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When and Where to Experience the Congress...
March heralds the return of the Congress Avenue bats in Austin. Learn about watching the bat flights, a popular dusk activity through the end of summer.
12 Activities and Attractions in Downtown Austin
Downtown Austin is jam-packed with things to do and places to go. Here are some of the best attractions you don't want to miss.
The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Austin
Are you trying to decide where to eat for Valentine's day or another special occasion? Use this list of the 10 most romantic restaurants in Austin to find the best spots for a memorable and intimate meal.
The Top 10 Live Music Venues in Austin
As the live music capital of the world, Austin boasts many concert venues. Read about ten of the best places to see live music in the city.
Visiting the Texas Capitol Building in Austin
Learn everything you need to know about visiting the Texas Capitol in Austin, including visiting hours, the Capitol's history, and where to park.
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.
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.
Austin Restaurants with Scenic Views
You'll find Tex-Mex with a view at Iguana Grill on Lake Travis. Page 2.
Your Monthly Guide to Austin's Average...
Find out Austin's average monthly temperatures and get an overview of typical weather in central Texas.
FM Radio Stations in the Austin Area
Love music or talk radio? Learn about the FM radio stations Austin and its surrounding cities has to offer.
Austin City Limits Festival
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Where to eat in Austin late late at night
24-hour restaurants are few and far between in Austin. Here are your best options at 2 a.m.
Discover Austin's Absolute Best Happy Hour Venues
Austin is packed with bars and restaurants, so how do you decide where to go after a long day of work? Here are some of the best happy hours 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.
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.
10 unusual Austin tours
Austin tours that offer out-of-the-ordinary ways to explore the capital of Texas and the hill country.
Your Guide to Parking at the Austin-Bergstrom...
Whether you are on a tight budget or can spend freely, there are various options for airport parking when flying out of the Austin airport.
Understanding and Treating 'Cedar Fever' in...
From December to February, cedar fever makes its irritating presence known to allergy suffers. Learn about the cause, symptoms and treatment.
Bars on West Sixth Street
Try the bars in Austin's West Sixth Street District if you're looking for festive happy hours and a mellow vibe.
6 Eateries Near Zilker Park
The restaurants along Barton Springs Boulevard offer several options for tasty sustenance after swimming at the pool or attending events such as ACL or the Zilker Kite Festival.
Phone Numbers for Non-Emergencies in Austin
Learn who to call if you need to get in touch with the city but it's not a major emergency.
Gay Bars in Austin
Learn about Austin gay bars and find out which one best suits your style.
Everything You Need to Know about Visiting the...
Learn everything you need to know about visiting the Texas Capitol in Austin, including visiting hours, the Capitol's history, and where to park. Page 2.
8 Best Places to Eat on South Congress Avenue
Learn about your best options for dining along South Congress Cafe in Austin, TX.
Austin's Best Vintage Clothing Stores
Austin has several vintage clothing stores where you can find gently-used, high-quality fashions for less.
Moving to Austin: The Cost of Living
Are you considering moving to Austin, Texas? Learn about the cost of living in Austin.
Family Friendly Halloween Activities in the...
Do your children love Halloween? Learn about the family friendly activities and events in Austin that you can enjoy with your kids this October.
Tomato risotto dish at Citrus
Risotto dish at Hotel Valencia in San Antonio, Texas. Page 10.
Gulf snapper entree at Citrus
Gulp snapper dish at Hotel Valencia in San Antonio, Texas. Page 8.
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.
The duck breast dish at Citrus
Duck breast entree Hotel Valencia in San Antonio, Texas. Page 9.
Top 6 Resorts in Austin and Central Texas
Learn about the top resort hotels in the greater Austin area and the hill country.
Music and Meat: Stubb's Powerful Combo
A mid-sized concert venue that attracts major acts, Stubb's also serves excellent brisket and ribs.
5 Flea Markets for Hardcore Bargain Hunters
If you love bargains and you have a ton of patience, these Austin-area flea markets may just have the hidden treasure you seek.
Free Things to Do in Austin
A list of things to do in Austin
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.
Visit Austin Museums for Free
Learn about which Austin museums offer free admission.
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.
Best Austin Restaurants in the UT Campus Area
The University of Texas campus area has some of the yummiest and cheapest eats in town. Learn about some of the best restaurants near the UT campus.
6 Top Tubing Spots
San Marcos and New Braunfels are a tuber's paradise, offering several beautiful spots to meander down a lazy river.
Top Romantic Activities in Austin
If you find yourselves in a boring routine, sometimes you've just got to indulge your impulsive side and try something completely different.
Austin Haunted Houses
Love a good scare at a haunted house for Halloween? Learn about your choices for haunted houses in Austin.
Your Ultimate Guide to Vacationing in Texas
Are you trying to determine the best cities for Texas vacations? This guide features some of the best attractions and cities Texas has to offer.
Lady Bird/Town Lake and Hike and Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake (formally Town Lake) flows through the center of Austin and is surrounded by the most popular hike and bike trail in town.
Utility Companies in Austin
Whether you're new to Austin or moving within the city, you can use this list of utility companies to set up electricity, gas, cable, and other important utilities.
November Events Calendar for Austin
Find out which festivals, parades, parties, and activities you shouldn't miss this month in Austin.
UT Tower
Built in 1936, as the first phase in the replacement of the Old Main Building, the UT tower is the centerpiece of the University of Texas campus in the heart of Austin.
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.
Antone's: Austin's living tribute to blues music
Founded by a genuine blues fanatic, Antone's nightclub continues to focus on providing great music in an easygoing atmosphere.
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.
Austin Children's Museum
The Austin Children's Museum provides a fun and creative learning environment for children and their families.
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.
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.
Austin's sales tax rules are anything but...
Austin's sales tax rules include a number of industry-specific exemptions and other complexities. Here are the essentials you need to know.
Continental Club
Presenting musical acts ranging from country blues to indie pop, the Continental Club is a cool bar with absolutely no pretentiousness.
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.
The Most Decadent Desserts in Austin
Learn about where you can find the best desserts in Austin.
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.
How to Stay Safe on Austin's 6th Street
How to stay safe while enjoying 6th Street, downtown Austin's bustling entertainment district.
6 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.
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.
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.
ACL Live: top-notch music venue and TV studio
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.
6 of Austin's Best Thai Restaurants
Thai restaurants in Austin offer eye-popping decor and sinus-clearing flavors. Here are some of Austin's best purveyors of Thai cuisine.
Guided Tours of Austin
Whether you're visiting Austin on vacation or have just become a new resident - or even if you've been here years but want to learn more about our city - there are guided tours of Austin for you. Explore downtown Austin's historical districts, pubs, and music. Visit the Hill Country. See our city by foot, by bus, from the water, or get a grave-side view of Austin history. Some guided tours are free, others require payment and sometimes reservations well in advance.
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.
Mueller Neighborhood Profile
How many cities can boast a central neighborhood built from scratch in the 21st century? With the Mueller neighborhood, Austin can.
What to Expect When Signing Up for Health...
A blow-by-blow account of the author's attempt to sign up for ObamaCare using the new and improved Healthcare.gov website.
What You Need to Know About the Barton Creek...
Learn about the Barton Creek Greenbelt, an outdoor paradise in Austin that offers natural swimming holes, rock climbing, and hiking and biking trails.
Lucky Lounge: live music in a small bar, plus...
Unpretentious yet regularly packed with beautiful people, Austin's intimate Lucky Lounge is a long-term fixture in the Warehouse 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.
Dark decor and edgy music await at Austin's...
Boasting dark decor and artsy patrons, the Parish is one of 6th Street's best live music venues for up-and-coming bands.
Review: Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Read a review of the Four Seasons Hotel, which is located along Lady Bird Lake and has been serving downtown Austin since 1987.
Increase your odds of spotting celebrities...
Where to spot celebrities during Austin's South by Southwest Festival.
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.
Emo's
Emo's has been transformed from a divey rock/punk music club into a slick, big-box concert venue. The 1,700-person-capacity building has excellent acoustics and sight lines.
See high-profile movie premieres, comedy, and...
An ornate and historic theater, the Paramount hosts plays, ballets, concerts and stand-up comedy shows.
Get Thrifty With It
They say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and that’s certainly true when it comes to Austin’s thrift stores.
Austin’s South by Southwest Festival and...
Find out everything you need to know about Austin's South by Southwest festival.
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.
The Legacy of 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.
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.
Crestview
The Crestview area in North Central Austin prides itself on its mellow, low-key vibe and quaint atmosphere.
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.
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.
Image Gallery of Austin Celebrities
Learn about the celebrities who are from Austin or now call the city their home (or one of their homes). If you're lucky, you might spot one of these stars around town!
Top Barbecue Joints in Central Texas
Whether you're a fan of slow-smoked brisket or savory chicken, these central Texas barbecue restaurants can satisfy just about any carnivorous desire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 Breweries with Fresh, Local Austin Beers
The number of local breweries in Austin has exploded in recent years. Here are some of the best for picky beer drinkers.
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.
New Year's Eve Events
Bid farewell to 2010, Austin-style.
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.
6 Ways to Kill Poison Ivy without Resorting to...
How to use everyday household items -- or goats -- to get rid of poison ivy in central Texas.
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.
Restaurants in Austin’s West Sixth Street...
Downtown Austin's West Sixth Street area offers plenty of dining options, whether you’re looking for a leisurely lunch or going out on the town for the evening.
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.
Top 5 Dog Parks in Austin
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.
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.
Where Ping Pong and Alcohol Mix in Austin
As ping pong grows in popularity, more Austin bars are adding a table or two. Here's a roundup of fun places to play and drink.
8 Great Places to Eat Near the Texas Capitol
Whether you're in the mood for a quick burger or a gourmet meal, there are several solid dining options near the Texas capitol in downtown Austin.
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.
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.
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.
Barton Creek AMC Theatre in Austin
The Barton Creek cinema is the only AMC theater in all of Austin and is located in Barton Creek Mall. Address: 2901 Capital Of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 7874. Phone: 1-888-AMC-4FUN
6 Exotic Food Stores in Austin
Austin has a surprising selection of stores selling specialty foods from Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
Restaurant Review: Max's Wine Dive
Max's Wine Dive is a chic yet casual restaurant in downtown that serves gourmet comfort food.
Hotels in Downtown Austin
Learn about some of the various hotels in downtown Austin.
Small, Intimate Performance Spaces in Austin
To see work from young playwrights and outlandish performance artists, visit one of Austin’s small theaters.
Border collies come in black, white and swirly
Beyond the typical black and white, border collies can also be mottled, blue, red or even tri-color.
ACL Hotels Near Train Stations
Book a hotel along Austin's light rail line to save time and money at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Austin's Best Shoe Shopping Experiences
Austin's locally owned shoe stores offer some of the finest selections of women's designer and vintage shoes.
Chuy's - kitschy decor and addictive Tex-Mex.
Outrageous decor, good margaritas and mouthwatering Tex-Mex have helped Chuy’s become a beloved south Austin institution.
Head to the Mohawk for stiff drinks, loud music...
The Mohawk is a multi-level bar with indoor and outdoor stages that feature everything from heavy metal to hip-hop bands.
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.
Revew of The Highball
The creators of Austin's own Alamo Drafthouse theaters weren't content to stick to their dinner-and-a-movie operation. So they came up with the idea for The Highball.
F1 races bring glitzy parties and international...
Austin's Circuit of the Americas race track brings high-speed thrills and glamorous people to central Texas.
Where to Find Austin Jobs Online
Read this list of the best Web sites for finding Austin jobs.
Profile of Austin's Great Hills Neighborhood
Read about Great Hills, a large neighborhood in Northwest Austin.
First Thursday on South Congress Avenue
Learn about First Thursday, the monthly event that offers art, music, food and entertainment along South Congress Avenue.
8 Outdoor Spots that Define Austin
Whether you want to hike, picnic, swim or watch bats, Austin is home to some of the best places to visit in Texas.
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.
Holiday Shopping Events in Austin
Not sure where to buy your Christmas or Hanukkah gifts? Read about several great holiday shopping events that offer a good time while buying locally.
8 Austin Plants You Can't Kill
Drought-tolerant, attractive plants that are easy to grow in central Texas.
Chatting with a Biker
The conversations I've had with bikers in town for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally have been some of the most entertaining I can remember. First of all, many
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.
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.
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.
Get to Know Austin's Nocturnal Birds of Prey
The eastern screech owl is a small but powerful predator that often lives in Austin backyards.
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).
The Short List of Super-Cool Austin Hotels
If you're looking for more than a clean bathroom and a good bed, check out these uber-hip Austin accommodations.
Does Austin have any drop-off recycling centers?
Learn where you can drop off recyclable goods in Austin.
6 Can't-Miss Austin Veggie Restaurants
The explosion of vegetarian restaurants in Austin means that you'll find plenty of deliciousness and variety throughout the city.
Austin Stores that Are Open All Night
When you need or want something in the middle of the night in Austin, you have limited options. Here's a roundup of stores that are always open.
Are you as high-strung as a border collie?
Before buying or adopting a border collie, make sure you understand the breed's general personality and temperament.
4 Prime Spots for Country Dancing in Austin
When the urge to do a little two-steppin' strikes you, head to one of these authentic central Texas country dancing venues.
Profile of Austin's Circle C Ranch Neighborhood
Circle C Ranch is a family-friendly neighborhood in Southwest Austin that offers many community amenities and nearly endless outdoor activities.
Restaurant Review: Chez Zee American Bistro
Chez Zee is a colorful and festive restaurant in North Central Austin, best known for its quirky vibe, robust menu, and award-winning desserts.
City of Austin Rebates and Discounts
Learn about Austin rebate programs that can help you save money while taking care of the environment. The city offers everything from free paint to discounts on energy-efficient appliances.
Take a Day Trip to New Braunfels
New Braunfels is a small Texas town but offers plenty of activities for water lovers, wine lovers, and those who want to explore unique Texan German culture.
6 Places to Rent Kayaks and SUPs on Lady Bird...
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.
5 Must-See Central Texas Parks
State parks with rolling hills, rivers and miles of hiking trails are just a short drive from Austin.
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.
South Congress Photo Tour
Explore the wacky and artistic South Congress Avenue area through images with this photo tour.
Where to Eat in Clarksville
Learn about the best places to eat in the Clarksville neighborhood of Austin.
Profile of Austin's Travis Heights Neighborhood
Learn about Travis Heights, a historic and eclectic neighborhood in South Central Austin.
Bar Review: J Black's Feel Good Lounge
Read a review of J Black's Feel Good Lounge, a swanky place to drink and dine in Austin's West 6th Street District.
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.
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