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 Downtown Happy Hours

Staying in downtown Austin? Attending a conference at the Austin Convention Center? Here are some of our favorite places for Happy Hour that are within walking distance: Parkside. Credit Carrie Ryan. Parkside 301 E. Sixth St. Parkside, a gastro pub on Sixth Street, offers New American cuisine…

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Day Trip Destination: 8 Things to Do in Gruene

Gruene, Texas (pronounced "green") is a Historic District located within the city of New Braunfels, about one hour from Austin. Established by Henry D. Gruene in 1872, this thriving historic district was originally populated by German cotton farmers dating back to before the Civil War. Despite its…

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Exploring Historic Austin

Explore Austin’s storied roots with a visit to some of the town’s many historic sites. From honky-tonks and swanky retro clubs, to barbecue joints and museums housed in some of the oldest structures…

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The Ultimate Girls Weekend in Austin

Gather your girlfriends and get ready for a weekend escape that’s packed with trendsetting shopping, hot new restaurants, exciting nightlife and outdoor fun in Austin. Austin Mural. Courtesy Contiki…

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