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 Things to Do in Austin During SXSW

Even if your schedule is packed with SXSW activations and events, it’s important to take time to experience the city. We’ve listed a few of our favorite things to do in Austin during SXSW below. Check each one off your list so you can brag about your awesome trip to friends back home. La Condesa…

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The Top 14 Places for Queso in Austin

As a Mexican-American, I grew up eating queso and learned from a young age what makes a batch of the melty cheese so delicious. A bowl of queso is the perfect social food and makes any dining experience even better, especially when it's great quality. Visitors are always asking where to find the…

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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. Austin Visitor Center…

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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. Courtesy of Arlo's. 1. Veracruz All Natural Wake up with a migas breakfast taco…

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Austin's Best Tex-Mex Restaurants

Austin is home to many global cuisines, but Tex-Mex takes the crown as the local favorite. This blend of Mexican and Texas-style comfort food can be found on just about any street, often in family-run restaurants that have operated for years. Here are just some of the many Tex-Mex restaurants worth…

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20 Places for a Margarita in Austin

Nothing says Austin like an icy margarita enjoyed on an outdoor patio. The city offers countless great places that mix amazing margaritas. But how do you pick just one (or two, or three!)? To help you navigate, we’ve compiled a list of the top 20 margaritas in Austin. Now get to sipping! ATX…

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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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Old-School Austin Tex-Mex

Austin is loaded with regional Mexican restaurants, trendy Mexican restaurants, Mexican fusion restaurants; expensive weekend brunch Mexican restaurants (don't pretend you don't know the outfits I'm talking about). But I'm inviting you to climb into the way-back machine. We're going back 50 years or…

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Torchy's Tacos

Torchy's Tacos is an Austin, Texas institution. Loyal patrons line up throughout the day to grab tacos ranging from the Dirty Sanchez to the Trailer Park. Dishing up tacos with delicious toppings…

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