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Your guide to Austin
The Texas capital is a mecca of everything the state does best: inventive cuisine served from its food trucks; live entertainment celebrated at festivals touting music, tech, and extreme sports, and of course the all-essential SXSW; and plenty of outdoor experiences that call for biking, hiking cycling, swimming, bouldering, and kayaking year-round. Downtown Austin is the center of it all, with a thriving arts and shopping scene by day and lively nightlife after the sun sets, especially on Sixth Street and in the Warehouse District. Take a step back in time in South Austin, where beloved restaurants and classic architecture surround the biggest city park. The fast-growing neighborhood of East Austin, an eclectic enclave of food and boutiques, is another great spot to explore.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Austin
Austin boasts 300 sunny days a year, but there’s no denying that the city sizzles in the summer, with July being the hottest month. Average high temperatures are in the 90s Fahrenheit from June through September, with lows only getting into the 70s. Winter is a far more temperate season, with highs in the upper 50s to low 70s and lows dipping into the upper 30s. Spring and fall are the most pleasant seasons for a vacation, with highs usually in the 70s and 80s and lows in the 50s to 60s. The clearest skies arrive between July and November, with the highest average days of rain in May.
Top things to do in Austin
The Texas state house is as grand in stature as the state is in size, earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and being declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Made of sunset red Texas granite, the three-story capitol building is the largest in the nation — yes, it’s more than 14 feet higher than the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. But the true beauty is in the details, such as the ornate oversized brass door hinges and chandeliers with light bulbs that spell out “T-E-X-A-S.” Take a free half-hour tour or pick up a map to take a self-guided tour.
Congress Avenue Bridge Bats
No bat signal needed! One of the most stunning sights in town is this fascinating natural phenomenon as between 750,000 and 1.5 million bats — the largest urban colony on the continent — fly out from under the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge every night at dusk.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Founded by Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes in 1982, the 284-acre University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is committed to preserving the state’s native plants, with more than 900 species on site. There’s also an arboretum with more than 70 kinds of Texas’ native trees.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where should I stay in Austin?
Make yourself at home in Austin by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 9,430 vacation rentals in East Austin, over 10,530 vacation rentals in South Austin, and over 8,650 vacation rentals in Downtown Austin.
Are there vacation rentals near Austin's top attractions?
You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Austin's top attractions. We offer over 22,820 vacation rentals near Texas Capitol, and over 22,800 vacation rentals near Texas State Capitol, and so much more! Experience the best of Austin right on your doorstep.
What types of vacation rentals are available in Austin?
Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Austin. From over 4,020 apartment rentals to over 8,470 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.
How much does it cost to stay in vacation home rentals in Austin?
Experience the best of Austin with our vacation home rentals, starting at about $70 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.
Are there vacation home rentals with a dedicated workspace in Austin?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 vacation home rentals in Austin featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.
Do vacation home rentals in Austin have wireless internet?
Absolutely! We offer over 20 vacation home rentals with wireless internet in Austin. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Do vacation home rentals in Austin have air conditioning?
Absolutely! We offer over 20 vacation home rentals with air conditioning in Austin. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Are there Austin vacation home rentals on Airbnb with pools?
Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 10 vacation home rentals with pools in Austin, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Austin?
Four-legged friends are welcome in Austin. Choose from more than 5,590 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.
What are the most popular amenities for Vacation Home Rentals in Austin?
Enhance your stay in our Vacation Home Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 20 homes with wireless internet, over 20 homes with air conditioning, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.