Austin Maps and Orientation

(Austin, Texas - TX, USA)

Austin is an especially important Texan city, since it is the capital of Texas and also serves as the county seat (administrative center) of Travis County. The city of Austin also ranks as the 'Live Music Capital of the World' and is known for its undeniable quirky character.

Finding your way around Austin is not usually difficult, with a number of notable streets intersecting the city center. Both Guadalupe Street and the Lamar Boulevard head in a northeast to southwest direction, running parallel with each other and passing by the University of Texas before reaching downtown.

Located on the northern side of the university is the neighborhood known as Hyde Park, while the area around East 6th Street boasts a high concentration of lively nightspots. Of note, the Warehouse District is close by and just a relatively short stroll away.

Maps and Orientation of the City

The Texas State Highway Loop US-1 bounds the western axis of Austin, with the Interregional Highway US-290 passing through the eastern edge of the city center itself. Further afield, the small city of Round Rock is just a half hours' drive to the north, with the northwesterly Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge being in the region of an hour away by car and next to Burnet County's town of Marble Falls - part of the spreading Highland Lakes.

If you are in the need of maps, then the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau on East 6th Street should be your first port of call.

Map of the United States

United States map

Map of Texas

Texas TX State map

Map of Austin

Austin map