Top 10 Attractions By Our Hotel in Austin Near 6th Street

Top 10 Downtown Austin Attractions

Austin offers a wide variety of attractions, from outdoors adventures to sporting events to art openings and concerts. We’ve made your travel easier with our selection of our top ten things to do at our hotel in Austin near 6th Street and other attractions in Austin, TX.

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Texas State Capitol

112 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
512-305-8400

Wedged snugly between Downtown Austin and the campus of the University of Texas, the Texas State Capitol building is a worthwhile attraction for those enamored of architecture, history, or both. Erected in 1885, the massive building was named one of America’s 100 favorite pieces of architecture by the American Institute of Architects. Admission is free and the Capitol itself is open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends, with guided tours available during standard business hours.


Sixth Street Entertainment District

Sixth Street, Downtown Austin

Sixth Street is the epicenter of Downtown Austin’s entertainment and music scenes. This busy street is home to a wide range of bars, clubs, restaurants and music venues. To experience Sixth Street at its most lively, plan your vacation for a weekend. But rest assured you’ll be able to find something to do any day of the week in Downtown Austin. Key venues on or near Sixth Street include, the Parish Room and momo’s, among others. For an exciting time, our hotel near 6th Street in Austin, TX is your ideal stay.


The University of Texas at Austin

2515 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712
512-471-8839

The flagship institution of the University of Texas system and the nation’s fifth-largest university by enrollment is located just blocks from downtown. The university is one of the top Austin TX attractions not just for its athletic events and museums, but also for its sprawling campus full of greenery and historic architecture. You can travel between UT’s seven museums and 17 libraries for free, but be sure to bring your walking shoes.


Barton Springs Pool

2101 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
512-476-9044

Escape the sweltering Texas temperatures at Barton Springs Pool, a hidden oasis just a few minutes from downtown. The quarter-mile-long swimming pool in Zilker Park is filled with water from one of the largest springs in the state. Because the water comes from a natural source, it maintains a temperature of about 70 degrees year-round. During the hot summer months, the refreshing pool becomes a top gathering spot for visitors and locals alike.


Austin Museum of Art

823 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
512-495-9224

The Austin Museum of Art, known as AMOA, boasts both a central downtown location on Congress Avenue and an older location at Laguna Gloria several miles north of downtown. The Congress Avenue location lies just eight blocks from Marriott Austin and features contemporary and innovative exhibitions with a focus on the work of local artists. The museum is open every day besides Monday and admission costs just $5 for adults.


Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

2313 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78705
512-721-0200

The LBJ Library and Museum is one of 13 presidential libraries in the U.S. It contains millions of pages of texts, including authored by former president Johnson himself. Located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, the LBJ is the only presidential library that does not charge for admission. The museum showcases permanent exhibits and events for year-round public viewing about politics and American history.


Austin Zoo

10807 Rawhide Trail
Austin, TX 78736
512-288-1490

Located just west of Austin proper, the Austin Zoo provides affordable family-friendly entertainment and education. The zoo and animal sanctuary welcomes more than 200,000 visitors each year to its exhibits, which provide up-close and personal views at exotic and local animals alike.


Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
512-936-4639

Located adjacent to the University of Texas at Austin and downtown, this decade-old museum focuses on the rich history of Texas, one of America’s largest and most populous states. The museum tells the story of Texas with three floors of interactive exhibits and also features a café with indoor and outdoor seating.


Barton Creek Square

2901 S. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746
512-327-7041

Barton Creek Square, situated in southwest Austin, is your one-stop source for all things retail. The vast mall offers more than 180 specialty retailers in one place, including Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, Nordstrom and Sears, among many others.


Paramount & State Theatres

713/719 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
512-472-5470

This pair of Downtown Austin theatres holds a variety of events, from comedy shows to concerts to performing arts showcases. The venues are located conveniently just a few blocks from Marriott Austin Downtown and near plenty of dining options.