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.

Jenna McCann

Jenna is one of the Convention Sales Coordinators for Visit Austin. She interned with Visit Austin while studying at Hardin Simmons University and quickly fell in love with Austin’s vibrant culture and laid-back lifestyle. In her free time, Jenna enjoys eating her way through Austin or walking the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, testing her cooking skills with new recipes and talking to her mom on the phone.

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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Iconic Austin Tex-Mex

Austin is home to many global cuisines including Cuban, Mediterranean, Ethiopian and Moroccan (just to name a few). But for many locals, Tex-Mex takes the crown for the Austin favorite. This blend of…

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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…

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