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.

Top March Events & Festivals

Planning a spring escape to Austin? March is one of our busiest months for festivals and events! Here are a few of our favorite things to add to your list: SXSW Music Festival. Credit Merrick Ales. 3/1/19 - 3/3/19 Blancpain GT World Challenge America Circuit of The Americas This March, the…

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10 Local Artists to Watch at SXSW 2019

Showcasing artists from more than 65 countries, SXSW Conference and Festivals offer 10 days of opportunities for visitors, industry attendees and locals to expand their music repertoires. While the SXSW Music Festival showcases 2,000+ artists (560+ of which are international), here are 10 of the…

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Top 15 Places for a Margarita in Austin

Nothing says Austin like an icy margarita enjoyed on an outdoor patio. But where should you go? The city offers countless great places that mix amazing margaritas. To help you navigate, we’ve compiled a list of the top 15 margaritas in Austin. Now get to sipping! La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton. La…

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Experiencing Horseshoe Bay Resort

Horseshoe Bay Resort is Texas’ premier AAA Four Diamond-rated and Conde Nast Readers’ Choice luxury lake and hill country resort. On the heels of a $70 million dollar renovation, the resort creates unforgettable opportunities for the whole family and offers a variety of unique amenities for all. As…

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Visiting the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum

A hub for historical memorabilia from the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration, the LBJ Presidential Library offers a unique look at American history. Experience the 1960s through a variety of interactive and engaging exhibits like a replica of LBJ's Oval Office, numerous telephone recordings of the…

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Experiencing Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas, locally known as COTA, is regarded as one of the top venues in the United States for motorsports and entertainment. A purpose built venue specifically for Formula 1 racing, COTA also provides fans and visitors with interactive programming and activities from regular tours…

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Day Trip Destination: Round Rock

Just 20 minutes north of Austin, Round Rock is known for historic sites, a walk-able downtown, great shopping, and professional and amateur sports offerings. Get to know this destination and plan your day trip from Austin with our guide to the top things to do, see and eat in Round Rock. Downtown &…

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Top Things To Do & See on Rainey Street

The Rainey Street District in Austin, Texas is a residential-turned-commercial row boasting bars in remodeled bungalows, upscale eateries and food trucks galore. Find out where to go and what to do on this street that never sleeps: Rainey Street Bars. Credit Geoff Duncan. DINING Sunday Funday is…

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Top Winter & Spring Sports Events in Austin

Looking for some live action events while you're in and around Austin? We have you covered with a selection of the top spring sports events to fit any budget that are perfect for the whole family! Banked Track TXRD. Credit Dave Idemoto, courtesy of Bullock Museum. 1/12/19 – 10/19/19 (select dates)…

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The Complete Austin Spring Bucket List

Spring is almost here! And with it comes loads of outdoor fun in Austin. From picnics in the park to scenic swimming holes and awesome events, you’ll find that our town knows how to make the most of this sunshine season. Here are 12 spring musts to put on your Austin bucket list. Windmill and…

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