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.

Experiencing Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas, locally known as COTA, is regarded as one of the top venues in the United States for motorsports and entertainment. A purpose built venue specifically for Formula 1 racing, COTA also provides fans and visitors with interactive programming and activities from regular tours…

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Austin Events in March 2020

Planning a trip and looking for events, festivals, concerts and things to do in Austin in March 2020? March is one of our busiest months for festivals and events! From SXSW and live music to food festivals and cultural gatherings, here are a few of our favorite Austin events in March to add to your…

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10 Local Artists to Watch at SXSW 2020

Showcasing artists from more than 65 countries, SXSW Conference and Festivals offer 10 days of opportunities for visitors, industry attendees and locals to expand their music repertoires. While the SXSW Music Festival showcases 2,000+ artists (560+ of which are international), here are 10 of the…

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Best Brunch in Austin: 24 Places for Breakfast

Sunday brunch in Austin isn’t your run-of-the-mill bacon and eggs affair. Here you’ll find everything from a Gospel Brunch with heaping helpings of barbecue to a buffet of Mexican specialties that go best with a frosty margarita. You’ll want to rise and shine early on the weekend for these yummy…

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Austin Events in February 2020

Planning a trip in February and looking for events and things to do in Austin? From food to film and coffee to culture, here are a few of our favorite Austin events in February to add to your list! Credit Ed Sparks, courtesy of the Austin Marathon. 2/1/20 - 2/29/20 Black History Month Various…

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Top Things to Do & See in Central Austin

You could spend a week in Central Austin and still find new things to do, eat and buy. From country bars to culinary feats, this area is well worth exploring. The energy of collegiate culture abounds around the University of Texas and the North Campus/Hyde Park neighborhoods, while the North Loop…

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January 2020 Events & Things to Do in Austin

Headed to Austin this January? Get your fill of live music, outdoor activities, cultural events and exhibits you won't find anywhere else! Here are our top events and exhibits this month: Credit Geoff Duncan. Through 1/20/20 Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole Foods Whole Foods Lamar Spend an…

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Austin

2020 is quickly approaching, and Austin knows how to celebrate in style. From live music and discos to family-friendly events, ATX has a range of events so you and your loved ones can ring in the New Year the right way. Check out some of the events we’ve highlighted so you can start planning your…

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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 55th Annual Trail of Lights. From December 10-23, 2019, 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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