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Visiting Austin & Hill Country

Travel to Austin this summer and explore, not only the Texas state capital, but also the eastern region of Hill Country. Austin, known as the Live Music Capital of the World, is an exciting city with a wealth of attractions fit for any member of the family.

Head to the Deep Eddy Pool for a summer cool down – one of the oldest public swimming pools in Austin, Deep Eddy Pool was built in 1915 and features a unique 35-foot hand dug well. A short drive from downtown Austin, visitors also travel from nearby Cedar Park, and Round Rock.

During the summer, keep cool with a fun family visit to the annual Austin Ice Cream Festival. Make your way to Fiesta Gardens on August 4 and enjoy games, live entertainment, and, of course, loads of ice cream.

Get geared up for an authentic taste of Austin at the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival. Held on August 26 at Waterloo Park, the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival features amateurs and professionals vying for your approval with their unique home made sauces. Make the trip into Austin from Taylor, or further east from Rockdale.

Looking for the excitement and pageantry of Texas college football? Head to the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, for Texas Longhorns games. Fans from across Hill Country, cities like Bastrop and Buda, make the trip on game day to support their favorite team in white and burnt orange. Check out the Longhorns take on the Wyoming Cowboys in their home opener on September 1.

Are you traveling with the kids and looking for a fun afternoon activity? No sweat, just head over to the Austin Convention Center on August 31, for the LEGO Kids Fest.

For a taste of local brews, make your way to the Alamo Drafthouse, or check out the Jester King Craft Brewery. Guests travel from as far north as Waco to visit the Alamo Drafthouse – with it’s unique offerings of dinner and a movie, plus an array of alcoholic beverages, there’s little stopping you from having a great time. Imagine your favorite restaurant, only with movie screens.

Waco is another of the sterling cities set within Hill Country. North of Austin, and minutes from Marlin, Waco visitors usually make time for Baylor University football. Head to Floyd Casey Stadium and join close to 50,000 Baylor Bears fans as they battle the Southern Methodist University Mustangs on September 2 – their home opener.

Austin & Hill Country Hotel Map

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30 Best Western Hotels
in Austin & Hill Country

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    Austin Airport Inn & Suites

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    Austin City Hotel

    Austin

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    Bastrop Pines Inn

    Bastrop

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    Waco North

    Bellmead

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    Blanco Luxury Inn & Suites

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    Brady Inn

    Brady

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    Bryan College Station

    Bryan

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    Post Oak Inn

    Burnet

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    Cedar Inn

    Cedar Park

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    Coleman Inn

    Coleman

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    Comanche Inn

    Comanche

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    Inn & Suites

    Copperas Cove

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    Franklin Inn & Suites

    Franklin

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    Fredericksburg

    Fredericksburg

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    Chateau Ville Motor Inn

    Gatesville

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    Georgetown Inn & Suites

    Georgetown

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    Giddings Inn & Suites

    Giddings

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    Johnson City Inn

    Johnson City

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    Dos Rios

    Junction

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    La Grange Inn & Suites

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    Llano

    Llano

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    Longhorn Inn & Suites

    Luling

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    Executive Inn & Suites

    Madisonville

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    Marble Falls Inn

    Marble Falls

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    Marlin Inn & Suites

    Marlin

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    Executive Inn

    Round Rock

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    Sweetwater Inn & Suites

    Sweetwater

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    Taylor Inn

    Taylor

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    Temple Inn & Suites

    Temple

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    Woodway Waco South Inn & Suites

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Austin & Hill Country Events

March 2016

March 11 – 13, 2016
2016 World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup

Set in Sweetwater, the 2016 World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup offers everything from a rattlesnake parade and carnival to dancing in the Jaycee Barn, the Sweetwater Rifle & Pistol Club Gun, Knife & Coin Show, a beard contest, and more. Held at the Nolan County Coliseum.

March 11-20, 2016
2016 SXSW

One of the biggest art and culture events, featuring over a week's worth of film, music, and interactive art events. Grab your tickets today.

April 2016

April 2, 2016
2016 The Texas Food Truck Showdown

Head over to Heritage Square in downtown Waco as over 40 food trucks prepare their best creations for celebrity judges, alongside live music and a sunset movie showing. The fun begins at 10 a.m.

April 22-24, 2016
2016 Austin Food & Wine Festival

A city known for its eclectic food celebrates all things delicious and delectable this spring, as events like the Rock Your Taco Showdown and Taste of Texas offer up plenty of food and fun for three straight days. Check the schedule and plan your itinerary accordingly.

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