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.

Top 10 Sporting Events in Austin

Sports fans will find lots to love in Austin. Whether you want to catch the action of a Major League Soccer match, watch top NASCAR racers speed around the COTA track or get in the game yourself and run a marathon through the city, you’ll find it all here. We’ve listed Austin’s top 10 sporting…

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Mount Bonnell for Beginners

While part of the allure of Austin includes more than 300 days of sunshine per year, those visitors with more urban experience might find themselves intimidated by the unbelievable variety of outdoor activities that the city has to offer. Whether you're here for the day or plan on sticking around…

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Yoga Studios in Austin to Try

Austin’s yoga and fitness community is easily navigable and super visitor-friendly. In fact most hotels in central Austin have a studio nearby – and if you’re downtown, just hop on a BCycle and pedal your way to class as a warm-up! Here are a few visitor-friendly Austin yoga studios to try out…

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Top Smoothie & Juice Bars in Austin

Austin is all about the great outdoors and when it comes to sunshine, we have plenty to spare. After spending a day at Zilker Park, swimming in Barton Springs or kayaking Lady Bird Lake, cool down with a refreshing snack at one of our many fresh juice bars around town. Remember, vacation doesn’t…

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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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Austin Climbing & Bouldering Guide

Austin is filled with craggy walls and limestones cliffs perfect for climbing and bouldering. In fact, the city is home to a robust population of climbers. And visitor or local, beginner or pro, you don’t have to go far to send it. Austin Climbing Gyms Climb any time of year and in any weather at…

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Runner's Guide to Austin

Want to log a few miles during your stay in Austin? We don’t blame you. It’s a colorful and lively city to explore by foot whether you’re pounding the pavement or hitting the trail, tracking your pace or counting your steps. Indeed, there are plenty of places to run and walk around the city other…

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6 Workout Studios to Try in Austin

If you’re visiting Austin and looking to squeeze in a workout or two during your stay, skip the big box studios and head to one of these locally-owned gyms or fitness studios instead for a workout to remember! You’ll get a killer burn, of course, but also a unique experience, a good time, and you’ll…

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