Get great travel discounts in Austin
There's a reason Austin is a major tourist destination for travelers from across the country and around the globe. Texas' capital city is rich in culture and history, from its prolific music scene to its Native American historical sites. Explore this city in your choice of luxurious yet affordable Austin rental cars. You can also save some dough by taking advantage of one of the many Austin discounts.
Explore the art world
Austin is filled with creative thinkers who specialize in a variety of mediums. Many galleries allow you to peruse the paintings, photography and writing of little-known, but extremely talented artists. The Arthouse at the Jones Center, for instance, shows off works by local talents as well as big names in the industry. For a stunning experience, take your Austin car rental over to Blanton, which houses the country's most expansive university-owned collection. A local favorite is the Cathedral of Junk, where you'll find more than 60 tons of junk in this folk art display.
Browse the city's historical sites and museums
The city's streets are filled with architecture, monuments and museums relaying the city's past. Austin's Capitol building is one of the highlight tourist attractions - it dates back to 1853. Music lovers will want to visit Threadgill's - the diner that was once a gas station where Janis Joplin performed, while literature fans will enjoy the artifacts of renowned author William Sydney Porter at the O. Henry Museum. While you're in town, use your Austin car rental to visit the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, which preserves the history and culture of the African-American people.
Get to know the music community
Austin has been dubbed the "Live Music Capital of the World" for good reason - around every corner is a busker, DIY venue, small club or massive concert hall. Even at the local market and on the park grounds, you'll find musicians serenading the public for the love of the art. Huge music festivals like Austin City Limits and South by Southwest are held in this city, but you can find entertainment year-round at hotspots like legendary blues club Antone's or indie rock venue, Emo's. For a more intimate experience, hit Cactus Cafe and bar, where they present acoustic-only performances.