Cheap Flights to Austin
The wholesome state capital of Texas, Austin is home to a hip music, culinary, and brewing scene. Often described as a big city with the heart of a small-town, Austin is intimate and exciting. Although many come for the lively and youthful nightlife, there are many museums, galleries, and landmarks to visit.
Attractions in Austin
Austin's two major draws are its music scene and surrounding landscape. The area has two renowned music festivals, Austin City Limits and SXSW, both of which draw a wide variety of music genres. With countless clubs and bars serving up live music, you won't forget a night in Austin.
For hikers, a number of lakes and springs provide perfect trails for city escapes, particularly those along Lady Bird Lake and in the Greenbelt.
For those looking for a slice of culture and history, the Texas State Capitol and Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum are must-see attractions, as are the many galleries and libraries in the city including The Contemporary Austin, the Elisbat Ney Museum, and world-leading Harry Ransom Centre.
For beer enthusiasts, the craft beer scene is worth the visit alone, with some 50+ micro-breweries within the metropolitan area. The city’s old motto “Keep Austin Weird” best sums up the attractions and spirit of the area.
Shopping and Restaurants
Dining - Restaurants and bars are what Austin is all about. With a vibrant food truck and street food scene, you're never too far from a humble yet delicious meal merging the best world flavors with Texan hospitality. Many restaurants in Austin have a farm-to-table ethic, and it is also very passionate about BBQ and Tex-Mex cuisine.
Shopping - Austin is a fantastic spot for independent shopping and hip boutiques. From local cowboy boots (Allen's Boots) to vinyl records (Waterloo), you can spend days wandering Austin's shops. South Congress Avenue is great for vintage and high-end items, and you can check out South First Street for local art.
Check out what music is playing in town before visiting. Austin is known as a vibrant live music city; maybe your favorite band is in town, making your visit all the better. Otherwise, consider catching a new local act to see the city's independent quirks shine.
Flights to Austin
Austin is serviced by Austin–Bergstrom International Airport, an airport with two terminals (Main and South) which provides both domestic and international flights. Although the bulk of the air traffic is regional, London and Frankfurt are both accessible by flights from Austin, as is Mexico. The airport is just 7.5 miles from the center of town, with a taxi route of some 15 minutes and a bus route of about 50 minutes.
More information on Austin
Austin's official website offers a number of suggestions regarding events, places to stay, and things to do; it is well worth checking for first-timers. For recommendations fine-tuned to specific areas (craft beer, entertainment, art, etc), try Lonely Planet’s comprehensive Austin guide. For an alternative list of things to do, places to eat and areas to visit, check out Time Out’s guide to the city of Austin.
Popular flights to Austin, Texas
- From Fort Lauderdale to Austin, Texas$73RT 4/21 - 4/28
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