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.

Neighborhood in Review: South Lamar

South Lamar is a thriving neighborhood in the center of Austin's booming dining and entertainment scene. Along with the world-renowned Broken Spoke dance hall that has been showcasing live music since 1964, South Lamar prides itself on individuality. Here, visitors can find just about any restaurant…

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Historic Austin: West Austin

West Austin is a National Register Historic District, positioned north of Lady Bird Lake and west of downtown. Established in 1853, the district is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Texas Governor Elisha Peace owned several plantations in the region which he later sold to former enslaved…

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