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Austin, TX Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 198
Total Sleeping Rooms 28,820
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,048
Committable Meeting Rooms* 62
Convention Center Space 900,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 247,052 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 79,525 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $146
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $59
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $270
*Maximum for a single hotel

Austin, TX Things to Do and Attractions

Mexic-Arte Museum

Austin's Mexic-Arte Museum was founded in 1983 to preserve and promote traditional and contemporary Mexican and Latino art.

Thinkery

The Thinkery is THE place to take the kids while visiting Austin - the perfect place to learn and have fun.

LBJ Library and Museum

In honor of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, the LBJ Library and Museum houses a variety of permanent exhibits - including a White House exhibit - as well as several temporary showcases, making it one of Austin's best tourist stops.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Founded in 1982, the center commemorates Lady Bird Johnson's contributions to the Hill Country environment and landscape, as well as introduces locals and visitors alike to native plants and flowers. Throughout the year, the center also welcomes

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Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center is one of the world's finest cultural archives; it houses a rare Gutenberg Bible, 30 million literary manuscripts, the Watergate papers, the world's first photograph, and an expansive Gone with the Wind collection.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center is an expansive museum that is dedicated to the celebration and conservation of African-American heritage. Multiple exhibits, including a children's exhibit, cultural events, classes, and a

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Elisabet Ney Museum

The Austin area home and studio of famed sculptor Elisabet Ney has been preserved as a museum, displaying her works, furnishings, and tools.

The Contemporary at the Jones Center

Located in downtown Austin, The Contemporary provides over 5,000 square feet of ever-changing visual art exhibits. Admission is free.

Capitol Visitors Center

Located on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol Complex, the Capitol Visitors Center is housed in the 1856-57 General Land Office building. Today, this historic building houses a number of displays showcasing the history of Texas and tells the

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Blanton Museum of Art

The museum is free to the public every Thursday. Located on the University of Texas at Austin campus, it houses an expansive collection of modern and ancient art from around the world.

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Named after Texas' former Lieutenant Governor, The Bullock Texas State History Museum expertly tells the "story of Texas" throughout its three floors of educational, interactive exhibits. The museum's exhibits center on the three themes: Land,

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Congress Avenue Bridge Bats

One of Austin's most popular attractions is also one of its most unique. Each year, more than 100,000 people gather on the downtown Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the world's largest urban bat colony of over 1.5 million bats emerge. Every summer,

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Sixth Street District

As the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin is home to more than 250 live music venues that showcase a wide range of musical genres and musicians. Austin's Sixth Street, the city's entertainment and live music center, is most likely Texas'

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Texas State Capitol

Regarded as one of the nation's most distinguished state capitol buildings, the Texas State Capitol is a shining example of late 19th century Renaissance Revival architecture. Completed in 1888, the building is situated atop of one of the city's

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Zilker Botanical Gardens

The centerpiece of Austin's Zilker Park, the beautiful 31-acre Zilker Botanical Gardens are visited by more than 300,000 people every year. Situated along the south bank of the Colorado River, the grounds are home to numerous gardens including the

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Blanton Museum of Art

At 180,000 total square feet, the renowned Blanton Museum of Art, operated by the University of Texas at Austin, is the largest university art museum complex in the United States. But the museum's size isn't its only impressive asset - its expansive

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George Washington Carver Museum

Since 1980, the George Washington Carver Museum has been a key source of the collection, preservation, and exhibition of African-American historical and cultural material. Texas' first African-American neighborhood museum, it was named after George

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Zilker Park

Regarded by many as Austin's crown jewel, the 351-acre Zilker Park is home to a variety of recreational activities and cultural sites that appeal to visitors of all ages and interests. For the sports enthusiast, Zilker Park offers hike and bike

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