Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
The Driskill Hotel

austin, tx

Welcome to our lovely home town, dubbed the Violet Crown by writer O. Henry. We love everything about this town, from all the funky shops, to the divey restaurants to the live music blasting out of all the bars on Sixth Street. Heck, we even like our homeless, cross-dressing perennial mayorial candidate, Leslie Cochran. Here some suggestions to help take some of the guesswork out of your visit. Have fun!

Getting to the Driskill

This historic hotel is located at 604 Brazos Street, between sixth and seventh streets. The Driskill website has a map of downtown and directions from Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and the Austin Bergstrom Airport.

If you are coming from the airport and would like to use public transportation, taxicabs and the Super Shuttle 1-800-258- 3826 ($15) are the best options for getting to the Driskill.

The reception will be in the Citadel Room at the Driskill at 7 pm on Saturday, June 26.

Hotel Reservations

If you want to stay at the Driskill, guests of the Shipley/Mayhew reception will receive a special rate of $145 for a traditional room and $165 for a historic room. Contact them at 1-800-252-9367 or 512-474-5911.

Other options include the nearby Omni Hotel 1-800-843-6664 at San Jacinto and 8th, which has rooms from $125. The Austin Marriot by the Capitol on 11th Street has rooms from $109. Somewhat further away, but conveninetly located off of I-35, is the Fairfield Inn 1-800-228-2800 or 1 512-302-5550 with rooms from $59.

Imbibing Food and Drink

There are so many delicious dining options here in Austin that it has been difficult to restrain our recommendations. Below are our absolute favorites in the downtown area.

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