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.

East Austin Studio Tour 2013

If you were anything like me last weekend, then you might have been swept up in all of the sports action with either the Formula 1 race, or perhaps even the UT home game (which I won't speak of). The…

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Quench your "Thirst" for Art

Art is often a creative way to present a concept of reality. So much so that every once in a while, it blends the two so well that you're not even sure where it the art begins and reality ends. The…

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Austin's 360 Bridge

If you have never visited Austin, its likely you've seen a photo or two promoting the insanely beautiful sunset overlooking the Austin 360 Bridge (otherwise known as Pennybacker Bridge ) and thought to…

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Austin: A Growing Sports Destination

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is steadily helping Austin become a premier sport destination. This 1,600 acre, multi-purpose venue is getting ready to host its second Formula One World Championship…

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Local Bands at Fan Fest 2013

With the F1 Grand Prix coming soon all eyes are on Austin, Texas. If your'e not at the races head downtown for Austin Fan Fest 2013 , an interactive, four-day festival presented FREE to the public…

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Goodall's Kitchen + Bar

The recently renovated Hotel Ella (formerly Mansion at Judges Hill) has opened their once exclusive restaurant to the general public. Goodall's Kitchen + Bar , situated between the downtown business…

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Live Music in November 11/8- 11/10

So, you can't make it to Fun Fun Fun Fest this year, but you want a killer weekend full of music? No sweat - we've got you covered. Here are a few shows you definitely don't want to miss: Latasha Lee and the Black Ties with Los Manzanas Malas at Flamingo Cantina beginning at 7 pm Friday night…

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