Looking for a trending new city to explore? Consider Austin, Texas, one of the fastest growing large cities in the country and U.S. News & World Report's #1 place to live in the U.S. for the past two years running.
The self-proclaimed "Live Music Capital of the World" is home to many students, artists and musicians, along with a booming tech industry, and a classic Texas barbecue and Tex-Mex food scene. Despite its growth, Austin seeks to maintain its eccentric local vibe, with plenty of independent businesses and a strong commitment to the local environment. Austin hosts numerous festivals throughout the year and boasts more music venues per capita than any other city in the U.S. The list of local attractions also includes extensive theaters, museums and outdoor spaces like parks, lakes and waterways.
Fortunately, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive flights between Pittsburgh and Austin, at least according to travel site Skyscanner.
Here’s a list of flights, hotels, restaurants and local attractions in Austin to get you started.
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Flight deals to Austin
Currently, the cheapest flights between Pittsburgh and Austin are if you leave on April 8 and return from Texas on April 12. Allegiant Air currently has roundtrip tickets for $115.
Allegiant Air also has tickets at that price point later in April. If you fly out of Pittsburgh on April 29 and return from Austin on May 3, Allegiant Air can get you there and back for $115 roundtrip.
Top Austin hotels
To plan your accommodations, here are some of Austin’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.
The Driskill - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt (604 Brazos St.)
For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Driskill - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The hotel has a 4.5-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $129.
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (1900 University Ave.)
There's also the 4.8-star rated The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. Rooms are currently set at $129/night.
The Hotel Ella (1900 Rio Grande)
If you're looking to treat yourself, try The Hotel Ella. The 4.8-star hotel has rooms for $199/night.
Featured Austin restaurants
If you're looking for a popular spot to grab a bite, Austin has plenty of excellent eateries to choose from. Here are a few from Skyscanner's listings to help you get started.
Uchi (801 S. Lamar Blvd.)
One of Austin's most popular restaurants is Uchi, which has an average of 4.9 stars out of 104 reviews on Skyscanner.
"Amazing sushi! It's up there against anything you'll have in San Francisco or New York City," wrote visitor Katie.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar (1400 S. Congress Ave.)
Another popular dining destination is Hopdoddy Burger Bar, with 4.7 stars from 127 reviews.
"This place is popular so there may be a line, but it moves pretty fast and is totally worth it," wrote reviewer Wendy.
Home Slice Pizza (1415 S. Congress Ave.)
Finally, there's Home Slice Pizza, with 4.7 stars from 122 reviews.
"Whether you're into spinach pizza or traditional cheese, this place is funky and fun," wrote Tiffany.
Featured local attractions
Not sure what to do in Austin, besides eat and drink? Here are a few recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.
Barton Springs Pool (2201 Barton Springs Road)
First up is Barton Springs Pool. It checks in with 4.8 stars from 342 reviews.
The grassy hillsides and moss-covered rocks are perfect for sunbathing. Diving boards, concession stands and restroom facilities are also available.
"A must-visit in Austin, especially in the summer," wrote visitor Nici.
Zilker Metropolitan Park (2100 Barton Springs Road)
Then, there's the Zilker Metropolitan Park. It has 4.8 stars from 269 reviews on Skyscanner.
You can check out the hike and bike trails, picnic facilities, canoe rentals, soccer fields and more.
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail (Lady Bird Lake)
Finally, consider visiting the Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, with 4.9 stars from 183 reviews.
"One of the best things in Austin! The trail is a seven-mile loop that gives you a great view of the city from different sides. It's a beautiful place for a walk or run. You can rent bikes. Great for those who love the outdoors," wrote visitor Jenna.
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