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.

Record Stores in Austin

As accessible as streaming your favorite album can be, there’s nothing quite like adding an old classic to your vinyl collection or playing a physical record that you’ve been anticipating from front to back. Austin prides itself on its abundance of brick and mortar record shops and we’ve lined up…

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New & Notable in Austin

Check out our hot list of what’s new and coming up on Austin’s ever-evolving dining, drinking, shopping, entertainment and arts scenes. Be sure to call ahead for hours and current safety protocols for individual establishments. Courtesy of Smokin Beauty. New Restaurants in Austin Stop in at Gati…

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Where to Stream Austin Fitness & Yoga Classes

Staying inside can be tough - especially during Austin’s most beautiful season. So to help keep you moving and exercising, check out this list of locally-owned and operated fitness studios and gyms that are offering streaming classes. Whether you’re looking for high intensity training or just want…

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Austin Festivals & Events in April 2020

For the latest updates about the status of each event, please check each event's website. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, there's really no bad time to visit Austin, Texas. But you sure can't go wrong with an April trip! This month is all about live music, family fun, cultural arts…

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Experiencing Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas, locally known as COTA, is regarded as one of the top venues in the United States for motorsports and entertainment. A purpose built venue specifically for Formula 1 racing, COTA also provides fans and visitors with interactive programming and activities from regular tours…

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Austin Festivals & Events in July 2020

Updated 7/17/20 For the latest updates about the status of each event, please check each event's website. To learn more about local restrictions and closures, click here. Welcome to summer in Austin where the sun is bright, the weekends are long and the music is rocking. Whether you're here for a…

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Austin Events in February 2020

Planning a trip in February and looking for events and things to do in Austin? From food to film and coffee to culture, here are a few of our favorite Austin events in February to add to your list! Credit Ed Sparks, courtesy of the Austin Marathon. 2/1/20 - 2/29/20 Black History Month Various…

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