|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£276|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£257|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£426|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£428|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£231|
Though it serves as the state's capital, Austin is a different kind of Texan city; fiercely progressive, the city prides itself on its motto of 'Keep Austin Weird' and features a landscape dotted with trees, parks, and bodies of water amongst the skyscrapers of downtown. Home to a diverse range of cultures and lifestyles, Austin has excellent theatre, music, and film scenes and has become one of the best food hotspots in the country in recent years.
With year-round warm weather and plenty of events taking place, Austin holidays can be enjoyed at any time. However, spring and autumn are generally considered the best time to visit, with comfortable temperatures in the mid-twenties and major festivals taking place during these times. Summer is also a popular time to visit, though during July and August be prepared for temperatures to regularly exceed 35 degrees. Austin can be reached via the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, which is 15 minutes from downtown Austin by car. Whilst in the city it is recommended that visitors use a car to get around, though walking and cycling is possible in and around the downtown area. Austin is in the Central Time Zone (GMT-6).
Austin locals love their festivals, and host many between between March and October. The South by Southwest festival takes place in March and showcases a series of music, film, interactive, and talking events, whilst October's Austin City Limits Music Festival and Austin Film Festival bring over 200,000 people to the area, invigorating the city.
To enjoy Austin's scenery, head to Zilker Park; it offers a great view of the city and is excellent for sunbathing, swimming, or going on a hike or bike ride. The vibrant and cultured neighbourhood of South Congress is the best place for independent boutique stores and world-class restaurants, as well as a lively music scene.