PLACES TO VISIT
African American Cultural and Heritage Facility
A celebration of the diversity found throughout Austin, this unique site is home to a beautiful mosaic mural that features the portraits of some of the most important people, places, and events of Austin’s African American Community.
Want to touch a sting ray or hold a snake? Maybe you’d like to play with parakeets or pet an iguana! The Austin Aquarium is a unique and interactive experience that delights in introducing families to the world beneath the ocean’s surface.
Weird and wacky, colorful and creative—that’s Austin for you. Explore any of its neighborhoods and you’re bound to stumble on an ever-changing gallery of murals and street art. Set out on an adventure and stop by a few of the most famous pieces to snap a picture.
The mission of the Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation, and public education. For $3, you can purchase a bag of food to feed the goats, deer, llamas, and sheep!
Barton Springs Pool
Measuring 3 acres in size and fed by naturally heated underground springs with an average temperature of 68 - 70 degrees, the Barton Springs Pool is an oasis in the middle of Austin.
Bee Cave Sculpture Park
The Bee Cave Sculpture Park weaves throughout a 7-acre natural setting showcasing a combination of permanent and rotating sculptures. In addition to the fantastic art you will find a spring-fed pond, some of the largest oak trees in the City and over 20 different native species of plants.
Congress Avenue Bridge Bats
Every summer night, people gather on the bridge to experience one of nature’s most impressive displays. Crevices on the underside of the bridge are home to 1.5 million bats that take to the air at dusk!
Congress Avenue Kayaks
First-timers and experienced paddlers, head on out to enjoy a kayak or a Standup Paddleboard on Lady Bird Lake in Downtown Austin directly outside of the hotel.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library
Our 36th president was a fascinating man who came to power at a tumultuous time. Using innovative exhibits, visitors learn more about his passion for critical issues like education, civil rights, and healthcare.
O. Henry Museum
The O. Henry Museum offers a look into the life of William Sidney better known by the pen name O. Henry, the famed short story writer who authored such universal classics as "Gifts of the Magi," "The Ransom of Red Chief" and "The Cop and the Anthem." Open Wednesday - Sunday, Noon - 5:00 p.m.