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.

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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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 Bouldering Project. Credit Jacob Bodkin. Climbing Gyms Climb…

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More Austin Activities & Things to Do at Home

Just because we can’t travel or get out and explore Austin right now, doesn’t mean we can’t still treat ourselves to a little quarantine-staycation! Check out this ever-growing guide to Austin activities and things to do at home to help support our local businesses, musicians, museums and more…

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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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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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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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