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Viewing Guide for Austin Bats
Everything you need to know about viewing the nightly bat spectacle at Austin's Congress Avenue bridge.
Your Guide to Downtown Austin Entertainment
From thought-provoking plays to silly sing-alongs, downtown Austin offers a wealth of amusing possibilities.
Your Monthly Guide to Austin's Average...
Find out Austin's average monthly temperatures year-round and get an overview of typical weather in central Texas.
Best FM Radio Stations in Austin
With FM radio stations ranging from classic rock to alt country, Austin lives up to its reputation as a town for music lovers.
Review: Eddie V's Edgewater Grille –...
Read a review of Eddie V's Edgewater Grille, an upscale seafood restaurant in downtown Austin.
10 Austin Restaurants that Ooze Romance
If you're planning a Valentine's date or any special occasion, these romantic restaurants in Austin will get the night started right.
Top 6 Resorts in Austin and Central Texas
Learn about the top resort hotels in the greater Austin area and the hill country.
6 Top Tubing Spots
San Marcos and New Braunfels are a tuber's paradise, offering several beautiful spots to meander down a lazy river.
Romantic Things to Do
If you find yourselves in a boring routine, sometimes you've just got to indulge your impulsive side and try something completely different.
Austin's 10 Top Music Venues
From the laid-back Continental Club to the artsy Parish, Austin's best music venues focus on booking true artists.
Texas Capitol Tours and Parking Information
Learn about parking and tour information for visiting the Texas State Capitol grounds in Austin.
The Best Cowboy Boot Stores in Austin
Cowboy boots are the ultimate Texas fashion statement. Here are the top boot stores and boot makers in Austin.
When to Dial 311 in Austin
The Austin 311 service can be used to contact police for a non-emergency and to access other city services.
Money-Saving Parking Tips for Austin's Airport
The most affordable and convenient parking options at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA).
How to Fight Demon Cedar Fever
How to cope with cedar fever, an allergic reaction to the Ashe juniper pollen that descends upon central Texas every winter.
Restaurants with Great Views in Austin
Thanks to the surrounding hills and lakes, Austin is home to many restaurants with fantastic views.
Your Ultimate Guide to Austin's Best Wedding...
There are hundreds of wedding venues in Austin. Here are ten of the most romantic and beautiful wedding venues in Austin and its surrounding areas.
Best Places to Take the Kiddos in Austin
From the cerebral Thinkery - the Austin children's museum - to the wacky Jumpoline Park, these kid-friendly spots will keep kids moving and thinking.
8 Fun Free Things to Do in Austin
When your cash is running low, but your kid's energy level is not, head to these free kids' attractions in Austin.
Why Allergy Season Never Ends in Austin
While most cities have only one allergy season, Austin has cedar fever season and ragweed season in addition to a very sniffly springtime.
10 Offbeat Austin Tours
Austin tours that offer out-of-the-ordinary ways to explore the capital of Texas and the hill country.
Where to Eat on South Congress
Austin's South Congress Avenue offers a range of eateries, serving everything from oysters to Tex-Mex.
6th Street in Photos
Maggie's Mae's on 6th Street is a fun, multilevel bar that's been around for decades.
Regal Theatre Locations in Austin
Regal Entertainment Group owns one of the largest movie theater chains in town. Find out which theater is closest to you and where you can find movie showtimes.
20 Quick Ideas for Things to Do in Austin
Whether you're on the hunt for educational activities or off-the-wall things to do, the Austin area has a wealth of options.
All About Lady Bird Lake
Fun facts and useful information about Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) in downtown Austin.
Austin's Best Vintage Clothing Stores
Austin has several vintage clothing stores where you can find gently-used, high-quality fashions for less.
Where to Satisfy that Candy Craving Now
When you need a sweet fix, Austin has a number of home-grown chocolate shops and old-school candy stores to satisfy your cravings.
Watch Austin's Bats, Then Grab a Bite Nearby
Before or after enjoying Austin's nightly bat spectacle, you can dine nearby at a wide range of budget-friendly and upscale restaurants.
All About Barton Springs Pool
Whether you want to swim laps, soak up the sun, exercise the dog, or just escape the brutal summer heat, head straight over to Austin's beloved Barton Springs Pool.
Austin's Top Gay and Lesbian Bars
Whether you prefer to wear designer shirts or leather collars, you'll find several fun and welcoming gay bars in Austin, Texas.
Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups in Austin
If you've lost a dog, found an animal, or simply want to help Austin pets, check out this roundup of shelters and rescue organizations.
Need Costume Now? Here Are Austin's Top Shops
Whether you're planning a glamorous or gory Halloween, Austin's costume shops and vintage stores can help make your vision a reality.
October Events Calendar in Austin
Learn about what events in Austin you can't miss this October. Plays, concerts, exhibits, festivals, conventions -- there's something for everyone.
8 Best Restaurants Near the Texas Capitol
Whether you're in the mood for a quick burger or a gourmet meal, there are several excellent restaurants near the Texas capitol in downtown Austin.
Find Sexy Toys and More in Austin Adult Shops
When you're ready to bring some exciting new elements into your sex life, start your search at these Austin adult stores.
Fast facts about Austin's South by Southwest...
Find out everything you need to know about Austin's South by Southwest festival.
Good Grub Near the UT Campus
Some of the best and most reasonably priced food in the UT campus area can be find in tiny, almost hidden restaurants.
The High Price of Living in Austin
Despite an ongoing construction boom, affordable housing is still hard to find in Austin. Food and entertainment costs are more reasonable.
Rent Kayaks at Lady Bird Lake
Whether you're looking to rent a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard, there are several spots along Lady Bird Lake that offer hourly or half-day rentals.
Bat Bridge Photo Guide
To get oriented before you arrive, take a quick photo tour of the Congress bat bridge site.
Pride Fest Turns 25
With the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, the 25th anniversary of the Austin Pride Festival will be even more fabulous than usual.
Alamo at the Ritz: Movies, Alcohol and...
The Alamo Drafthouse on 6th Street offers all the fun events you expect from an Alamo theater plus more movie stars.
Shopping at the Domain Outdoor Mall in Austin
With some of the most high-end shopping in the city, The Domain is the premier outdoor shopping mall of Austin.
West 6th: The Other 6th Street
Bars on the west end of Austin's 6th Street tend to be a little less wild and attract a more diverse clientele.
Get to Know Austin's 2nd Street Shops
Locally owned Toy Joy sells a mix of retro toys and fun new creations.
The Rainey Street Phenom
Get an idea of what to expect with our photo gallery of the Rainey Street district.
Everything You Need to Know About the Austin...
The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is conveniently located near the city center and is the only international airport in Austin. Learn about where the Austin airport is, the best times to travel, when you can see live music, and more.
Cooking Classes in Austin
Whether you need to learn basic cooking skills or want to take your culinary skills to the next level, Austin has a variety of cooking classes available.
FAQ About Getting a Marriage License in Austin
Are you planning to get married in Austin? If so, you'll need to know the ins and outs of getting a marriage license in Texas. Read these frequently asked questions to learn more about the marriage license process in Austin.
How to Stay Safe on Austin's 6th Street
How to stay safe while enjoying 6th Street, downtown Austin's bustling entertainment district.
5 Things You Must Do in Austin
While your time in Austin may be brief, here are five experiences that will help you appreciate why the town has so many loyal fans.
The 'Dillo - CapMetro Downtown Shuttle
There's no need to walk when the downtown trolley, known as the 'Dillo (for armadillo) hits most of the downtown tourist spots as well as providing commuter service in the downtown area.
9 Dessert Meccas in Austin
Whether it's pies, pastries or cupcakes you crave, these restaurants and food trailers know how to find the sweet spot.
Good Food, Sprawling Mansion and Peacocks!...
Housed in a Victorian mansion on lovely grounds, Green Pastures Restaurant is so romantic that it is also one of the top wedding venues in Austin.
Best Texas Family Travel Destinations
Thanks to an abundance of water recreation and outdoor attractions, central Texas has some of the best Texas cities to visit on a family vacation.
Tour of 4th Street in Austin
Enjoy top-notch steak and seafood in a gorgeous two-story Truluck's on 4th Street in Austin.
Best Austin Happy Hours
When you need to wind down at a place that always has great drink specials and a festive crowd, head to one of these Austin bars.
Austin's sales tax rules are anything but...
Austin's sales tax rules for groceries and automobiles are fairly simple, but other industries are not so lucky.
See high-profile movie premieres, comedy, and...
An ornate and historic theater with a wide variety of seating options, the Paramount hosts plays, ballets, concerts and stand-up comedy shows.
Setting Up Electricity and Cable in Austin
Everything you need to know to set up electricity, natural gas, cable TV and Internet services in Austin, TX.
Music and Meat: Stubb's Powerful Combo
A mid-sized concert venue that attracts major acts, Stubb's also serves excellent brisket and ribs.
Totally Free Austin Museums
Free indoor activities are in high demand in Austin, especially in summer. At these free museums, you and your family can learn a little without over-extending your budget.
8 Outdoor Spots that Define Austin
Whether you want to hike, picnic, swim or watch bats, Austin is home to some of the best outdoor recreation areas in Texas.
Where to Pop the Question in Austin
If picking the right place to propose in Austin is making your head spin, we've got a few creative ideas.
Moody Theater - Home of Austin City Limits
ACL Live at the Moody Theater is the home studio for the long-running Austin City Limits TV show and Austin's premier concert venue.
Austin's Top Musicians and Bands
Learn about some of the most loved and well-known musicians and bands in Austin, Texas, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ghostland Observatory, and Spoon.
Austin's Trail over Water
The Austin boardwalk completes a 10-mile loop around Lady Bird Lake. There is now an uninterrupted trail around the lake. Part of the trail extends out over the lake.
Profile of Austin's Hyde Park Neighborhood
Hyde Park is a historical neighborhood near the center of Austin. Its homes are full of character and its residents love Austin's uniqueness. You won't find any chain stores here.
Crestview
The Crestview area in North Central Austin prides itself on its mellow, low-key vibe and quaint atmosphere.
ACL 2015 Preview
At ACL 2015, headliners include Drake and Foo Fighters, but the most buzzed-about bands are Alabama Shakes and Run the Jewels.
8 Must-See Small Towns in Central Texas
Excellent barbecue, cool water and antiques galore are just a few of the treats you'll find in small towns near Austin.
Wild Side: The Barton Creek Greenbelt
The Barton Creek Greenbelt is an 800-acre open space that begins less than a mile south of downtown Austin.
You'll Find Fresh Food, Music and Fun at the...
Austin's downtown farmers market features locally raised produce and meats, live music and excellent ready-to-eat foods.
Hotels in Downtown Austin
Learn about some of the various hotels in downtown Austin.
Threadgill’s: Southern Food With a Side...
For down-home cooking at its best, Threadgill's World Headquarters is tough to beat. Read our latest review of this south Austin institution.
Profile of Austin's Tarrytown Neighborhood
Tarrytown, an upscale neighborhood in Austin, offers unparalleled convenience to downtown but is tucked away in a quiet and beautiful area.
Profile of Austin's Steiner Ranch Neighborhood
Learn about Austin's Steiner Ranch neighborhood, located in a beautiful area between Lake Austin and Lake Travis.
Profile of Austin's Clarksville Neighborhood
Clarksville, an eclectic neighborhood in West Central Austin, possesses rich history, delicious restaurants, hip residents, and an incredible location.
Kids Can Learn While Playing at The Thinkery
The Thinkery is the Austin Children's Museum innovative play space that is designed to get those little brains whirring while also having fun.
Jogging routes near downtown Austin hotels
Explore central Austin on foot with the help of this convenient map of routes originating at major downtown hotels.
Stringy rubber playscape at the Blanton
The University of Texas' Blanton Museum of Art is a fun place for kids -- especially with this large outdoor structure full of stringy rubber tubes. Kids can tie them into knots, climb up them, swing on them, or just run through them. Page 6.
Mueller Neighborhood Profile
How many cities can boast a central neighborhood built from scratch in the 21st century? With the Mueller neighborhood, Austin can.
Where to Find Topless Titillation in Austin
Whether planning a bachelor party or a business meeting, you can make the evening more festive at these Austin strip clubs.
Enjoy Tubing, Music and Barbecue in New Braunfels
A short drive south of Austin, New Braunfels is a mecca for tubing, cave exploration and country music.
Standard Border Collie Types
Beyond the typical black and white, border collies can also be mottled, blue, red or even tri-color.
6 Swimming Holes
Learn about the best natural swimming holes in Austin and central Texas.
First Thursday on South Congress Avenue
Learn about First Thursday, the monthly event that offers art, music, food and entertainment along South Congress Avenue.
Continental Club
Presenting musical acts ranging from country blues to indie pop, the Continental Club is a cool bar with absolutely no pretentiousness.
24-Hour Restaurants
24-hour restaurants are few and far between in Austin. Here are your best options at 2 a.m.
Where to Go When Only Cheesy Tex-Mex Will Do
Despite Austin's exploding population of food snobs, there are still plenty of Tex-Mex restaurants that unabashedly crank out deliciously cheesy dishes.
FAQ About Getting a Marriage License in Austin...
You can't get married if you forget to obtain your marriage license! Be sure to learn the ins and outs before you get hitched. Page 2.
Profile of Austin's Travis Heights Neighborhood
Learn about Travis Heights, a historic and eclectic neighborhood in South Central Austin.
Fredericksburg: Quick Getaway near Austin
An ideal spot for a romantic Hill Country getaway, Fredericksburg offers a surprising number of fine restaurants and entertainment options.
Cinemark Theatre Locations in Austin and...
Learn about the various Cinemark Theatre locations in the Austin area, from Round Rock to Bee Cave and everywhere in between.
Confusing Street Names in Austin
Many of Austin's roads have multiple names, which can making getting around extremely confusing for the uninitiated. This list will help you make sense of Austin street names.
Where to Spot Celebs During SXSW
Where to spot celebrities during Austin's South by Southwest Festival.
Best Austin Bike Trails
Whether you’re training for the big ride or simply ready to enjoy the scenery, there’s a place for you in Austin.
Does Austin have any drop-off recycling centers?
Learn where you can drop off recyclable goods in Austin.
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Learn about the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which tells the story of Texas and has an IMAX theater.
The Best Food Trucks in Austin
When it comes to cheap meals, you can’t beat food that’s served out the side of a truck or miniature Airstream trailer. Here are the some of the city’s must-try food trucks.
Where to Find the Richest French Fare in Austin
If it's escargot, steak tartare or frog legs you desire, these French restaurants in Austin can satisfy those cravings and more.
South Austin Americana HQ: Saxon Pub
One of the best music venues in Austin, the Saxon Pub presents everything from roots rock to country blues 7 nights a week.
South Congress Artists' Market
Artists' markets on South Congress Avenue. Page 10.
Free music, good drinks and a great patio at...
With a menu that can satisfy vegetarians and meat eaters alike, Shady Grove is also one of the best places in Austin to see live music.
Best Austin Live Music Venues
Great live music venues in Austin
New Cheesecake Factory at Barton Creek Mall
Located at Barton Creek Square Mall, the Cheesecake Factory serves huge main courses along with decadent cheesecakes.
Fooling Around on Blue Bell
McConnell's Ice Cream enters the Texas market at an opportune time, wowing one taste tester with its peanut butter and salted caramel flavors.
A Driving Tour of the University of Texas Area
Do you want to explore the University of Texas area but aren't sure where to start? This driving tour will guide you on the route you should take and the sites you should be sure to see.
Austin Film Festival 2015 Preview
A new digital competition and a screenwriter's lounge are just two of the many exciting things set to debut at the 2015 Austin Film Festival.
8 Austin Plants You Can't Kill
Drought-tolerant, attractive plants that are easy to grow in central Texas.
When to Visit Austin
In terms of weather, October and March are the best times to come to Austin, but there are plenty of other reasons to visit the rest of the year.
How to Keep Your Border Collie Looking Spiffy
Keep your border collie healthy and handsome with weekly brushing and as-needed bathing and nail trimming.
Blanton Museum of Art's permanent exhibit by...
The Blanton Museum of Art features this permanent exhibit by Cildo Meireles with 600,000 pennies, 2,000 hanging hanging bones, and a pillar of 800 communion wafers. It is called Mission/Missions (How to build a Cathedral).
Austin's Best Dog Parks
Austin is a dog-loving town, as you can see by the number of dog parks around town. Here are five of the top parks that welcome canine companions.
Where to Eat in Clarksville
Learn about the best places to eat in the Clarksville neighborhood of Austin.
Hill Country Wineries
The number of wineries in central Texas has exploded over the last 20 years. Check out some of the best on this tour of wineries near Austin.
Formula 1 Race Preview
The 2015 Formula 1 Race in Austin will be one of the most competitive to date, pitting the favorite from the UK against a tough driver from Germany.
Quaint House with Fresh Vegetarian Fare
Vegetables and herbs grown in Eastside Cafe's garden provide an extra flavor boost to the restaurant's well-rounded menu.
Bradford Pear: A Flashy Tree for Austin...
How to plant and maintain a Bradford pear tree in Austin, Texas.
Profile of Austin's Great Hills Neighborhood
Read about Great Hills, a large neighborhood in Northwest Austin.
How Town Lake Became Lady Bird Lake
The lake that lies in the heart of Austin changed names nearly half a century after its creation. Out of habit, many old-timers still call it by its old name -- Town Lake -- though the city officially changed it to Lady Bird Lake after the death of former first lady Lady Bird Johnson, who called Central Texas home.
Mohawk
The Mohawk is a multi-level bar with indoor and outdoor stages that feature everything from heavy metal to hip-hop bands.
Explore Austin's Best Gardens at the Zilker...
The Zilker Botanical Garden offers lush greenery, themed gardens, and wildlife in a peaceful setting in the middle of Austin.
Where to Buy Last-Minute Gifts in Austin
If you're in a hurry to find the perfect gift for a special someone, be sure to stop at these stores. They all carry unique items that suit a variety of interests and age groups.
Historic Case: Sweatt vs. Painter
The landmark Supreme Court case of Sweatt vs. Painter left its mark on Austin, Texas, and the larger struggle for civil rights.
Review: Horseshoe Bay Resort
Learn what makes Horseshoe Bay Resort in the Texas Hill Country a gem of a getaway in this review by an Austin local.
Hipster Hangouts in East Austin
East Austin bars serve as the native habitat for the city's trendiest and friendliest hipsters.
Where to Find Austin Jobs Online
Read this list of the best Web sites for finding Austin jobs.
Fun Fun Fun Fest Preview
Often hailed as one of the most creative music festivals in Austin, Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 will not disappoint.
For low-key fun in a high-brow space, you can't...
Tucked inside the historic Driskill Hotel, the Driskill Bar delivers old-school service and a friendly vibe.
The Veloway Bike Trail in Austin
If you want to enjoy a bike ride in a peaceful, secluded area away from motorized traffic, the Veloway will be your favorite new biking trail.
Find Bargain Hotels in Austin on the Bus Line
Pick a hotel along the No. 10 bus route for a low-cost, low-stress commute to the Austin City Limits Music Festival or SXSW.
Austin Hotels Near Train Stops
Book a hotel along Austin's light rail line to save time and money at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
OOB Comedy Fest Preview
One of Austin's longest-running comedy festivals, OOB now attracts well-known improv groups and standup comics from around the U.S.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Austin
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is one of the most revered names in film in Austin. The theaters features restaurant-style food and drinks, sing-alongs and quote-alongs, and unusual screenings that only film buffs can appreciate.
Where to Stay When Visiting the UT Campus
A roundup of the best hotels within walking distance of the University of Texas campus and the Texas state capitol.
Border Collie Temperament
Before buying or adopting a border collie, make sure you understand the breed's general personality and temperament.
Parish
Boasting dark decor and artsy patrons, the Parish is one of 6th Street's best live music venues for up-and-coming bands.
Using Groupon in Austin to Save Money
Learn how Groupon.com can save you lots of money on services and food in Austin, Texas.
Free Museums in Austin
From the sprawling, high-tech Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum to the cool Harry Ransom Center, there’s a little something for everyone in Austin.
Best Areas to Stay Around Austin
Before booking a hotel in Austin, get a brief overview of the most popular areas to stay, from downtown to SoCo.
18 Easygoing Austin Attractions
When you're in search of low-key fun in Austin, consider these no-hassle cultural and outdoor attractions.
The Colorful, Contmporary Side of Blanton
The contemporary section of the Blanton Museum of Arts has large, colorful statues that kids will love exploring. Page 2.
January Events Calendar
Whether you love live music, plays or want to get a head start on your new year's resolution with a run or two, January 2011 offers many events to keep you busy.
ROT Rally Shakes Austin in June
The Republic of Texas Biker Rally takes over downtown in mid-June with a parade, musical acts and excellent people watching.
Actor Matthew McConaughey
Actor Matthew McConaughey is a Texas native and attended the University of Texas in Austin and is still a huge Longhorn fan. Page 2.
Trudy's South - Fresh Mex plus a Festive Vibe
Ideal for a casual date or a night with friends after a movie, Trudy's specializes in well-crafted margaritas and addictive Tex-Mex food.
Actress Renee Zellweger
Actress Renee Zellweger is from Katy, Texas and attended the University of Texas. Page 4.
Valentine's Day in Austin
Learn about ideas for various Valentine's Day activities in Austin so you can have a romantic day and evening.

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