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Austin overview

Austin is unique for its historical sites and architecture, and known for its theater and museums. You're sure to appreciate the ample coffee and bar options. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of University of Illinois Chicago and Art Institute of Chicago. Wrigley Field and Willis Tower are popular places to visit. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Austin is for you.

Where to stay in Austin

With a wide assortment of lodging choices to choose from, Austin has options to suit everyone's style. There are 523 hotels in the Austin area and you can shop as many as 166 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 65%.
  • • 104 2-star hotels with an average price of $47 per night
  • • 238 3-star hotels with an average price of $76 per night
  • • 142 4-star hotels with an average price of $99 per night
  • • 29 5-star hotels with an average price of $129 per night

How to get to Austin

Fly in to Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from downtown Austin. Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 9.2 mi (14.7 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Chicago Hanson Park Station
  • • Chicago Galewood Station
  • • Elmwood Park Mars Station
Metro stations include:
  • • Central Station
  • • Laramie Station
  • • Cicero Station

What to see around Austin

Museums and theaters are top draws with cultural places to visit like:
  • • Ernest Hemingway Museum and House
  • • Madison Street Theatre
  • • Cernan Earth and Space Center
  • • Hawthorne Works Museum
  • • Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Six Corners
  • • Maxwell Street Market
  • • Chicago Place Mall
  • • 900 North Michigan Shops
  • • Water Tower Place
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • University of Illinois Chicago
  • • Wrigley Field
  • • Willis Tower
  • • Skydeck Ledge
  • • John Hancock Center

When to visit Austin

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 53°F day, 18°F night
  • • April-June: 84°F day, 36°F night
  • • July-September: 85°F day, 51°F night
  • • October-December: 69°F day, 19°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 6.7 inches
  • • April-June: 11.8 inches
  • • July-September: 11.3 inches
  • • October-December: 9.2 inches