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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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Day Trip Destination: Wimberley

In the past five years, Wimberley has skyrocketed in popularity, making it one of the most interesting day trip adventures in the Texas Hill Country. Set against a backdrop of our state’s natural beauty, it’s abuzz with artsy and entrepreneurial energy. Choose your own perfect day—whether it’s…

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Visiting Lakeway Resort & Spa

Nestled on the banks of Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country, the 168-room Lakeway Resort and Spa creates a distinct getaway bordering the urban allure of Austin. With lakeside diversions of sailing, boating, fishing and water activities across 65 miles of lakeshore, the AAA Four Diamond Award…

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Best Korean Restaurants in Austin

Korean restaurants have proliferated in Austin over the past decade. As the city has grown and demanded a wider variety, it's now much easier to encounter everything from mom-and-pop shops serving traditional dishes to modern restaurants incorporating Korean fusion flavors. We've listed our top ten…

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Local Makers To Know in Austin

Austin is home to many talented creatives making fantastic handcrafted items. Our local makers know how to craft products that are sure to make jaw-dropping gifts and excellent keepsakes. If you have been looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, this list of trinkets, arrangements, and…

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Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In

There is nothing quite like the drive-in experience. Watching movies outdoors under the moonlight, with the evening breeze blowing through open windows and a bag of popcorn in hand, just seems like more of an event than kicking it inside a movie theater. And since it’s practically outdoor movie…

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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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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 300 days of sun each year make patios and beer…

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Live Music Venues in Downtown Austin

There’s only one official way to experience Downtown Austin, and that’s to see some live music at one (or a few) of the many established music venues. Here are five of the top venues we think you should hit while you're exploring Austin's vibrant downtown. The Suffers at Antone's. Courtesy of Hot…

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Cabaret, Variety and Drag Shows in Austin

If you’re a fan of jaw-dropping performances, Austin is the place for you. At the nightclubs, coffee shops, dance halls, and all sorts of venues, extravagant lights and makeup create unforgettable experiences. Austin’s drag, burlesque, and variety shows all bring out magic, confidence, and freedom…

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Best Of: Spring Music Events in Austin

The live music scene is always in full swing in Austin, with some venues featuring one or two shows a night, but there's nothing like spring in the Live Music Capital of the World®. As the warm weather arrives and the calendars fill up with festivals, you'll find that many Austinites like to spend…

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