Austin flights will come into the Barbara Jordan terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Split into four levels: Mezzanine, Concourse, Baggage Claim, and the aircraft apron, the ABIA is easily accessible.
The Concourse area will put travelers right at the ticket counters and gates, whereas the Baggage Claim level allows passengers to quickly retrieve their baggage and then head out for their onward taxi, passenger pick-up or mass transit journeys.
For a quick bite to eat or shopping, visit the Market Place. Also, visitors will be drawn in at the Live Music Stage where various Austin musicians play.
When traveling in Austin, you will find the roads and freeways that run north to south are I-35, Loop 1/MoPac, South 1st/Guadalupe, Lamar, and S. Congress/Speedway. As for the east to west roads and highways, they are Koenig/290, 45th St., 38th St. which becomes 35th St. at Shoal Creek, MLK-formerly 19th St., Cesar Chavez-formerly 1st St., Oltorf, and Ben White (called 360 west of Mopac, and called Hwy. 71 east of I-35).
It is important to remember that any street marked North is north of the river, and any street marked South is south of the river. Austin is split into 6 areas, so it is best to follow a GPS system or map carefully whilst traveling and visiting the city of Austin.
You can book airfare to Austin and explore the music scene. Any day of the week, Austin has over 200 venues where visitors can listen to all kinds of music. A favorite place to check out is Austin City Limits.
Once you have heard the music, you can go biking, walk on hiking trails, or golfing. There's also ‘Lady Bird Lake' to splash in or rent boats. Next, head indoors and enjoy Austin's creative side on display at Blanton Museum located at the University of Texas. For a trip back in time, visit the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum which hosts interactive exhibits that bring history to life.
From the time your flight to Austin lands, good food is to be found everywhere you go. BBQ and Tex Mex make up the majority of the menus in Austin, however other food fusions can be found all over the city. A plethora of great places to eat are Jeffery's, Uch, Cool River, or Chuy's.
After having your fill of good food and music, head out to the stores for a shopping experience you won't forget. Art and culture blend together at Yard Dog Folk Art, and SoCo (South Congress Ave) is hip and trendy with fun boutiques packed with personality.
At night, trade your shopping shoes for dancing shoes and experience the Austin nightlife. On any given evening, you can catch live music by local musicians. Austin's best venues to visit are Antone's, The Parish, Emo's, and La Zona Rosa. No matter what you decide to do when you take your flights to Austin, you'll find this city leaves music playing in your head and your heart.