Travelers visiting Austin should check the events calendar for festivals. The city is home to South by Southwest, Austin City Limits, Chaos in Tejas, the Austin Film Festival and several others. Tampa International Airport (TPA) is located 6 miles west of downtown Tampa, and there is a HART bus stop at the terminal. It takes about two hours to fly from Tampa to Austin.
After you land, head to the University of Texas to see the Harry Ransom Center, the Blanton Museum of Art and the Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History. The University fields teams in nearly all NCAA sports, so you can probably see the Longhorns compete while you're in town. The Texas State Capitol and LBJ Presidential Library are major draws as well. Outdoor attractions include Zilker Park and the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. History buffs will enjoy the Texas State Cemetery and Bullock Texas State History Museum.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is just east of Interstate 35, near Highways 183, 130 and 71. The CMTA runs Airport Flyer buses from the terminal to downtown Austin and the University of Texas. South by Southwest is usually held in March while Austin City Limits and the Austin Film Festival are in October. Winters in Austin are generally mild with average lows around 40 degrees, and summer highs average around 96 degrees.
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