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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 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.
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.
6 Top Tubing Spots
San Marcos and New Braunfels are a tuber's paradise, offering several beautiful spots to meander down a lazy river.
Your Monthly Guide to Austin's Average...
Find out Austin's average monthly temperatures and get an overview of typical weather in central Texas.
Gay Bars in Austin
Learn about Austin gay bars and find out which one best suits your style.
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.
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.
Free Things to Do in Austin
A list of things to do in Austin
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.
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.
8 Best Places to Eat on South Congress Avenue
Learn about your best options for dining along South Congress Cafe in Austin, TX.
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.
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.
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.
Moving to Austin: The Cost of Living
Are you considering moving to Austin, Texas? Learn about the cost of living in Austin.
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.
Visit Austin Museums for Free
Learn about which Austin museums offer free admission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Most Decadent Desserts in Austin
Learn about where you can find the best desserts in Austin.
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.
Austin Restaurants with Scenic Views
You'll find Tex-Mex with a view at Iguana Grill on Lake Travis. Page 2.
Austin Children's Museum
The Austin Children's Museum provides a fun and creative learning environment for children and their families.
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.
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.
Austin's Best Vintage Clothing Stores
Austin has several vintage clothing stores where you can find gently-used, high-quality fashions for less.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stubb's: popular touring bands plus spicy BBQ
A mid-sized concert venue that attracts major acts, Stubb's also serves excellent brisket and ribs.
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.
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.
What Is the Texas Sales Tax Holiday?
Learn about how you can save money on back-to-school shopping with the Texas sales tax holiday.
Continental Club
Presenting musical acts ranging from country blues to indie pop, the Continental Club is a cool bar with absolutely no pretentiousness.
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.
Top 6 resorts in Austin and central Texas
Learn about the top resort hotels in the greater Austin area and the hill country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Profile of Austin's Travis Heights Neighborhood
Learn about Travis Heights, a historic and eclectic neighborhood in South Central Austin.
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.
10 unusual Austin tours
Austin tours that offer out-of-the-ordinary ways to explore the capital of Texas and the hill country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crestview
The Crestview area in North Central Austin prides itself on its mellow, low-key vibe and quaint atmosphere.
Austin City Limits Festival
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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.
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.
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.
See high-profile movie premieres, comedy, and...
An ornate and historic theater, the Paramount hosts plays, ballets, concerts and stand-up comedy shows.
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.
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.
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.
Mueller Neighborhood Profile
How many cities can boast a central neighborhood built from scratch in the 21st century? With the Mueller neighborhood, Austin can.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Apartment Locating Services in Austin
If you're looking for an apartment home in Austin but aren't sure where to start, a free apartment locating service will help you find a home just right for you.
Where to Find Austin Jobs Online
Read this list of the best Web sites for finding Austin jobs.
South Congress Photo Tour
Explore the wacky and artistic South Congress Avenue area through images with this photo tour.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Austin’s South by Southwest Festival and...
Find out everything you need to know about Austin's South by Southwest festival.
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.
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.
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.
Movie Theaters in Austin, Texas
Learn about the various movie theaters located in Austin, Texas.
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.
Hotels in Downtown Austin
Learn about some of the various hotels in downtown Austin.
How to Stay Safe on Austin's 6th Street
How to stay safe while enjoying 6th Street, downtown Austin's bustling entertainment district.
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.
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.
Where to Eat in Clarksville
Learn about the best places to eat in the Clarksville neighborhood of Austin.
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.
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.
Using Groupon in Austin to Save Money
Learn how Groupon.com can save you lots of money on services and food in Austin, Texas.
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.
Profile of Austin's Great Hills Neighborhood
Read about Great Hills, a large neighborhood in Northwest Austin.
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.
First Thursday on South Congress Avenue
Learn about First Thursday, the monthly event that offers art, music, food and entertainment along South Congress Avenue.
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!
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.
6 Natural Swimming Holes in and around Austin
Learn about the best natural swimming holes in Austin and central Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Congress Artists' Market
Artists' markets on South Congress Avenue. Page 10.
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.
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.
New Year's Eve Events
Bid farewell to 2010, Austin-style.
Newbie's Guide to X Games Austin Events
Learn the basics of X Games Austin events, including Big Air, Moto X, BMX, RallyCross and Stadium Super Trucks.
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.
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.
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 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.
Guero's Taco Bar
Guero's Taco Bar in Austin. Page 5.
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.
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
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.
November Events Calendar for Austin
Find out which festivals, parades, parties, and activities you shouldn't miss this month in 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).
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.
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.
8 Austin Plants You Can't Kill
Drought-tolerant, attractive plants that are easy to grow in central Texas.
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.
Meet and Greets in Austin
Always wanted to shake hands with your favorite author, artist or actor? Austin is a great place to do it.
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.
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.
Review: Hotel Contessa
Read a review of Hotel Contessa, a Spanish-inspired all-suite hotel located right on San Antonio's River Walk.
Does Austin have any drop-off recycling centers?
Learn where you can drop off recyclable goods in Austin.
Austin Motel
Austin Motel on South Congress Avenue. Page 9.
Profile of the University of Texas (UT), the...
A profile of UT, or the University of Texas. This gargantuan Texas university has a long and rich history and is one of the largest and most diverse schools in the nation.
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.
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.
Killer Bees in Austin: Fact or Fiction?
Africanized bees, also called killer bees, have steadily moved from South America all the way to Austin, but attacks are rare.
Lucy in Disguise With Diamonds
Lucy in Disguise With Diamonds. Austin. Page 7.
Image Gallery of The Blanton Museum
The University of Texas' Blanton Museum is one of the largest university museums in the nation and contains a substantial permanent collection of art. See a gallery of images of the inside and outside of the museum.
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.
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.
You'll find fresh produce and a fun vibe at...
Austin's downtown farmers market features locally raised produce and meats, live music and excellent ready-to-eat foods.
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.
Review: The Driskill Hotel in Austin
Read a view of The Driskill Hotel, a regal and historic hotel located in downtown 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.
Austin Haunted Houses
Love a good scare at a haunted house for Halloween? Learn about your choices for haunted houses in Austin.
Best Austin Live Music Venues
Great live music venues in Austin
The courtyard at Hotel Valencia in San Antonio
The courtyard at Hotel Valencia in San Antonio. Page 5.
Actress Sandra Bullock
Actress Sandra Bullock owns a lakefront Austin home and downtown's chic restaurant, Bess Bistro. Page 8.
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.
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.
Review: Eddie V's Edgewater Grille –...
Read a review of Eddie V's Edgewater Grille, an upscale seafood restaurant in downtown Austin.
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.
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.
Where to Play Disc Golf in Austin
Learn where you can find disc golf courses and disc golf clubs in Austin.
Fireworks -- What's Allowed and What Isn't
According to city ordinance, the possession of fireworks is illegal within Austin's city limits.
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