About Austin


Let's have a look around into background of Austin
  • County: Travis County
  • State: Texas
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 30.2669444
  • Longitude: -97.7427778
  • Time zone: US/Central
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours

Weather in Austin

  • Climate: Humid Subtropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: September to November and March to May

Location

It is the capital city of the state of Texas and 11th most populated one of the U.S.A. with a population of about 931,830 (2015 Census)

Distance from Austin center to Airport

Austin–Bergstrom International Airport is located 5 miles in the south east direction from the downtown area of Austin for the purpose of commercial services.
Driving Distance: 10.7 miles / 17.2 km
Driving Time: 15 Minute
Languages: English followed by Spanish and Chinese.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Austin–Bergstrom International Airport  and Edward F. Knapp State Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System.
  • Road: Bus – Greyhound and Megabus; Taxi – Yellow Cab Services

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 

Emergency Contact Numbers in Austin city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: (877) 228-5740
  • Cab: +1 512-452-9999 (Yellow Cab Service)
  • Airport: +1 512-530-2242 (Austin–Bergstrom International Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 512-452-0381 (Austin State Hospital)

Events

Let's step into extensive list of To Dos in Austin.

  • Austin City Limits Festival
  • F1 - United States Grand Prix
  • SXSW Music Film Interactive

Tourist Attractions

  • O. Henry Home & Museum
  • The Driskill
  • Old Bakery & Emporium

Theatre & Concerts

  • The Moody Theater
  • Austin City Limits Live
  • Bass Concert Hall

Visit Top Restaurants in Austin

  • Truluck's Seafood - Austin Downtown
  • Uchi
  • Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

Top Shopping Centers in Austin

  • Nature's Treasures of Texas
  • Tesoros Trading Company
  • The Domain

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • IMAX, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • Graffiti Park at Castle Hills
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Corn Chowder And Lobster Bisque – Eddie V's Prime Seafood
  • Yucca Crisps (Machi Cure) – Uchi
  • Fried Asparagus – Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

Sports Club

Home to Texas Stars (American Hockey League), Austin Outlaws (Women's Football Alliance), Austin Huns (Texas Rugby Union) and Austin Spurs (NBA D League).

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $2.50 / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: $3.75 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 1,842.24
  • Cheap meal: $15.00
  • Gasoline: $0.54 / liter
  • 3 course meal: $50.00

Information about Los Angeles

Nearby Tourist Cities

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX
  • Rail: Metro Rail (City’s Subway System).
  • Road: Bus – Metro Orange and Silver; Taxi – Yellow Cab Co.

Airport

Los Angeles International Airport commonly called as LAX is the sixth busiest airport (commercial) in the world and third in the USA.

  • Driving Distance: 19 miles / 31 km
  • Driving Time: 31 Minute
  • Languages: English followed by Spanish and Chinese.

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2  
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