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.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Looking to experience the arts and crafts scene in Austin, but don't know where to begin? Get started early with your holiday shopping while in Austin, and check out the 14 th annual Blue Genie Art…

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Chuy's Christmas Parade

Do you need a kick-start to get into the holiday spirit? Pack up the family and head down to Congress Avenue at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2014 for the free Chuy's Children Giving to Children Christmas Parade. An Austin tradition, the parade was established by Chuy's restaurants in 1989 and…

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Earn Your Egg-Nog

Ah, the holidays. A most wonderful time of year filled with visions of sugar plums and awakening perhaps to a white Christmas morning (well, maybe not so much in Austin). It's also a time where…

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Red's Porch

While it's a bit chilly outside, there are still 300 days of sunshine each year here in Austin. That's patio weather! One of the best patio views in town is on the south side at Red's Porch. Red's…

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Family Fun at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a favorite place to explore for families visiting Austin. Learn more about the new Family Garden and plan your trip to the Wildflower Center on the Austin Insider Blog. The 4.5-acre Family Garden is the only native plant garden developed for families in…

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Austin isn't just the Live Music Capital of the World®; it's also increasingly becoming a leading city for the SUP community (stand up paddle-boarding) that's been sweeping the nation for several…

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