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 Austin Architecture Tour

Take a walking or driving tour to witness examples of Austin's most notable architecture. Each building has a unique story to tell, from the historic buildings on the University of Texas campus to the hard lines of downtown's Contemporary Ausitn Jones Center. Plan to visit each location for a fun…

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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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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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35 Must-See Historic Sites in Austin

Listen up, history lovers! We’ve counted down 35 iconic Austin sites you can’t miss while visiting the Capital City. Delve into the backstory of our fascinating town, where you can explore everything from art and history museums to lush parks, still kickin’ honky-tonks and restaurants that have…

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Austin’s Black Arts Scene

Austin has a long and storied history. And, as Javier Wallace of Black Austin Tours says, the city’s history often excluded Black people from its spaces and narratives. But the Austin Black community has very much built the city into the cultural hub that it is. From sculpture and theatre to music…

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Austin Museum Day 2020 Attractions & Galleries

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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Historic Hotels in Austin

Some of Austin’s oldest hotels give a peek into the city’s fascinating history. Stay at a luxe Waller Creek estate, a Greek Revival-style boutique hotel or a South Congress motor court turned modernist oasis that all have intriguing stories to tell. Credit Nick Simonite. Austin Motel You may…

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Take A Virtual Tour of Austin

Just because we can’t travel in person right now, doesn’t mean we can take a virtual trip and experience our favorite Austin attractions from the comfort of our homes! Check out these virtual tours and 360-degree videos of Austin museums, attractions and iconic landmarks to help ease your current…

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More Austin Activities & Things to Do at Home

Just because we can’t travel or get out and explore Austin right now, doesn’t mean we can’t still treat ourselves to a little quarantine-staycation! Check out this ever-growing guide to Austin activities and things to do at home to help support our local businesses, musicians, museums and more…

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