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.

Top 15 Places for a Margarita in Austin

Nothing says Austin like an icy margarita enjoyed on an outdoor patio. But where should you go? The city offers countless great places that mix amazing margaritas. To help you navigate, we’ve compiled a list of the top 15 margaritas in Austin. Now get to sipping! La Condesa. Credit Jody Horton. La…

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Your Perfect 3-Day Austin Itinerary

Austin is the ideal place to enjoy a long weekend. But don’t expect to just kick back and relax. There’s way too much to see and do, from shopping on funky South Congress Avenue to stand-up paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake and seeing live music in one of the many clubs around town. Get ready for…

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Discover the Live Music Capital of the World®

From intimate listening venues to packed dance floors, dive bars to the bright lights of the big stage, Austin has a musical experience for every taste. Austin’s live music scene pervades every corner of the city, day or night. Gritty blues bands, indie rockers, solo singer-songwriters, reggae…

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Where to Shop Local in Austin

Keep it local and give your wallet a workout in Austin, where you’ll be tempted by everything from hip clothing stores to gourmet food shops. Any day is a good day to shop, but you’ll find special…

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One Day in Austin with Otoko Chef Yoshi Okai

The best cities are the ones that provide an experience worthy of your every mood - like a grab-bag of spontaneous cravings and uncharted new loves. That’s Austin in a nutshell. Local chef Yoshi Okai of Otoko leads the way as Melissa Chou of San Francisco’s Mister Jiu’s discovers sashimi infused…

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Around Town: South Congress

On a sunny day, there’s no place like SoCo. Fabulous restaurants, funky vintage shops, chic boutiques, cool bars and live music. Always, live music. If you're wondering where to go and what to do on…

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Itinerary: Memorial Day Weekend in Austin

Spending Memorial Day weekend in Austin? Make the most of your long holiday with plenty of outdoor adventures, live music and delicious eats that will keep you fueled up for three days of fun. Credit Geoff Duncan. DAY 1 Start your day with breakfast at Paperboy , a popular food truck with…

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3-Day Austin Family Fun Itinerary

Get weird, wild and wacky over a three-day weekend with this fun Austin itinerary. The whole family will keep busy with everything from outdoor adventures to kid-friendly attractions and lots of yummy…

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