On your next trip to Austin make sure to consider employing our Austin car hire services as your main means of transportation through this center of alternative culture. Austin is the capital city of Texas and is also a college town known as the “Live Music Capital of the World” thanks to the large number of live music venues.

The city is reachable by road, rail and air, being served by the Austin Airport which is located at about six miles from the city center. If you’re landing there make sure to employ our Austin car rental services and have a car of your choice ready and waiting for you at the airport at an hour that you specify.

Once in the city there will surely be many things that could occupy your time, such as visiting the University of Texas at Austin. This is where you’ll find the Blanton Museum of Art alongside the Harry Ransom Center as well as the Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History. This is also where you can visit the famous UT tower which has been relatively recently reopened to visitors.

All first-time visitors to Austin should not miss the Texas State Capitol Building which is a rather large source of local pride. The entire building is wrapped in Texas pink granite and is actually fourteen feet taller than the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The building is also completely open to the public on all days of the week.

The city is also home to a rather wide array of festivals throughout the year, so depending on when you choose to visit you might be lucky to see the Chinese New Year Festival being held in Chinatown or for something completely different the Zilker Park Kite Festival which is the oldest continuous kite festival in the country. There’s also a Chocolate Festival and the well known South by Southwest Film Festival, to name but a few of the various events that the city hosts.

These have been but a drop in the bucket of things that you can see and do while in Austin so make sure to employ our Austin car hire services in order to better explore this city and all that it has to offer.


August 29th, 2012 by Auto Car Hire