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Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is 6 miles (10km) southeast of the city center and there are a selection of buses, taxis, shuttles and car rentals to get you into town and back. Chauffeured sedans or limos are also available to pick you up or drop you off at the airport but normally require advance reservations.
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The Austin Amtrak station is served by the Texas Eagle, with service from Chicago to San Antonio.
The Austin More...
Austin is a city in the Hill Country of Texas. It's the capital of that state, but also the capital of alternative culture off the two American coasts. Austin's attitude is commonly emblazoned about town on T-Shirts and bumper stickers: "Keep Austin Weird." Austin is also considered by most to be the "Live Music Capital of the World".Attractions
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• The Alamo Drafthouse downtown always has an eclectic array of cult and foreign films and a good beer and food menu. They also have a dizzying number of specialty shows and film festivals. Their other locations show first run movies with the same excellent food menu.
• The State and Paramount Theaters feature a wide variety of acts, from Chinese acrobats to plays and unique dance companies.
• Go to Esther's Follies for an entertaining Saturday Live-like comedy skits on Thursday-Saturday. Located in More...
When you visit Austin, or if you decide to live here, you'll have no shortage of interesting and satisfying places to eat. Austin's restaurants are a feast for the mind and the palate. The listings below are only a sampling of the diverse and plentiful Austin restaurant scene.
Austin has many high-end, destination restaurants, but it also has many high-quality, unique, and inexpensive restaurants where the locals eat, drink, and socialize every day (all day). It's a town built for living in, and the affordable, excellent restaurants show it. Just so you know you're in Texas, More...
Austin is very proud of its local stores. Great places to shop are South Congress (SoCo), The Drag, (Guadalupe, from 17th to 38th, along the West side of the UT campus) and South First. North Loop also has a few fun and funky shops, but you'll probably have to ask a local (or several) how to get there.
There are three main malls in Austin: Barton Creek Mall south of town, Lakeline Mall northwest of town, and Highland Mall north of downtown. There is a plethora of large retail box stores to the north and south of town (Target, Best Buy, etc.), More...