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.

Chuy's Christmas Parade

It's time to get into the holiday spirit! Head to downtown Austin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 28 for the festive Chuy's Children Giving to Children Christmas Parade. An Austin tradition, the free parade was established by Chuy's restaurants in 1989 and includes floats, marching bands, kids…

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Fall Flavors in Austin

Autumn in Austin means opening the windows and enjoying the fresh air, soaking in the oh-so-comfy temperatures in between the heat of summer and chill of winter, and indulging in those beloved…

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7 Places to See Live Music in Austin

Whether you're looking to hijack the dance floor, discover the next Bob Schneider or just sip craft beer in the shadows, variety is the key word when it comes to Austin's live music venues and the acts you'll discover within. Court Yard Hounds. Photo Courtesy of Dave Mead. The following local…

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5 Fall Cocktails to Warm Up Your Weekend

Keep warm this fall with a cocktail or two from some of the best bars around Austin. Drink.Well: This cozy gastropub offers eclectic food and innovative cocktails like the mescal heavy Churn & Burn and the Groundskeeper Willie, a gin soaked creation with blackberry and thyme. The Townsend: A…

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Art Alliance Austin's Inaugural ARTBASH

Art Alliance Austin brings one of the most exciting art events of the year to Austin: ARTBASH 2015. The event takes place on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at The Belmont and features artists including Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Urara Tsuchiya, Terri Thomas, Sarah Elizabeth Stevens, Bob Schneider, Elizabeth…

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Mount Bonnell for Beginners

While part of the allure of Austin includes more than 300 days of sunshine per year, those visitors with more urban experience might find themselves intimidated by the unbelievable variety of outdoor activities that the city has to offer. Whether you're here for the day or plan on sticking around…

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