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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Jenna Livingston

Jenna is the Special Projects Manager for Visit Austin. As a native Texan, she will be sure to tell you that Austin is one of the greatest spots in the state - a perfect blend of small town heart and big city energy. Jenna spends her free time sampling breakfast tacos around town, exploring the Hill Country, and testing recipes for her food blog, Little Bit of Lemon.

Where to Celebrate Juneteenth In Austin

Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day,” is a holiday that celebrates the abolition of slavery in Texas. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, some states under Confederate jurisdiction did not implement it until years later. It wasn’t until June 19, 1965 that Union…

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The USWNT Head to Austin's Q2 Stadium

Austin’s first major league sporting team has inspired a new energy, spirit, and camaraderie across the city, and it’s no secret that Austinites are thrilled to cheer on Austin FC at home and on the road. The buzz around Austin and its new team has also brought on a recent, national spotlight - U.S…

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Mother's Day Gifts & Brunch in Austin

If you're planning to spend Mother's Day with the special women in your life in Austin, there are plenty of ways to make moms and mother figures feel special. Check out the ideas below for details on Mother’s Day Brunch for dine-in or takeout, or to curate a special gift from one of our local shops…

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Where to Get Easter Brunch in Austin

Whether you’re planning on celebrating Easter out and about or in the comfort of your own home, Austin has a ton of delicious options to choose from for your brunch or dinner meal. Check out these Austin restaurants, and continue to support your local hospitality industry this holiday weekend…

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Austin's Best Tex-Mex Restaurants

Austin is home to many global cuisines, but Tex-Mex takes the crown as the local favorite. This blend of Mexican and Texas-style comfort food can be found on just about any street, often in family-run restaurants that have operated for years. Here are just some of the many Tex-Mex restaurants worth…

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Best Downtown Austin Restaurants

Austin is known for its mouthwatering barbecue and creative breakfast tacos, but not everyone is familiar with the city’s complete food scene, one that is just as eclectic and diverse as the Austinites who live here. To get a true taste of what the city has to offer, you must visit Downtown Austin…

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Austin 101 at the Austin Visitor Center

Located in the Austin’s beautiful downtown (602 E. Fourth Street) and open seven days a week, the Austin Visitor Center is the go-to place to find maps and brochures to kick start your adventure. The friendly folks at the VC love sharing the city's history and culture and answering questions about…

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Ai Weiwei in Austin

Considered one of the world’s most influential artists today, Ai Weiwei is a leading cultural figure of his generation and an artist of the times. His pieces question modern society, government and human rights with seemingly simplistic, yet politically powerful messages. His works are part of a…

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