When planning what to do in Central Texas, Austin is just over an hour's drive from our Rockdale hotel and offers visitors a variety of entertainment options. Choose from museums, galleries, bars, restaurants and nightlife options, as well as many attractions for outdoor enthusiasts.
Austin is known for its live music venues, where both local and national favorites perform throughout the year in the Warehouse District and 6th Street. Known as the "music capital of Texas", you will find just about any type of music, from country to classic rock to everything in between. The Austin City Limits Music festival is held every year in late September. In addition to many stages featuring three days of non-stop music, the festival offers food booths and an art market.
For outdoor adventurers, try the Barton Springs Swimming Pool at Zilker Park, or hike the Barton Creek Greenbelt, which offers almost eight miles of hiking trails along walls of cliffs and several swimming areas. Take a tour of Lake Austin on the Austin Duck, or rent a wave runner or boat and create your own fun! While in Austin, make sure to find time to watch the bats at dusk at the Congress Street Bridge or stroll through the Austin Zoo.