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.

Self Guided Tour of UT Austin

Nestled in the middle of Austin is the University of Texas, home of the Texas Longhorns. Although the university is nicknamed the "Forty Acres," it actually sits on about 431-acres and plays host to nearly 51,000 students annually. Visit one of the many on-campus museums or opt for a self-guided…

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Austin Cold Weather Activities for Families

Thanks to Austin's temperate weather, you’ll find plenty to do in Austin during the winter both indoors and out. But, if you happen to visit on a really cold day, here are a few family-friendly things to do and activities to try. Crux Climbing Center. Credit Merrick Ales. 1. Visit an Indoor…

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Where to See Movies in Austin

If you are searching for a place to keep cool from the hot Texas sun, or just need to escape the hustle and bustle for an afternoon, then a visit to the movies might be just the thing you need. Want to find the best local theaters to catch a film in Austin? Check out our list of the top theaters in…

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Teen Itinerary: South Congress

One of the most frequent questions I receive as a True Austin local is "What can I do with my teenager when we visit Austin?" Thankfully, I have a resident teen to ask. South Congress Avenue is always part of the answer. It's my daughter's favorite place to spend an afternoon, especially when I'm on…

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