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.

Visiting The Wayback

One of the best parts about visiting Austin is the opportunity to escape to the Texas Hill Country. You can easily enjoy the best parts of city life and Hill Country relaxation at The Wayback, a casual boutique hotel just 15 minutes west of downtown. Surrounded by hills and a big Texas sky, The…

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Day Trip Destination: Miraval Austin Resort & Spa

Dreaming about your next getaway, but can’t commit to a week-long vacation right now? Sometimes taking a few hours away from your usual routine is all you need to recharge your mind, body and soul - and Miraval Austin Resort & Spa's day package, which features full access to Miraval's extensive…

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25 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 25 margaritas in Austin. Now get to sipping! Jump to Map…

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11 Austin Wine Bars Worth Visiting

Is “rosé all day” your personal mantra? At Austin’s many wine bars, you’ll find plenty of reds, whites, rosés, and more—enough to keep even the most enthusiastic oenophiles happy. Visit one of these Austin favorites to find the best bottles in town. Aviary. Courtesy of Resplendent Hospitality…

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Day Trip Destination: Lake Travis

Any day you’re on the lake is a good day and Lake Travis is a perfect getaway for those looking to get out on the water. The businesses that have sprung up around the lake in far west Austin, Lakeway and other nearby towns are seemingly all designed to get you to relax, have fun, and indulge in a…

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Best Steakhouses in Austin

If there’s one thing Texas is known for, it’s beef. There’s something about a good steak that no other dish can replicate. It’s practically required when you’re visiting Austin to settle in at a steakhouse and indulge in a Texas tradition. Austin Land and Cattle One of our favorites is Austin Land…

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Visiting Reimers Ranch Park

For the outdoor enthusiast or the casual sunbather, Milton Reimers Ranch is the best of the Texas Hill Country. Located just a quick 30-40 minute drive from downtown Austin, this place feels like a world away! About Reimers Ranch This gorgeous property once belonged to fourth generation Texas…

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Historic Austin: West Austin

West Austin is a National Register Historic District, positioned north of Lady Bird Lake and west of downtown. Established in 1853, the district is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Texas Governor Elisha Peace owned several plantations in the region which he later sold to former enslaved…

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Must-See Austin Historic Sites

Listen up, history lovers! We’ve counted down the 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-Based Clothing Brands to Know

The capital city is home to the University of Texas at Austin, which houses one of the country’s best Textiles and Apparel programs. It only makes sense then that the city is home to many local clothing brands and talented designers that add a unique flair to the city. The looks you see on the…

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