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Visiting Austin

AOMA is located in Austin, Texas, named one of the Best Places to Live by U.S. News and World Report in 2009, and cited by Time Magazine in 2010 as “a model of hope” for national economic recovery. Austin is renowned for its quality of life, music and cultural scene, moderate cost of living, warm climate, Hill Country scenery, open green spaces, and a laid-back lifestyle. Austin is also a high-tech hub with major employers like Apple and Dell, and is host to the famous South by Southwest and Austin City Limits festivals.


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Traveling to Austin
Austin Area Accommodations
Getting to Know Austin
Finding Your Way Around

 

Traveling to Austin

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Austin Area Accommodations

AOMA's campus is located in south Austin, and is accessible by car, bike, and public transportation. Austin is a unique city which welcomes thousands of visitors each year and there are many types of accommodations available. In addition to traditional hotels, visitors can also explore a range of budget-friendly alternative options ranging from hostels and vacation rentals, to community couch surfing networks.

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Hotels Near Campus:

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Austin-Sunset Valley
Discounted rates for AOMA visitors available- please contact the Admissions Office for details.
4892 US Highway 290 West
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 891-9500
hiexpress.com‎
0.8 miles from new campus; next to Loop 1/MoPac Expressway
Offers business services, fitness center, wifi & high-speed internet access, continental breakfast

La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Southwest at Mopac
4424 South Mopac Expwy
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 899-3000
lq.com‎
1.3 miles from new campus
Free parking, internet access, fitness center, outdoor pool, complimentary breakfast, pet friendly

Austin Marriot South
4415 South I H 35
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 441-7900
marriottaustin.com‎
4.3 miles from new campus
Internet access,fitness center, continental breakfast, easy access to highways

Iconic South Austin Hotels:

Hotel San Jose
1316 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 852-2350
sanjosehotel.com‎
4.5 miles from new campus
Historic, “urban bungalow” hotel, camera & bike rentals, music & video library, wifi access, outdoor pool, pet friendly
Walking distance to major bus lines, shops, restaurants, live music, bars, Ladybird Lake hike and bike trail, and downtown

The Austin Motel
1220 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
512-441-1157
www.austinmotel.com
An Austin landmark and example of Austin’s “funky, yet refined” style
4.7 miles from new campus; located in the heart of the South Congress neighborhood
Walking distance to major bus lines, shops, restaurants, live music, bars, Ladybird Lake hike and bike trail,and downtown

Alternative Accommodations:

Hostelling International Austin
2200 S. Lakeshore Blvd., Austin, TX 78741
Phone: 512-444-2294 Fax: 512-444-2309
www.hiaustin.org
6.1 miles from new campus, 15 minute drive to AOMA; located southeast of downtown, overlooking Lady Bird Lake
Dormitory-style accommodations with six or more beds per room
Fully stocked guest kitchen, free parking, on-site laundry, lockers and WiFi access
Walking distance to downtown, Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail, shops, restaurants

Home Away
Austin-based company; Short-term vacation rentals in local neighborhoods
www.homeaway.com

Air BnB
Short-term vacation rentals in local neighborhoods
www.airbnb.com

Couch Surfing
Free and/or low-cost home stays with local members of Couch Surfing's organization.
www.couchsurfing.com
 

Getting to Know Austin

City of Austin
Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB)
The Austin Chronicle (weekly newspaper)
Austin American Statesman (daily newspaper)
KUT radio (public radio - news)
KUTX radio (public radio - music)
Austin City Search
Today in Austin
Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Finding Your Way Around

Capital Metro (city bus)
Renting a car in Austin
Car-to-Go Austin
Austin Cycling Association (Bike routes, maps, and community)
Austin Bike Rentals & Tours
Bike Austin (Bike routes)
Austin Taxi Fare Finder