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.

Rodeo Austin 2025

Rodeo Austin returns to the Travis County Expo Center March 2025 as a full-blown family affair, boasting a thrilling lineup of ProRodeo events, livestock shows, daily concerts, carnival attractions and much more. The must-attend Austin event takes place daily, March 14-29, 2025. If you're planning…

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NASCAR Returns to Austin

Race fans will experience another thrilling weekend of NASCAR in Austin, Texas when the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), Xfinity Series (NXS) and CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) return to Circuit of The Americas (COTA), March 22-24, 2024. The action-packed NASCAR at COTA tripleheader will Keep Austin Wheeled…

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Family-Friendly Music Venues in Austin

Whether you are looking to enjoy music with friends of all ages, a significant other, by yourself, or even as a family, Austin has it all! To satisfy your music needs, we’ve gathered a list of local venues that are open to audiences under 21, and breweries with regular music that allow you to bring…

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Self Guided Tour of Austin Murals

Take a drive around Austin and you will see a mix of eclectic and colorful murals. Check out this guide for a casual, self-guided tour of the most photo-worthy murals in town. Greetings From Austin 1720 S. First St. Start the day with this South Austin gem, one of the most photographed murals in…

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Austin's ACL Live at the Moody Theater

ACL Live at the Moody Theater has been one of Austin’s favorite music venues since it first opened in 2011. Home to the famous Austin City Limits television program and to more than 100 concerts each year, it’s a downtown musical hotspot that supports both local and national entertainers. Credit…

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First Timer's Guide to Zilker Park

More than 1.3 million people visit Austin’s Zilker Park each year. It’s time for you to be among them! Zilker Park is one of the locals’ favorite places to find fun and fellowship. Live music and theater, sports and games, and simple enjoyment of the great outdoors await at this emerald isle at the…

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Visiting Barton Springs Pool

How many cities can boast a three-acre, spring fed pool right in the center of town? Austin can, with the famous Barton Springs Pool. Fed by four bubbling springs, this natural wonder maintains a brisk 68-70° year ‘round. Surrounded by grassy embankments, visitors to the pool can lounge in the shade…

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Self-Guided Tour of Austin's Historic Homes

As Texas' capital city, Austin’s history is rich and storied. There are a number of ways to explore the city’s past - like taking a walking tour or studying Visit Austin’s digital historic brochure - but one of the best ways to experience Austin’s humble beginnings is by touring historic homes…

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