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This year-round destination in south-central Texas offers hot summers reaching the 80s and 90s F and moderate winters with average temperatures around 60 F, plus plenty of rip roarin’ musical festivals and 300 days of sunshine to keep locals and vacationers warm throughout the year. May to September is wettest, and the summer is hot. Sizzling South by Southwest happens every March and Austin City Limits festival occurs each September. No matter what season you arrive, you’ll leave Austin with a smile on your lips and several songs in your heart.

Region: Texas

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The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

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Downtown Austin, Texas

Savor Southern charm and grace at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel. Sonesta’s love of art comes to life at Austin’s landmark hotel, from its historic Art Deco façade to its sophisticated décor.

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Fast Facts

Although famed country-western-blues singer/songwriter Willie Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas, he moved to Austin to seemingly retire in 1972. However, Austin had other ideas. On August 12th of that year, Willie Nelson appeared onstage at the Armadillo and helped to ignite the Austin musical scene. There’s even a statue of the city’s favorite artist at 301 Willie Nelson Blvd.

Experience a haunted happy hour at the Speakeasy, once a bootlegging saloon now thought to be visited nightly by ghosts of Austin’s past.

In keeping with the state’s way of thinking that bigger is better, the Texas State Capitol building in Austin is the second largest in the country, second only to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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