Enjoy All of Austin’s Attractions & Services
Austin is one of those lands of plenty, where visitors can find a wide variety of local attractions that can entertain folks of every type. The fact that Austin’s population is such a wide-ranging melting pot is thanks to the wide variety of businesses & attractions that continue to attract people from across the country. At the Northcross Suites, you’ll be conveniently located nearby all that Austin has to offer, including:
Barton Springs – Famous for being the largest natural swimming pool in the country, Barton Springs maintains a constant temperature of 69 degrees year-round and is a great place to relax any time of the year. Thanks to its constant water temperature, the Barton Springs are the site of an annual Christmas swim by local Austinites.
Zilker Park – In the heart of South Austin lies Zilker Park, a 350 acre plot of publicly owned land that was donated to the city in 1917 and is the site of the famous Austin City Limits Festival. The park also features botanical gardens, a miniature train, hillside theater, sculpture garden, Barton Springs pool, and more than plenty of space to relax, fly a kite, or play a game of ultimate frisbee.
Austin Bats – Underneath the central bridge of the city, the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, the largest urban population of Mexican free-tailed bats live and thrive. Starting in February, over 1.5 million of these bats will make their grand entrance into the night just under the bridge at sunset, a sight that has to be seen to be believed.
Famous City Attractions:
Austin State Capitol – Constructed of Texas Pink Granite, the Austin Capitol is the literal heart of the city, centrally located along Congress Avenue. Standing just a bit taller than the National Capitol, this unique building offers daily tours of the rich and vibrant Texas history.
Sixth Street – The principal artery of the city is thriving with Austin’s energetic nightlife, Sixth Street is home to tasty cuisine, rooftop bars, and musicians galore. This city wasn’t named the “Live Music Capital of the World” for nothing after all.
Austin Zoo – Containing more than 300 animals, the Austin Zoo is a non-profit rescue zoo and animal sanctuary that holds to true to the eco-friendly, green nature of Austin. Formally known as “Good Day Ranch”, the zoo features over 100 different species and is located in North Austin.
St. David’s Hospital – Established in 1982, St. David’s is a top-of-the-line medical facility that features a fully renovated maternity unity, modern 24-hour emergency department, and a comprehensive and nationally recognized cardiac program.
Seton Medical Center of Austin – The only hospital in Central Texas that performs heart transplants, the Seton Medical Center of Austin is a highly acclaimed facility that is fully certified as a Primary Stroke Center.
IBM Research Facility – One of eight in the world, the Austin IBM Research Facility is an innovative think tank where the latest and greatest computer-aided design tools, high-speed microprocessors, energy efficient hardware, and more are developed year round.
Frost Bank Tower – Rising 515 feet into the Austin skyline, the Frost Bank Tower was the first skyscraper to be constructed after 9/11 and is a central hub for over 100 different financial centers across Texas.