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.

Best South Austin Restaurants

South Austin is home to many vibrant neighborhoods, each bursting with funky Austin flavor. Neighborhoods like South Congress and South First Street showcase Austin’s creative side with some of the most inventive eateries in town. Find South Austin restaurants on these hip strips, just south of Lady…

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50 Fun Things to Do in Austin

There’s truly something for everyone in Austin. Whether you’re looking for live music, must-see museums, authentic Texas cuisine, scenic outdoor adventures or family-friendly fun, our city offers it all. Here are 50 of the best things to do in Austin to kick-start your trip. The White Horse…

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20 Iconic Austin Restaurants

While Austin may be known for its legendary Tex-Mex, tasty breakfast tacos and juicy barbecue, there's so much more to the capital city's food history to explore. Austin's celebrated dining scene has evolved with lightening speed over the last few decades, but don't forget to pay homage to the…

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25 Can’t-Miss Food Trucks in Austin

Food truck eats are a must when you visit Austin. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly food truck park or tasty late night bites on the patio at a nearby bar, here are 25 to add to your Austin dining itinerary. Paperboy. Courtesy of Jane Ko. 1. Wake up with a migas breakfast taco at…

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The Top 12 Places for Queso in Austin

I grew up in Austin, so queso has been a favorite food of mine for as long as I can remember. When I return to Austin after a vacation or business trip, it is the food that I must eat as soon as possible. Visitors often ask us which restaurants serve our favorite chips and queso, so here is a quick…

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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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Iconic Austin Tex-Mex

Austin is home to many global cuisines including Cuban, Mediterranean, Ethiopian and Moroccan (just to name a few). But for many locals, Tex-Mex takes the crown for the Austin favorite. This blend of…

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Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Austin

In a city that’s known for its barbecue and carne asada tacos, it can seem as though Austin isn't so easy for the vegetarian or vegan visitor. But what most people may not realize about Austin is that it has some of the best options for those of us who are foodies, but also want to keep things…

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Austin Taco Round-Up: Breakfast

What bagels are to the northeast, what shrimp and grits are to the south, what donuts are to the rest of the nation breakfast tacos are the cuisine of choice for Austinites and Texans alike. Note…

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