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.

Kinsey Gwinn

Kinsey is the Marketing Coordinator for Visit Austin. She is a proud graduate of Texas Tech University, where she received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Media & Communication. As a native Texan, and having spent time in both East and West Texas, Kinsey knows Austin is the perfect balance of the two regions and one of the best spots in the state. On the weekends, you can find Kinsey enjoying one of Austin's many nature trails and exploring local eats on a patio around town.

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 to make your holiday stress-free and delicious. Courtesy of Carter Creek Winery…

Continue Reading

Visiting the Austin Zoo

Located southwest of the Barton Creek Habitat Preserve, the Austin Zoo is a family-friendly adventure. Open year-round, the animal sanctuary and rescue houses more than 300 animals of 100 different species. Featuring a feeding area, a train ride and regular educational demonstrations, kids and…

Continue Reading

ABC Zilker Kite Festival

Welcome Spring at the ABC Kite Festival The nation’s oldest kite festival is a fresh-air ballyhoo of kite flying contests, food, games and more. Austin’s annual ABC Kite Festival takes place each spring, and is free to attend. Hundreds of colorful kites will dot the sky from morning till night. This…

Continue Reading

Your Guide to Paddling Lady Bird Lake

Lady Bird Lake is the epitome of the Austin lifestyle. Every day of the week, the lake is filled with people taking advantage of this stretch of dammed-off Colorado River that offers endless recreation opportunities. Backdropped by the downtown Austin skyline on one side, Zilker Park and Auditorium…

Continue Reading

Visiting Mayfield Park & Mount Bonnell

Situated in the heart of west Austin, witness the natural beauty of Central Texas with a visit to Mayfield Park and Mount Bonnell. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, a visitor looking for a glimpse of Austin's famous wild peacocks or a local, you're sure to enjoy these historic parks and their…

Continue Reading

Women-Owned Businesses in Austin to Support

One of the things that drives Austin’s success as a destination is its fiercely entrepreneurial spirit. From funky local businesses to bleeding edge tech startups, it’s a city where big dreams thrive. Austin also happens to be one of the best spots for female-led businesses. Check out this list of…

Continue Reading