Botany 2005 - Getting to Austin


Learning From Plants
Austin, Texas
August 13 - 17, 2005
Getting to Austin

 

Come to Austin

Click for Austin InfoKnown for its casual and playful nature, Austin is the playground of Texas. Situated at the center of the Lone Star State, it stands as the gateway to the Texas Hill Country and the Highland Lakes. As the state capital and home to the University of Texas, the city supports a politically charged and culturally rich environment. It’s hip, trendy, and high-tech. A large creative population—­primarily musicians and artists—enhance its eclectic nature.

With a temperate year-round climate and 300 days of sunshine a year, Austin lives for the outdoors. Nature trails, parks, and wilderness preserves create an oasis in the heart of the city. Town Lake bisects the center of downtown and is bordered by 10 miles of hike-and-bike trails where devoted joggers, walkers, and cyclists flock every hour of the day.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find Austin blessed with parks and nature preserves aplenty. Best known is Zilker Park in the center of the city. In addition to Barton Springs and various trails, the 400-acre lakeside refuge boasts soccer fields, a children’s playground, Zilker Botanical Gardens, The Austin Nature & Science Center, and a miniature train popular with the kids. Throughout the city and surrounding hills, dozens of lakeside and creekside parks appeal to diverse tastes.

Airport

Austin is served by the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport located at
3600 Presidential Blvd.; Austin, Texas 78719
Airport code is AUS, and is about 7 miles from Austin Hilton

     
Airlines serving Austin
  • America West: 1-800-235-9292
  • American Airlines: 1-800-433-7300
  • American Airlines: 512-530-6100
  • Continental Airlines: 1-800-525-0280
  • Delta: 1-800-221-1212
 
  • Frontier Airlines: 1-800-432-1359
  • Northwest: 1-800-225-2525
  • Southwest: 1-800-435-9792
  • United: 1-800-241-6522
     
Airport Shuttles
 

A shuttle system is available from the airport to the Austin Hilton via Super Shuttle.
Approximate cost is $11.00 per person.
Call for reservations at: 800-258-3826 OR online at www.supershuttle.com

     
By Car
 

Botany 2005 has arranged with Avis Rent A Car for discounted car rental for conference attendees.

Make arrangements by calling 1-800-331-1600 and using our Avis Worldwide Discount number: J955218.

 
Come to Austin!
By Bus

Check economical travel by bus to Austin by calling (512) 458-4463 or online at www.greyhound.com

The station is located at
916 E Koenig Lane
Austin, TX 78751
By Train

Check www.amtrak.com for fares and schedules to get to Austin.

The station is located at:
250 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703

 

Questions About Botany Meetings should be directed to: BSA Meetings Manager:
Johanne Stogran
Botanical Society of America Meetings Office
2813 Blossom Ave
Columbus, OH 43231
Tele: (614) 899-9356 - Fax: (614) 895-7866 - E-mail: johanne@botany.org
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