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.

Boyhood

Filmed over 12 years (with only 36 actual shooting days), Boyhood is Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater's intimate epic about adolescence. The film, which Linklater began production in Austin in 2002, debuted to a standing ovation at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Boyhood, filmed in Austin…

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Your Guide to Austin Nightlife

You're headed to Austin, and want to experience the diverse nightlife scene that you've heard so much about. Where do you begin? Whether you're looking for a dance party at a mainstream club, want to…

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Exploring Jacob's Well

If breathtaking natural wonders are your thing, take a quick drive south of Austin to the Hill Country to find the natural geologic treasure known as Jacob's Well. Jacob's Well is an artesian…

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Austin Sound & Cinema

With all the free activities around town this summer, it isn't difficult to find an event that is fun for everyone. In fact, you could almost fill up the calendar with free events in July and August…

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Saxon Pub

With music on every corner of the city, it can be tricky when deciding where to visit and listen to local Austin sounds. No matter what's going on around town, one iconic Austin venue Austinites can…

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BookPeople

Austin isn't usually given much rap as a literary city, often overshadowed by its diversity of music and dining. However, BookPeople is a local gem of literary culture. The spacious store has been…

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Torchy's Tacos

Torchy's Tacos is an Austin, Texas institution. Loyal patrons line up throughout the day to grab tacos ranging from the Dirty Sanchez to the Trailer Park. Dishing up tacos with delicious toppings…

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