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.

Discover the Live Music Capital of the World®

From intimate listening venues to packed dance floors, dive bars to the bright lights of the big stage, Austin has a musical experience for every taste. Austin’s live music scene pervades every corner of the city, day or night. Gritty blues bands, indie rockers, solo singer-songwriters, reggae…

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Best Fall & Winter Exhibits in Austin

Arguably one of the best times to visit Austin, fall has plenty to offer visitors. The air is crisp, leaves are beginning to turn burnt orange like the students at DKR Stadium on Saturday nights and many of the local museums have a great lineup of new exhibits. Check out some these new exhibits on…

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Top Things To Do & See on West Sixth Street

Not to be confused with its louder sister, West Sixth Street has developed its own upscale personality. It's a prized destination for decadent dinners, craft beer, sporting events, shopping and nightlife. With 24-hour diners, eclectic boutiques, independent book and record stores and the occasional…

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Texas Book Festival

The annual Texas Book Festival takes place October 27-28, 2018, in and around the Texas State Capitol . Free and open to the public, the 23 r d annual festival will feature more than 250+ nationally and…

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Where to Find Seasonal Flavors this Fall

Fall is knocking on Austin’s door and local restaurants, bars and breweries are spinning out pints, plates and cones showcasing the season’s bounty. Get your fall fill with these 30+ picks for local fall food and beverages: A Harvest Feast This hearty gourd makes its way into autumn-inspired…

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