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.

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 top NASCAR racers 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 Austin’s top 10 sporting…

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Austin's Best Public Golf Courses, Clubs & Resorts

Austin is a favorite destination for golfers, thanks to its excellent year-round courses (many of which are PGA-endorsed). Whether you’re looking to tee off from one of Austin’s historic golf courses or want to make a weekend of it at a scenic Texas Hill Country resort, you’ll discover plenty of…

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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 22-24, 2024. The action-packed NASCAR at COTA tripleheader will Keep Austin Wheeled…

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The ATX Open 2024

Austin's Premier WTA Tour Tournament Following a successful debut in 2023, Austin is gearing up for the return of the ATX Open professional women's tennis tournament in 2024. The WTA 250 tournament is one of the first U.S.-based events on the 2024 Hologic WTA Tour calendar and will celebrate its…

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Where to Ice Skate in Austin This Winter

For some, gliding over a smooth ice surface on steel-bladed skates is a form of exercise or recreation but for others it’s a highly competitive sport. No matter the reason, the feeling you can get from the activity is adrenaline rushing! This seasonal winter activity is the perfect way to get into…

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Yoga Studios in Austin to Try

Austin’s yoga and fitness community is easily navigable and super visitor-friendly. In fact most hotels in central Austin have a studio nearby – and if you’re downtown, just hop on a BCycle and pedal your way to class as a warm-up! Here are a few visitor-friendly Austin yoga studios to try out…

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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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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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