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.

Cabaret, Variety and Drag Shows in Austin

If you’re a fan of jaw-dropping performances, Austin is the place for you. At the nightclubs, coffee shops, dance halls, and all sorts of venues, extravagant lights and makeup create unforgettable experiences. Austin’s drag, burlesque, and variety shows all bring out magic, confidence and freedom of…

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Top 10 Must-See Attractions in Austin

From historic landmarks to natural wonders, Austin offers tons of attractions that cater to every interest—whether you're a history buff, nature enthusiast or art lover. Credit to David Aguilar. 1. Texas State Capitol The Texas State Capitol stands as a majestic symbol of Texas history and…

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Haunted Places in Austin, Texas

While Austin isn’t typically known for its haunted offerings, you can find a few places to celebrate the spooky and supernatural this fall in the capital city. Check out our list of top spine-chilling things to do and (allegedly) haunted places in Austin, Texas. Haunted Places in Austin The…

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Austin's Top Pet-Friendly Hotels

Not sure where to hang your hat (and leash) when you travel to Austin with pets? Austin is more than dog- friendly . In fact, you could say we're dog- obsessed . So there are plenty of welcoming hotels to choose from, including some of the city's best boutique and high-end accommodations. With pools…

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Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Austin

An ever annoying part of traveling is finding room in your suitcase for souvenirs. But when you come to Austin, odds are you will not need to pack a big winter coat. Whether you’re looking to fill that spot with a gift or a personal keepsake, we’ve got you covered with this list of some of our…

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Electric Vehicle Charging Spots Near Things to Do

Exploring Austin in an electric vehicle? We highly recommend it as the city is stupendously EV-friendly. So if you’re looking for a place to park and charge while you wander, eat, recreate or explore, we’ve got you covered with where to find electric vehicle charging stations in Austin, including…

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The Best Places to Work Remotely in Austin

While we don't recommend working during your vacation, we know that it's sometimes necessary. Whether you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, side hustler, or just looking to escape the office for a few hours, join the rest of the laptop set at one of these work-ready spots. The coffee is better and the…

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How to Get the Full Texas Experience in Austin

Everyone knows that Austin is a bit…different…from the rest of Texas. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get the full Lone Star State experience in the capital! We’ve got great food, proud history, and natural beauty galore, right here in the city limits. Add these activities to your Austin bucket list…

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Austin-Based Clothing Brands to Know

The capital city is home to the University of Texas at Austin, which houses one of the country’s best Textiles and Apparel programs. It only makes sense then that the city is home to many local clothing brands and talented designers that add a unique flair to the city. The looks you see on the…

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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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