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.

Texas Longhorn Football: UT Tailgating Guide

Repeat after us: "Hook 'em horns!"—now you're on your way to some memorable Saturdays in Austin this fall. Founded in 1883, The University of Texas campus is located just north of the heart of the city and is home to a diverse population of more than 50,000 students. University of Texas Longhorn…

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The USWNT Returns to Austin's Q2 Stadium

Austin’s first major league sporting team has inspired a new energy, spirit, and camaraderie across the city, and it’s no secret that Austinites are thrilled to cheer on Austin FC at home and on the road. The buzz around Austin and its team has also brought on a national spotlight — U.S. Soccer will…

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Top 10 Sporting Events in Austin

Sports fans will find lots to love in Austin. Whether you want to catch the action of a Major League Soccer match, watch some of the top NASCAR racers in the country speed around the COTA track or get in the game yourself and run a marathon through the city, you’ll find it all here. We’ve listed…

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6 Workout Studios to Try in Austin

If you’re visiting Austin and looking to squeeze in a workout or two during your stay, skip the big box studios and head to one of these locally-owned gyms or fitness studios instead for a workout to remember! You’ll get a killer burn, of course, but also a unique experience, a good time, and you’ll…

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Explore Austin's Moody Center

The newest jewel in Austin’s live music crown is the Moody Center. Opened in April 2022, the ambitious arena is located on the University of Texas campus and plays host to music and sporting events. Complete with outdoor space, several bars, and state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, it is an…

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The ATX Open: Austin's Own WTA Tour Tournament

In 2023, Austin will play host to its first-ever Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour tournament. The ATX Open, the first U.S.-based tournament on the 2023 Hologic WTA Tour calendar, will celebrate its inaugural event, February 27 to March 5, 2023. The WTA 250 tournament will be held at Austin’s…

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NASCAR Returns to Austin

Race fans will experience another thrilling weekend of NASCAR in Austin, Texas when the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), Xfinity Series (NXS) and CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) return to Circuit of The Americas (COTA), March 24-26. The action-packed NASCAR at COTA tripleheader will Keep Austin Wheeled with…

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Where to Workout on Your Vacation

Want to squeeze in some exercise during your visit to Austin? Opportunities abound in this city that’s regularly rated as one of the fittest in the nation! But ditch the hotel gym and get fit as you explore Austin. Whether you go for a run on the picturesque lakefront hike and bike trail, practice…

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