Welcome To Austin
Welcome to Austin, Texas and the historic InterContinental Stephen F Austin! It is our pleasure to introduce you to some of the great places that make Austin a favorite destination world-wide. We welcome this opportunity to share our recommendations with you.
Wake up early and begin your day with an energetic walk along the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, a rambling route through Austin's leafy, much loved park. I suggest you reward yourself with a tasty brunch at the South Congress Cafe, then spend the rest of the morning shopping in South Austin. If you need a late morning pick-me-up, stop by Jo's Coffee House for an Iced Turbo or indulge in your favorite flavor icecream at the famous Amy's Ice Creams across the street. Austin has some of the best and original Food Trucks in the nation. You'll find them parked all throughout downtown and on South Congress Ave.
Why not go and play in Zilker Park, 358 glorious acres in the city center. Take a ride round the park on the Zilker Zephyr miniature train, row a canoe out onto the lake or be like a local and take a dip in Barton Springs Pool. This amazing, natural spring-fed pond is three acres wide and maintains a temperature of 68 degrees F all year round, so you can swim whatever the weather. While you're here, pack in a culture fix: head to the Sculpture Garden at the south end to see works by sculptor Charles Umlauf.
To finish a day in the great outdoors of Austin, enjoy a delicious dinner of melt-in-the-mouth Gulf Lump Crab cakes or try the beef tenderloin at the Paggi Housel. Then, at sundown, watch Austin's resident bats venture out from under Congress Avenue Bridge. After dinner, I recommend you stroll over to the Warehouse District to catch some live music at Antone's. For a perfect end to the day, enjoy cocktails on the terrace of the Stephen F's Bar & Terrace with the beautiful view of the Texas State Capitol!
Some older local establishments do not accept credit or debit cards. Always have some cash on hand.
Austin is a very casual city. Please make sure to bring comfortable shoes and light clothing for layering, as it is hot and humid in the summer and chilly in the winter.
A tip of 15 to 20 percent is a customary gratuity for good service in a restaurant or bar.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Live Music Capital of the World
Austin is known as the 'Live Music Capital of the World.' Famous artists such as Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan have called Austin home. There are daily live music performances at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.
Austin houses the largest number of Mexican fruit bats in North America. Each summer, thousands of people gather at the Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the bats take flight for feeding, minutes before sundown.
University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is one of North America's largest universities. Famous students have included Matthew McConaughey, Janis Joplin, Laura Bush, and Walter Cronkite.
WHAT TO PACK
Austin boasts many natural swimming holes, and on a hot day, nothing can be better than cooling off in one. Don't forget to pack your bathing suit, sun lotion and a hat.
When packing your clothes, please keep in mind that Austin is a very casually attired city.
- 701 Congress Avenue
- Austin , TX , 78701
- United States
- Front Desk +1-512-4578800
Distance 9 MI / 14.48 KM EAST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): $25.00 (USD)
Time by taxi: 20 minutes
Exit Airport, turn Left to access ramp on Left onto TX-71 West. Travel 5.1 miles, Exit onto I-35 North. Travel 4.0 miles and Exit 234C /6th-12th Sts. Turn left onto East 6th St. Turn right onto Congress Avenue and right onto 7th St, hotel on Left.
Station Name: Amtrack
Distance 1.0 MI / 1.61 KM WEST to Hotel
From hotel, take 6th Street west to Lamar. Left on Lamar to train station at 5th and Lamar. The address is 250 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703.
- Valet parking only at this downtown Austin hotel including 24 hour unlimited in and out privileges.
- Valet Parking Available: $30.00 (USD)
- Valet Parking Available
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
From I-35 Northbound, take exit 234B (12th Street/Capitol) Continue until you reach 8th Street. Turn right onto 8th Street, continue until you reach Congress. Turn left onto Congress, continue until you reach 7th Street. Turn left onto 7th Street. Hotel will be immediately on left.
From I-35 Southbound, take exit 234C (6th-12th). Turn left onto 6th Street. Continue until you reach Congress. Turn right onto Congress, continue until you reach 7th Street. Turn right onto Congress. Hotel will be immediately on left.
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