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Austin Travel Guide

Known as the live music centre not only of the States, but of the World, Austin, Texas is a sure fire stop to get your groove on, boogie with the locals and get down and out with country, jazz and rock 'n' roll! Home to a host of music venues across the city and vibrant quarters such as Rainey Street, this is the place dive into some classic Southern culture and see a whole other side to the U S of A. So, get your dancing shoes at the ready, and let Austin take you by storm!
Cowboy hat Country Music
Grab your cowboy boots and head on down to one Austin's many live music joints to listen to some country music. P.S. Want to learn some two-steppin'? Check out a Texas dance hall.
Capitol building History
Calling all history buffs - whether you want to marvel at the Texas State Capitol building or check out one Austin's many museums, there's tons to see!
Pint of Beer Craft beer & BBQ
No visit to Austin is complete without sampling some of the local flavors. With 50+ craft breweries, world-reknowned Tex-Mex cuisine and tasty BBQ, there's so much to try!

What we love about Austin

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Getting There

With direct flights available from the UK to Austin it's an easy ride over! And with our student and youth fares you can make sure you save a few bob, perfect for putting towards your time in the city! Search for cheap flights to Austin now or get in touch with our Travel Experts for more information.
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Austin Hotels

Here at STA Travel we can hook you up with a range of accommodation in Austin, from retro out-of-town lodges to a city-centre luxury boutique hotels. Chat to our experts today to find your perfect Austin hideaway!

Austin Accommodation - Our Top Pick

Hotel Van Zandt

Rainey Street District

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  • This Texan charmer invites you to try it's local craft beer, authentic Southern Cuisine and shimmering swimming pool
  • All rooms come with fluffy robes and 24-hour rooms service
  • This hotel offers you a front row seat to all the action of Rainey Street

Top tours in Austin

Austin without a doubt has enough going for it to be a trip in itself, but if you have a little more time on your hands, why not explore further afield too? Bring in Austin as part of a longer trip or join fellow travellers on a group adventure! Cross the States on a coast to coast escapade, get off the beaten track and seek out the true soul of the Deep South. Check out a few of our favourites here! View all USA tours
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Deep South and Festival Sounds

Starting in Atlanta you'll wind through the Deep South and finish up in Austin for a true American experience. Get your music fix in Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans, a city where just about anything goes. But don't forget to pack your dancing shoes for the famous ACL festival!
15 days
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Southern BLT

Travel from LA to New York via the Swinging South. With this tour you'll have a full experience of the plains of America. From the spectacular views of the Grand Canyon to the famous hospitality of Texas, be rest assured you'll never have a dull moment on this trip of a lifetime!
20 days
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Southern Soul

Experience the famous southern hospitality and culture, from BBQ to the sultry sound of jazz and blues, you'll definitely come back home a much more soulful traveller. Book yourself on this tour to experiences the mosiacs of the south from Fort Worth to New Orleans. 
8 days
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Welcome to Texas | STA Travel on YouTube

Last summer, STA Travel and Visit The USA sent three super talented filmmakers to three different regions of the USA. Check out the first of the videos, by filmmaker Abi Green showcasing the incredible state of Texas, then carry on watching for more Deep Southern soul...

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