Destination guide

Exciting Austin will entice you

Take a vacation to Austin and enjoy the area's churches, architecture and opera. Travelers to this cosmopolitan city praise the shopping, lake and restaurants. Wrigley Field and Willis Tower are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Austin

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Austin a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skydeck Ledge (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Navy Pier (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Austin

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Austin is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Millennium Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Lincoln Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Grant Park (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Hanson Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Garfield Park Conservatory (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Garfield Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Austin

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 9.3 mi (14.9 km) away.

You can get around Austin by catching a ride on the metro at Central Station, Laramie Station or Cicero Station.

Where to stay around Austin, Chicago?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 18 vacation rentals near Austin. From 6 house rentals to 10 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Austin for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Austin?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Austin:

  • Chicago Loop: 751 vacation rentals
  • Wrigleyville: 389 vacation rentals
  • Lincoln Park: 658 vacation rentals
  • River North: 496 vacation rentals
  • Magnificent Mile: 552 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Austin?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Austin. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Elmwood Park Mont Clare Station: 1,659 vacation rentals
  • Wrigley Field: 1,627 vacation rentals
  • Grant Park: 1,250 vacation rentals
  • Chicago Water Tower: 1,627 vacation rentals
  • McCormick Place: 1,374 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Austin listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Austin?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 6 Houses in Austin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Austin include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 10 rentals available
  • Studios: 9 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Austin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 15 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Austin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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