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.

Top January Events & Exhibits

Headed to Austin this January? Get your fill of live music, outdoor activities, cultural events and exhibits you won't find anywhere else! Here are our top events and exhibits this month: Credit Geoff Duncan. Through 1/21/19 Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole Foods Whole Foods Lamar Spend an…

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Top Things To Do & See in Central Austin

You could spend a week in Central Austin and still find new things to do, eat and buy. From country bars to culinary feats, this area is well worth exploring. The energy of collegiate culture abounds around the University of Texas and the North Campus/Hyde Park neighborhoods, while the North Loop…

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How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Austin

2019 is quickly approaching, and Austin knows how to celebrate in style. From live music and discos to family-friendly events, ATX has a range of events so you and your loved ones can ring in the New Year the right way. Check out some of the events we’ve highlighted so you can start planning your…

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Visiting Austin's Trail of Lights

The holidays are here, and one of the best ways to celebrate in Austin is by visiting the city’s 55th Annual Trail of Lights. From December 10-23, 2019, Zilker Park transforms into a winter wonderland as it's lit up by more than 40 displays and nearly two million dazzling lights. This year, the…

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14 Distilleries In & Around Austin

Austin and the nearby Texas Hill Country are home to a spirited number of distilleries that are destinations in themselves. Stop in for a pour at an urban tasting room or set off on a Hill Country day trip. Here are 14 local craft spirits distilleries to explore: Courtesy of Desert Door Distillery…

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New & Notable in Austin

Check out this hot list of what’s new and what’s coming up on Austin’s ever-changing dining, nightlife, shopping and culture scenes. Dine The Brewer's Table. Courtesy of Cultivate PR. New to Chew A diverse group of restaurants made their delicious debuts in 2018, including Suerte, which features…

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2019 & 2020 Austin Event Guide

Preview the fun to come in 2019/2020 and mark your calendar with Austin's biggest events, from food to fine arts and of course, live music. ACL Music Festival. Credit Charles Reagan Hackleman. OCTOBER 2019 10/4/19 - 10/6/19 and 10/11/19 - 10/13/19 Austin City Limits Music Festival Zilker Park One…

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