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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Samantha Been

Sam is one of the Convention Services Managers for Visit Austin. She is a Texas native and former film freelancer who came to Austin in 2011 on assignment, fell in love with Austin and now calls it home. While pursuing a marketing degree at Texas State University she worked as a concierge at a central Austin hotel, expanding her knowledge on all things Austin and queso. She enjoys East Sixth, eating Tex-Mex, checking out various live music venues and lounging around Barton Springs Pool.

Dog-Friendly Austin

Here in Austin we understand what it’s like to roll out the red carpet for the pups and most seem to deserve a seat at the dinner table. We also know parting from them while on vacation is anything but convenient, so why not bring them with you? From beer gardens to restaurants, there is a place for…

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Austin's Cultural Campus

Here in Austin the cultural landscape is wide, and one piece of this cultural pie is situated within a few square miles of central Austin. Conveniently located on and around the University of Texas…

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