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.

Downtown Venues for Every Night of the Week

All of Austin is a stage and we like it that way. There are 250+ music venues in our fair city and the music scene is constantly evolving to fit the expanding needs of our local and touring artists. Whether you're here for a short stop or an extended stay, fitting one of these quintessential musical…

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Children's Theatre in Austin - Fall Round-Up

Taking the kids to see live theatre is such a fun experience. It’s really adorable to watch young faces light up with joy and hear their giggles of happiness as they engage in storytelling, music and magic that comes with live performances. This fall, there are many awesome productions scheduled in…

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Austin's Best Happy Hours

Happy Hour is a great way to discover new restaurants and bars. In addition to drink discounts, it's fun to share small plates with your friends and colleagues. Happy Hour is Austin's most social time so we asked some of our favorite local food and cocktail writers to share their top places for…

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Lone Star Le Mans

Circuit of The Americas' 3.4-mile racetrack will be humming the entire weekend with cars from top manufacturers such as Audi, Toyota, Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, and more. Also on track…

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Day Trip Destination: Round Top

Beautiful weather and picture-perfect views means it’s road trip season all year round in Austin. So put together your playlist, pack up your car and get ready to discover the small towns and heartfelt experiences of nearby Texas Hill Country. This month’s day trip destination: Round Top. Inside a…

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