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Aloft Austin Downtown

109 East 7th Street · Austin, Texas 78701 USA

Things to do Nearby

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Stay in the heart of everything Austin when you book your room at Aloft Austin Downtown. Our ideal location at 7th Street and Congress Avenue puts you at the intersection of live music, art museums, outdoor fun, and so much more.


Entertainment Districts

Our downtown locations makes it easy for you to live the slogan "Keep Austin Weird". Catch some live music at the famed 6th Street Entertainment District a block away. Check out the party scene in the early 20th century bungalows turned bars/restaurants along Rainey Street. Shop the day away along Willie Nelson Boulevard in the 2nd Street District. Skip over the river to South Congress Avenue and stroll your way through eclectic stores before viewing the bats flying out under the bridge during the warmer months.

Landmarks and Museums

A number of Austin landmarks and museums are nearby if you'd like to get a little culture while in town. The Texas State Capitol building and grounds located just a few blocks from the hotel are not to be missed; catch great views of the dome from our high floor guest rooms. Down the street and along Congress Avenue are several museums to check out including The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center, The Bullock Texas State History Museum, and the Mexic-Arte Museum. The Blanton Museum of Art is also a short jaunt away. If you're looking for something not quite as refined, explore the many statues and graffiti murals around town.

Outdoor Activities

Austinites take advantage of the year-round nice weather by staying active outdoors. Now you can live like a local when you explore these outdoor areas:

  • Rent a paddleboard, canoe, or kayak on Lady Bird Lake
  • Hike the Barton Creek Greenbelt
  • Enjoy a picnic and throw a frisbee at Zilker Park
  • Take a dip in Barton Springs Pool, a natural spring-fed pool open for swimming year-round
  • Grab a bite or buy a handmade craft at a local farmer's market
  • Check out one of the many festivals hosted in Austin each year

Hotel Activities

It's easy to find fun things to do in Austin, but when you stay at Aloft Austin Downtown, you can find plenty of excitement right outside your guestroom door! Cure your Monday blues with Caroline Restaurant's Feels Like a Monday 1/2 priced wine bottle special, or head upstairs for drinks and games at Upstairs at Caroline, the hotel's rooftop bar & urban backyard party. Enjoy weekday happy hour specials (Taco Tuesday, anyone?), turn up the party during with the regular DJ series, or bring your furry friends to regular yappy hours. If sweets are more your speed, The Coffeehouse at Caroline has you covered with regular specials from the locally-loved, made fresh-in-house-daily pastry case.

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