TRAVEL TO barton creek square
Have it all in
Where to Stay
To pamper yourself, stay at the world famous Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. For a little piece of history, try The Driskill Hotel, a hotel built in 1886 and situated in the heart of Austin’s famous Sixth Street. Additional options located in downtown Austin include Four Seasons Hotel Austin, Hotel San Jose and W Austin.
The South Congress Food Trailer Park
WHERE TO PLAY
From the neighboring Texas Capitol building to Lake Travis, Austin is well versed in entertainment and leisure. Sports fans should check out The University of Texas’ dynamic stadiums for football, basketball and baseball all centrally located in the heart of Austin. Lovers of all things outdoors will want to visit Zilker Park and the Lady Bird Lake. Not only is Austin home to world-class museums like the Blanton, with the nation's largest university-owned collection on exhibit, Austin is also home to plenty of artists themselves. Visitors can explore the work of designers, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, filmmakers, dancers and musicians, any day of the week, in a variety of venues like Arthouse at the Jones Center, Mexic-Arte Museum, Carver Museum and The Bob Bullock Museum. Lake Travis is sure to please as its beautiful scenery stretches over 63 miles offering visitors boating, fishing, dining and recreation. Additionally, the US Grand Prix takes place at Circuit of the Americas, the nation's first Grand Prix-purposed track and event complex, located southeast of Austin.
WHERE TO EAT
Austin’s chefs are as famous as its musicians. Top chef: Texas winner Paul Qui, is executive chef at Qui and Iron Chef America competitor David J. Bull has been granted five star acclaim for his restaurant Congress. Looking for casual, inexpensive flavors? The Brick and mortar businesses are only half the fun; no Austin visit is complete without visiting one of our many personality-plus food truck and trailer venues. There are nearly 2,000 mobile food vendors all over town with offerings for any taste palette. From tasty cupcakes at Hey Cupcake! to Chi'Lantro's taco-and-Korean barbecue, street eats occupy every niche, and there's always a new, delicious meal to discover.
WHERE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC
From Austin City Limits to SXSW and everything in between, Austin lives up to its reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World. With more than 200 live music venues, live music is everywhere in Austin and can be found any time of the day. For a beginner, it can be intimidating, so start by visiting Iconic Austin.
Need a cab? - Simon Guest Services, located in the standalone kiosk in the center court by Macy’s, will call one for you. Taxi fare to/from downtown is approximately $15 and to/from the airport is approximately $30.
Public Transportation - On property public bus stop is available near Sears. Bus route 30 includes Barton Creek Square with convenient service to downtown Austin.
Private Bus Tours - On site parking for private bus tours are available in the outer ring roads near Nordstrom and Dillard’s overlooking downtown Austin.
Austin is perhaps most famous for its legendary music and nightlife scene, including nearly 200 venues that feature everything from rock and blues to country and jazz every night of the week. Likely Texas' best known street, the seven blocks of 6th Street between Congress and IH 35 are certainly Austin's entertainment district.
6th Street District
Located in the heart of Central Texas, Austin is conveniently accessed from nearly any destination in the state, including major cities Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, which are all less than four hours away. Travel from Houston requires only a quick 2.5-3 hour drive west in US 290 or I-10, while guests making the 3-3.5 hour trip from Dallas simply head south on I-35 and visitors from San Antonio drive just 1.5-2 hours north on I-35. Austin also offers a variety of unique day trips to quaint Hill Country destinations like Fredricksburg, Kerrville, Marble Falls and Lake LBJ, among others.
Barton Creek Square is located 5 miles from downtown in Southwest Austin at the intersection of Loop 1/Mopac and Loop 360 / Capital of Texas Highway.
From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport:Turn left to merge on to TX 71 W. Continue onto E. Ben White Blvd. Take the ramp on the left onto TX-71 W. Exit Loop 360 / Capital of Texas Highway. Merge onto Loop 360. The mall will be on the right.
From downtown Austin / UT Austin:Take Loop 1/Mo-pac south. Exit Loop 360 / Capital of Texas Highway. Turn right at Loop 360 (at the light) and turn right into the mall.
From San Marcos/San Antonio:Take IH-35 north and exit US 290W. Keep left at the fork and merge on to US 290W. Exit Loop 360 / Capital of Texas Highway. Merge onto Loop 360. The mall will be on the right.
From North Austin/Round Rock:Take I-35 south, exit TX-45 Toll West, travel 0.5 mile and exit TX-1 Toll South. Merge on to Loop 1 / Mopac South. Travel south past downtown Austin. Exit Loop 360 / Capital of Texas Highway. Turn right at Loop 360 (at the light) and turn right into the mall.