Killeen has its own airport, the Killeen-Ft. Hood Regional Airport, which offers service to Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta. However, rates into Killeen's airport are often higher than rates into Austin's Bergstrom International Airport, which is only an hour and a half to the south of Killeen. Check both rates before booking a flight.
In recent years, Killeen has become increasingly easy to get around without a car, thanks to the municipal bus service provided by "The HOP." HOP stops are located throughout the city, some of which are only a few blocks apart. To find out the HOP schedule from a particular stop, call (254) 616-6800. The buses usually stop running before it gets dark. With a car, Killeen can be difficult to navigate, due to the irregular street pattern that exists outside of downtown. A map of the city (which can be purchased at Wal-Mart or at local convenience stores) can be very helpful.
With not much else to do, Killeen does offer plenty of shopping. The Killeen Mall has over 100 stores but has become somewhat run-down in recent years. The Market Heights shopping area, in Harker Heights (a suburb bordering Killeeen on the east) is the area's newest and most upscale shopping venue, boasting a Barnes & Noble's Bookstore, Target, a large Cineplex movie theater, high-end spirits shop, a few clothing stores, and a number of restaurants. Killeen is dotted with strip malls, few of which have anything good.
There have been a couple of well-known mass murders in Killeen - at a Luby's restaurant in 1991 and at Fort Hood in 2009. Despite these, Killeen is a relatively safe city.