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.

New & Notable in Austin

Get ready to fill your social calendar with even more exciting places to eat, drink and be entertained in and around Austin. Check out our hot list of what’s new. Nido at The Loren. Credit Mackenzie Smith Kelley . NEW RESTAURANTS Sip specialty cocktails at Idle Hands, then head to the Not a Damn…

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The Ultimate Austin Winter Bucket List

You’ll find plenty to do in Austin during the wintertime, both indoors and out, thanks to the city's temperate weather. Here you can hike along forest trails, sip seasonal cocktails in a cozy lounge, explore a world-class museum and dine outdoors on a heated patio. Add these ideas to your Austin…

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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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72 Hours in Austin's Arts Scene

Austin is a buzzing hive of creativity. Spend three days exploring our exciting arts scene, which includes must-see museums and galleries, innovative performing arts companies, fascinating cultural centers and intriguing public art. Grab our 72-hour itinerary and go! Greetings from Austin Mural…

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Viva la Vida Festival & Parade

Each year, Mexic-Arte Museum celebrates the tradition of Día de los Muertos in Austin. During Viva la Vida Festival & Parade, the city's largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos event, visitors will experience a street festival and a parade down the iconic Congress Avenue, bringing together a…

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50 Fun Things to Do in Austin

There’s truly something for everyone in Austin. Whether you’re looking for live music, must-see museums, authentic Texas cuisine, scenic outdoor adventures or family-friendly fun, our city offers it all. Here are 50 of the best things to do in Austin to kick-start your trip. Austin Visitor Center…

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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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Visiting the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum

A hub for historical memorabilia from the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration, the LBJ Presidential Library offers a unique look at American history. Experience the 1960s through a variety of interactive and engaging exhibits like a replica of LBJ's Oval Office, numerous telephone recordings of the…

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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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Visiting the Thinkery, Austin's Children's Museum

Little ones and parents alike love Austin’s hands-on children’s museum, the Thinkery, where science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) exhibits get families learning and laughing. Located in the Mueller neighborhood, the Thinkery is open daily and within walking distance from popular…

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