Austin is a fun and eclectic city. History, music and nightlife await you in a walk-able downtown area. Today, we look at three of the top historical sites in ATX.
Recommended stay: At least two days and two nights.
Texas State Capitol: Everything is bigger in Texas…including the capitol. Take a free tour in the daytime, then stop back for a nighttime photo.
LBJ Presidential Library: Learn about the 36th President (1963-1969) at his library, which is part of the University of Texas at Austin campus. Thanks to an endowment, Lyndon Johnson’s library is more affordable than some Presidential sites ($8 at last check). Allow at least two hours (more if you are a history buff). This pairs well with a walk around the University of Texas campus. Admission information.
The Driskill Hotel: This landmark was built in 1886. LBJ awaited news of his biggest elections from The Driskill. If this classy hotel is within your budget, I’d recommend a stay. If you are a budget traveler like me, the staff is VERY nice and will let you look around at the lobby and mezzanine level.
Toured June, 2016. All photos taken by the author.