Austin

Austin seems to be every Texan's spiritual home. Texas is a state which has a love affair with its own capital. And well it should. Nestled on a river next to the famed Texas Hill Country, it boasts two Splash Days at the beginning and end of the summer when literally thousands of gays and lesbians from all over the state swim and party the weekend away under the cliffs of nearby Lake Austin. And the rest of the year there is 6th Street, an entire thoroughfare of restaurants, rock bars, jazz clubs and assorted other dubious but loud hangouts, closely circumscribed by, yet intermingling with, Austin's rich and varied nightlife. The many schools of higher learning lend Austin a youthful zest coupled with a hunk quotient that is enough to endear this town even to an out-of-stater.

Hotels

  • Brava House Bed & Breakfast
  • 1108 Blanco Street
    Austin, TX 78703
  • Website: www.bravahouse.com
  • 512-478-5034
  • Carrington's Bluff Bed & Breakfast Inn
  • 1900 David Street
    Austin, TX 78705
  • Website: carringtonsbluff.com
  • 888-290-6090
  • Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown
  • 500 North IH 35
    Austin, TX 78701
  • 512-480-8181
  • Hyatt Regency Austin
  • 208 Barton Springs
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Website: www.austin.hyatt.com
  • 512-477-1234

Bars

  • Apple Bar
  • 120 West 5th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
  • 512-322-9291
  • Club Cockpit (aka the CP)
  • 113 San Jacinto Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78701
  • Website: www.cockpitaustin.com
  • (512) 457-8010
  • Glass
  • 422 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX
  • 512-391-0500
  • Midtowne Spa-Austin
  • 5815 Airport Boulevard (at Koenig)
    Austin, TX 78752
  • Website: www.midtowne.com
  • 512-302-9696
  • Oil Can Harry's - Austin
  • 211 West 4th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
  • Website: www.oilcanharrys.com
  • 512-320-8823
  • RAIN on 4th
  • 217B West 4th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
  • Website: www.rainon4th.com
  • 512-494-1150
  • Velvet Spade
  • 912 Red River Street
    Austin, TX
  • 512-482-8404

Shops

  • Aqua Modern
  • 1415 South Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX
  • 512-916-8800
  • Courtyard Shops
  • 5453 Burnet Road
    Austin, TX
  • Grrl Greetings
  • 5402-F Beacon Drive
    Austin, TX
  • 512-266-4701
  • Lammes Candy
  • Various locations
    Austin, TX
  • Website: www.lammes.com
  • 512-458-1885 or 800-252-1885
  • Northwest Hills Pharmacy and Florist at Davenport
  • 3801 North Capital of TX Hwy #D200
    Austin, TX 78746
  • Website: www.shopnorthwesthills.com
  • 512-329-8667
  • Personally Yours
  • 5416 Parkcrest Drive
    Austin, TX 78731
  • Website: pyaustin.com
  • 512-454-7534
  • Salon Bloom & Boutique
  • 608 Rio Grande Street
    Austin, TX 78701
  • Website: www.salonbloom.com
  • 512-391-0010
  • SHOUT Texas Magazine
  • 500 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX
  • Website: www.shouttexas.com
  • 512-482-8252
  • Skivvies Austin
  • 1114 West 5th Street
    Austin, TX 78703
  • 512-472-0844
  • TapeLenders Video Austin
  • 1114 West 5th Street
    Austin, TX 78703
  • Website: tapelenders.com
  • 512-472-0844

Attractions

  • Austin Museum of Art
  • 823 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX
  • 512-495-9224
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • 1800 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX
  • 512-936-8746
  • El Taller Gallery
  • 2438 West Anderson Lane
    Austin, TX
  • 512-302-0100
  • Hippie Hollow Lake Travis
  • 7000 Comanche Tr.
    Austin, TX 78732
  • Website: www.hippiehollow.com
  • 512-397-1463
  • Kathy Womack Gallery
  • 411 Brazos Street
    Austin, TX
  • 512-288-0238
  • Paramount Theater
  • 713 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX
  • 512-472-5470
  • Women & Their Work
  • 1710 Lavaca Street
    Austin, TX
  • 512-477-1064

Events