Destination: What’s New in Austin, College Station and Waco


Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin, Texas is the capital city of the Lone Star State. Located next to the Austin Convention Center, the Hilton Austin hotel is the perfect destination for your next association meeting. This hotel features the largest ballroom in the city and 80,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

Take a short stroll and you will find Max’s Wine Dive, a restaurant known for its vast array of gourmet foods, cocktails and wine. The restaurant also offers private event space for your dinner meeting needs. Visitors come for the music, the attractions and the scenery. In Downtown Austin, you can peruse along Second Street, the Warehouse District and West Sixth Street for a taste of shopping, food, wine and art.


Located in eastern Texas, Bryan College Station is home to Texas A&M University. Locals nickname the city ”Aggieland” because it offers the full amenities of Texas A&M’s galleries and museums, Bonfire Memorial and horticultural gardens. The Brazos Cotton Exchange, located Downtown, is a venue offering 3,000 square feet of space and picturesque views for your next meeting. The venue is across the street from the La Salle hotel, which provides a classic take on Texas elegance for your stay in
College Station.

Looking for something to eat? Enjoy La Salle’s specialty craft cocktail bar: Downtown Elixir and several other dining options along Main Street. College Station is also home to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which features a replica of the White House press room.


As a city in central Texas, Waco is known as the heart of Texas. Visitors come to see, HGTV stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines’ business empire including Magnolia Market, the Magnolia Silos and Magnolia Realty. Visitors also can stroll along the Waco Riverwalk, see a show at the Hippodrome Theatre, or go wine tasting at the Waco Winery Tasting Room & Rooftop Patio.

During your stay, the Hilton Waco, located next to the Waco Convention Center downtown, can provide you with an enjoyable visit. The hotel offers 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for your next meeting. To take a break from the meeting, take a stroll through Indian Spring Park to the Waco Suspension Bridge, a tourist favorite. If you like sports, head over to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame for a flashback to the past. If you are looking for a wildlife experience, visit the Cameron Park Zoo, featuring 52 acres of wild animals.

Sources: Visit Austin, Experience Bryan College Station, Waco Heart of Texas
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