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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 Top Tubing Spots
San Marcos and New Braunfels are a tuber's paradise, offering several beautiful spots to meander down a lazy river.
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.
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.
Top 6 Resorts in Austin and Central Texas
Learn about the top resort hotels in the greater Austin area and the hill country.
Restaurants with Great Views in Austin
You'll find Tex-Mex with a view at Iguana Grill on Lake Travis.
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.
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.
Moving to Austin: The Cost of Living
Are you considering moving to Austin, Texas? Learn about the cost of living in Austin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Best Places to Eat on South Congress Avenue
Learn about your best options for dining along South Congress Cafe in Austin, TX.
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.
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.
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.
10 Offbeat Austin Tours
Austin tours that offer out-of-the-ordinary ways to explore the capital of Texas and the hill country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music and Meat: Stubb's Powerful Combo
A mid-sized concert venue that attracts major acts, Stubb's also serves excellent brisket and ribs.
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.
Antone's: Alive and Kicking on East 5th Street
Founded by a genuine blues fanatic, Antone's nightclub continues to focus on providing great music in an easygoing atmosphere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit Austin Museums for Free
Learn about which Austin museums offer free admission.
How to Stay Safe on Austin's 6th Street
How to stay safe while enjoying 6th Street, downtown Austin's bustling entertainment district.
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.
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.
Austin's Best Vintage Clothing Stores
Austin has several vintage clothing stores where you can find gently-used, high-quality fashions for less.
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.
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.
24-Hour Restaurants
24-hour restaurants are few and far between in Austin. Here are your best options at 2 a.m.
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.
Continental Club
Presenting musical acts ranging from country blues to indie pop, the Continental Club is a cool bar with absolutely no pretentiousness.
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 Most Decadent Desserts in Austin
Learn about where you can find the best desserts in 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.
South Congress Artists' Market
Artists' markets on South Congress Avenue. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crestview
The Crestview area in North Central Austin prides itself on its mellow, low-key vibe and quaint atmosphere.
Mueller Neighborhood Profile
How many cities can boast a central neighborhood built from scratch in the 21st century? With the Mueller neighborhood, Austin can.
8 Austin Plants You Can't Kill
Drought-tolerant, attractive plants that are easy to grow in central Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Emo's - Edgy Music Mecca
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.
Quick Snapshot of Austin Tourist Attractions
A handy guide to all of Austin's top attractions with brief descriptions and helpful tips.
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.
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.
Profile of Austin's Travis Heights Neighborhood
Learn about Travis Heights, a historic and eclectic neighborhood in South Central Austin.
Austin City Limits Festival
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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.
Blackmail boutique
Blackmail boutique in Austin. Page 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fast facts about Austin's South by Southwest...
Find out everything you need to know about Austin's South by Southwest festival.
Hipster Hangouts in East Austin
East Austin bars serve as the native habitat for the city's trendiest and friendliest hipsters.
Your Guide to Downtown Austin Entertainment
From thought-provoking plays to silly sing-alongs, downtown Austin offers a wealth of amusing possibilities.
First Thursday on South Congress Avenue
Learn about First Thursday, the monthly event that offers art, music, food and entertainment along South Congress Avenue.
Money-Saving Parking Tips for Austin's Airport
The most affordable and convenient parking options at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Hotels in Downtown Austin
Learn about some of the various hotels in downtown Austin.
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.
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.
Viewing Guide for the Bats in Austin
Everything you need to know about viewing the nightly bat spectacle at Austin's Congress Avenue bridge.
South Congress Photo Tour
Explore the wacky and artistic South Congress Avenue area through images with this photo tour.
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.
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.
Does Austin have any drop-off recycling centers?
Learn where you can drop off recyclable goods in Austin.
Profile of Austin's Great Hills Neighborhood
Read about Great Hills, a large neighborhood in Northwest Austin.
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).
Top Austin Attractions for Kiddos
A quick introduction to the top attractions and activities for children in Austin, Texas.
Movie Theaters in Austin, Texas
Learn about the various movie theaters located in Austin, Texas.
Lucy in Disguise With Diamonds
Lucy in Disguise With Diamonds. Austin. Page 7.
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.
Review: Eddie V's Edgewater Grille –...
Read a review of Eddie V's Edgewater Grille, an upscale seafood restaurant in downtown Austin.
Guero's Taco Bar
Guero's Taco Bar in Austin. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walking Along Lady Bird Lake
Visitors to Lady Bird Lake will appreciate the setting that offers many recreation opportunities.
6 Exotic Food Stores in Austin
Austin has a surprising selection of stores selling specialty foods from Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
Golfer Ben Crenshaw
Golfer Ben Crenshaw is an Austin native. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
Dan's Hamburgers - Addictive Burgers and '50s...
In business since 1973, Dan's Hamburgers has earned a loyal Austin fan base because of the restaurant's first-rate burgers, onion rings and breakfast tacos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Austin Real Estate Basics
Austin real estate is constantly growing and changing. New developments across the city are springing up every day. Learn about the Austin, Texas real estate basics.
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.
Profile of Austin's Shady Hollow Neighborhood
Shady Hollow is a family-friendly Austin neighborhood in Southwest Austin known for its large lots shaded with trees.
Actress Renee Zellweger
Actress Renee Zellweger is from Katy, Texas and attended the University of Texas. Page 4.
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!
Actor Dennis Quaid
Actor Dennis Quaid plans to raise his children in Austin. Page 5.
Where to Find Austin Jobs Online
Read this list of the best Web sites for finding Austin jobs.
Using Groupon in Austin to Save Money
Learn how Groupon.com can save you lots of money on services and food in Austin, Texas.
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. Page 5.
Texas Capitol Tours and Parking Information
Learn about parking and tour information for visiting the Texas State Capitol grounds in Austin.
Austin's Trail over Water
The elevated trail is made of concrete and is 14 feet wide and approximately 5 feet over the lake.
Facing the mangled, tangled beast under my toilet
What to do when you find tree roots growing under your toilet.
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.
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.
Hey Cupake! and other food trailers
Hey Cupcake! on South Congress in Austin. Page 8.
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.
Mueller Lake Park
An impeccably maintained neighborhood park, Mueller Lake has five miles of trails, a small lake and abundant open space.
Cheap Outdoor Fun
If you’re going to explore the great outdoors of Austin, you might as well do it on the cheap. Here are some easy ways to do it.
The Original Chuy's Is Still the Best
Outrageous decor, fresh margaritas and mouthwatering Tex-Mex have made the original Chuy's location a beloved Austin institution.
5 Austin Neighborhoods You Should Know About
Whether you're a dead-broke musician or an investment banker, Austin has neighborhoods that will make you feel at home.

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