AUSTIN IS EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK

Whenever you’re ready to visit, know that the Austin community is ready to welcome you. Learn what Austin is doing to stay clean and safe for everyone.

As you’re planning your trip, here’s what you need to know. Face coverings (over the nose and mouth) are required when inside, or when in an outdoor public space when it’s not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household.

During your visit, look forward to an increased focus on cleanliness and social distancing at Austin hotels, restaurants, attractions and more.  Wondering what is open right now? Look for the Open Now filter throughout the Things to Do section.

RESTAURANTS

Austin’s restaurants are open for dine-in indoor and outdoor patio service and are committed to providing a safe, comfortable and unforgettable experience while ensuring staff and customer health. Many restaurants are participating in a reopening agreement to help guests “Dine With Confidence.”

Please check individual websites and social channels to confirm operating hours and to see if reservations are recommended. Not ready to dine in just yet? You can easily find restaurants offering carryout, curbside or delivery service here.

ATTRACTIONS

Many of Austin’s popular attractions, museums, and tour companies have reopened, with more opening every week.  Visit Austin is working to maintain the latest information on our website. Please check individual websites and social channels to confirm operating hours and to see if advanced ticket sales or reservations are available. Learn More

LIVE MUSIC

In person live music experiences are returning slowly and safely. From a limited capacity lounge show at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre to an outdoor jam session at a hill country brewery, there’s something for everyone. Check out our events calendar for upcoming live music.

Prefer to take in some local live music from your own space?  Check out our list of streaming events and concerts here.

BARS

Under state orders, bars remain closed in Austin. However, beginning in August, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) approved rule changes allowing bars, including breweries and wineries to apply for food and beverage certificates and then reopen. Find out if your future favorite watering hole has re-opened here.

EVENTS & FESTIVALS

In person events are returning slowly and safely. Check out our events calendar for upcoming events and festivals. Not ready to attend in person? You can still enjoy some of Austin’s best festivals and events... virtually. Learn More

HOTELS & LODGING

Hotels are also working to standardize safety and cleanliness guidelines as they welcome back travelers, keeping in mind how to protect both their guests and employees.  Stay up to date on what Austin hotels are doing to ensure the health and safety of their guests and associates. Learn More

Individual hotels and hotel chains are sharing their safety plans to help address concerns as well.

GETTING HERE

Air Travel
Airlines are implementing new procedures in response to COVID-19 and remain open for business. As travel begins to increase, these standards are critical for addressing concerns.  Learn more about what each airline is doing in response to health concerns from the pandemic. Learn More

Here in Austin, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has implemented many enhanced cleaning measures to ensure the health and safety of passengers and employees.  Travelers can stay up to date on what AUS is doing to support public health and learn about their commitment to your safety and well-being. Learn More

GETTING AROUND

"Drive friendly" is one of our state mottos, and Austin is no exception. Getting to and from the airport - and all around town - is easy. Most major rental car and ride-hailing companies are available at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and other standard transportation options are available.

Austin’s various transportation providers have put into place new safety guidelines to help guests travel responsibly and comfortably.

Capital Metro Bus & MetroRail
From physical distancing protocols to enhanced features aboard their vehicles, CapMetro has updated its safety and cleaning measures to ensure you can get where you need to go without adding extra stress to your trip. Whether you’re riding the train or catching your bus, our services continue to be the safe, convenient and affordable option you can count on. Visit CapMetro.org for more information.

Taxis & Ride Hailing
Austin is tapped into the latest tech-based transit. Get on-demand rides any time of day. Learn what UberLyft and Austin cab companies are doing to keep riders safe and comfortable.

Rental Cars
Rental car companies have modified services in an effort to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To find out protocols for rental car companies, read more.