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.

Visiting Austin's Trail of Lights

The holidays are here, and one of the best ways to celebrate in Austin is by visiting the city’s 54th Annual Trail of Lights . From December 10-23, 2018, Zilker Park transforms into a winter wonderland as it's lit up by more than 40 displays and nearly two million dazzling lights. This year, the…

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Texas Book Festival

The annual Texas Book Festival takes place October 27-28, 2018, in and around the Texas State Capitol . Free and open to the public, the 23 r d annual festival will feature more than 250+ nationally and…

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Austin Museum Day Attractions & Galleries

Austin has a booming art scene as well as a number of nationally recognized museums. With Austin Museum Day approaching on September 22, 2019, visitors should expect nothing but the best. This year, Austin's museum community will be celebrating its historic and artistic pride with free admission to…

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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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