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.

10 Local Artists to Watch at SXSW 2021

This year, SXSW Conference and Festivals is taking the live music experience online from March 16-19, 2021. While we still can’t meet in person, SXSW Music Festival is aiming to bring attendees the same kind of immersive experience they have come to expect with a new online platform that will come…

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Austin’s Most Romantic Restaurants

There’s nothing better than showing you care through the universal language of really, really good food and drink. So, grab your date and head to one of Austin’s dreamiest (and tastiest) restaurants for a swoon-worthy dining experience that would rival that of Lady and the Tramp. Fonda San Miguel…

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Valentine's Day in Austin

Struggling for some unique date ideas for Valentine's Day weekend in Austin? We've got you covered. 34th Street Cafe. Credit Andres Bernal. Romantic Restaurants & Valentine's Day Meals To Go 34th Street Cafe 34th Street Cafe will be offering two Stay-At-Home Valentine’s Day menus by Chef Kirsten…

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Austin Climbing & Bouldering Guide

Austin is filled with craggy walls and limestones cliffs perfect for climbing and bouldering. In fact, the city is home to a robust population of climbers. And visitor or local, beginner or pro, you don’t have to go far to send it. Austin Bouldering Project. Credit Jacob Bodkin. Climbing Gyms Climb…

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Austin Date Ideas: 8 Romantic Things to Do in Austin

Check out our list of the most romantic things to do in Austin! 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…

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Austin

2021 is quickly approaching, and Austin knows how to celebrate in style. From live music and exclusive dinners to virtual celebrations, ATX has a range of events so you and your loved ones can ring in the New Year the right way. Check out some of the events we’ve highlighted so you can start…

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Best Coffee Shops in Austin

Looking for the perfect cup of joe? You'll find it in Austin, where local roasters, craft brewers and champion latte artists abound, offering up everything from fair trade certified and locally roasted beans to spicy seasonal handcrafted chais and intricately detailed rosettas. While you may find…

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How to Experience Free Week 2019

Looking to shake off those post-holiday blues? Red River Cultural District’s Free Week has your cure. This year’s festivities will take place Tuesday, January 1 to Sunday, January 6, 2019 and will feature 180+ local bands in 9+ venues around the city. With so many performances to hear and venues to…

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Top Holiday Concerts & Shows in Austin

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Austin is bringing back some festive traditions featuring amazing live music and spirited performances. If you haven’t experienced the holidays in Austin, see below for some of this season’s don’t-miss events! "A Christmas Carol." Courtesy of ZACH…

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