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.

Historic Austin: East Sixth Street

East Sixth Street is a National Register historic district in Austin, TX with six blocks of turn-of-the-century Victorian commercial buildings. It is also the heart of the music scene in the Live Music Capital of the World®. Before the music era began, the area was a melting pot of small businesses…

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Discover Your Austin Taco

Here in Texas, tacos aren’t a meal. They’re a religion. And nowhere will you find more places to worship these foil-wrapped handfuls of flavor than in Austin. Though it’s impossible (and we’ve tried) to catalogue every Austin taco, here’s a roundup of some of our favorites, in categories that should…

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Perfect Long Weekend for Couples

Looking to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend with your sweetheart? Hightail it to Austin, where the lively local culture comes with enough romantic ideas to fill a 10-gallon hat. Jo's South Congress. Credit Allison V. Smith. DAY ONE Morning: Start on South Congress for an uber-authentic intro…

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