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.

Susan Richardson Comic
Susan Richardson

Susan is the director of content & publishing at Visit Austin. A native Houstonian, this 30-something going on 18, has made Austin her own personal playground for the last 13 years. Some of her favorite activities include people watching on any of Austin’s popular patios, enjoying a run along Lady Bird Lake, and spending her paychecks at the many boutiques around town.

Where to See Wildflowers Near Austin

Every spring, the Texas Hill Country blooms into a colorful cascade of delicate Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrushes and Indian Blankets, as wildflowers blanket the meadows, fields and valleys near Austin. Bring your camera, and your sense of wonder, as you scout out these top 10 spots for spectacular…

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Visiting the Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center is one of the top humanities research libraries and museums in the country, and the collections range from performing arts and photography to film, art and literature. Located on the University of Texas campus, the Ransom Center is open to all, including students, scholars…

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Best Desserts in Austin

There is a crucial piece of life advice every Southerner shares with one another – order dessert first so you don’t miss out on the best part of the meal. With that in mind, here are just a few of our…

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