: Austin Bergstrom International Airport
: Mopac or I35
: Hyde Park Bar & Grill
: many local
Car: not necessary
A common misconception is that downtown Austin IS Austin. Although downtown is a great place to be (mostly at night), the heart of Austin is much broader than that. Hyde Park is in just the right location, to be near downtown while still having plenty to see/do during the day.
Located in Central Austin, Hyde Park sits between 38th and 51st streets, and between Red River Street (where you can access UT, Texas Memorial Stadium, or get to downtown fast) and Guadalupe (which is better known as “The Drag” near UT campus). Avenue D-light is only 2.3 miles north of the University of Texas and Texas Memorial Stadium, just 2.8 miles from downtown austin, and borders the neighborhoods of Hancock and North Loop.
Hyde Park traces its origins back to 1891 and is considered to be Austin's first suburb. Here, we take pride in the equal blend of sturdily built historic homes and college life, lush landscaping, and all things local. Because of this, you can expect to be able to walk to: Shipe Park, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Quack’s Café & Bakery, Dolcé Vita Café (food and gelatos), Mother’s (vegetarian) restaurant, Julio’s Restaurant, Fresh Plus grocers, a coin laundry, “Avenue B.” mom and pop convenience and sandwich shop and more.
Prime Austin-style shopping is only a 5 minute drive away. 'The Drag' is a tourist favorite, off Guadalupe Street (and about 3 miles south). Here, you'll find Urban Outfitters, Buffalo Exchange, Toy Joy, and more.
No car, or no desire to drive? Austin's Capital Metro bus can take you there. The bus stop is not 30 paces from your front door. Use the shuttle to get back and forth to all those big Austin events!
Also, not all visits are for fun and games. If you need to be near:
- Dell Children's Hospital: 1.7 miles (northeast bound)
- St. David's Hospital: 1.9 miles (south bound)
- Brackenridge Hospital: 3.2 miles (south bound)