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.

Where to Stream Austin Fitness & Yoga Classes

Staying inside can be tough - especially during Austin’s most beautiful season. So to help keep you moving and exercising, check out this list of locally-owned and operated fitness studios and gyms that are offering streaming classes. Whether you’re looking for high intensity training or just want…

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Where to Find Outdoor Yoga in Austin

With more than 300 days of sunshine annually in Austin, why not move your yoga practice outdoors? Local yogis and visitors can find plenty of options to enjoy a flow in the sunshine. Here are some of the best places to find outdoor (and often free) yoga during the spring, summer and fall in Austin…

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Top Winter & Spring Sports Events in Austin

Looking for some live action events while you're in and around Austin? We have you covered with a selection of the top spring sports events to fit any budget that are perfect for the whole family! Banked Track TXRD. Credit Dave Idemoto, courtesy of Bullock Museum. 1/12/19 – 10/19/19 (select dates)…

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9 Reasons to Explore Austin's Outdoors

In many ways, Austin, Texas, is a playground. Whatever your recreational preference, Austin likely has it. The city is, after all, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, which boasts state parks, rivers, swimming holes, cliff walls and every other type of outdoor destination imaginable. Land-goers…

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Austin's Hike & Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake

The Hike and Bike Trail is a low-grade trail, most of which is wide enough to accommodate both cyclists and pedestrian traffic, making it a leisurely, enjoyable ride for cyclists, runners and families alike. Because the trail winds through downtown, there are access points and parking all along the…

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Top Smoothie & Juice Bars in Austin

Spring in Austin is all about the great outdoors and when it comes to sunshine, we have plenty to spare. After spending a day at Zilker (which celebrates 100 years in 2017!), swimming in Barton Springs, kayaking Lady Bird Lake, practicing sun salutations under the blue sky or wandering among the…

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Top 5 Places to Visit at the Butler Trail

The Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake is one of the most visited and beloved spaces in the Austin area – it truly is the heart of the city! The trail is a place where we go to connect with nature, with loved ones, and with ourselves. Have you visited before? While many…

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The Music Run™ Austin

From Hamburg, Germany to Bangkok, Thailand, the international Music Run™ has brought the beat to thousands of participants. This year, the event overheard our rockin’ live music and wanted to try our…

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