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.

15 Hill Country Towns Worth a Visit

Sample locally made wine and beer, take off on an outdoor adventure, kick up your heels at a dance hall and shop one-of-a-kind boutiques in these 15 charming small towns found in beautiful Texas Hill…

Continue Reading

Day Trip Destination: Fredericksburg

In 1846, a small city named Fredericksburg was founded in the Texas Hill Country. More than 150 years later, Fredericksburg has grown into a charming German village and is visited by thousands each year. A day trip to Fredericksburg is a must for Austinites and Austin visitors alike, so here are our…

Continue Reading

Austin on a Budget: 50 Free & Cheap Things To Do

Stretch your travel dollars with these 50 free and cheap things to do while you’re in Austin. From affordable food truck eats and outdoor adventures to free museums and tours, you can experience the best of the city without putting a serious dent in your wallet. Texas State Capitol. Courtesy of the…

Continue Reading

Historic Austin: Zilker Park & South Austin

With 180 sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including 17 historic districts and 2 National Historic Landmarks, Austin puts you at the heart of Texas history. From the Texas State Capitol to the Paramount Theatre , the Driskill Hotel to Barton Springs , the heritage of the Lone…

Continue Reading