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Barton Creek Square is the premier enclosed mall in Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World. Shop more than 180 specialty retailers and anchor stores including Nordstrom, Dillard's, Macy's, Apple Store, lululemon and Lego. A destination shopping and entertainment experience, the center is ideally located at the intersection of Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) and Mopac (Loop 1), just five miles from downtown Austin and the University of Texas at Austin. Area attractions include the State Capitol, the Bob Bullock State History Museum, Hill Country and live music venues, and dining and entertainment in downtown Austin.
The shopping center's convenient location makes it the perfect stop for a quick weekend trip, mini getaway or vacation with the family. Take a trip to Barton Creek Square and discover why it is Austin's main shopping destination. Enjoy an assortment of delectable dining options at one of the available restaurants or grab and go stations while shopping for an experience that is truly unlike any other. You'll love the shopping, dining and attractions readily available in the area.
If you're planning on taking a day trip to the shopping destination or even staying for a few days, there are plenty of area attractions that are perfect for the entire family. Austin hosts both South by Southwest and Austin City Limits each year. Events consist of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences at SXSW, as well as a large music festival in Zilker Park with food and drink options, an art market and a children's area at ACL. If music festivals aren't your thing, head to the nation's only Grand Prix facility, located in southeast Austin and host of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. There are plenty of attractions close to the shopping center that cater to a wide range of age groups.
Savor the flavor of Austin and choose from a wide variety of close-by dining options for all ages at Barton Creek Square. No matter what your tastebuds are craving, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for close by. Take a break from shopping all day and enjoy one of the center's newly renovated fine eateries, including California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory or Nordstrom Bistro Cafe´. If you're looking for a true taste of Austin, make a stop at the famous Salt Lick BBQ in Dripping Springs, Guero's Taco Bar on South Congress, The Oasis on Lake Travis or make a stop at one of the many gourmet food trucks around town. There truly is a taste of everything nearby the shopping destination.
A night out on the town is the perfect addition to any vacation. For Austin visitors, the music scene is legendary. Visit one of the nearly 200 venues in the area offering rock, blues, jazz, hip hop, punk or Latino shows nightly. The Broken Spoke, known as "the last true Texas dance hall," features great country acts. Guests can also take a Texas Two-Step lesson. The Continental Club has showcased blues, rock and folk music since 1957, earning it the title, "Granddaddy of Austin music venues." Antone's, Austin's "home of the blues," is where Stevie Ray Vaughan cut his proverbial teeth. Newer stages like those at The Mohawk and Club DeVille showcase local acts alongside big- name touring artists.
Austin offers places to stay that have just as much personality as the city itself. If you're interested in making Barton Creek Square a travel destination for a weekend getaway with your spouse or mini trip as a family, you can stay at a number of local bed and breakfast locations or hotels to make your stay more memorable. There are a variety of new full-service hotels in the area close to the shopping center, including the Hotel Granduca, Fairmont and JW Marriott, along with several other eclectic boutique hotels. Choose a Simon property as your next vacation destination and experience unique shopping, dining and nightlife choices!