Area & Activities

Dance your way along Austin's storied 6th Street

Element Austin Downtown is conveniently located near all the best things to do in downtown Austin. Our hotel stands steps away from the Texas State Capitol building and the 6th Street Entertainment District, and only a short drive from Zilker Metropolitan Park, a prime destination for boating in Lady Bird Lake and Barton Springs Pool's swimming facilities. View our curated list of attractions below to balance work and play during your hotel stay.


Austin Convention Center - 0.5 miles - Attend an exhibit or host your next large event with more than 800,000 square feet available.

Palmer Events Center - 1.2 miles - This outdoor venue is located in the middle of Butler park with sweeping skyline views.

Texas Capitol - 0.3 miles - Tour this historic capitol building for free daily.

University of Texas at Austin - 1.2 miles - Enjoy close proximity to campus while visiting family and friends at the University.


2nd Street District - 0.5 miles - Enjoy boutique shopping, great dining, and live music.

6th Street Entertainment District - 1 block - Stroll along this historic street made of reinvented historic homes and commercial buildings.

Austin City Limits Live - 0.5 miles - See a live show at the home of PBS' Austin City Limits.

South Congress Avenue - 1.2 miles - South of Lady Bird Lake, explore this unique street, home of great shopping, entertainment venues, and dining.

Arts & Culture

Paramount Theatre - 1 block away - See a classic movie or catch a live event at this historic theater.

The Long Center for Performing Arts - 1 mile - See a show at this theater on Lady Bird Lake.

ZACH Theatre - 1.5 miles - This regional professional theater is the longest running continuous theater in Texas.

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - 1.2 miles - Learn the history of Texas and its legislature.


Barton Springs Pool - 2.8 miles - Take a dip in this natural spring known for its warm temperatures year round.

Lady Bird Lake - 2.4 miles - Rent a kayak, canoe, paddleboard, and more in this beautiful lake with skyline views.

Zilker Metropolitan Park - 2.1 miles - Visit the botanical gardens, science center, and hillside theater.

Local Attractions

Lady Bird Lake

Zilker Park

Auditorium Shores

6th Street

Austin Convention Center

500 E Caesar Chavez Street

Rainey Street Music Clubs

South Congress District

Texas State Capitol

The Contemporary Austin

University of Texas Campus

Fitness Nearby

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