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.

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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50 Cheap & Free Things to Do in Austin, TX

Experience the best of Austin—without putting a serious dent in your wallet—with our suggestions for 50 free and cheap things to do while you’re here. Stretch your travel dollars with everything from affordable food truck eats and outdoor adventures to free live music and fun tours…

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Experience the Austin 360 Bridge

Even if you have never visited Austin, it's likely you've seen a photo or two of an insanely beautiful sunset overlooking the Pennybacker Bridge—also known as the Austin 360 Bridge—and thought to yourself, "Is that real?" Yes, it's real and even more breathtaking in person. Here are our tips to see…

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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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Dog-Friendly Trails and Hiking in Austin

As one of the most dog-friendly cities in the US, it’s no surprise that Austin has some excellent dog-welcoming hikes. You may have already heard about downtown Austin’s Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, but the city is home to even more pup-friendly trails beloved by locals and visitors alike…

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ATX Television Festival 2024

Season 13 of ATX Television Festival is returning to Downtown Austin May 30 - June 2, 2024. Experience this incredible event that brings together television fans and industry professionals to deep-dive on how shows are made, reflect on past favorites and much more. Lovingly dubbed “TV Camp for…

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Best Outdoor Activities in Austin

Austin is known for its great outdoors, both within the city limits and in the nearby rural Texas Hill Country. Get out and explore the best things to do outside, from winding hiking and biking trails to cool swimming holes and lakes perfect for paddling. 360 Bridge Hikers. Credit Pierce Ingram…

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Austin Cycling Guide

Ready to get on your bikes and ride? There are plenty of places to do so in Austin whether you want a car-free paved path for a leisurely cycle or you prefer to tear up some single track. So grab your helmet and a pair of shades and take your wheels to one of these cycling hot spots perfect for…

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Where to See Wildflowers Near Austin

Every spring, the Texas Hill Country blooms into a colorful cascade of delicate Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrushes and Indian Blankets, as wildflowers blanket the meadows, fields and valleys near Austin. Bring your camera, and your sense of wonder, as you scout out these top 10 spots for spectacular…

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