Your flight to Austin will arrive at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which is situated 5 miles southeast of downtown. It handles around 9 million passengers per year. As several major airlines fly to this airport, finding cheap flights to Austin should be possible. The airport has many local restaurants so that visitors can get a taste of authentic Austin cuisine. The airport often wins customer-service quality awards, because it is a modern, clean, and efficient facility. There is bus available at the airport, the Airport Flyer bus, as well as the usual array of taxis, car rental companies, shuttle buses for hotels, and limousines if you wish to travel in style.
The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or Capital Metro, operates public transportation in the city. This is mainly provided via an efficient bus service, but there is also a less extensive commuter rail system, which is called Capital MetroRail. In the downtown area of the city there is also a trolley system, known as the dillo. This is a very cheap and effective way to get around this area of the city. There are numerous taxis available as well, so you will not be short of transportation options after your Austin flight has landed.
There are several museums in Austin, with the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum probably the best known. It showcases the history of Texas from the original native population, through the fight for independence, and then on to recent history such as the growth of the oil industry. The State Capitol of Texas is a great example of public architecture from the late 19th century. The grounds are also impressive with a variety of monuments located there. For a change of pace, the Barton Springs Pool is worth visiting. This natural limestone pool is over 1,000 feet long with several underground springs feeding it.
As a major city there is no shortage of shopping in Austin. If you are looking for something different, then Prima Dora offers a wide variety of unique gifts that make great souvenirs of your visit to Austin. If you want to visit a shopping mall, The Domain has many well-known shops. Due to the cultural mix of the city, there is a wide variety of restaurants available. Uchi is a wonderful Japanese restaurant, with some great sushi as well as Hot Rock scallops. There are also a lot of great Tex-Mex restaurants. Take advantage of the fun, food, and culture by booking airfare to Austin today!