Element Austin Downtown

109 East 7th Street, Austin, TX, 78701, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: 512-473-0000   •  Hotel Reservations: 877-782-0151

Things to do in Downtown Austin

Our hotel is conveniently located near all the best things to do in downtown Austin. Just steps away from the Texas State Capitol building, the 6th Street Entertainment District, and more. View our list of attractions below, and stay balanced at Element Austin Downtown.

RECREATION | ARTS & CULTURE | COMMUNITY | ENTERTAINMENT | CORPORATE OFFICES

Recreation

Barton Springs Pool - 2.8 miles - Take a dip in this natural spring known for its warm temperatures year round.

Lady Bird Lake - 2.4 miles - Rent a kayak, canoe, paddleboard, and more in this beautiful lake with skyline views.

Zilker Metropolitan Park - 2.1 miles - Visit the botanical gardens, science center, and hillside theater.

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Things to Do in Downtown Austin - Recreation
Things to Do in Downtown Austin - Arts

Arts & Culture

Paramount Theatre - 1 block away - See a classic movie or catch a live event at this historic theater.

The Long Center for Performing Arts - 1 mile - See a show at this theater on Lady Bird Lake.

ZACH Theatre - 1.5 miles - This regional professional theater is the longest running continuous theater in Texas.

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - 1.2 miles - Learn the history of Texas and its legislature.

Community

Austin Convention Center - 0.5 miles - Attend an exhibit or host your next large event with more than 800,000 square feet available.

Palmer Events Center - 1.2 miles - This outdoor venue is located in the middle of Butler park with sweeping skyline views.

Texas Capitol - 0.3 miles - Tour this historic capitol building for free daily.

University of Texas at Austin - 1.2 miles - Enjoy close proximity to campus while visiting family and friends at the University.

Things to Do in Downtown Austin - Community
Things to Do in Downtown Austin - Entertainment

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Entertainment

2nd Street District - 0.5 miles - Enjoy boutique shopping, great dining, and live music.

6th Street Entertainment District - 1 block - Stroll along this historic street made of reinvented historic homes and commercial buildings.

Austin City Limits Live - 0.5 miles - See a live show at the home of PBS' Austin City Limits.

South Congress Avenue - 1.2 miles - South of Lady Bird Lake, explore this unique street, home of great shopping, entertainment venues, and dining.

Corporate Offices

If you're traveling for business, our hotel is conveniently located near the below corporate offices:

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - 3 blocks 
  • Blumberg Excelsior Corporate Services, Inc. - 4 blocks
  • Calpine Corporation - 3 blocks
  • Consulate General of Mexico - 1 mile
  • Dell Computer Corporation - 6.9 miles
  • Honeywell HUE Design Studio - 0.7 miles
  • Huntsman Corporation - 0.9 miles
  • Parsons Corporation - 1 block 
  • Whole Foods Headquarters - 1 mile