Destination guide

Find fun with a downtown Austin apartment rental

Downtown Austin apartments are in the city's beating heart. With its rich history and thriving entertainment scene, the Downtown area is a fun spot for both singles and couples who are looking for excitement. You'll have numerous attractions to choose from, such as the iconic Texas Capitol and the Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum.


Sightseeing in and around Downtown Austin

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Downtown Austin has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • HOPE Outdoor Gallery (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Barton Springs Pool (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Austin Nature and Science Center (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Riverside Golf Course (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Austin

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Downtown Austin is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Zilker Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Zilker Botanical Garden (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Lady Bird Lake (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Lady Bird Lake (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Shoal Creek Hike and Bike North End (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Downtown Austin

Fly into Austin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from the city center.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Downtown Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Downtown, Austin?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 861 vacation rentals around Downtown. From 164 house rentals to 562 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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

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 Downtown:

  • Bouldin: 1,309 vacation rentals
  • South Austin: 2,272 vacation rentals
  • Travis Heights: 693 vacation rentals
  • East Austin: 607 vacation rentals
  • Zilker: 1,111 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 Downtown?

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

  • Esther's Follies: 3,153 vacation rentals
  • Millett Opera House: 3,163 vacation rentals
  • Museum of the Weird: 3,157 vacation rentals
  • St. Mary's Cathedral: 3,169 vacation rentals
  • Austin Fire Museum: 3,162 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown 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 Downtown?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 164 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 562 rentals available
  • Studios: 490 rentals available
  • Hotels: 25 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 504 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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