Flights And Sights

Introduction to Austin

Choose from a number of American Airlines flights to Austin and get ready to see the best of The Live Musical Capital of the World. In addition to music, there is a wide range of things to do in Austin, so there's something for everyone.

Things To Do In Austin

Nature lovers will be in heaven with all the outdoor activities in Austin, and the weather here makes it possible to be outside year-round. You'll find room for just about every kind of outdoor fun at Zilker Park. It is home to the Zilker Botanical Gardens, the Austin Nature Preserve and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. Plus, there's a disc golf course and sand volleyball. Many locals will tell you that one of their favorite things to do in Austin is to cool off in Barton Springs. This three-acre pool is fed from underground springs and averages a refreshing 68 degrees. You could even rent a canoe or kayak and paddle on Lady Bird Lake. Zilker Park is also the site of the annual Austin City Limits music festival (often called simply ACL).

Speaking of music, you really can't visit here without a stroll down Sixth Street. Of all the activities in Austin, this is perhaps the most well-known. The most popular stretch runs from immediately west of I-35 down several blocks to the historic Driskill Hotel, at the corner of Sixth and Brazos. You'll hear live music in virtually every bar and restaurant you pass. Venues have also popped up along Fifth and Fourth Streets, so it's fun to plan an evening to wander.

Another of our favorite things to do in Austin is to visit the Capitol. It's the largest state capitol building in the country (did you expect anything else from Texas?) and it's crafted from distinctive pink granite quarried from the state. The architecture is impressive and you can take a guided tour to appreciate the interior as well. The Capitol is located a few blocks south of The University of Texas campus, another city landmark.

Fly to Austin with American Airlines and enjoy this relaxed, friendly city. Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway or you have an entire week to spend exploring, this is a perfect destination.

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