Fun things to do in Austin


Austin is many things, host to the latest live music, the seat of Texas government, a thriving foodie landscape and an outdoor adventurer’s dream town. We're even home to exotic wildlife, ranging from North America’s largest urban colony of Mexican free-tailed bats to the nomadic herds of UT Austin students foraging for food or a good time. However it’s described, Austin is unlike anywhere else in the world. Except Austin, of course. Find W Austin at the epicenter of it all, near the Moody Theater, the University of Texas campus and the capitol building. Our hotel's location in the vibrant 2nd Street District gives you a front row seat to the legendary Austin City Limits music venue, the annual South by Southwest music festival and roughly 250 nightclubs, theaters and concert arenas that make up the “Live Music Capital of the World.” When you want to clear your head or work up a sweat, the city has plenty of places that put you through your paces.

On-Site Outlets
Nail Suite


Start your trip in downtown Austin with a little "me time" and a glow. Unplug from it all at AWAY® Spa with a signature massage, facial, pedicure and more

FIT - Cardio equipment


Visit our modern, 24-hour fitness center featuring Peloton Bikes and a yoga studio.

Pool and Cabanas



Mon-Sun: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM


Towels provided

Pool and Cabanas

W Austin WET

From sunrise to sunset, W Austin's WET® pool deck is open for your dipping pleasure. Located on the 4th floor, the WET deck features private cabanas, lounge chairs, tanning shelves, fireplace and two outdoor showers to rinse off.


Relax at the luxury Austin AWAY Spa, located in downtown Austin inside the W Austin hotel. Spa treatments are uniquely designed to detox, release tension and refuel your spirit. Guests of Austin's AWAY Spa will receive complimentary parking for the day of their service.

Women's Lounge

Spa Services & Amenities

FIT Workout

Energize at FIT, our 3,600-square-foot, state-of-the-art, fully-equipped gym. Stretch high and reach for the sky where energizing is easy, whether you prefer yoga, lifting, cycling or just jogging.

FIT - Cardio equipment

Fun Things to Do in Austin

Austin City Limits

W Austin is the closest of hotels near Austin City Limits, proudly located right next door and providing convenient access to the venue during your stay at our downtown Austin hotel.

Decks from Deck Rooms


Live it up and experience the best of Austin events right from our hotel. Never boring, our wide range of happenings ensures there will be something fun for everyone. Own the moment in a fitness class, or be bold and take in our incredible DJ-sound tracked rhythm in The Living Room.

Hotel Activity Highlights
Pool and Cabanas
WET Deck

Located on the 4th floor, the WET Deck is the place to be. Enjoy W WET Deck happenings with live music or reserve a cabana and Kashbahs for the day.

Pool and Cabanas

Pool season has begun, y'all. Join us for for Sunday Funday at Soundwave. Beats by Bird Peterson & DJ Kurupt. Complimentary entry for hotel guests.

More Local Area & Activities
Austin Nightlife

W Austin hotel guests are invited to explore Austin nightlife in our lounges and nightclubs. Dress code is enforced and access is not guaranteed. For more information and to inquire about VIP tables and bottle service, contact W Concierge at 512.542.3600. Turn up the night by booking now to get our Best Available Rates, guaranteed.

Austin Music Festivals

Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World® and home to some of the most vibrant music festivals! When staying at W Austin, don't miss all of the great Austin music festivals throughout the year. You can catch a live show nearly every day. The live music festivals in Austin fill the city with sounds of rock, blues, jazz, country, classical and Latin music throughout the year.

The University of Texas Austin

The University of Texas is just a quick drive away, only 2 miles from the W Austin, the best choice among hotels near University of Texas Austin. In Big 12 Conference sports, Texas has claimed more titles in men’s and women’s sports than any other school since the league began operating in 1996. From football to track, university athletics teams have earned more than 40 national championships,

Second Street District

Austin's Second Street District features six-blocks of shopping, dining and entertainment venues and is located north of Town Lake, along the south edge of downtown Austin, TX. Hotel guests of W Austin will love the fact that they are located in the heart of this vibrant and pedestrian-friendly area, surrounded by local shops, restaurants, the Austin Convention Center, City Hall and many things to do while visit

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