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Austin: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Your Guide to Downtown Austin Entertainment
From thought-provoking plays to silly sing-alongs, downtown Austin offers a wealth of amusing possibilities.
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.
9 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.
Viewing Guide for Austin Bats
Everything you need to know about viewing the nightly bat spectacle at Austin's Congress Avenue bridge.
Go Big this Valentine's Day
If you review our selection of Austin Valentine's Day ideas, maybe you won't screw up this year.
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.
Romantic Things to Do in Austin
Romance is always in the air in Austin. Here are a few ideas for romantic adventures in the Capital City.
Texas Capitol Tours and Parking Information
Learn about parking and tour information for visiting the Texas State Capitol grounds in Austin.
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.
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.
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.
Best Places for Kids
From the cerebral Thinkery - the Austin children's museum - to the wacky Jumpoline Park, these kid-friendly spots will keep kids moving and thinking.
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.
Top 6 Resorts in Austin and Central Texas
Learn about the top resort hotels in the greater Austin area and the hill country.
Money-Saving Parking Tips for Austin's Airport
The most affordable and convenient parking options at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA).
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.
Your Ultimate Guide to Austin's Best Wedding...
There are hundreds of places to get married in Austin. Here are 11 of the most romantic and beautiful wedding venues in Austin and surrounding areas.
Restaurants with Great Views in Austin
Thanks to the surrounding hills and lakes, Austin is home to many restaurants with fantastic views.
First Thursday Fun on South Congress
On the first Thursday of each month, Austin's South Congress Avenue turns into a mile-long street party with live music and local craftspeople.
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.
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.
Cool Vintage Clothing in Austin
Whether you're assembling a costume or you just love clothing from other eras, these Austin vintage stores can help you create that special look.
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.
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.
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.
6th Street in Photos
Maggie's Mae's on 6th Street is a fun, multilevel bar that's been around for decades.
10 Offbeat Austin Tours
Austin tours that offer out-of-the-ordinary ways to explore the capital of Texas and the hill country.
Explore the Beauty of Zilker Botanical Garden
Austin's Zilker Botanical Garden is a quiet hideaway in the heart of the city, featuring a Japanese garden, a dinosaur garden and other visual treats.
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.
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.
Paramount: Site of Major Austin Premieres
An ornate and historic theater with a wide variety of seating options, the Austin Paramount hosts plays, ballets, concerts and stand-up comedy shows.
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.
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 Eat on South Congress
Austin's South Congress Avenue offers a range of eateries, serving everything from oysters to Tex-Mex.
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.
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.
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 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.
Fast facts about SXSW
Find out everything you need to know about Austin's South by Southwest festival.
How to Stay Safe on Austin's 6th Street
How to stay safe while enjoying 6th Street, downtown Austin's bustling entertainment district.
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 Marriage License Guide
Learn the ins and outs of getting a marriage license in Austin, TX and Travis County.
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 Rainey Street Phenom
Get an idea of what to expect with our photo gallery of the Rainey Street district.
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.
6 Top Tubing Spots
San Marcos and New Braunfels are a tuber's paradise, offering several beautiful spots to meander down a lazy river.
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.
Where to Spot Celebs at SXSW
Where to spot celebrities during Austin's South by Southwest Festival.
Essential Info About the Austin Airport
The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is conveniently located southeast of downtown. Learn about the best places to eat and other things to do.
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.
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.
How to Keep Your Border Collie Looking Spiffy
Basic border collie grooming should include weekly brushing and a bath and a haircut as needed.
Need a 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.
Quick Snapshot of Austin Tourist Attractions
A handy guide to all of Austin's top attractions with brief descriptions and helpful tips.
Get to Know Austin's 2nd Street Shops
Locally owned Toy Joy sells a mix of retro toys and fun new creations.
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.
Music and Meat: Stubb's Powerful Combo
A mid-sized concert venue that attracts major acts, Stubb's also serves excellent brisket and ribs.
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.
Tarrytown: One of Austin's Fanciest Neighborhoods
Tarrytown, an upscale neighborhood in Austin, TX offers unparalleled convenience to downtown, but it is tucked away in a quiet and beautiful area.
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.
Austin Neighborhoods: Crestview
The Crestview neighborhood in North Central Austin prides itself on its mellow, low-key vibe and quaint atmosphere.
Hyde Park in Central Austin
Hyde Park is a historic central Austin neighborhood with a wealth of character and community-minded residents.
Continental Club: Blues, Country and Rock
Presenting musical acts ranging from country blues to indie pop, the Continental Club in Austin is a cool bar with absolutely no pretentiousness.
Non-Corporate Austin Pizza Joints
If you're tired of Papa John's and Domino's, head to one of these locally owned pizza joints in Austin.
Standard Border Collie Types
Beyond the typical black and white, border collies can also be mottled, blue, red or even tri-color.
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.
Horseshoe Bay Resort Review
Learn what makes Horseshoe Bay Resort in the Texas Hill Country a gem of a getaway in this review by an Austin local.
Austin's Best Burgers
A roundup of the best burgers in Austin as selected by several of the city's newspapers, magazines and online publications.
Explaining Austin Street Names
Many of Austin's major roads have multiple names, which can be confusing. This roundup will help you make sense of Austin street names.
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 Movie Theaters
As online streaming grows in popularity, Austin's movie theaters are continually updating their technology and amenities. These are the best in town.
8 Must-See Small Towns in Central Texas
Excellent barbecue, swimming holes, romantic hideaways and antiques galore are just a few of the treasures you'll find in small towns near 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.
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.
Bradford Pear: A Flashy Tree for Austin...
How to plant and maintain a Bradford pear tree in Austin, Texas.
All About Lady Bird Lake
Fun facts and useful information about Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) in downtown Austin.
Bob Bullock Texas History Museum
Learn about the Bob Bullock Museum, which explores the history of Texas. The museum also operates an IMAX theater.
Cool Off at Austin's Barton Springs
Austin's beloved Barton Springs Pool is the ideal spot to cool off during the city's brutal summers.
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.
Top Austin Bands and Musicians
Learn about some of the most loved and well-known musicians and bands in Austin, Texas, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ghostland Observatory and Spoon.
10 Small and Mid-Size Austin Venues with Live...
For those in search of spur-of-the-moment entertainment, these small to medium-sized Austin music venues offer live music 7 nights a week.
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.
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.
Tips for Traveling Around Downtown Austin
For short trips around downtown Austin, pedicabs are the best option, but ride-sharing services come in at a close second.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where to Take Hazardous Waste in Austin
The drop-off recycling center in southeast Austin accepts bulky items and hazardous waste. Plus, you can pick up free paint!
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.
Birding Sites Around Austin
Some of the best bird watching in Austin is at a wastewater treatment plant, but there are also several parks and preserves that are chock full of birds.
The Master-Planned Steiner Ranch Neighborhood
Learn about Austin's Steiner Ranch neighborhood, located in a beautiful area between Lake Austin and Lake Travis.
South Congress Artists' Market
Artists' markets on South Congress Avenue. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
Clarksville Neighborhood: Casual Chic
Clarksville, an eclectic neighborhood in West Central Austin, possesses rich history, delicious restaurants, hip residents, and an incredible location.
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.
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.
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.
Small, Intimate Performance Spaces in Austin
To see work from young playwrights and outlandish performance artists, visit one of Austin’s small theaters.
Where to Escape the Rain
When the rain just won't go away, head to one of these indoor entertainment venues in Austin that appeal to kids and adults alike.
All About Austin's Mueller Neighborhood
Austin's Mueller neighborhood, sometimes pronounced Miller, is one of the city's newest and most popular neighborhoods.
Austin's Biggest Events of the Year
Attracting everyone from hipsters to bikers, Austin's biggest annual events take over huge chunks of the city in the name of revelry.
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.
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.
Best Chinese Takeout in Austin
When you want Chinese food but don't feel like getting off the couch, these Austin restaurants can deliver General Tso's chicken in a flash.
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.
Affordable Outdoor Fun in Austin
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.
5 Quiet Lunch Date Restaurants
A roundup of the best restaurants in Austin for a low-key, quiet lunch date.
24-Hour Restaurants
24-hour restaurants are few and far between in Austin. Here are your best options at 2 a.m.
Where to Eat on 6th Street
Before a night of carousing on 6th Street, enjoy a casual or upscale dinner at one of these recommended restaurants.
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.
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.
Planning a Lake Travis Wedding? Check Here First.
If you want a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos, check out these wedding venues on Lake Travis.
Summer Camps Near Austin
Overnight summer camps in central Texas try to squeeze in a few life lessons amid all of the outdoor fun.
Movie Theaters in Austin, Texas
Learn about the various movie theaters located in Austin, Texas.
South Congress Photo Tour
Explore the wacky and artistic South Congress Avenue area through images with this photo tour.
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.
Texas State Cemetery: Characters Buried Here
Texas is known for its outlandish characters, and many famous Texans are buried at the official state cemetery in east Austin.
Border Collie Temperament
Before buying or adopting a border collie, make sure you understand the breed's general personality and temperament.
16 Ideas for Family Fun in Austin
From swan-shaped boats to Segway tours, family-friendly entertainment options are plentiful in 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.
Hipster Hangouts in East Austin
East Austin bars serve as the native habitat for the city's trendiest and friendliest hipsters.
6 Exotic Food Stores in Austin
Austin has a surprising selection of stores selling specialty foods from Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
Austin's Hip Travis Heights Neighborhood
Learn about Travis Heights, a historic and eclectic neighborhood in south central Austin.
Top Books about Austin
Learn about the rich and twisted history of Austin, Texas through history books and novels.
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.
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.
Where to Find Last-Minute Gifts
Whether you're buying a gift for an old friend or a lame coworker, these Austin gift shops can help you find what you need in a hurry.
Review: Eddie V's Edgewater Grille –...
Read a review of Eddie V's Edgewater Grille, an upscale seafood restaurant in downtown Austin.
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.
Parking on South Congress Avenue
When visiting Austin's South Congress Avenue, be prepared to face the challenge of reverse-angle parking, or you can pay more for the parking garage.
Top Austin Attractions for Kiddos
A quick introduction to the top attractions and activities for children in Austin, Texas.
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.
Where to Find Austin Jobs Online
Read this list of the best Web sites for finding Austin jobs.
The Mohawk is a multi-level bar with indoor and outdoor stages that feature everything from heavy metal to hip-hop bands.
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.
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.
Get to Know Austin's Great Hills Neighborhood
The Great Hills neighborhood in northwest Austin has excellent schools and offers easy access to the Arboretum shopping center.
Wildflower Center: Lady Bird's Legacy
Located in southwest Austin, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center features demonstration gardens, a kid's area and beautiful architecture.
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.
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.
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.
Blackmail boutique
Blackmail boutique in Austin. Page 6.
Austin's F1 Racetrack to the Stars
Austin's Circuit of the Americas race track brings the high-speed thrills of F1 racing and high-profile celebrities to central Texas.
Southwood Neighborhood Profile
Explore the south Austin neighborhood of Southwood. With affordable houses, tall trees and a laid-back vibe, this community attracts both young professionals and retirees.
4 Prime Spots for Country Dancing in Austin, TX
When the urge to do a little two-steppin' strikes you, head to one of these authentic central Texas country dancing venues.

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