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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.
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 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.
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.
10 Austin Restaurants that Ooze Romance
If you're planning a Valentine's date or any special occasion, these romantic restaurants in Austin will get the night started right.
Top 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.
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.
Restaurants with Great Views in Austin
You'll find Tex-Mex with a view at Iguana Grill on Lake Travis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moving to Austin: The Cost of Living
Are you considering moving to Austin, Texas? Learn about the cost of living in Austin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Best Places to Eat on South Congress Avenue
Learn about your best options for dining along South Congress Cafe in Austin, TX.
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.
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.
10 Offbeat Austin Tours
Austin tours that offer out-of-the-ordinary ways to explore the capital of Texas and the hill country.
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.
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.
Music and Meat: Stubb's Powerful Combo
A mid-sized concert venue that attracts major acts, Stubb's also serves excellent brisket and ribs.
24-Hour Restaurants
24-hour restaurants are few and far between in Austin. Here are your best options at 2 a.m.
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.
Austin's Best Vintage Clothing Stores
Austin has several vintage clothing stores where you can find gently-used, high-quality fashions for less.
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.
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.
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 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.
Visit Austin Museums for Free
Learn about which Austin museums offer free admission.
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.
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.
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.
Mueller Neighborhood Profile
How many cities can boast a central neighborhood built from scratch in the 21st century? With the Mueller neighborhood, Austin can.
Continental Club
Presenting musical acts ranging from country blues to indie pop, the Continental Club is a cool bar with absolutely no pretentiousness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Stay Safe on Austin's 6th Street
How to stay safe while enjoying 6th Street, downtown Austin's bustling entertainment district.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Most Decadent Desserts in Austin
Learn about where you can find the best desserts in 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.
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.
15 Foodie Meccas in Austin
If locally sourced and humanely raised are phrases that come up often in conversations with pals, you will probably love these Austin eateries.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 Shady Hollow Neighborhood
Shady Hollow is a family-friendly Austin neighborhood in Southwest Austin known for its large lots shaded with trees.
South Congress Artists' Market
Artists' markets on South Congress Avenue. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crestview
The Crestview area in North Central Austin prides itself on its mellow, low-key vibe and quaint atmosphere.
Hipster Hangouts in East Austin
East Austin bars serve as the native habitat for the city's trendiest and friendliest hipsters.
Fast facts about Austin's South by Southwest...
Find out everything you need to know about Austin's South by Southwest festival.
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.
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.
Review: Eddie V's Edgewater Grille –...
Read a review of Eddie V's Edgewater Grille, an upscale seafood restaurant in downtown 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.
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.
Money-Saving Parking Tips for Austin's Airport
The most affordable and convenient parking options at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Austin City Limits Festival
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Bradford Pear: A Flashy Tree for Austin...
How to plant and maintain a Bradford pear tree in Austin, Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16 Ideas for Family Fun in Austin
From swan-shaped boats to Segway tours, family-friendly entertainment options are plentiful in Austin.
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.
Viewing Guide for the Bats in Austin
Everything you need to know about viewing the nightly bat spectacle at Austin's Congress Avenue bridge.
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.
Walking Along Lady Bird Lake
Visitors to Lady Bird Lake will appreciate the setting that offers many recreation opportunities.
Movie Theaters in Austin, Texas
Learn about the various movie theaters located in Austin, Texas.
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.
18 Easygoing Austin Attractions
When you're in search of low-key fun in Austin, consider these no-hassle cultural and outdoor attractions.
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.
Hill Country Wineries
The number of wineries in central Texas has exploded over the last 20 years. Check out some of the best on this tour of wineries near Austin.
Profile of Austin's Great Hills Neighborhood
Read about Great Hills, a large neighborhood in Northwest Austin.
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.
The Best Food Trucks in Austin
When it comes to cheap meals, you can’t beat food that’s served out the side of a truck or miniature Airstream trailer. Here are the some of the city’s must-try food trucks.
Where to 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.
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.
Profile of Austin's Travis Heights Neighborhood
Learn about Travis Heights, a historic and eclectic neighborhood in South Central Austin.
9 Dessert Meccas in Austin
Whether it's pies, pastries or cupcakes you crave, these restaurants and food trucks know how to find the sweet spot.
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.
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 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.
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.
Austin's Best Dog Parks
Austin is a dog-loving town, as you can see by the number of dog parks around town. Here are five of the top parks that welcome canine companions.
Where to 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.
Best Austin Live Music Venues
Great live music venues in Austin
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.
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.
8 Austin Plants You Can't Kill
Drought-tolerant, attractive plants that are easy to grow in central Texas.
Does Austin have any drop-off recycling centers?
Learn where you can drop off recyclable goods in Austin.
Where to Buy Last-Minute Gifts in Austin
If you're in a hurry to find the perfect gift for a special someone, be sure to stop at these stores. They all carry unique items that suit a variety of interests and age groups.
6 Exotic Food Stores in Austin
Austin has a surprising selection of stores selling specialty foods from Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
Hotels in Downtown Austin
Learn about some of the various hotels in downtown Austin.
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.
6 Natural Swimming Holes in and around Austin
Learn about the best natural swimming holes in Austin and central Texas.
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.
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.
Using Groupon in Austin to Save Money
Learn how Groupon.com can save you lots of money on services and food in Austin, Texas.
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.
South Congress Photo Tour
Explore the wacky and artistic South Congress Avenue area through images with this photo tour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where to Find Austin Jobs Online
Read this list of the best Web sites for finding Austin jobs.
Bike Rentals in Austin
plenty of stores and shops in the Austin area offer bike rentals and services that will help you test the water.
The Long Center for Performing Arts in Austin
The Long Center for the Performing Arts is gorgeous venue in Austin with an incredible view, unbeatable location, top-notch acoustics, and recycled building material.
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.
5 Must-See Central Texas Parks
State parks with rolling hills, rivers and miles of hiking trails are just a short drive from Austin.
Blackmail boutique
Blackmail boutique in Austin. Page 6.
Top 8 Austin Breakfast Joints
From pumpkin pancakes to spicy huevos rancheros, the breakfast options are seemingly limitless at these Austin restaurants.
The stairway in the lobby of the Blanton Museum...
The inside of the Blanton Museum of art consists of clean, beautiful, and open architecture. Page 3.
Austin Haunted Houses
Love a good scare at a haunted house for Halloween? Learn about your choices for haunted houses in Austin.
Free Museums in Austin
From the sprawling, high-tech Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum to the cool Harry Ransom Center, there’s a little something for everyone in Austin.

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