Adrenaline junkies and lovers of stunt sports and car races have come to the right place. Austin is the home of Circuit of the Americas (COTA), a racetrack and entertainment center set on 1,500 acres outside Austin. Circuit of the Americas Austin hosts the only Formula 1 and MotoGP races in the U.S. and has hosted ESPN’s X Games, the FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge.
Austin’s only permanent outdoor amphitheater, Austin360, is here at Circuit of the Americas. Austin360 has hosted Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, KISS, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Kenny Chesney, Drake, Maroon 5, Muse, Kelly Clarkson and more. It’s just one more reason why Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World.
You don’t have to stick to being just a spectator at Circuit of the Americas, because it offers go-karting and driving challenges.
You can ride your go kart up to 55 mph (if you’re 16 or older and have a driver’s license) on Circuit of the Americas Austin go kart track. Kids 4 feet and taller can drive their own cart that goes up to 30 mph. If you come to Circuit of the Americas more often, you can compete in a six-week Grand Prix with other drivers.
If you’re looking for a personal racing experience, professional instructors will lead you through a challenging race course in a powerful Audi. Slide on the skipad with your Audi TT RS and compete for the fastest lap time in an Audi R3. This is perfect for the adrenaline junkie in you.
Every month, Circuit of the Americas hosts a pop-up car show that is the biggest gathering of car enthusiasts in central Texas. Grab a coffee and some snacks from the concession stand and ogle at a beautiful array of cars.
COTA’s grand plaza is taken over in early December by Winter Wonderland. The light-filled festival includes Santa’s workshop, a petting zoo, a human snow globe, holiday movies on the lawn, a walking light trail, a tunnel of lights, hot chocolate, food and pop up stores and activities.
Circuit of the Americas Austin is the home to several entertainment and racing events you can only find in Austin, so don’t miss your chance while you’re here. Call us or browse our website today to reserve your rental and start searching for tickets to the next show at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.