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.

Austin's Black Heritage: Visiting Six Square

Six Square has emerged as Austin’s African-American Cultural District, the first of its kind in Texas, and Nefertitti Jackmon is the face of this trailblazing effort. As executive director, she works to foster community partnerships, to spotlight cultural contributions, and to create a space that’s…

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Where to Day Drink in Austin

When you're on vacation you don't want to have to wait until the evening hours for a great beverage. Explore the map below to check out our list of some of the best happy hour spots in Austin that start early in the day - sorted by the area of town and what time each happy hour starts. We've called…

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Historic Austin: Zilker Park & South Austin

With 180 sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including 17 historic districts and 2 National Historic Landmarks, Austin puts you at the heart of Texas history. From the Texas State Capitol to the Paramount Theatre, the Driskill Hotel to Barton Springs, the heritage of the Lone…

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Historic Austin: Hyde Park

The National Register of Historic Places lists more than 3,000 sites in Austin and 17 National Register historic districts. Located in Central Austin, just north of the University of Texas campus, the Hyde Park Historic District is Austin's oldest suburb and was once home to the State Fair of Texas…

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Historic Austin: Downtown West

Downtown west Austin is a quiet neighborhood in the heart of the city, home to restaurants, stately homes and a wealth of well-preserved history. The neighborhood, along with the rest of downtown Austin, was first planned in 1839 as a 14-block metropolitan area, designed to become the capital of the…

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