Thinking of traveling to Austin with my family for spring break. Is it still best to stay downtown? Any recommendations for accommodations?
yes. I'm sure you will get lot's of good advice.... but be sure to take them to Esther's Follies on 6th street.... a long running SNL-like performance, Texas style...It's a MUST for local, state and national politics fun.
I would stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Its just South of the river and a quick walk to either Soco or downtown- without any of the loud party scene. Being on the hike amd bike trail is cool too. And it has a pool. I used to work there and loved it.