Travel Wise
Austin TravelWise

In this month’s issue of Traveler magazine we unveil a red-white-and-blue version of our October 1999 50 Places of a Lifetime concept with an issue devoted to America’s 50 must-see places. Austin made our Urban Spaces list. Here, we present the best links on planning every leg of your trip there—online.

Basics

Getting There
Austin City Connection
A direct link to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to get information about flights traveling to and from Austin

Making Telephone Calls
Superphone.net
Scroll to find the area code for Austin

Checking Weather Forecasts
The Weather Channel
Seven-day forecasts, the current temperature, satellite maps, and severe-weather alerts

Essentials

Where to Stay
Metro Network
An extensive guide that includes addresses, telephone numbers, and amenities for Austin-area hotels, inns, and resorts—searchable by region

Places to Stay
Descriptions of and room rates for Austin-area hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, and inns

Where to Eat
CitySearch—Austin
Includes addresses, telephone numbers, links, and reviews for restaurants and eateries, organized by cuisine type

How to Get Around
About.com
An extensive listing of links for Austin’s public transportation system—plus, schedules, fares, and routes

Things To Do

Cultural Activities
The Austin Chronicle
A regularly updated calendar that includes listings and descriptions for activities related to local theater, music, art, film, dance, and more

Nightlife and Entertainment
CitySearch—Austin
Extensive listings of bars and nightclubs, organized according to activity—plus, telephone numbers, addresses, links, and reviews

Recreation
Austin City Links
A massive links guide with information on a variety of recreational activities—parks, hiking trails, golf courses, paint-ball centers, and more

Media

Newspapers
Austin American-Statesman
The online edition of the Austin American-Statesman

Magazines
Austin CIty Links
Links to 18 Austin-related magazines online—plus, links to 17 radio stations, 12 television stations, and four newspapers

Books
Amazon.com
A direct link to Amazon.com’s books and maps on Austin

Barnes & Noble.com
A direct link to Barnes & Noble’s collection of Austin-related books and maps

Travel Guides

For More Information
The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau
Information on hotel-room deals, music, events, and film

Austin City Links
A helpful directory with links for information on arts, restaurants, film, accommodations, recreation, travel, and more

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