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.

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Austin

The 4th of July in Austin comes alive with a dazzling display of colors, music, and community, transforming the city into a vibrant showcase of celebrations. From an unforgettable experience on the waters of Lady Bird Lake to the lively buzz of urban rooftops, each locale offers a distinct…

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Mother's Day Gifts & Brunch in Austin

If you're planning to spend Mother's Day with the special women in your life in Austin, there are plenty of ways to make moms and mother figures feel special. Check out the ideas below for details on Mother’s Day brunch or to curate a special gift from one of our local shops. Courtesy of Bakery…

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What to Do on Memorial Day Weekend in Austin

Planning to spend Memorial Day weekend in Austin? Whether you’re in the mood to relax and unwind or get outside, we’ve got you covered! Here are our suggestions for the best ways to spend three days off in Austin, Texas. Krause Springs. Credit Haley Plotkin. Explore the Outdoors Soak up plenty of…

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Where to Get Easter Brunch in Austin

Whether you’re planning on celebrating Easter out and about or in the comfort of your own home, Austin has a ton of delicious options to choose from for your brunch or dinner meal. Check out these Austin restaurants to make your holiday stress-free and delicious. Courtesy of Carter Creek Winery…

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Valentine's Day in Austin

Struggling for some unique date ideas for the 2024 Valentine's weekend in Austin? From delicious meals to fun activities to do together we've got you covered with some of the best ways to celebrate your loved one this Valentine's Day. Courtesy of Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vineyard. ROMANTIC…

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Where to See Holiday Lights in Austin

There are so many things that make the holiday season fun. Whether you're in town for a convention or to celebrate the season with loved ones, visiting one of Austin's spectacular light shows should be on the agenda. Here are some of the top places to check out holiday lights in Austin this winter…

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Where to Ice Skate in Austin This Winter

For some, gliding over a smooth ice surface on steel-bladed skates is a form of exercise or recreation but for others it’s a highly competitive sport. No matter the reason, the feeling you can get from the activity is adrenaline rushing! This seasonal winter activity is the perfect way to get into…

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Where to Have Christmas Dinner in Austin

If you're planning to spend Christmas or Hanukkah in Austin, let our award-winning chefs minimize your time in the kitchen and order in from these local restaurants. Find great places to order holiday meals to take home, plus Austin restaurants that are open on Christmas and Christmas Eve. TLC…

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Visiting Peppermint Parkway at COTA

This time of year Austin is dazzling with light displays and holiday cheer. During the holiday season, Circuit of The Americas transforms into a holiday extravaganza as it's lit up by millions of lights through a one mile driving route. Here's everything we know so far about the 2024 Peppermint…

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