ConventionSouth

JUL 2018

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J U L Y 2 0 1 8 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 17 WINTER EVENT HOT SPOTS Hot sounds abound in the Live Music Capital of the World®, home to more than 250 music venues and a vibrant arts scene. Hot Winter Activities: • Take a private dinner cruise with Austin Party Cruises on Austin's Town Lake, just minutes from downtown, and see landmarks such as Mount Bonnell, the 360 bridge, City Park, and Oyster Landing's Hula Hut. • Join in an Austin Live Music Crawl with Austin Detours, led by a local musician who will take you off the beaten tourist path. HOT SPOT: Austin, Texas Town Lake Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Located at the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, Texas, this contemporary property is just 20 minutes from downtown Austin, overlooking rolling terrain. Enjoy the surrounding area by taking group hikes on the 2.3-mile walking trail, and then kick back at the outdoor pool, sundeck and Meridien 98, a rooftop lounge and bar. HOTTEST of the HOT The Line ATX - Opened earlier this year, the property boasts the "best vista in town." The LINE's lakeside infinity pool overlooks the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, Town Lake and the Austin skyline. The Driskill Hotel - The iconic Driskill Hotel dates back to 1886 and features a collection of museum quality artwork and daily live music at the Driskill Bar. Step outside and stroll the Sixth Street Entertainment District. AT&T Hotel & Conference Center - This contemporary conference venue has state-of-the-art technology and is LEED-Gold certified. Check out The Courtyard Gallery's artwork produced by faculty and alumni from the University of Texas Department of Art and Art History. JW Marriott Austin - This urban resort offers the Spa by JW and the brand new Edge Pool Bar & Cabanas, as well as Burger Bar, a "food truck without wheels." Just outside are many art and enter- tainment venues. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa - With four championship golf courses and 10 tennis courts, miniature golf and pools, this 4,000- acre Texas Hill Country resort, now undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation, has loads on onsite outdoor activities all year long. A kayak launch is just a mile away. Pub Crawl

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