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.

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Christine Felton

Christine is the Director of Content & Digital Marketing at Visit Austin. She is a graduate of the University of Texas, proud South Austin resident and native Texan. She is passionate about travel, classic film, grammar, vegan cooking and live music. On the weekends, you may find her in her garden, at a nearby yoga studio, visiting a craft brewery or exploring a local nature preserve with her two pups.

Historic Austin: Sixth Street

Sixth Street is a National Register historic district in Austin, with six blocks of turn-of-the-century Victorian commercial buildings. It is also home to a number of rocking venues that contribute to Austin's robust music scene. Before the music era began, the area was a melting pot of small…

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Best Austin Breweries

Austin's craft brewing scene has been booming, so you'd be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed by all of our fermented offerings. Whether you're in the mood for a Mexican-style lager to compliment your tour of Austin tacos and queso, looking to expand your palate with a sour-mashed saison or…

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Rodeo Austin 2023

Rodeo Austin returns to the Travis County Expo Center this spring as a full-blown family affair, boasting a thrilling lineup of ProRodeo events, livestock shows, daily concerts, carnival attractions and much more. The must-attend Austin event takes place daily, March 10-25, 2023. If you're planning…

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Yoga Studios in Austin to Try

Austin’s yoga and fitness community is easily navigable and super visitor-friendly. In fact most hotels in central Austin have a studio nearby – and if you’re downtown, just hop on a MetroBike and pedal your way to class as a warm-up! Here are a few visitor-friendly Austin yoga studios to try out…

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Where to Order Christmas Dinner in Austin

If you're planning to spend Christmas or Hanukkah in Austin, let our award-winning chefs minimize your time in the kitchen and order in from these local restaurants. Find great places to order holiday meals to take home, plus Austin restaurants that are open on Christmas and Christmas Eve. Courtesy…

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18 Best Austin Distilleries to Visit

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 20 local craft spirits distilleries worth exploring. Desert Door. Credit Two Hoyles…

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2023 Austin Event Guide

Preview the fun to come in 2023 and mark your calendar with Austin's biggest festivals and events, from food to fine arts and, of course, live music. For dates and the latest updates about each event, please check or visit the event's website. Austin City Limits Music…

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Best Restaurants & Bars This Winter

There are lots of exciting things to do during winter in Austin. But when the winter weather hits and you're looking to get extra cozy, try out one of these winter warmers around town. From local restaurants with fireplaces and fire pits to dark and cozy wine bars, here are some of the best Austin…

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