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.

Guide to Rodeo Austin 2018

Spring is a busy time here in Austin and one of the season’s must-do events is Rodeo Austin , a tradition that started in 1938 and is still holding strong today. Originating as a simple stock show and…

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Austin's Hike & Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake

The Hike and Bike Trail is a low-grade trail, most of which is wide enough to accommodate both cyclists and pedestrian traffic, making it a leisurely, enjoyable ride for cyclists , runners and families alike. Because the trail winds through downtown, there are access points and parking all along the…

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Top Smoothie & Juice Bars in Austin

Spring in Austin is all about the great outdoors and when it comes to sunshine, we have plenty to spare. After spending a day at Zilker (which celebrates 100 years in 2017!), swimming in Barton Springs , kayaking Lady Bird Lake, practicing sun salutations under the blue sky or wandering among the…

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Cinco de Mayo

May is an ah-May-zing time here in Austin and it features one of the most fun days of the year: Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over…

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