Make summer memories with friends and family at downtown Austin’s lakehouse. Relax in a swaying hammock or cozy Adirondack as you watch the clouds – and boats – drift by. Or take part in various lake-inspired activities, from lawn games and rock painting to a leisurely afternoon of stand-up paddle boarding.
Uniquely Austin Experiences
- Barton Springs Pool
Tucked within Zilker Park, this three-acre spring-fed swimming hole maintains an average water temperature of 68 to 70 degrees, making it the ideal spot to cool off on summer afternoons.
- South Congress ("SoCo")
Austin’s renowned eccentricity is abundant along South Congress Avenue, or “SoCo,” as locals call it. This colourful neighborhood is lined with funky shops, trendy dining spots, and hole-in-the-wall art galleries, all within walking distance of the Hotel.
- Congress Bridge Bats
Most summer nights, visitors can watch as Austin’s Mexican free-tailed bats sweep across the sky in search of their evening meal. The ribbon-like silhouette of these harmless high-flyers at sunset is a uniquely Austin spectacle.
- Austin Street Art
In a town known for creativity, it’s no surprise many of Austin’s buildings and walls double as art canvases. From iconic sayings to cultural cartoons, there’s something to see – and photograph – on nearly every corner.
- Rainey Street
One of Austin’s hippest entertainment and nightlife districts, Rainey Street is home to casual bungalows-turned-bars, many with cozy backyards and wide porches.
- Texas Barbecue
A visit to Austin isn’t complete without a stop at one of the city’s renowned barbecue joints. Better yet, treat your tastebuds to a few and join Austinites everywhere in the age-old debate about which spot truly has the best barbecue.
- Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail
Great for a leisurely stroll, scenic jog, or an easy bike ride, the 10-mile Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail bisects downtown as it winds alongside Austin’s beloved Lady Bird Lake.
- Water Activities
Soak up Austin’s 300+ days of sunshine on Lady Bird Lake, home to some of the best kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding in town. Calm waters and picturesque inlets provide hours of lake-filled fun near the heart of downtown Austin.
Inspired by Austin’s love for food trucks, our one-of-a-kind Trinity Point beverage trailer serves up an ever-rotating menu of refreshing drinks, from frozen concoctions and craft cocktails to all-natural boozy popsicles.
Channel your inner artist during this complimentary, pressure-free art activity featuring a unique Austin canvas: river rocks. After you’ve finished, take your masterpiece home as a souvenir or choose to leave it in our rock garden for the enjoyment of future guests.
This complimentary 15-minute session invites you to breathe deep while reveling in the soothing sounds of Austin as it awakens, from the steady chirp of birds to the gentle lapping of water along Lady Bird Lake.
Set beneath heritage oaks, our backyard oasis doubles as your private playground, complete with ping pong, cornhole, giant Jenga and other popular lawn games. Challenge a loved one to a friendly match, or sit back as a spectator within the comfort of a tree-shaded Adirondack chair.
Borrow a premium guitar throughout your visit to strum and riff to your heart’s content in the comfort of your guest room, on the Hotel’s scenic back lawn or at one of Austin’s many inspiring locales.