Creative and cool, charming yet cutting edge, Austin manages to straddle the line between old rancher town and hipster hub. Where else pits urban lakes speckled with stand-up paddle boarders against a backdrop of steel-clad skyscrapers? What other city lets you hike Texan riverways by morning and dance the night away to twangy Delta blues by night? Yep, from the taquerias of East Austin to the vintage threads of SoCo, there are all sorts of facets to this fun-filled state capital. What's more, cheap flights to Austin are available from all over. They can whisk you straight into the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport from oodles of large US cities, but also come from London, Toronto, Amsterdam, CDMX – the list goes on.
You can't miss the Texas Capitol standing proud in the heart of Austin. Head down to see its Italian Renaissance Revival façade and soaring dome.
Hop in a kayak or stand on a SUP board to take in the skyline of Austin from the reflective waters of Lady Bird Lake.
Head to this municipal swimming spot in Zilker Park to cool down when the Texan heat gets a little too much.
JetBlue, Delta, Alaska Airlines, United, American Airlines and Spirit Airlines have direct flights to Austin.
Iberia is the best airline to fly to Austin. If you want non-stop flights then JetBlue is best.