Discover the best things to do in Austin

Book a hotel room at the Radisson to stay near Texas Longhorn games at The University of Texas at Austin and high-end shopping at San Marcos Premium Outlets. Just five miles away in downtown, you can tour the Texas State Capitol, bike through Zilker Park, or let your kids explore Thinkery’s interactive exhibits. Living up to its nickname Live Music Capital of the World, Austin also hosts internationally acclaimed events like South by Southwest and the Hot Luck festival. For a fun evening out on the town, check out the schedule at The Long Center for the Performing Arts or head to the vibrant Sixth Street Entertainment District. Here for a conference or trade show at the Austin Convention Center? You can touch base with your colleagues in one of our well-appointed event spaces.

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Austin Convention Center

4.66 mi / 7.5 km from the hotel
With more than 240,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Austin Convention Center is a hub of activity, hosting thousands of events that include the South by Southwest (SXSW) arts festival.

Texas State Capitol

4.01 mi / 6.45 km from the hotel
The Texas State Capitol building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is popular for its red granite walls, elegant Renaissance Revival style, and beautiful grounds.

The University of Texas at Austin

3.33 mi / 5.36 km from the hotel
Home of the Longhorns, the flagship branch of The University of Texas has become one of the largest and most prestigious public universities in the United States.

Sixth Street Entertainment District

4.42 mi / 7.12 km from the hotel
Your trip to Austin wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Sixth Street district, which features seven blocks of art studios, chic boutiques, restaurants and bars, and dance and music venues.

The Contemporary Austin

4.41 mi / 7.1 km from the hotel
See modern artwork and live shows at this museum’s two architecturally unique locations: the 5,100-square-foot Jones Center and the 14-acre Laguna Gloria school located in the restored 1916 Italianate-style Driscoll Villa.

Moody Center

3.35 mi / 5.39 km from the hotel
Offering state-of-the-art amenities and seating for 15,000 people, this premier venue hosts big-name artists like Sting and Madonna in addition to sports games, family shows, and other local events.

Q2 Stadium

4.49 mi / 7.23 km from the hotel
Home of Austin FC Major League Soccer club, Q2 Stadium is a modern soccer venue featuring hand-painted murals, local food vendors, and an amplifying design to create the ultimate fan experience.

Lady Bird Lake

5.28 mi / 8.5 km from the hotel
Enjoy outdoor fun at Lady Bird Lake, where you can walk or bike the 10 miles of gravel trails and go canoeing or kayaking. You can also cool off in the man-made Deep Eddy Pool, the oldest swimming pool in Texas.

The Domain

5.54 mi / 8.92 km from the hotel
Spend a day at this outdoor mall, called “Austin’s second downtown,” featuring parks, jogging trails, restaurants, upscale shops, and a movie theater.

Travis County Exposition Center

5.35 mi / 8.61 km from the hotel
In addition to the annual Star of Texas State Fair and Rodeo, this complex hosts indoor and outdoor events, including formal banquets and 5K races.


1.83 mi / 2.94 km from the hotel
Expose kids of all ages to engaging entertainment at this popular children’s museum that offers exhibits related to science, technology, and the arts.