Pleasant days and cool evenings provide the perfect backdrop for a spectacular autumn visit to Austin. Reconnect with friends and family with lawn games beneath the shade of our giant heritage oaks. Relax in a swaying hammock or cosy Adirondack chair as you watch the clouds – and boats – drift by, or take in one of Austin’s many autumn events, from Texas football and the Austin City Limits Music Festival to Formula 1 racing.
Uniquely Austin Experiences
- Austin City Limits
Watch a music legend live or discover the next big thing at the world-famous Austin City Limits Music Festival, where more than 100 bands converge on Austin’s Zilker Park over two weekends and eight stages.Details
- Formula 1 Racing
Featuring pulse-pounding racing action and can’t-miss musical performances by global superstars, the annual U.S. Grand Prix offers a full weekend of excitement and entertainment.Details
- Barton Springs Pool
Tucked within Zilker Park, this three-acre spring-fed swimming hole maintains an average water temperature of 68–70 degrees F (20–21 C), making it a year-round favourite for aquatic adventures.
- South Congress (SoCo)
Austin’s renowned eccentricity is abundant along South Congress Avenue, or “SoCo,” as locals call it. This colourful neighborhood is lined with eclectic shops, trendy dining spots and hidden art galleries, all within walking distance of the Hotel.
- Congress Bridge Bats
Austin’s Mexican free-tailed bats typically migrate south in the winter, but autumn visitors can still get in one last sighting of these harmless high-flyers as they sweep across the sky in search of their evening meal.
- Street Art
In a city known for creativity, it’s no surprise many of Austin’s buildings and walls double as art canvases. From iconic sayings to cultural cartoons, you’ll find something to see – and photograph – on nearly every corner.
- Texas Barbecue
A visit to Austin isn’t complete without a stop at one of the city’s renowned barbecue spots. Better yet, treat your taste buds to a few and join Austinites everywhere in the age-old debate about which one truly has the best barbecue.
- Hiking Trails
Take advantage of sunny days and mild temperatures to explore hundreds of hiking trails – from the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail behind the Hotel to verdant green belts that are minutes from downtown yet feel miles away.
- Hill Country Wineries
An up-and-coming appellation, the Texas Hill Country is home to more than 50 wineries. Stop by for a tasting, or usher in the season with one of the area’s many festivals.
On-Demand Margarita Cart
Margaritas are an Austin tradition, but you don’t need to hit a crowded bar to get one. Simply push the margarita button on your in-room phone, then relax as our Margarita Cart, stocked with a variety of premium tequilas and fresh mix-ins, comes to you.
Longhorn pride is on full display on football weekends with our signature University of Texas steak experience that features a Texas-sized steak, complete with a sizzling Longhorn brand.
Channel your inner artist during this complimentary, pressure-free art activity that uses a unique Austin canvas: river rocks. After you’re finished, take your masterpiece home as a souvenir or choose to leave it in our rock garden for the enjoyment of future guests.
Set beneath heritage oaks, our backyard oasis doubles as your private playground, complete with ping-pong, cornhole, giant Jenga and other popular lawn games. Challenge a loved one to a friendly match, or sit back as a spectator in the comfort of a tree-shaded Adirondack chair.
Retro Picnic on the Lake
Take in Austin’s stunning skyline from the comfort of a vintage fiberglass boat, complete with mid-century cool colors, fins and chrome details. Outfitted with an electric motor for a quiet, eco-friendly ride, each boat comes with a gourmet Four Seasons picnic basket and a Polaroid camera – perfect for capturing memories of this one-of-a-kind retro experience.
Borrow a premium guitar throughout your visit to strum and riff to your heart’s content in the comfort of your guest room, on the Hotel’s scenic back lawn or at one of Austin’s many inspiring locales.