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Why Choose Our Destination?

When it comes to meetings and conventions, Austin is a city that planners and visitors always agree on. Our state-of-the-art infrastructure, innovative meeting spaces and world-class hotels are nestled in the center, and the heart, of the city. Within a few walkable blocks you'll also find the famous Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail, legendary live music venues and some of the best margaritas in the country. From high-tech conventions to exclusive retreats, we are ready to help you create a safe & memorable event that's just as authentic as Austin. So, let us answer your questions, explore our resources and help prepare for you next live, virtual or hybrid event. Get down to business in Austin, the Texas capital and Live Music Capital of the World®. Ranked among the top cities for nightlife, safety, airport satisfaction and high-tech facilities, Austin offers all the amenities you'll need for work and play. Check out Austin's meeting accommodations and venues at


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Getting Here

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is a state-of-the-art airport with 2 terminals, 37 gates and full customs facilities for international travelers. Easy to get to (only 7.5 miles from the Austin Convention Center) and easy to get through, passengers enjoy exceptional customer service Austin-style, with art exhibits, local food (from brisket and breakfast tacos to local craft beers) and nearly 1,000 annual live music performances. The airport has 260+ daily flights with nonstop service to about 95 destinations. A record 21 million passengers traveled through AUS in 2022, resulting in 55 percent growth from 2021. Getting to and from the airport - and all around town - is easy. Most major rental car and ride-hailing companies are available at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and other standard transportation options include the Capital Metro bus system and Metrorail, bike and scooter rentals, pedicabs and more.

Distance from airport

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

    7 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

2ND Street District

Running the length of 2ND Street from Congress Avenue to San Antonio Street, this easy-to-walk section of downtown Austin features local and national-brand shops, a diverse selection of restaurants, and trendy bars. Wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget to snap a photo with the Willie Nelson Statue outside of the iconic ACL Live at the Moody Theater music venue.

Rainey Street Entertainment District

Tucked away on the eastern bank of Lady Bird Lake just a few blocks from Sixth Street is Rainey Street. Upscale bars serving craft brews and a wide range of high-end restaurants sit within and among historic homes, giving the whole district an easygoing charm.

Warehouse District

Good food, tons of live music, and an upscale nightlife scene await in Austin’s Warehouse District. Located just west of Sixth Street, the district is just the place if you’re looking for a lively nightlife with more mature crowds. The gritty backdrop makes for a vibrant scene that draws a diverse crowd thanks to its range of live entertainment, restaurants, LGBTQ scene and unique shops.

West Sixth Street Entertainment District

Austin’s West Sixth Street District is where young 20- and 30-somethings go. Retaining its fun and youthful vibe but with a dash of sophistication, it’s a fine alternative if you’d rather avoid Sixth Street’s crowds. Along with the night time hangouts, the area has a diverse selection of restaurants for you to choose from, including everything from a sandwich shop and Latin cuisine to a 24 hour diner and fine southern fare.

Sixth Street Entertainment District

Austin’s famous Sixth Street is as much a hub of nightlife as it is an attraction for travelers. Once the sun sets, this entertainment district is closed to vehicle traffic freeing up the streets for throngs of bar hoppers. Sixth Street tends to attract a younger crowd that reflects Austin’s status as a major college town. The party runs from Thursday through Saturday every week along Sixth Street from I-35 to Congress Avenue.

East Austin Entertainment District

The East Austin area of town, just across IH-35 from downtown, offers a quirky and relaxed alternative to crowded Sixth Street. Find a cozy spot in a coffee shop or the outdoor patio of a bar and nurse a drink of your choice, then order something delicious from a food truck. Don’t miss the iconic murals spread throughout the district.

Red River Cultural District

While you can hear bands performing throughout much of Austin, the heart of the Texas capital’s live music scene can be found in the Red River Cultural District. Located along Red River Street which intersects Sixth Street, it’s here you’ll find local and touring acts doing their thing. This is where you’ll find eight of Austin’s live music venues, including Elysium, Empire Control Room & Garage, and Stubb’s BBQ – home to an outdoor stage that hosts regional and nationwide acts throughout the year.

South Congress Entertainment District

South Congress Avenue occupies a hilly and tree-filled part of Austin just south of the Colorado River. Walk along South Congress Avenue and you’ll have your pick of restaurants serving everything from American to Italian and Mexican cuisine. There are quite a few trendy shops and an art gallery in the area to browse as well. Make sure to snap a few photos of the public art throughout the district, including every couple’s favorite, the “I Love You So Much” mural.

Convention Centers

  • Austin Convention Center

    The Austin Convention Center is located in the heart of the city with over 14,000 hotel rooms in walking distance. Please note the center will be closed for expansion and redevelopment and will not be hosting events April 2025- December 2028

  • The Palmer Events Center - TX

    The Palmer Events Center - TX is an award-winning 131,000 square foot multi-use center which is situated in a natural park setting alongside Town Lake in downtown Austin. Our Sales Team is ready to work with you to ensure your event is a success.



High season
Oct 1 – Nov 30
Feb 14 – May 31
Shoulder season
Low season

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