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 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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Where to Workout on Your Vacation

Want to squeeze in some exercise during your visit to Austin? Opportunities abound in this city that’s regularly rated as one of the fittest in the nation! But ditch the hotel gym and get fit as you explore Austin. Whether you go for a run on the picturesque lakefront hike and bike trail, practice…

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Top Sports Events in Austin This Fall

If you’re in the market for unique, exciting sporting events in Austin, we have your go-to list with nine of the best sporting events and competitions this fall. Whether you are a visitor looking for a live, thrilling event to attend or a local with a hunger for action, look no further! Credit…

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Austin's Best Outdoor Activities this Fall

Austin is an outdoor lover’s playground. And with its enviable location in the heart of Texas Hill Country, visitors can find everything from scenic state parks to crystal clear lakes close by. So, whether you’re a hiker, biker or boater, you’re sure to find your bliss in Austin this fall. Hiking…

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First Timer's Guide to Zilker Park

More than 1.3 million people visit Austin’s Zilker Park each year. It’s time for you to be among them! Zilker Park is one of the locals’ favorite places to find fun and fellowship. Live music and theater, sports and games, and simple enjoyment of the great outdoors await at this emerald isle at the…

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What To Do on a Rainy Day in Austin

With more than 300 sunny days each year, Austin locals and visitors alike spend plenty of time outdoors. As for the other 65 days, Austin has plenty of ways to make even the dreariest of days memorable, all while staying dry. Don’t let the rain keep you inside all day, grab your umbrella and head to…

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