Conveniently located in Austin’s downtown (602 E. Fourth Street) and open seven days a week, the Austin Visitor Center is the go-to place to find maps and brochures to kick start your adventure. The friendly folks at the VC love sharing the city's history and culture and answering questions about where to find the best shopping, restaurants, outdoor excitement, nightlife, music and more. They can even give you the scoop on the special events going on while you’re in town!

Two men on Your Mini Biker Gang tour bikes in front of the Tau Ceti mural in downtown Austin.Biker Gang Tour, landscape. Credit @dannyboywonder1.


Want to see the city's biggest attractions or take a ride out to the Hill Country before you start exploring on your own? Hop on one of the many tours that start and end at the Visitor Center. Choose between tours in different areas of town and with different activity levels from charters to bike tours to walking tours. Find one that is just right for you by visiting the full list on our Tours page. Here are just a few of our visitors' favorites:

AO Tours Austin

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Austin Detours

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Austin Duck Adventures

Tour Austin with a Splash! The original Austin tour, Austin Duck Adventures offers an amphibious tour that includes tours of downtown...

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Double Decker Austin Hop On/Hop Off Tour

Enjoy Austin’s only hop on/hop off sightseeing and historic double decker tour! You will learn all about Austin and it’s rich history...

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Twisted Texas Tour

Austin's only concert-on-wheels! Each Twisted Texas experience is jam-packed with local flavor, hidden hotspots, and Instagram-worthy...

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When you pop in, be sure to do some shopping. The Visitor Center is the official gift shop for Austin and Texas-themed gifts, novelty items and trinkets. Grab something from one of your favorite Austin brands like Tito's Handmade Vodka, Siete Foods, Yellowbird and El Arroyo. Find a special souvenir to commemorate your trip, like a handmade item from one of Austin's talented local artisans. Is your trip too packed to stop by? Shop our visitor center online, anytime!

Interior image of the Austin Visitor Center with apparel and gift displays.
Austin Visitor Center. Courtesy Visit Austin.

Visitor Center Information and Amenities

Enjoy free Wi-Fi, clean restrooms, a media wall and a cell phone recharge station while you wait for your tour to begin! You can even check your luggage in secure storage while you explore the town on either end of your visit. If you plan your trip right, you might even get a taste of Austin’s live music scene with free live music in the lounge. 

Austin Visitor Center
604 E. Fourth Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 478-0098
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM

The Austin Visitor Center is moving to 103 E. Fifth Street in early 2025. Check back for more details!