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.

Under Your Tree: An Austin Gift Guide

With Christmas just around the corner, here's a look at classic Austin stores and businesses that can help get your shopping all wrapped up. Discover toys from your childhood and today at Toy Joy, an Austin mainstay with a selection that makes even a 34-year-old kid grin. Waterloo Records. Photo…

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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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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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