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.

Guide to Austin's Hyde Park Neighborhood

Located just north of downtown and the University of Texas campus, the quaint Hyde Park neighborhood is packed with historic charm and walkable sites. Although this part of town is mostly residential, the shops and restaurants in Hyde Park are worth a visit. Hyde Park in the 1890s, PICA 02628…

Continue Reading

Boutique Hotels in Austin

Travelers looking for a stay as unique as Austin may want to opt into a boutique hotel. We’ve gathered up the quirky, funky, swank and one-of-a-kind smaller format places to stay that will satisfy your need for the weird and the wonderful. Lay your head on custom linens, luxuriate in the best bath…

Continue Reading

Top Things To Do & See on South Congress

Explore the offbeat boutiques of pedestrian-friendly South Congress Avenue. Stop for coffee, cocktails and culinary delights during your walk, and catch live music seven days a week. Home Slice Pizza. Credit Julia Keim. DINING Austin’s food scene is not for the faint of heart. Within the South…

Continue Reading

Where to See Live Music Tonight in Austin

Live music is everywhere in Austin and with hundreds of music venues featuring everything from rock and blues to country and hip-hop it can be difficult to narrow down exactly where to see a live show. That’s why we created this list of music venues with regular live music schedules, guaranteed to…

Continue Reading

Where to Find Live Music on Rainey Street

Rainey Street has gone through many changes since its late-1800s inception, but the historic street’s live music keeps the Rainey spirit and its burgeoning social scene alive. As a vibrant part of Austin’s history and culture, Rainey Street continues to develop its nightlife scene with live music…

Continue Reading

Your Guide to the Coolest Neighborhoods in Austin

Looking for the best places to explore and stay while visiting Austin? We’ve put together a hit list of the city’s most happening neighborhoods. Just pick an area of town and discover the unique districts that are home to some of the hippest restaurants, shops and live music venues in Austin…

Continue Reading

Top Things To Do & See in North Austin

Just north of downtown in North Austin you’ll find a bevy of charming, family-owned eateries, chic cocktail bars and all the shopping you could ever hope for. Whether you plan to spend the afternoon or stay the whole weekend, North Austin is home to some amazing places to eat, shop and play. Thai…

Continue Reading

Top Things To Do & See in East Austin

East Austin has evolved into a hot destination for great food, luscious lounges, and marvelous educational museums. Discover the best East Austin restaurants, bars, museums, live music venues and more. Then find your perfect East Austin hotel and book your stay! Ramen Tatsuya. Credit Jane Kim…

Continue Reading