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 Best Tex-Mex Restaurants

Austin is home to many global cuisines, but Tex-Mex takes the crown as the local favorite. This blend of Mexican and Texas-style comfort food can be found on just about any street, often in family-run restaurants that have operated for years. Here are just some of the many Tex-Mex restaurants worth…

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Dog-Friendly Austin

During this time, the health and well-being of our local community and our visitors is vital. Travelers to Austin – and all destinations – should continue to observe the health recommendations of national, state and local public health officials, as they plan to travel, when they travel and when…

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Best Seat in the House: Patika

Welcome to the Best Seat in the House, a digital series from Visit Austin, bringing together some of the best personalities in Austin's service industry sharing some ways to experience a taste of Austin from home. In this episode, Patika General Manager Tony Smith shares his simple “at home” cold…

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Top 15 Places for a Margarita in Austin

During this time, the health and well-being of our local community and our visitors is vital. Travelers to Austin – and all destinations – should continue to observe the health recommendations of national, state and local public health officials, as they plan to travel, when they travel and when…

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Supporting Black-Owned Restaurants in Austin

During this time, the health and well-being of our local community and our visitors is vital. Travelers to Austin – and all destinations – should continue to observe the health recommendations of national, state and local public health officials, as they plan to travel, when they travel and when…

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Best Seat in the House: Chef Tyson Cole

Welcome to the Best Seat in the House, a digital series from Visit Austin, bringing together some of the best personalities in Austin's service industry sharing some ways to experience a taste of Austin from home. In this episode, Chef Tyson Cole of Uchi, Uchiko and Loro shares his simple, “at home”…

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Austin Restaurants with Takeout & Delivery

Updated July 23, 2020 Although many in Austin may be at home for the next few weeks, we can still help support those in the service industry by ordering carryout and delivery meals. Check out this growing list of Austin restaurants still open for business. Where to Get Take Out & Delivery 24 Diner…

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Take A Virtual Tour of Austin

Just because we can’t travel in person right now, doesn’t mean we can take a virtual trip and experience our favorite Austin attractions from the comfort of our homes! Check out these virtual tours and 360-degree videos of Austin museums, attractions and iconic landmarks to help ease your current…

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Where to See Wildflowers Near Austin

Every spring, the Texas Hill Country blooms into a colorful cascade of delicate Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrushes and Indian Blankets, as wildflowers blanket the meadows, fields and valleys near Austin. Bring your camera, and your sense of wonder, as you scout out these top 10 spots for spectacular…

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