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.

Things to Do for Halloween in Austin 2022

If you're looking for a good ghost story, not only does Austin have some ghoulish ones to tell, the city is also full of festive ways to celebrate Halloween. From scary movies, haunted houses and parties at your favorite local bars to kid-friendly events like corn mazes and Boo at the Zoo, here are…

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Fall & Winter Film Festivals in Austin

Fall is always a wonderful time for film fans in Austin, with film festivals almost every weekend covering a range of genres and distinct visions. From sci-fi at Other Worlds Austin, to Black cinema at the Capital City Black Film Festival, screenwriter-centric Austin Film Festival and many more…

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Visiting Mexic-Arte Museum

As one of Texas’ cultural hubs, Austin enjoys a variety of museums and cultural centers. One of the most fascinating is Mexic-Arte Museum, which celebrates traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latin and Latin-American art. Since its inception in 1984, this favorite Austin museum has grown to…

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Latin-Owned Brands & Retailers in Austin

Latino entrepreneurs in Austin go way beyond the obvious Mexican restaurant. Brimming with creativity and reflecting a proud heritage, these business owners bring products as diverse as their roots. Whether they are Texan or Latin American-born, all are a vibrant part of Austin’s unique culture…

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Austin's Best Southern Food

While Texas isn’t technically considered “the South'', we’re close enough to have some darn delicious Southern selections. Pull up to a heaping plate of collards and chicken fried steak and you just may walk away with a twang in your talk and a rolling gait. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill. Credit Matt…

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Austin Museum Day 2022 Attractions & Galleries

Austin has a booming art scene as well as a number of nationally recognized museums. With Austin Museum Day approaching on September 18, 2022, visitors should expect nothing but the best. This year, over 30 local museums and historic spaces around Austin will be celebrating with free in-person…

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Best Sushi Restaurants in Austin

Hundreds of miles away from any significant source of water and yet, Austin’s got an awe-inspiring sushi scene. Sushi lovers seeking any level of experience - from casual to exquisite - will find a dining option in our fair city. Uchi & Uchiko Uchi is the most recognizable name in sushi in Austin…

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Top Japanese Restaurants in Austin

Japanese cuisine is wonderfully complex, reflecting the immense region and the people, culture, and politics that have shaped both history and food. Austin’s Japanese restaurants bring all of the flavors to bear - from sushi to shabu-shabu, ramen to udon. Kemuri Tatsu-ya. Credit Julia Keim…

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Top Things To Do & See in Downtown Austin

Arts and culture, craft cocktails and draft beer, food trucks and fine fare, live music and dance clubs - there’s never a dull moment in downtown Austin, Texas. Learn more about things to do, where to go and what to do Downtown, from the Warehouse District and 2ND Street District to Congress Avenue…

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Austin's Best Fruterías

Add a little spice to your life and dive head first into Mexican dessert munchies. These decadent street-style snacks are piled high with your choice of fruits, toppings, and of course, spices. Your phone might want to eat first, but after taking that first bite, you won’t want to put it down. These…

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