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 & See in Downtown Austin

Arts and culture, craft cocktails and draft beer, food trucks and fine fare, live music and dance clubs — there’s never a dull moment in Downtown Austin. Learn more about things to do, where to go and what to see downtown, from the Warehouse District and 2ND Street District to Congress Avenue…

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10 Museums Worth Visiting in Austin

Austin's impressive arts scene is thriving. And you'll discover that local museums offer diverse experiences geared to a variety of interests and age groups. Whether you're looking to please the kids, a family history buff or the art enthusiast in your friend group, we're confident you'll find a…

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Queer Austin: 2 Day Itinerary

Austin is one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly cities in the country, with a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index. But you won’t find just one “gayborhood” here. The community is integrated throughout this inclusive town, which means that LGBTQ visitors will find a…

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Your Guide to the Coolest Neighborhoods in Austin

Looking for the best places to explore and stay while visiting Austin? We’ve put together a hit list of the city’s most happening neighborhoods. Just pick an area of town and discover the unique districts that are home to some of the hippest restaurants, shops and live music venues in Austin…

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Top Happy Hours in Downtown Austin

Staying in downtown Austin? Attending a conference at the Austin Convention Center? Here are some of our favorite places for Happy Hour that are within walking distance. DuMont's Down Low. Credit Mario Andrade Photography. Dumont's Down Low 214 W. Fourth St., Suite B Dumont's basement setting is…

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Downtown Venues for Every Night of the Week

All of Austin is a stage and we like it that way. There are 250+ music venues in our fair city and the music scene is constantly evolving to fit the expanding needs of our local and touring artists. Whether you're here for a short stop or an extended stay, fitting one of these quintessential musical…

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