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 Live Streaming Events & Concerts

Updated Regularly Staying in got you down? Whether you’re an out-of-towner waiting until you're next 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…

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Austin Festivals & Events in April 2020

For the latest updates about the status of each event, please check each event's website. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, there's really no bad time to visit Austin, Texas. But you sure can't go wrong with an April trip! This month is all about live music, family fun, cultural arts…

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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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Austin Festivals & Events in May 2020

May means making the most of what Austin has to offer - live music, film, arts, food, beer and, of course, the great outdoors. No matter where your interests lie, there's always something to do in ATX. Here are some of our favorite things to do around town this spring: Hamilton Pool Preserve…

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Best Austin Breweries

Updated August 4, 2020 During this time, the health and well-being of our local community and our visitors is vital. Travelers to Austin – and all destinations – should continue to observe the health recommendations of national, state and local public health officials, as they plan to travel, when…

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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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