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.

Sensory & Accessibility Friendly Austin Activities

Austin touts itself as one of the most accessible cities in the United States. Many Austin businesses go above and beyond to help those with sensory and accessibility disabilities. Discover just a few of the many accessibility and sensory-friendly attractions and things to do in Austin during your…

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Austin Cycling Guide

Ready to get on your bikes and ride? There are plenty of places to do so in Austin whether you want a car-free paved path for a leisurely cycle or you prefer to tear up some single track. So grab your helmet and a pair of shades and take your wheels to one of these cycling hot spots perfect for…

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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…

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Fun Things to Do in Austin with Kids this Weekend

Get weird, wild and wacky over a three-day weekend with this fun Austin itinerary. The whole family will keep busy with everything from outdoor adventures to kid-friendly attractions and lots of yummy eats in between. DAY 1 Morning Fuel up for the day with a filling breakfast taco at Fresa’s South…

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Visiting the Zilker Botanical Garden

If Zilker Park is the heart of Austin, then surely the Zilker Botanical Garden is the heart of the city’s favorite park. This 28-acre expanse of lush greenery, flowers, and streams welcomes over 150,000 visitors every year to wander the grounds and enjoy a peaceful respite from the city. Over the 6+…

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Top Things to Do in Austin This Spring

Spring is almost here! And with it comes loads of outdoor fun in Austin. From picnics in the park to scenic biking trails and alfresco patios, you’ll find that our town knows how to make the most of this sunshine season. Here are 15 fun things to add to your Austin spring. Credit Pierce Ingram. 1…

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Top 20+ Family-Friendly Attractions in Austin

Austin, Texas is an outdoor lover's paradise and a super kid-friendly city, making it the perfect getaway for families with kids of all ages. While your Austin family vacation might not be raging at all the music venues, there are still so many things to do, see, eat and listen to that are totally…

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Where to Zipline Near Austin

One of the most unique ways to take advantage of the beautiful Texas Hill Country is by flying through the trees on a zipline adventure. Take in fresh air, gorgeous scenery, and if you're lucky, some wildlife sightings as you glide through the air on a giant steel cable. Check out some of the best…

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Rodeo Austin 2024

Rodeo Austin returns to the Travis County Expo Center March 2024 as a full-blown family affair, boasting a thrilling lineup of ProRodeo events, livestock shows, daily concerts, carnival attractions and much more. The must-attend Austin event takes place daily, March 8-23, 2024. If you're planning to…

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Mount Bonnell for Beginners

While part of the allure of Austin includes more than 300 days of sunshine per year, those visitors with more urban experience might find themselves intimidated by the unbelievable variety of outdoor activities that the city has to offer. Whether you're here for the day or plan on sticking around…

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