Downtown Austin Shopping Near JW Marriott

Discover the Best of Austin Shopping

There is a common saying that “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and in Austin, the shopping scene is no exception. There are a diverse number of unique shops and boutiques, as well as famous malls and shopping areas. Check out the below options while staying downtown at the JW Marriott Austin.

2nd Street District

Just steps from JW Marriott, this district is commonly referred to as the area “Where Texas Warmth Meets Austin Cool,” with its unique blend of specialty shops and restaurants, 2nd Street District has some of the best entertainment in Austin. More than just a destination, 2nd Street supports the community and encourages local vendors, spreading the good around, and of course, keeping Austin weird.

South Congress

This Texas district is known across the nation both for its shopping appeal and cultural distinction. It houses a vast variety of eclectic shops, boutiques, restaurants, and galleries. As the home of South by Southwest, Austin houses several famous music venues, some of which can be found on South Congress. There are also specialty antique shops throughout the district that cater to those looking for a taste of classic Texas charm. A recent addition to the array of unique attractions in the area is the food trucks that have started to grace the streets. While enjoying your shopping you can also enjoy a gorgeous view of the State Capitol.

Other Retail Districts

Along with South Congress there are a few other popular districts in the area known for their retail and entertainment qualities.

  • Congress Avenue: Nestled between the State Capitol building and Lady Bird Lake, this National Registered Historic District is commonly called “The Main Street of Texas.” It is home to several shops, restaurants, theaters and museums.
  • West End: As its name indicates, this district is located on the western edge of downtown Austin. It is home to REI and Book People, which is the leading independent bookstore in Texas, as well as Whole Foods Market and Anthropologie, along with other stores.
  • Barton Creek Mall: This popular mall is a bi-level, enclosed shopping center that contains over 170 retail stores, along with restaurants and a 14-screen movie theater.
  • East 6th Street: This district gives a strong nod to the music scene in Austin with its collection of music venues. There are also an array of music stores and popular restaurants, along with the Austin Visitor Center and the original Alamo Drafthouse movie theater.

Unwind After Shopping at JW Marriott Austin

Once you have enjoyed your time shopping, you can rest well at the JW Marriott Austin. As one of the hotels near Barton Creek Mall and South Congress, we are an excellent option. You can choose to wind down in your comfortable guestroom, enjoy a bite to eat at one of our many onsite restaurants or bars, or soak in the tranquility of the rooftop pool. JW Marriott Austin is here to offer you an upscale retreat after a long day of Austin shopping.