Flights to Austin
Cheap Flights to Austin
Austin, Texas is quickly making its way onto every must-visit list and with its live music, world-famous BBQ, exciting nightlife and tons of places for exploring, it’s not hard to see why! On our list of best things to do in Austin? Take a dip in one or two of Austin’s dozens of hidden (and not-so-hidden) swimming spots, thanks to its nearly year-round summer temps. Stuff yourself full of BBQ and tacos, and then dance the night away at any of Austin’s mega-famous live music venues. Indulge in brunch any time of day at the Holy Rollers punk cafe. Take a hike or enjoy some rock climbing in the Boulder Creek Greenbelt in Austin. Watch local street artists paint graffiti at the HOPE outdoor gallery. Whether you’re headed to Texas for a semester or just a weekend, we’ve got cheap flights to Austin so that you can spend less on flights and more on a concert (or five).
Things to Do in Austin
Find cheap flights to Austin when you fly into the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). In true Austin style, the Austin airport hosts live music almost every day. Head over to Gate 18 in the afternoons if you’re looking to get a taste of Austin’s music culture before you even get into the city. Once you’ve landed and are ready to hit the town, you’ve got a few options: hop on the #20 Bus from the lower level of the Airport and you’ll be in the heart of downtown in about 30 minutes. Single-ride tickets are just $1.25. You can also take an Uber or a Lyft for a quick way to get around!
If you’re staying in Austin, it’s worth it to get a hotel right in the heart of downtown. There’s so much to do, you won’t want to waste any time at all getting back and forth to your hotel! Try the Hyatt Regency Austin, right by the Colorado River or the Residence Inn complete with mini-kitchens in every room - hello, late-night snacking! Need a good budget option? The La Quinta Inn Downtown is a great option and offers a complimentary breakfast, so you get even more bang for your buck! Plus, it’s just a few minutes walk from the Texas Capitol building.
Austin has a seemingly endless summer, staying mostly above the 70s for at least eight months of the year. Good news, though: Austin also has an insane amount of swimming holes and pools! First off, head to the Barton Springs Pool inside of Zilker Park, a 3-acre public swimming pool filled by underground springs. It stays at a solid 68-70 degrees year-round, so you can take a quick dip even in January. Lines can get a little long, so come early or head to the back entrance to beat the wait. Once you’re tired of swimming, fill up on all the BBQ you can get your hands on—Franklin Barbecue is ranked one of the best restaurants in Austin and one of the best BBQ spots in the country. Still not stuffed? Say hello to Austin’s food truck scene, where you can taste tacos, Thai food or just about anything else. Austin’s public art scene is also good news for your Instagram: snap a classic shot of the “I love you so much” wall outside of Jo’s coffee in South Congress (and pick up an iced coffee there while you’re at it). Getting too hot outside? Head inside to one of Austin’s many unique exhibitions and museums, like the Museum of Weird or The Color Inside art exhibition.
Music in Austin:
Of course, no trip to Austin would be complete without a solid sampling of its live music scene. Whether you’re into country, jazz, punk or rock, Austin has something for everyone when it comes to music. And when you consider that the live music is often paired with food...well, we’re pretty much ready to move to Austin. Check out the Elephant Room for live jazz or The Paramount for many of the big-name acts that come through Austin. Stop by The Shady Grove, serving up tons of nachos and burgers alongside weekly outdoor concerts from April to September. The White Horse is another can’t-miss in Austin, with live music several times a week, swing dancing nights and $3 tacos every day until 1:30 am. Still looking for more music? Do512 keeps a running list of all the music events happening in town—and fair warning: it’s a pretty long list. But don’t just take our word for it! Book your flights to Austin today and dance away to all the music you handle.