Area Overview

It is simple to understand why the city’s bustling core draws so many visitors. Austin’s downtown is both a historical reminder of the pioneering town it once was (such as the Driskill Hotel, built for a cattle baron) and a hive of activity due to the infusion of new media and technology businesses. Downtown Austin’s special attraction stems from its spectacular blend of modern art, historic architecture, and lush landscaping, and it never fails to wow both visitors and long-time Texans. For the foodies among you, there are fashionable coffeehouses and Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as rooftop pools where you can watch the sunset while listening to live music.