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.

Fun Things to Do in Austin with Kids this Weekend

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 eats in between. Big Top Candy Shop. Credit Jane Ko. DAY 1 Morning Fuel up for the day with a…

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The Complete Guide to Lakes in the Austin Area

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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Austin Festivals & Events in September 2020

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. September in Austin, Texas is all about sunny days and enjoying the outdoors. Relax like a local this month by hitting the lake for an afternoon…

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aGLIFF 33: Prism Virtual Film Festival

aGLIFF, the All Genders, Lifestyles, & Identities Film Festival, returns this August with an all new, virtual format. Spanning two weekends, from August 6-16, 2020, aGLIFF 33: Prism will include around 70 feature films, documentaries and shorts showcasing and celebrating the diverse experiences of…

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Best Summer Treats & Ice Cream in Austin

Looking to beat the Austin heat this summer? Chill out with some of the coolest treats in town, including artisan ice cream cones and frozen cocktails, found everywhere from food trucks to hip patio lounges. Dipdipdip Ice Cream. Credit Jane Kim. Ice Cream Lick Honest Ice Creams Cool off with a cone…

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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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7 of the Best Swimming Holes in & Around Austin

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Where to Eat & Drink in Austin this Summer

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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AAAFF's Virtual Online Shorts Festival

The Austin Asian American Film Festival's Online Shorts Festival will take place June 11-17, 2020. The virtual festival will be held in lieu of the regularly planned 12th annual festival next month. AAAFF 2020—with in-person screenings and a slate of feature films—is currently postponed to late…

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50 Cheap & Free Things to Do in Austin, TX

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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