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 2019

Mark your calendars for November 16-17 and November 23-24 - it's East Austin Studio Tour time. In its 22nd year, this free, self-guided tour - a Big Medium program - invites visitors to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists' tools, techniques and inspirations and…

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Iconic Film Locations: Dazed and Confused

Austin is a busy city when it comes to film production. In the last 40 years there have been more than 250 television and film productions. We get asked about different iconic locations all the time, but the one that comes up the most is Richard Linklater's 1993 classic "Dazed and Confused." Here…

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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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