Flying Through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Austin is a bustling city filled with music and culture. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is also a hub of activity, with tons of restaurants, amenities and shops that can make a layover enjoyable and productive. The following destinations are some of the best spots to spend your time during your stopover.

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Food Trucks: The South Terminal at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has one of the first post-security outdoor concession spaces at any airport. This outdoor patio area always has two different food trucks, giving you the opportunity to sample local food and flavors. This is a great opportunity if you won't have time to leave the airport during your layover in Austin. Examples of food trucks that park at the airport include Stony's Mobile Pizza Kitchen and Wholly Cow Burgers.

Grab-and-Go Concessions: There is a convenient grab-and-go concession area in the South Terminal, located immediately to the right of the post-security area. Head there if you're in a hurry to make your next flight to get beverages, snacks sandwiches and more. All of the items at the grab-and-go concession area are packaged so that you can easily bring them onto your next flight.

Charging Stations: Your devices can be integral to your business travel experience, especially if you need to keep in touch with people at the office. If your battery is running low, visit the departures lounge and find the charging stations there. These countertop charging stations have both USB and 120v outlets so you can power up before your flight.

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Best Buy Express Kiosk: It can be really hard to get work done on a business trip if you've accidentally left a device behind. If you find you need a new gadget during your layover in the Austin International Airport, visit the Best Buy Express kiosk, close to Gate 5. You can get smartphones, tablets, headphones and more, each of which might make your trip easier and more entertaining.

Stars of Austin: You may not get a chance to leave the airport during your layover in Austin. For that reason, head to Stars of Austin, a store completely dedicated to selling Austin brands and Austin-themed souvenirs. At the store, you can find "Keep Austin Weird" merchandise, as well as a whole line of Austin apparel. This is a great spot to pick up a souvenir for anyone who loves Texas.

Austin Java Coffee: Business travel can be exhausting. Refuel with a coffee from Austin Java Coffee, which serves freshly roasted coffee beverages. While you're there, you can also replenish your energy supply from the menu of sandwiches and salads.

Hoover's Cooking: If you need a warm meal and a taste of comfort while you travel for business, sit down for a meal at Hoover's Cooking. This Southern soul food joint serves up all of your favorite comfort dishes: rotisserie chicken, chicken and waffles, sausage biscuit sliders, hoe cake sausage wraps and Southern fried chicken.

Knot Anymore Massage: Get out all the kinks from work stress by going to Knot Anymore Massage. Here, you can get a chair massage that works on your upper back, arms, hands and feet. The experts target the areas that are prone to tension during travel.

At Austin-Bergstrom International and need a ride? Check out how Uber works at AUS.

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