Editor Pick : Nearby Hotel
Nearby Hotel near Zilker Park
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin
Nestled beside the park's Lady Bird Lake, this Hyatt Regency enjoys a tranquil spot. The outdoor pool and hot tub offer views across the water and towards downtown beyond, while live music sets the mood in the lounge on weekends.
1.6 miles from Zilker Park
v7 mins driving
REVIEW SCORE4.4 - Excellent
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Editor Pick : Top Rated Hotel
Top Rated Hotel near Zilker Park
JW Marriott Austin
110 East 2nd Street, Austin
A sky-high rooftop pool awaits guests at this towering hotel in Austin's center. After lounging in the sun, guests might book in for a spa treatment and massage. Or perhaps slink off to their luxury rooms furnished with coffeemakers, flat-panel TVs and WiFi. Fancy a trip out? The lively music scene of Sixth Street is less than ten minutes by foot, along with a host of other popular streets and attractions.
2.0 miles from Zilker Park
v8 mins driving
REVIEW SCORE4.6 - Wonderful
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Editor Pick : Alternative Hotel
Alternative Hotel near Zilker Park
Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake
20 North Ih35, Austin
Hang out among the hipsters and craft bars of Rainey Street, found a short walk from this hotel. Then, back inside the lodgings, it's all about the movie theater, rooftop pool and comfortable rooms where guests can kick back with cable TV, coffeemakers and free WiFi.
3.6 miles from Zilker Park
v10 mins driving
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Hotels near Zilker Park - Hyatt Regency Austin

Hyatt Regency Austin

208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin (Map)
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v 1.6 miles from Zilker Park ( 7 mins )
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Excellent, 4.35 Based on 244 Reviews
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Zilker Park Hotels - Hilton Austin

Hilton Austin

500 East Fourth Street, Austin (Map)
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v 2.5 miles from Zilker Park ( 10 mins )
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Very Good, 4.12 Based on 167 Reviews
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Omni Austin Hotel

Omni Austin Hotel

700 San Jacinto Boulevard At 8th Street, Austin (Map)
lVery Good
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v 2.6 miles from Zilker Park ( 9 mins )
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Pleasant, 3.2 Based on 302 Reviews
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La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol

La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol

300 East 11th Street, Austin (Map)
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v 2.8 miles from Zilker Park ( 10 mins )
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Excellent, 4.34 Based on 42 Reviews
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W Austin

200 Lavaca Street, Austin (Map)
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v 2.1 miles from Zilker Park ( 8 mins )
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What is the surrounding area like?

There's a decent choice of restaurants and hotels near Zilker Park. We recommend strolling south along Barton Springs Road or, if you don't mind walking 30 minutes, head over the bridge to Downtown Austin for a generous spread of pubs and fashionable restaurants. Either way it's worth wearing comfy shoes so you can scout out that perfect meal or pint.

Where are the best places to eat near Zilker Park?

Shady Grove

Hot summer day? Swing by this laidback eatery where a patio is shaded by a grove of pecan trees. Diners enjoy favorites like the tortilla-fried queso catfish and tacos, as live music regularly fills the air.

Magnolia Cafe

The kitchen never closes at this 24-hour cafe where you can get breakfast any time of the day or night. It's not all pancakes, though. House specials include spinach lasagna, pasta Caspian and the house stir fry.


A wood-smoked grill gives the meat and veggies an aromatic flavor at this Italian restaurant. The outside area is tree-shaded, while the stylish decor continues indoors for an upmarket dining experience. Enjoy some olive oil tasting, served with house-made bread, before a dish such as the seared scallops with saffron and asparagus, or the spaghetti carbonara.

What are the 'must do' activities around Zilker Park?

Lady Bird Lake

Work those abs with some stand-up paddleboarding. Or just go traditional in a canoe. This scenic lake is a hive of activity, surrounded by a ten-mile trail for joggers, cyclists and general athletic folk.

Barton Spring Pool

This spring-fed pool makes for a refreshing dip on warm days. Of course, you will be battling for room with half the city but then again entry is only $4.

Zilker Botanical Garden

Waterfalls and streams babble as visitors explore the gardens filled with flora including roses and Japanese-inspired greenery. All for $2 entry (cash only).

Any other info visitors might want to know?

Like to pedal? Austin has a bike sharing scheme with 40 stations spread about the place. Pay $8 for 24 hours of whizzing along the city's 35 miles of bikeways and off-street paths such as the Lance Armstrong Bikeway.

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What's the best way to get to Zilker Park?

As you can imagine, traffic can get pretty bad for large events and festivals. So it's worth researching your other options. Sometimes a shuttle bus will run from Republic Square in Downtown Austin. If staying close by, consider walking or cycling; there are lots of bike racks across the park.

How's the food and drink?

It really depends on the event, as the concessions are temporary. If you're there for Austin City Limits, their site has an up-to-date list of the food options, which are usually pretty good, covering all the favorites from ice cream to pizza and burgers.

Does the venue have WiFi?

Yep, courtesy of the City of Austin, you can surf away free of charge in and around Zilker Park.

Is there parking?

Technically yes but, be warned, spaces will quickly fill up depending on the size of the event. Some residential roads might even be blocked off.

How much does parking cost?

The standard fee is $5 per car but it can vary across events. If you're willing to park further away, you could look at One Texas Center ($5-15), or the Palmer Event Center ($8 for most events).

What time do doors normally open?

It'll be specific to the event so check your ticket.

Any other important info I should know?

The park is 351 acres in size, meaning there's a fair potential for arriving late, half-way through your favorite song. Here's a map for planning your route. If coming in a big group, you might want to have a designated meeting spot.

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Zilker Metropolitan Park is #7 of 296 things to do in Austin

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: dpaustex, austin, TX
Thu 15 Sep, 2016
l Results are is probably the most famous park in Texas. This is the home of the famed Barton Springs Pool. This pool is quite large and a springfed. There is no chlorine in the pool whatsoever. The...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: anish2011
Wed 14 Sep, 2016
l Hi to all the members We were visiting austin tx and were to told to visit zilker park and boy were we happy real nice play for the whole family and specially for the kids they have so much to do...

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4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: Mikeyveck, Dallas, Texas
Wed 14 Sep, 2016
l This is a great place to walk, run, bike, swim, kayak, take the dog, or just relax. Its a real big park with lots of people doing all sorts of things. Definitely a nice break from the city. You can...

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