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.


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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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 spring with crystal-clear water that is a brisk 68 degrees year-round. The water is pushed up naturally…

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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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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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