it's 75 miles (121 kilometers) northeast of the prominent city, San Antonio.
With so many things to do in this area of Hill Country, it's easy to see why 800,000 locals choose to call it home.
If you're the sort of traveler who dreams of soft, silky sheets, check out the Four Seasons Hotel Austin (98 San Jacinto Blvd) or the W Austin (200 Lavaca Street). If you're simply after a cosy room to catch up on sleep, don't stress! We've got options for you too. The AT&T Hotel & Conference Center at the University of Texas (1900 University Avenue) and the Days Inn by Wyndham Austin South (4220 South IH-35) are some budget alternatives.
History has many lessons to teach. Drink in the knowledge and gain an insight into days gone by at Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Seeking some more options? People have said, "Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life." Consider the profound works at Blanton Museum of Art, and take a couple of minutes to envision the story behind each piece. And there's more. For years, people have built sky-high structures for a whole host of reasons. Come and discover the story behind University of Texas Tower — it's difficult to miss!