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Experience Austin

 
Here's an insider's guide to navigating your way around beautiful Austin. These activities are all conveniently located next to the conference venue so you are just steps away from exploring.

 

Austin Visitor Guide

Get your free digital or printed copy in the mail from Visit Austin's website, here!

 

Restaurants

While Austin may be known for its legendary Tex-Mex, delicious breakfast tacos and juicy barbecue, there's so much more to the capital city's food culture to explore. Austin's celebrated dining scene has evolved with lightning speed over the last few decades, but don't forget to pay homage to the greats during your visit.

 

Check out the below restaurant guide and downtown Austin map to find a restaurant nearby worth trying!

 

Looking for something convenient? Cross the street from the JW Marriott Lobby and you'll be introduced to 6 eateries at the Fareground food hall. They have indoor and outdoor seating, plus a marketplace for local shopping! Open 11 AM – 9 PM | 7 Days a Week

 

Entertainment & Live Shows

Austin offers a wide variety of entertainment. Check out the Visit Austin Calendar for upcoming events. 

 

Sights & Landmarks

There is a plethora to see in Austin. A few top spots are:

 

Popular Austin Districts

(Listed closest to farthest from the JW Marriott Austin / see the Downtown Austin Map for reference)

  • Second Street District 
    • Keep things local at some of Austin's latest retail shops, boutiques, coffee houses and wine bars.
  • Warehouse District
    • The industrial Warehouse District offers refined stomping grounds in the heart of downtown Austin.
  • Sixth Street District
    • Stroll down Austin's most famous nightlife area and experience more than a dozen blocks of live music venues.
  • West Sixth Street District
    • Here you can shop iconic home-grown retailers including WAterloo Records, BookPeople and more.
  • Rainy Street District (SE of downtown) 
    • This laid-back area is home to converted bungalows that provide only-in-Austin music and bar experience.
  • South Congress (SoCo) District
    • Just south of Lady Bird Lake, "SoCo" is a vibrant neighborhood of boutiques, eateries and music venues.

 

Weather

Although on the warmer side, July's weather is also the year's driest and sunniest for Austin, Texas. Perfect for outdoor excursions when not attending the Conference! 

 

  • Daily high temperatures are usually around 93°F to 96°F, rarely falling below 88°F or exceeding 101°F.
  • Daily low temperatures are usually around 75°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 78°F.

 

Additional Things to Do

Check out the Pasadena Visitors' Guide and visit https://www.austintexas.org/ for dining, events and other seasonal highlights in Austin.

 

Visual learner? Watch the video below for all things Austin!

 

 

 

(JW Marriott Austin 5th Floor Bar)

 

 

 

 

Outside of Austin

Coming to town before or after the USAging Conference and Tradeshow? We hope so!

Our Local Host Committee came up with "Day Trip" options for the surrounding areas of Austin. Check out more in the dropdowns below!

 

Round Rock (Distance from JW Marriott ~ 20 miles/25 minutes North) 

 

Georgetown (Distance from JW Marriott ~ 30 miles/37 minutes North) 

 

San Marcos (Distance from JW Marriott ~ 30 miles/45 minutes South) 
New Braunfels (Distance from JW Marriott ~ 48 miles/60 minutes South) 

 

San Antonio (Distance from JW Marriott ~ 80 miles/90 minutes South) 

 

Fredericksburg (Distance from JW Marriott ~ 80 miles/100 minutes) 

 

Waco (Distance from JW Marriott ~ 100 miles/100 minutes North)