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.

Austin Breweries with Live Music

Everything’s bigger (and better) in Texas. In Austin, beer and cider are no exception to this rule. Over 50 breweries operate in the capital city, the most out of all Texas cities. And if you’re a live music fan, you’re in luck—we’ve put together a list of the 10 best Austin breweries to enjoy a…

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Where to Celebrate Juneteenth In Austin

Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day,” is a holiday that celebrates the abolition of slavery in Texas. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, some states under Confederate jurisdiction did not implement it until years later. It wasn’t until June 19, 1965 that Union…

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30 Things to Do in Austin with Kids

Visiting Austin with the kids? We’ve got 30 great ideas for fun family activities they’ll love, from swimming holes and food trucks, to kid-friendly live music and museums that welcome curious little explorers. 1. Treat your kids to a true Austin dining experience at food truck park The Picnic…

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Top Things To Do in Austin This Summer

Summer is a great time to visit Austin. Outdoor activities are the name of the game, from kayaking Lady Bird Lake and cooling off in a spring-fed swimming hole, to catching an outdoor concert and picnicking in a scenic park. Here are 25 Austin summer activities to help build your itinerary. Lady…

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Exploring McKinney Falls

Your Comprehensive Guide to the State Park Located just 13 miles from Downtown Austin, McKinney Falls State Park is an exceptional place to enjoy the great outdoors. Visitors can see local wildlife like armadillos, painted bunting, and various snake species native to Texas. From camping and hiking…

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Day Trip Destination: San Marcos

Just a short drive south of Austin, San Marcos offers a quaint Texas experience. Make time for a day trip with our guide to San Marcos, where you can go tubing and float the scenic San Marcos River, explore the Texas State University campus, spend a day shopping at two expansive outlet malls, visit…

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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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Free Things to Do With Kids in Austin

Austin is brimming with things to do with kids that won't break the bank. From outdoor adventures to educational experiences, the city offers a plethora of options for families to explore together. Let's dive into some of the best free attractions in Austin perfect for families. Thinkery Spark…

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