Austin and Baltimore: two charming North American cities

When American destinations are addressed, cities like New York or Los Angeles are usually the first to be mentioned

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However, there are two gems that deserve further exploration: Austin and Baltimore. These two cities, each with their own charm and distinctive personality, offer a wide range of cultural experiences and fascinating places to discover. 

In this article, you'll venture beyond the typical tourist destinations to explore some interesting facts about Austin and Baltimore that may not be as well known. All this from the hand of the most punctual airline in Latin America, Copa Airlines, which recently added these two destinations to its extensive network of routes on the continent, now adding 15 North American cities to which you can travel connecting through the Hub of the Americas. ®.

Austin: music and gastronomy like no other
This tour begins in Austin, the capital of Texas and a magnet for lovers of live music and creativity. But did you know that Austin is also known as the "Breakfast Food Capital of the World"? This city prides itself on its morning dining offerings, with a variety of delicious options to start your day. From breakfast tacos with savory fillings to creative, nutritious dishes at local cafes, Austin has something for every palate. You can't miss the famous Tex-Mex breakfast tacos, a morning treat that combines bold and authentic flavors.

In addition to its culinary scene, Austin is also home to the world's largest urban bat colony. During the summer months, the Capitol Bridge becomes an impressive spectacle when more than 1.5 million bats emerge from under the bridge at sunset. It's a unique phenomenon that attracts tourists and locals alike, and an experience you won't easily forget. If you get the chance, be sure to witness this impressive natural spectacle that showcases the diversity of wildlife in the city.

Baltimore: A Closer Look at American History
Towards the east coast of the United States is Baltimore, a city rich in history and with a spectacular cultural scene. Did you know that Baltimore is famous for its crab food tradition? Maryland crab is an iconic delicacy in the city, and local restaurants serve up delicious crab dishes such as the famous crab cakes or crab boil. If you are a seafood lover, you cannot miss trying this local delicacy while exploring the city.

But history and cuisine aren't Baltimore's only gems. This city is also known for being the birthplace of the United States national anthem. During the War of 1812, lawyer and poet Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" while watching the city's defense against the British at the Battle of Baltimore. This song became the country's official anthem and is proudly celebrated in the city. You can visit historic Fort McHenry, where he was inspired to write the anthem, and learn more about this pivotal part of American history.

Austin and Baltimore are just two examples of the many amazing cities the United States has to offer. With the aim of continuing to connect you with more cities throughout the continent, Copa Airlines offers you the best connectivity to reach this North American country through the Hub of the Americas® in Panama. With the airline, you can enjoy 4 weekly frequencies to Austin* and 4 weekly frequencies to Baltimore*. Also, the airline offers you the option of being part of the ConnectMiles program for frequent flyers and opting for Business Class on all your routes, enjoying a superior travel experience. 

Additionally, you can enjoy the "Panama Stopover" program, which allows you to make a stopover in Panama for between one and six nights at no additional cost on your ticket, even if your final destination is another. 

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