When the SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival hits, Austin becomes almost an entirely different city. It's important to know how to get around, and what to see and do during festival time. Here we give you our inside picks on where to stay, play and eat during SXSW.
Where to stay
It's no surprise with a festival this huge – the complete festival draws more than 80,000 official badge-holders and over 400,000 who attend festival events – that finding a place to stay isn't easy. In fact, most hotels sell out and many accommodations have been fully booked during festival dates for months.
If you're coming from out of town but don't have a place to stay yet, what do you do?
Confirmed SXSW registrants can book accommodations through the online SXSW Registration and Housing system. Some of the coolest digs around town, where a lot of SXSW...