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.

Shop Like a Local: 6 Austin Farmers Markets

There are few things as refreshing as a sunny morning in Austin, surrounded by fresh produce, colorful bouquets, hot coffee and the sound of a local musician wafting through the stalls at one of our many farmers markets. Whether you're in town for a few days or a few weeks, a visit to one of our…

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Best Outdoor Adventures in Austin

Austin is known for its great outdoors, both within the city limits and in the nearby rural Texas Hill Country . Get out and explore everything from winding hiking and biking trails to cool swimming holes and lakes perfect for paddling. Courtesy of McKinney Falls State Park. HIKING Hike along the…

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Dog-Friendly Austin

Here in Austin we understand what it’s like to roll out the red carpet for the pups and most seem to deserve a seat at the dinner table. We also know parting from them while on vacation is anything…

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Best Outdoor Activities in Austin

Hiking, biking, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, bat watching (yes, you read that right) - no matter your bliss, you really can choose your own outdoor adventure in Austin. Here are some of the top…

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12 Can't Miss Food Trucks in Austin

Food truck eats are a must when you visit Austin; here’s a dozen to add to your itinerary. The Picnic food truck Park at Barton Springs. Photo Credit Lars Frazer. 1. Wake up with a migas breakfast…

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