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.

X Games Austin 2014

I am not a risk-taker. I will never jump out of a plane. Or bungee-jump. Or even dare so much to step off the high-dive at the local pool (heck the low-dive seems iffy to me). But there's something…

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Daruma Ramen

I will be the first to admit that I know next to nothing when it comes to Japanese cuisine (except for my love of sushi), but the growing trend of ramen in the city of Austin could no longer be…

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C-Boy's Heart & Soul

What's new in the Live Music Capital of the World®? For starters, as of December 31, 2013 C-Boys Heart and Soul officially opened its doors. Formerly Trophy's dive bar, C-boys Heart and Soul has…

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Hiking at Pedernales Falls State Park

My family and I recently took a day trip to Pedernales Falls State Park. The park is about an hour drive from Austin, just east of Johnson City. I have fond memories of camping there as a kid and I wanted my to children to experience the area for themselves. Pedernales Falls is one of the largest…

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United Sounds of Austin

We all know Austin loves live music, but many of us don't know its musical history. This Saturday, January 11, 2014, ACL Live at the Moody Theater invites us all to go on a musical journey with…

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One of my favorite hang-outs is Bungalow, situated in the popular Rainey Street district. The inside and outside mesh almost seamlessly thanks to a large corner window that extends out from the…

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