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Austin Travel Guide

Austin travel pros save time, money and avoid inconvenience. Whatever your Austin travel budget, find money-saving, big bargains, and big spender tips here.

Austin travelers inside ABIA terminal
Austin Bergstrom International Airport

One of my favorite travel tips is for travel arrangements.

It’s free. They do the work for you, searching hundreds of travel sites for the lowest fares and last-minute deals. For rates on airfare, car rental, and hotel accommodations, Kayak gives you options. You pick the best available deals.

If you’re traveling to Austin on a limited budget, Kayak is highly recommended. Of course, compare quotes to other sites to ensure the lowest rate.

Austin Travel Blog Posts

Best Texas Motorcycle Roads

Top 10 Best Motorcycle Roads in Texas

Where are the best Texas motorcycle rides? A while back, we did a popular post on some great Motorcycle rides near Austin.  Well, now we’re taking it further and covering…

Lake LBJ

Things to do at Lake LBJ

Lake Lyndon B Johnson – Texas Hill Country Lake LBJ is named after former President Lyndon B. Johnson, a Texas native, and is one of several lakes along the Texas…

Barbecue Lockhart TX

Lockhart: Barbecue Capital of Texas?

Barbecue is a big deal in Texas.  Other parts of the country claim to have the best barbecue. North Carolina, Kansas City, and Memphis are all proud of their BBQ…

Family Vacation South Padre Island

South Padre Island Family Vacations

Family Things to do on South Padre Island South Padre Island is most often associated with spring break when thousands of college students descend on the beach and then cross…

Day Trip to Waco: Mammoth National Monument

Visit Mammoth National Monument in Waco, Texas If you have exhausted all of the Austin-area dinosaur sites, fear not. Texas is full of little gems and Waco’s mammoth site is…

Day Trip to Salado

Day Trip to Salado

What to do & See in Salado Salado has always been unique, nestled among the rolling green hills of Central Texas along the pristine Salado Creek. Salado, home to one…

Day Trips from Austin

Great Day Trips from Austin

Top Austin Day Trip Destinations Austin is not only one of the best cities to visit in Texas, but it is also located in the Texas Hill Country, so there…

day trip Fredericksburg

Day Trip to Fredericksburg

What to do & See in Fredericksburg Fredericksburg is a popular weekend destination for visitors from nearby Austin and San Antonio. The town was named after Prince Frederick of Prussia,…

day trip New Braunfels

Day Trip to New Braunfels

What to do & See in New Braunfels Just west of San Antonio and Austin lies the section of central Texas where New Braunfels is located. It’s known as Texas…

Weekend Trip to Waco Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo in Waco One of the top features in Waco is the award-winning natural habitat Zoo. You can spend all day here admiring all the animals. The Waco…

things to do houston

Best Places to Visit in Houston, Texas

Houston Road Trip? You might not think of Houston as the most touristic city in the USA. But, let me tell you there are enough interesting things to see and…

Visit San Antonio

Visit San Antonio: The Alamo City

Road Trip to San Antonio A famous Texas writer, J. Frank Dobie, once said that every Texan has two hometowns — his own and San Antonio. If Dobie had lived…

Dripping Springs Things to do

Day Trip to Dripping Springs Texas

Dripping Springs Dripping Springs is 25 miles west of Austin. Its boundaries include 1,500 people living within the city limits while another 20,000 live in the surrounding areas. Dripping Springs…

Best Hotels in Austin

Top 10 Best Austin Hotels

Best Hotels in Austin Downtown & Beyond From the experience of an Austinite comes an easy guide to the best variety of hotel options in Austin. The city of Austin…

Austin Lakes

Summer Fun in Austin Lakes and Beyond

Summer is upon us, and one of the greatest ways to escape the summer heat is by heading to one of the beautiful Austin lakes. Whether you are a longtime…

Austin Airport

Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is consistently rated one of the best airports in the world for its size. It easily scores high in customer satisfaction, friendly airport parking attendants, best concessions, and LIVE MUSIC!

Clean and convenient, the Austin airport is a revelation. Not an overstatement, but fact. ABIA has ultra-modern convenience and a small-town atmosphere. It may be the most memorable and pleasant part of your air travel.

Hotels and motels near the airport (click on link for complete info):

  • Best Western
  • Comfort Suites
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Hawthorn Suites
  • Hilton
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites

For everything, you need to know about the Austin airport click here, Austin Bergstrom International Airport. You’ll find the following information…

  • Airlines & Austin Airfare – Download a list of defensive planning strategies that reduce cancellations and delays. It works. I use it.
  • Security Checkpoint Wait Times – Schedule your flight around most crowded times.
  • Austin Airport Parking – Why I recommend covered parking at twice the cost of an open lot. Off-site parking facility options.
  • Ground Transportation – Super Shuttle, cab rates, limousine services and Austin car rental companies.
  • Business & Personal Services – ATMs, United Heritage Credit Union, foreign currency exchange, Power Port computer stations, and family viewing area.
  • Food, Music & Fun – rated Austin airport one of the best in US for airport dining. Barbeque, Tex Mex, coffee shops, and sports bars. A live music stage with daily performances.
  • Art Display – Several serious art galleries and displays can be enjoyed throughout the entire airport.
  • Gift Shops, News Stands & Concessions – Food, news, artifacts, golf, CDs, gifts and more.
  • Traffic – Worst times, how to avoid it. Be prepared if you’re caught in it. Get a free map download here.

Super Shuttle Austin Airport

ABIA benefits from Super Shuttle service. It’s an easy, convenient, low-cost way to get to and from the airport from your home, office, or hotel.

Super Shuttle is recognized in Austin for being on time and delivering professional service. They serve 28 airports in 23 cities and will reserve your door to door service from departure to arrival.

Great service and low cost make this a Top 10 Austin Tourism Pick.

General Aviation

General aviation is air traffic that is not military or a scheduled airline flight. Air charters, police aircraft, private planes, crop dusters, flight training, news, and municipal aircraft are examples of general aviation.

If you have a Cessna, Beechcraft, or a similar airplane, you can rejoice to the 389 general aviation airports in Texas. From little more than a cow pasture and barn to full service, full support, multiple runways, municipal airport. Every kind of airfield imaginable exists in Texas.

Fortunately the general aviation Austin, Texas airports are not of the cow-pasture variety. Besides ABIA, the Austin area also boasts these fine general aviation airports

  • Killeen Airport
  • Gatesville Municipal Airport
  • Lampasas Municipal Airport
  • Georgetown Airport
  • San Marcos Municipal Airport
  • Gillespie County Airport
  • Burnett Municipal Airport
  • Llano Municipal Airport
  • Lakeway Airpark

An FBO (Fixed Base of Operations) is a service available at most airports that offers a minimum of fuel and parking for general aviation aircraft.

Many full-service FBOs offer hangar storage, aircraft maintenance, ground services and more. Two FBOs are offered at ABIA. Atlantic Aviation and Signature Austin Flight Support.