Austin Insider Blog

This blog, written and curated by Visit Austin staff, shares the things that visitors love and locals can't get enough of.

More Austin Activities & Things to Do at Home

Just because we can’t travel or get out and explore Austin right now, doesn’t mean we can’t still treat ourselves to a little quarantine-staycation! Check out this ever-growing guide to Austin activities and things to do at home to help support our local businesses, musicians, museums and more…

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Where to Stream Austin Fitness & Yoga Classes

Staying inside can be tough - especially during Austin’s most beautiful season. So to help keep you moving and exercising, check out this list of locally-owned and operated fitness studios and gyms that are offering streaming classes. Whether you’re looking for high intensity training or just want…

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How to Support Austin Businesses From Home

Stuck at home but still want to support our Austin community? Use your dollars to support local businesses in a variety of ways - whether ordering takeout & delivery, tuning in and tipping live streaming bands and musicians, purchasing gift cards from temporarily shuttered eateries and bars or merch…

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Austin Restaurants with Takeout & Delivery

While local and state officials have required restaurants and bars to close their dining rooms due to the severity of COVID-19, they are still able to operate carry-out and delivery services. As of March 18, Texas Governor Greg Abbott also waived restrictions to allow restaurants to deliver beer…

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Austin Live Streaming Events & Concerts

Staying in got you down? Whether you’re a spring breaker who had to cancel your visit, or an Austinite missing local live music experiences during the period of social distancing, be sure to tune in to these live streaming events and concerts by Austin bands and musicians; from Austin, to wherever…

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Best Things to Do Outside in Austin

Austin is known for its great outdoors, both within the city limits and in the nearby rural Texas Hill Country. Get out and explore everything from winding hiking and biking trails to cool swimming holes and lakes perfect for paddling. Courtesy of McKinney Falls State Park. HIKING Hike along the…

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Best Austin Breweries

Want to taste the best of Austin's booming craft beer scene? Go straight to the source. Whether you're in the mood for an old world lager or an experimental wild ale, you’re sure to discover your new favorite beer by visiting some of Austin’s top breweries. ABGB. Courtesy of Jody Horton…

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Day Trip Destination: Bastrop

Visitors travel across Texas in search of serene vistas and wide-open skies… but that road trip isn’t necessary. Austin is lucky enough to be just 30 minutes away from neighboring Bastrop, a city whose charm cannot be overstated. Just a hop, skip and a jump from the heart of Austin. Bastrop feels a…

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