InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
Welcome a blissful morning in Austin with a walk along the scenic Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail. Immersed in the lush greenery and tranquility, stroll by the shops, enjoy the views of Second Street, and savor breakfast at a uniquely local restaurant nearby. Then step into the rich history, art, and culture of Mexico and Latin America at Mexic-Arte Museum. As you wander through the galleries, find captivating collections including decorative and ceremonial Mexican masks, Taller Grafica Popular Print Collection, The Serie Print Project Archive, and much more. Be sure to take home a piece of the experience with a unique souvenir from the gift shop.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Zilker Park, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. Take a ride around the park on the Zilker Zephyr miniature train, row a canoe in the lake, or take a dip in Barton Springs Pool, a natural spring-fed pond that maintains a temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit all year round. Visit the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum at the south end to discover works of Charles Umlauf along with other rotating exhibitions.
For the evening, head to 6th Street for a happy hour cocktail as you discover why Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World. If you are visiting during the months of March to October, at sundown, catch a breathtaking view of millions of bats taking flights from the underside of the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, a short walk from our hotel. When you are ready for dinner, our Concierge team will be delighted to provide information about local restaurants, offer dining suggestions based upon your preferred cuisine and ambiance and make any reservations on your behalf. At the end of the night, unwind and enjoy a well-deserved nightcap in the hotel’s Stephen F.'s Bar, where prohibition-era cocktails crafted by our expert mixologists may be the perfect way to end an eventful and unforgettable day in Austin.
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. The Broken Spoke for Country Honky Tonk and Continental Club for Texas Rock are two of Austin's favorite iconic stops for music.
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. football has begun so you'll see alot of burnt orange in support of UT Football. Hook 'Em Horns!
Located east of downtown, across IH-35, Austin's East side is quickly becoming a best kept secret with its rapid new development and eclectic culture.