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Austin Trip

Trip to Austin

Bring your ear plugs because any music lover knows that Austin is the self-proclaimed live music capital of the world. Home of the Austin City Limits Festival and the Southwest Musical Festival, there never seems to be a shortage of (loud) music. In the last few years, however, downtown Austin has also become a culturally-rich hub for shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. It’s no wonder why Austin trips attract millions of visitors annually from all over the globe. Why should you take a bus trip to Austin? Get ready to rock and read on for our favorite things to do on an Austin trip!

Top 5 Things to do on an Austin trip

  1. Visit the State Capitol
  2. Hike along Lady Bird Lake
  3. Explore the Bullock Texas State History Museum
  4. Check out Barton Springs Pool
  5. Eat and shop in the SoCo District

Pack an extra pair of ear plugs just in case, but there’s much more to Austin than just its music.

An Austin trip provides a historic backdrop of a modern city with plenty to see and do within walking distance.

One of the most beautiful cities in Texas, Austin is littered with historical sights and tours.

If you’ve never been to Austin, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.

Numerous tours can help you navigate downtown and there are plenty of attractions from the State Capitol and its surrounding park to Lady Bird Lake.

Throughout Austin you’ll be able to marvel at historic architecture, shop and dine in the SoCo District, visit museums, and much more.

We’ll try to help simplify your Austin trip by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!

Transportation options in Austin

Our bus to Austin takes you to 1500 San Jacinto Blvd, near the Texas Capitol in the center of downtown Austin.

A few of our most popular routes in Austin include:

Upon your arrival, getting around on your Austin trip will be a breeze. Besides downtown being easily walk-able, there are many transportation options.

Take advantage of Austin’s public transportation via the MetroBus or MetroRail or know that there are numerous places to rent bikes if you’re looking for some exercise.

Taxis, pedicabs, and ride shares are readily available as well.

Learn more about Megabus' top bus routes.

Best places to stay in Austin

After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. Austin is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.

There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making an Austin trip accessible for any traveler.

The most lavish hotels in Austin would be the Driskill or Hotel Grandica Austin, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.

Alternatively, many hotels such as the Rodeway Inn and Suites, Super 8 Downtown, or other rentals are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Austin.

Nightlife in Austin

Don’t ask Austin to turn the music down, because it’s a party late into the night as well.

Whether you’re seeking bars, dives, or clubs, there are countless nightlife options on your trip to Austin.

If you’re looking for a dive bar that provides great live music, look no further than the Skylark Lounge. It’s a local favorite for live music, drinks, and a reminder of what old Austin was.

Make sure to check out the Roosevelt Room or if you’re looking for a lively neighborhood bar with an extensive cocktail menu. Many locals also flock here for its classy atmosphere and craft cocktails.

Live music being at the heart of Austin, there are over 250 venues that feature all genres of music every week.

For a recommendation, a visit to the Continental Club, in Downtown Austin, would be sure to complement your trip.

Where to shop on your Austin trip

Whether you’re looking to find the best tacos in town or seeking retail therapy, Austin will be sure to meet your needs.

There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city, as Austin boasts several downtown shopping districts. Congress Ave., in the heart of downtown Austin, offers numerous shops to choose from.

Alternatively, 2nd Street offers over 50 specialty shops, boutiques, and restaurants to choose from.

However, you can’t bring up shopping in Austin without mentioning the Soco District.

If you’re a foodie or you’re looking out for things retro or vintage, look no further. You’ll find some of Austin’s tastiest restaurants as well as provides a broad range of independent boutiques and chic shopping.

Best free things to do in Austin

  1. Light show at Liz Carpenter Fountain in Butler Park
  2. Hike to Twin Falls
  3. Free Historic Walking Tours of Austin
  4. Tour the Governor’s Mansion
  5. Hike along Bull Creek

Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their Austin trip.

Visiting of the outdoor attractions and beautiful parks and lakes cost you nothing.

There are plenty of free walking tours available allowing you to access this all of the beauty and history of Austin.

You can even soak in the culture on your trip to Austin by exploring downtown and the Soco District, where it will often be buzzing with activity and live music.

Benefits of taking a bus trip to Austin

  • reserved seating
  • fares starting at just $1*

When booking an Austin trip, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.

Look no further, because Megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to Austin, with fares as low as $1*.

With the money you save on bus tickets to Austin, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming Austin trip.

Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your Austin trip.

This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of Austin.

On your Austin trip, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, and reclining seats.

So if you’re planning on taking an Austin trip, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.

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