Downtown/South Congress Area/Travis Heights

Whether you are wanting to sing some karaoke with friends, walk along bar-filled Rainey Street.

Welcome to Downtown

A bustling nightlife to true Austin traditions, here are some of the top reasons why people love Downtown Austin!
With a vibrant history and exciting food scene, Downtown Austin is a popular place to enjoy a night out on the town. Here you can discover a plethora of fabulous local and franchise shopping, live music on nearly every corner, plus top-notch restaurants and bars. In town for a convention? Chances are you are going to be at the Austin Convention Center, where nearly 12,000 hotel rooms are nearby, downtown is never quiet! Situated south of Ladybird Lake, South Congress neighborhoods are an absolute must-see. From hip coffee shops to touristy cultural attractions, neighborhoods are buzzing with thrilling things to do and see. 
Whether you are wanting to sing some karaoke with friends, walk along bar-filled Rainey Street, or catch a live performance, you will certainly find it in this fascinating district. Travis Heights offers striking waterfront views, scenic drives, gorgeous historic architecture, and redesigned modern luxury homes. This elegant oasis is the ideal place to call home.

What to Love

  • Close proximity to downtown
  • High rise condos, mid-century modern and uber modern homes
  • Garden-like urban lots in nearby neighborhoods
  • Picturesque and charming vibe 
  • Walkable neighborhoods
  • Vibrant nightlife
  • Diverse and delicious eateries 
  • Tourist spots

Local Lifestyle

Known for its dynamic atmosphere and easy commutes, Travis Heights is the perfect place for individuals wanting to stay local, near the hub of the city and a walkable neighborhood. Locals can enjoy a run on sparkling Ladybird Lake, grab a quick bite to eat at one of the many five-star restaurants, or meet a friend for a fresh cup of coffee at Jo’s Coffee Shop. The well sought after neighborhood Bouldin is located in this area. Bouldin offers a diverse, still in touch with “Keep Austin Weird” vibe with old style bungalows and large modern homes. Travis Heights offers breathtaking scenery, beautiful homes, and family-friendly parks, these neighborhoods offer a chill and complacent lifestyle.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Grab a taco kit and eat to your heart’s content at ATX Cocina. Catch some live music and enjoy some TexMex at Guero’s Taco Bar. Make a trip to Whole Foods on 6th street, where you can take a cooking class or watch a chef cook up a meal for you while you sip on wine and watch. This popular store is the ideal place to find fresh produce, fresh flowers, fresh meals, or green natural juices.
Ready to shop until you drop? Spend the day at South Congress and explore eclectic shops and boutiques. Filled with homespun charm and modern amenities, this mall is a great place to discover treasures or a new outfit for your upcoming special occasion. Relax back and soak up the elegant ambiance of Perla’s. Choose from select items on the menu such as the Crispy Gulf Snapper or the classic Perla’s Flat Top Cheeseburger. Whether you are craving brunch, dinner, or drinks, this modern and stylish restaurant has it all!

Things to Do

Welcome to a night of live music and entertainment at the Continental Club! The perfect way to spend any evening, this warm and friendly club is a favorite gathering place for new and old friends.Want to see the famous Mexican bats in downtown Austin? Best place to capture that view is down below the Congress bridge and Cesar Chavez. They migrate usually in the spring and truly a sight to see. Stop the Historic Paramount Theatre to watch a riveting play or have some good laughs at the latest comedy show. There is something special for everyone here! 

Calling all nature lovers! Go for a walk or hike on the 10+miles trail at Lady Bird Lake. Here you and your family can enjoy stunning waterfront views or rent a kayak to go down the lake. The trails provide an idyllic opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the outdoors and soak up some of the spirit the city has to offer. Looking for other ways to participate with the local community and embrace Austin? Join the Capital 10k Annual Run/Walk to support a good cause and have fun with the whole family in April. There are plenty of runs and walks throughout the year that offer a chance to give back to the community by participating in one of the charity events.

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