Austin's had quite a year this 2014. At the top of everyone's must-visit/must-eat/must-see lists, our city has stolen the hearts of the American people the past 12 months almost as much as Matthew McConaughey. To reflect on some of the highlights of the past year, we've pulled a list of what you have read and shared the most about #ATX. The people have spoken:

Austin Mural. Photo by Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Austin Mural. Photo by Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau.

  1. Big Events in 2014. Year-round, visitors and locals alike want to keep up with all of the amazing events, festivals, concerts and more happening in our capital city. Be sure to take a look at our upcoming blog posts this month for a sneak-peak on 2015!

  2. 20 Free Summer Outings. Contributed by our True Austin Insider Heidi Gollub of Free Fun in Austin, this post was a hit in June for visiting and local families alike. Many of the best suggestions can be visited year-round, so take a gander.

  3. Top 5 Festive Things to Do in Austin. Our readers like to keep things merry and bright.

  4. Event Roundup: December 2014. Keeping up with the festive spirit, this post got a lot of attention for things to do in December in Austin. There's still time to catch the end of the list- New Years Eve happens tonight!

  5. Austin Visitor Center. This year the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau NEW Visitor Center opened up at Fourth and Red River Streets. Stop by if you haven't already for some great local-Austin gifts, get to know the city you live in with a variety of tours, and even hear live music at our Local & Live series.

  6. Dazed and Confused. Did you know that Austin has its own Film Commission? Charged with making Austin a leading destination for independent and large budget film, television and commercial productions, this team helps support local film projects. As one of the first large-scale films shot in Austin, Dazed and Confused has a variety of iconic film locations here in town. Our commission works to help coordinate other great films produced within our city limits!

  7. 360 Bridge. It's beautiful. It's iconic. Everyone wants to visit it, year-round. Check out this top blog post to learn how.

  8. Top 10 Things to Do in Austin this Summer. Austinites love to have fun when the sun's out. This list of things to do can happen any day of the year, but is especially fun with a little extra SPF and ice cream.

  9. Roaming through Rainey Street. This district has changed up quite a bit in 2014. With Lustre Pearl relocating, new condos arriving and new bars such as Container Bar and more, this district is still an old-faithful, and worth a visit if in the city.

  10. Time-Out. Just here for a quick trip, or a limited amount of time? This is a great post that helps you get a real taste of the city, leaving you wanting to come back for more.

Here are a few other fun-shout outs that were popular to our readers, and helpful to Austin visitors!

What were your favorite highlights of Austin in 2014? Tweet at us or let us know in the comments below!