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.

Visiting the Bullock Texas State History Museum

Located just one block north of the Texas State Capitol Complex, anyone interested in immersing themselves in Texas culture and history should check out the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Courtesy of Bullock State History Museum. Exhibits More than 9 million visitors from around the state and…

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The Most Walkable Neighborhoods in Austin

Austin's reputation for vibrant culture is showcased by its abundance of walkable neighborhoods, each packed with unique attractions and amenities. Here are some of the best walkable neighborhoods in Austin. Downtown's 2nd Street District. Courtesy of 2nd Street District. Downtown Austin Downtown…

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Guide to Austin's Musician Street Art

Street art reflects the beliefs, ideas and culture of a community. In Austin, a lot of the public art works showcase Austin's deep love and appreciation for music and the artists who helped put the city on the map. Austin would not be the Live Music Capital of the World® if it weren't for the…

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Best Music Venues in Austin

From intimate listening venues to packed dance floors, and dive bars to the bright lights of the big stage, Austin has a musical experience for every taste. Austin’s live music scene pervades every corner of the city, day or night. Gritty blues bands, indie rockers, solo singer-songwriters, reggae…

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10 Museums Worth Visiting in Austin

Austin's impressive arts scene is thriving. And you'll discover that local museums offer diverse experiences geared to a variety of interests and age groups. Whether you're looking to please the kids, a family history buff or the art enthusiast in your friend group, we're confident you'll find a…

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Where to Shop Vintage Around Town in Austin

A well-kept secret is that Austin is one of the nation's meccas for vintage enthusiasts. From clothing and accessories to home good and furniture, Austin is home to at least 30 vintage shops catered for lovers of the past. Looking for a little nostalgia? These areas of Austin are home to many of our…

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Supporting Black-Owned Restaurants in Austin

Austin's Black community has quite the legacy in the Austin food scene. Find award-winning restaurants, authentic Ethiopian, Jamaican and Haitian flavors, savory smoked meats and flavorful southern comfort food all around town. Enjoy Austin's food truck scene with creative takes on baked potatoes…

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8 Must-See Art Galleries in Austin

A city is only as cool as its artists. Austin has no shortage of creatives working to either preserve or transform different aspects of the city’s vibrant culture. Whether you want to soak in some culture or find a stunning piece for your home, there is an art gallery in town to suit your tastes…

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Visiting the Elisabet Ney Museum

On the edge of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood sits an unusual building. Although it’s made of abundant local Texas limestone, its neoclassical portico and two-story tower stand out in a community of Victorian homes and Craftsman bungalows. It’s the Elisabet Ney Museum and, just like the woman…

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