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Sixth Street Introduction

Arguably the most famous street in Texas, Sixth Street in Downtown Austin is a historic entertainment district packed with bars, live music venues and shops. Formerly named Pecan Street, the nine-block area in East Sixth St (stretching between Lavaca Street and Interstate 35) is also known for its distinctive Victorian architecture. During weekend evenings, football home games and social occasions, traffic is blocked to make way for the revelers. The roads off East Sixth Street are also known for lively clubs, museums and galleries, as well as restaurants serving diverse world cuisine.

Hotels near Sixth Street

As East Sixth is located in Downtown Austin, there is a widespread choice of city centre hotels close by. Either on or steps away from Sixth Street you will find a selection of 4-star hotels; some are contemporary and flashy, while others are housed in traditional Victorian buildings. Stroll towards the Colorado River and you can find some even more luxurious options, with amenities such as rooftop or saltwater pools, gardens and a premium restaurant overlooking Lady Bird Lake. The best hotel rates are in the winter; look out for hikes in the fall if there's a festival on.

Where to stay near Sixth Street

Downtown Austin has a wealth of hotel options from which you can enjoy the bustling live entertainment and cultural highlights around East Sixth Street, as well as easy access to the Austin Convention Center. Look south of the river in Travis Heights for hip, artsy hotels close to the trendy South Congress Avenue (SoCo) which retains a flavour of Austin’s history in its boutiques, eateries, galleries and music venues. North of the university you can find quirky shops, bars, restaurants and coffee places, and there are cheaper hotels just further north beside the E Hwy 290 & I-35 interchange.

Things to see near Sixth Street

You don’t need to walk far to find cultural highlights in Downtown. A block north is the historic Paramount Theatre and a block in the opposite direction takes you to the Mexic-Arte Museum with Mexican and Latin American art and photographs from the Mexican Revolution. In the heart of the city is Texas's legislative center, the State Capitol. Opened in 1888, this pink-granite landmark stands 14 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Across the river you can take time out and relax in the 351-acre Zilker Park, or even take a dip in the Barton Springs Pool.

How to get to Sixth Street

With its central location, the entertainment district around East 6th Street is at the heart of Austin's public transport network. Bus services run on East 5th Street, East 8th Street and West 6th Street, and light rail services stop on East 4th Street. Austin Station is 1.2 miles away, which is on the Amtrak Texas Eagle route, running north to Chicago and west all the way to Los Angeles. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is a 7.7 mile drive away, from where you can fly to 48 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

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