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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Indie Meme Film Festival 2023

The 8th Annual Indie Meme Film Festival (#IMFF2023) will be held April 12-16, 2023. Each year, Indie Meme brings together different communities through film to promote cross-cultural understanding, create a dialogue and build a globally-conscious community. The IMFF 2023 continues the tradition of…

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Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Austin

Spend just a few minutes in Austin and you’ll quickly find that where the locals go, their dogs go. This applies to retail shops, parks and hiking trails, and of course, restaurants. While health codes usually prevent dogs from sitting inside, our almost 300 days of sun each year make patios and…

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Visiting the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Tucked away in South Austin, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center brims with native Central Texas blooms and landscapes. Designated as the State Botanic Garden and Arboretum of Texas, the gardens reflect the unique story of former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson’s journey towards beautifying Austin…

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Top 10 Sporting Events in Austin

Sports fans will find lots to love in Austin. Whether you want to catch the action of a Major League Soccer match, watch some of the top NASCAR racers in the country speed around the COTA track or get in the game yourself and run a marathon through the city, you’ll find it all here. We’ve listed…

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Top Things To Do in Austin with Kids this Spring

While much of the country is still thawing out from the winter, spring in Austin is sunny and mild, making it the perfect time of year to visit with your kids. Here are some of our favorite family-friendly ways to celebrate the season! Credit Monet Hambrick. Visit a Park Soak up the sunshine while…

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Where to See Wildflowers Near Austin

Every spring, the Texas Hill Country blooms into a colorful cascade of delicate Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrushes and Indian Blankets, as wildflowers blanket the meadows, fields and valleys near Austin. Bring your camera, and your sense of wonder, as you scout out these top 10 spots for spectacular…

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Guide to the Clarksville Neighborhood

Just west of downtown, this historic part of the city is filled with landmarks and beautiful views along its hilly streets. Plan a picnic for Pease Park, grab an afternoon snack at Swedish Hill, or visit the Wally Workman contemporary art gallery located in a historic West Austin home. Courtesy of…

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Day Trip Destination: Boerne

If you’re looking for a day trip with culture, nature, deep Texas historical roots and great food and drink, then head straight to Boerne, Texas. Settled over 150 years ago by German immigrants, this Hill Country town is nothing short of delightful. It’s one of those places where you stroll…

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6 Workout Studios to Try in Austin

If you’re visiting Austin and looking to squeeze in a workout or two during your stay, skip the big box studios and head to one of these locally-owned gyms or fitness studios instead for a workout to remember! You’ll get a killer burn, of course, but also a unique experience, a good time, and you’ll…

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