Things to Do in Austin | The Westin Austin Downtown

310 East 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 USA
+1 512-391-2333

Area & Activities


Conveniently located in the heart of the city, The Westin Austin Downtown's central location will allow you to visit a multitude of Austin’s unique and intriguing attractions.Downtown Austin is brimming with places to visit and things to do that will interest visitors of all ages. To help make the most of your trip, review our favorite attractions, below, and discover some of the best things to do during your visit. Once you’re done exploring, retire to our hotel and enjoy drinks at Azul, our rooftop pool bar or tantalizing Southern cuisine at our on-site restaurant, Stella San Jac.

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Stella San Jac - Deviled Eggs

FriYAY Brunch

At Stella San Jac, we believe in starting the weekend a day early. Enjoy our special FriYAY Brunch with Monster Mimosas, Chicken and Waffles, and our famous #16 Biscuits.

Family and Children's Activities

4 miles

The Thinkery

Phone: "+1 512 4696200; ext= 6200"

Thinkery is Austin’s home for “why” and “how.” A place where science and families play side by side. Where people connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing.

Fee: 12.00 USD

Esther's Follies

Esther's Follies does everything from magic to comedy. Come for a fun family night you won't forget.

1.1 miles

Austin Panic Room

The idea is simple. You and your friends, coworkers, or family are locked in a room, and you have 60 minutes to escape.

4.5 miles

Maze Rooms Austin

Use your brain to help you escape the room of your choice in under 60 seconds.

Experience Downtown's Main Entertainment District

Just steps away from The Westin Austin Downtown is Austin’s most renowned 6th Street Entertainment District. This array of bars, clubs, music venues, and shops is conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel. During most weekend evenings, holidays, and special events, the nine blocks on East 6th between Lavaca and Interstate 35, are closed to auto traffic, forming a pedestrian zone. This walkable area offers an easy and exciting way to experience the different venues that line the street.

SXSW®

The South by Southwest® Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.

More Local Area & Activities


Texas State Capitol Building

South Congress

It’s safe to say Austin just wouldn’t be the same without South Congress, and it’s a must-see when in town.  Peppered with shopping, restaurants, bars and events.

For Foodies

Check out Austin restaurants that have made the city a foodie's paradise. From Tex-Mex and barbecue to burgers and dogs, we have you covered.

Zilker Botanical Garden

Take a leisurely stroll through wildflowers, butterflies, koi ponds, and even a recreated local dinosaur habitat within Zilker Botanical Garden’s 26 acres, often called “the jewel in the heart of Austin.”

Congress Avenue Bridge Bats

In the spirit of keeping things weird, we should mention that March-November is bat season here in Austin. Watching the largest urban colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in North America emerge from beneath the bridge at dusk is incredible, uniquely Austin, and a must-see event!

Brew Pubs & Beer Gardens

The best bars in Austin are just around the corner. Visit Easy Tiger, Waller Creek Pub House, The Gingerman or Scholz Garten during your stay to enjoy the weather and experience Austin.

Local Attractions

Lady Bird Lake

Congress Ave & Cesar Chavez,N/A

Blanton Museum of Art

200 E. Martin Luther King Jr.,blvd

Barton Springs Pool

2131 William Barton,Dr

Capital Cruises- Bat Cruise

Austin live Music Crawl

Double Decker Austin

Austin Segway Tour

State Capitol tours

Paramount Theater

Antones

Fitness Nearby

Spa Nearby

Within their 4,600-square-foot sanctuary, they help guests find and maintain balance with a menu that includes express services and treatments catered to experienced and first-time spa-goers alike.

Appointment is Required

Phone: +1 512-608-4450, ext. 4450

Services, Treatments and Amenities

  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrub
  • Body wrap
  • Couple's Massage
  • Eye Treatments
  • Facials
  • Foot bath
  • In-suite massage
  • Kids Services
  • Lip Treatments
  • Makeup Services
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Massages
  • Men's services
  • Paraffin hand treatments
  • Separate Men's & Women's Lounges
  • Steam room
  • Waxing

Swimming Nearby

10 miles

Emma Long Park Beach

3 miles

Barton Springs Pool

Area Sightseeing

Austin Live Music Crawl

Austin

Austin Detours

Phone: +1 512-962-8636

Austin Duck Tours

Lady Bird Lake

Austin Duck Adventures

Phone: +1 512-477-5274

Capital Cruises- Bat Cruise

Lady Bird Lake

Capital Cruises

Phone: +1 512-480-9264

Double Decker Austin

Downtown Sight Seeing

Double Decker Austin

Phone: +1 512-596-2925

State Capitol Tours

Texas State Capitol Building

Texas State Government

Phone: +1 512-305-8402

Austin Segway Tour

Downtown Sight Seeing

Transport Yourself

Phone: +1 512-298-9781

Family and Children's Activities

The Escape Game Austin

Enjoy the challenge of escaping a room with your group using puzzles and clues, in under 60 minutes.

More Activities

Biking trail (1 mile) Boating (1 mile) Bowling (5 miles) Hiking (5 miles) Jet-skiing (19 miles) Jogging/fitness trail (0.5 miles) Kayaking (1 mile) Miniature golf (2.5 miles) Sailing (19 miles) Sauna (0.5 miles) Tennis (5 miles) Tennis (5 miles) Volleyball (1.5 miles) Water-skiing (19 miles) Nature preserve, trail (5 miles) Rock climbing (5 miles) Bike Rentals (0.2 miles)

Local Partners

Antone's Night Club