Cheap flights to Killeen, Texas, land you in a bedroom community for nearby Fort Hood. Killeen also contains the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK), about 9 miles from the town center, and the town serves as a transportation hub for Bell County. Although Killeen isn't thought of a tourist town, it has lots of exciting recreational opportunities and is situated about an hour's drive from Austin, making it a great base for exploring some of Texas's most beautiful countryside—and the big city—while still enjoying the peace and quiet of a relatively small town.
Flights to Killeen land at Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, where you can hop on the Hill Country Transit District bus service (there are eight routes in town) or take an airport shuttle to your choice of Killeen hotels. The Hill Country Transit District buses also offer regional service to the nearby towns of Temple, Copperas Cove, and Harker Heights, which are also served by the Killeen airport. If you're traveling outside of this regional radius, you'll be best served by renting a car straight out of the airport.
Some of the biggest attractions in Killeen are near Belton Lake, one of the cleanest lakes in Texas, and Dana Peak Park, which hugs the shores of nearby Stillhouse Hollow Lake. There's also a campground in the Dana Peak recreation area, so you can camp, picnic, and paddle in some of the Lone Star State's most beautiful surroundings. Book a rental car as part of your vacation packages in Killeen to make it much easier to visit these scenic places. Finally, during your time in Killeen, leave time to catch a show at the local Vive Les Arts Theatre, visit the Mayborn Planetarium, and sit back with a bucket of popcorn to enjoy one of the rodeos that passes through town.
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