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.

Three Days in Austin on a Budget

There are budget-friendly things to do all over Austin, and we've pulled a list of some visitor favorites. Stretch your travel dollars with this three-day itinerary of budget-friendly eats, sips and sees. Looking for more? Check out these 50 Free & Cheap Things To Do in Austin. DAY 1 Kick off your…

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Top Things to Do & See on South First

Home to some of Austin's best restaurants, the South First Street neighborhood is a foodie haven and a must-see. Find food truck parks, coffee shops, art galleries and plenty of vintage shopping in this unique Austin neighborhood. Plus, be sure to stop for a picture at the Greetings from Austin…

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Top 5 Things To Do in East Austin

East Austin has evolved into a hot destination for great food, luscious lounges, and marvelous educational museums. Discover the best East Austin restaurants, bars, museums, live music venues and more. Then find your perfect East Austin hotel and book your stay! The hangouts are casual in East…

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Where to Find the Best Late-Night Food in Austin

When time gets away from you, but you’re still hungry, Austin’s late-night food haunts are here to help. Pizza, stuffed donuts, fabulous French, beautiful brunch, stacked sammies and a whole lot more can be found after hours. 24 Diner One of our absolute faves is 24 Diner. Not just because you can…

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25 Places for a Margarita in Austin

Nothing says Austin like an icy margarita enjoyed on an outdoor patio. The city offers countless great places that mix amazing margaritas. But how do you pick just one (or two, or three!)? To help you navigate, we’ve compiled a list of the top 25 margaritas in Austin. Now get to sipping! Jump to Map…

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The Top 14 Places for Queso in Austin

As a Tex-Mex loving city, it's no surprise that a dietary staple in any Austinite's diet is queso. These bowls of melty cheese are the perfect social food, made for gathering around with crisp tortilla chips and good friends. Visitors are always asking where to find the best queso in Austin, so…

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Visiting Austin's Central Library

Austin’s Central Library, located in the Seaholm District, is one of the city’s most beautiful public spaces. Opened in 2018, the library serves as a modern technology and information hub that reflects Austin’s vibrant culture and unique soul. The space reflects natural characteristics of the Hill…

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Where to Eat & Drink in Austin this Summer

Summer in Austin is best spent basking in the sun while indulging in the city’s renowned bar and restaurant scene. Post up on a patio with a frozen beverage in hand or sample bites at a food truck. Here are our favorite summer staples from raw bars to patios, and don’t forget the sweet treats! Have…

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Where to Watch Sports in Austin

Sports in Austin usually revolve around the Texas Longhorns or Austin FC, but we know there are fans of every sport and team across the capital city. Likewise, there are plenty of places to catch big games around the city. Here are a few of our suggestions for every kind of sports fan. Where to…

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