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University of Texas at Austin Introduction

The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship educational school within the University of Texas System. One of the most-enrolled college campuses in America, it was founded in 1883 and is recognized for its academic research facilities. There are 7 museums on campus, as well as 17 libraries. The grounds feature other notable highlights, including a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art. The school’s football team, the Longhorns, hosts its games at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, which seats over 100,000 and is one of the country’s largest venues.

Hotels near University of Texas at Austin

The campus is surrounded by hotels, including modest 3-star properties and more upscale 4-star options which can offer rooftop pools, fine dining, and luxurious spas. There are a couple of budget hotels about 4 miles from the school. Humidity, temperatures, and room rates are high throughout summer, but the fall months mark the beginning of football season and more reasonable temperatures in the city. Room rates may drop slightly, but it’s still best to book rooms at least a month in advance—travelers come from around the country for both the games and the area’s many street festivals.

Where to stay near University of Texas at Austin

Downtown Austin is about a mile from the campus, and offers plenty to do: there are breweries and coffee bars, contemporary and Mexican art galleries, and farmers’ markets and intimate music venues. About 10 miles south of the school, South Austin is home to kitschy boutiques, farm-to-table restaurants, and food trucks. More upscale options are peppered throughout North Austin, roughly 10 miles north of campus. The Old West Austin Historic District is just over a mile from school, and features an eclectic array of shopping and entertainment options, as well as handsome old-world architecture.

Things to see near University of Texas at Austin

Austin’s most noteworthy landmark, the State Capitol, opened in 1888 and is about half a mile from the campus. Self-guided and guided tours are available daily, and several buses stop nearby. Most of the city’s entertainment takes place on 6th Street, sometimes referred as the “Live Musical Capital of the World.” It’s dotted with piano bars and live music venues, and is especially busy on Friday and Saturday nights. Pristine Zilker Metropolitan Park is 4 miles from campus and features everything from athletic areas to botanical gardens and art museums. Admission to the park is free.

How to get to University of Texas at Austin

Capital Metro’s bus line, MetroRapid, stops at the University of Texas at Austin and also provides direct access to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Another option is the Capital Metro’s MetroRail, which stops at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Station. From there, visitors can board a direct route connector bus to campus. One of the most convenient options for visitors, particularly those unfamiliar with the area or in the bustling downtown area, is Dabnab. This text-messaging service responds to a query text with a bus number, location, and time based on the user’s current location.

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