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Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:11:31 +0000

 



Austin's Bat Bridge: A Viewing Guide

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Get the best viewing times and vantage points for enjoying the nightly bat spectacle at Austin's Congress Avenue bridge.



Your Guide to Downtown Austin Entertainment

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

From nightlife and bar hopping to day drinking and shoe shopping, downtown Austin offers a wealth of fun things to do.



Cedar Fever in Austin: What You Need to Know

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

How to cope with cedar fever, an allergic reaction to the Ashe juniper pollen that descends upon central Texas every winter.



Your Monthly Guide to Austin's Average...

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Find out Austin's average monthly temperatures (Centigrade and Fahrenheit) year-round and get an overview of typical weather in central Texas.



Top 12 Things to Do in Downtown Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

From nightlife and bar hopping to day drinking and shoe shopping, downtown Austin offers a wealth of fun things to do.



When to Visit Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

In terms of weather, October and March are the best times to visit Austin, due to cooler temperatures and the abundance of fun events.



The Best Cowboy Boots in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Cowboy boots are always in demand among Austin visitors. Here are the top boot stores and boot makers in Austin, TX.



Where to Spot Celebs at SXSW

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Best places to ogle famous people during Austin's South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival (SXSW).



Travis County Marriage License Guide

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Your quick guide to getting a Travis County marriage license in Austin, TX. Key steps to follow and documents you must bring.



Why Allergy Season Never Ends in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

While most cities have only one allergy season, Austin has cedar fever season and ragweed season in addition to a very sniffly springtime.



Essential Info About the Austin Airport

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is conveniently located southeast of downtown. Learn about arrivals, departures and the best places to eat.



Austin's 10 Top Music Venues

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

From the laid-back Continental Club to the edgy Parish, Austin's live music scene is known for one-of-a-kind venues.



Top 6 Resorts in Austin and Central Texas

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Learn about the best hill country resorts and luxury hotels in the Austin area.



What Is 311 and When Should I Use It?

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

The Austin 311 service can be used to contact police for a non-emergency and to access other city services.



The Best FM Radio Stations in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Get to know Austin's top radio stations, including format, genre, call letters and other fun facts.



Texas Capitol Tours and Parking Information

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Learn about parking and tour information for visiting the Texas State Capitol in Austin.



The 6 Best Resorts in the Austin Area

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Whether you're looking for golf, horseback riding or a lesson in organic farming, find the best Hill Country resorts and hotels in the Austin area.



Romantic Things to Do in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Romance is always in the air in Austin. Here are a few ideas for romantic adventures in the Capital City.



8 Outdoor Spots that Define Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Whether you want to hike, picnic, swim or watch bats, Austin is home to some of the best outdoor recreation areas in Texas.



Affordable Outdoor Fun in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

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.



Money-Saving Parking Tips for Austin's Airport

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

The most affordable Austin airport parking options include on-site lots, off-site lots and spare spaces at nearby hotels.



Best Texas Family Travel Destinations

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

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.



The Most Romantic Things to Do in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

From upscale movie theaters to paddle boats shaped like giant swans, here are the most romantic things to do in Austin.



10 Best Places for Kids in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

From the education-focused Thinkery to the wacky Jumpoline Park, these kid-friendly spots will keep kids moving and thinking.



Austin's Best Shoe Shopping Experiences

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Austin's locally owned shoe stores offer some of the finest selections of women's designer and vintage shoes.



8 Fun Free Things to Do in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

When your cash is running low, but your kid's energy level is not, head to these free kids' attractions in Austin.



Find Sexy Toys and More in Austin Adult Shops

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

When you're looking to buy sex toys or other sex-enhancing accessories, start your search at these Austin adult stores.



Your Ultimate Guide to Austin's Best Wedding...

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

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.



6 Things You Must Do in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

While your time in Austin may be brief, here are six experiences that you should consider absolute musts.



Quick Snapshot of Austin Tourist Attractions

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

A handy guide to all of Austin's top attractions with brief descriptions and helpful tips.



Where to Find Topless Titillation in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Whether planning a bachelor party or a business meeting, you can make the evening more festive at these Austin men's clubs.



10 Small and Mid-Size Austin Venues with Live...

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

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 Pop the Question in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

If picking the right spot to propose in Austin is making your head spin, we've got a few creative ideas.



9 Austin Restaurants that Ooze Romance

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

If you're planning a Valentine's date or any special occasion, these romantic restaurants in Austin will get the night started right.



The High Price of Living in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Despite an ongoing construction boom, affordable housing is still hard to find in Austin. Food and entertainment costs are more reasonable.



The 10 Best Places to Go with Kids in the...

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

From the education-focused Thinkery to the wacky Jumpoline Park, these kid-friendly spots will keep kids moving and thinking.



How to Stay Safe on Austin's 6th Street

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

How to stay safe while enjoying Sixth Street, downtown Austin's bustling entertainment district.



Top Austin Bands and Musicians

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Learn about some of the most loved and well-known musicians and bands in Austin, Texas, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ghostland Observatory and Spoon.



Shopping at the Domain Outdoor Mall in Austin, TX

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

With some of the most high-end shopping in the city, The Domain is the premier outdoor shopping mall of Austin.



Moody Theater - Home of Austin City Limits

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

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.



Stringy rubber playscape at the Blanton

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

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.



Bob Bullock Texas History Museum

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Learn about the Bob Bullock Museum, which explores the history of Texas. The museum also operates an IMAX theater.



Austin Sales Tax Basics

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Austin's sales tax rules for groceries and automobiles are fairly simple, but other industries are not so lucky.



Need a Costume Now? Here Are Austin's Top Shops

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Whether you're planning a glamorous or gory Halloween, Austin's costume shops and vintage stores can help make your vision a reality.



First Thursday Fun on South Congress

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

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.



Cool Vintage Clothing in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Whether you're assembling a costume or you just love clothing from other eras, these Austin vintage clothing stores can help you create that special look.



Fredericksburg: Quick Getaway near Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

The 80-mile drive from Austin to Fredericksburg is relaxing, and you'll find plenty of restaurants and other entertainment options when you arrive.



Austin's Top Gay and Lesbian Bars

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Whether you prefer to wear designer shirts or leather collars, you'll find several fun and welcoming gay bars and clubs in Austin, Texas.



Cooking Classes Around Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

As Austin becomes more of a foodie mecca, cooking classes of all kinds are popping up all over town.



Take the Train: Austin's Light Rail

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Though limited in scope, Austin's MetroRail system is a convenient, affordable way to get from Leander to downtown Austin.



Photo Tour of 6th Street

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Maggie's Mae's on Austin's 6th Street has consistently top-notch music and one of the best rooftop bars in town.



Top Austin Attractions for Kiddos

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

A quick introduction to the top attractions and activities for children in Austin, Texas.



Tips for Traveling Around Downtown Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

For short trips around downtown Austin, pedicabs are the best option, but ride-sharing services come in at a close second.



Alamo at the Ritz: Movies, Alcohol and...

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

The Alamo Drafthouse on 6th Street offers all the fun events you expect from an Alamo theater - plus more movie stars.



Restaurants with Great Views in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

The restaurants with the most breathtaking views are also some of the best places to eat in Austin.



Parking on South Congress Avenue

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

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.



Planning a Lake Travis Wedding? Check Here First.

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

If you want a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos, check out these wedding venues on Lake Travis.



Best Areas to Stay Around Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Before booking a hotel in Austin, get a brief overview of the most popular neighborhoods and places to stay, from downtown to SoCo.



Austin Hotels with Super Service

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

As Austin becomes more of a tourist draw, these hotels are pulling out the stops to deliver the kind of service that leads to repeat business.



16 Ideas for Family Fun in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

From swan-shaped boats to Segway tours, family-friendly entertainment options are plentiful in Austin.



Fast Facts about SXSW

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Find out everything you need to know about Austin's South by Southwest festival.



West 6th: The Other 6th Street

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Bars on the west end of Austin's Sixth Street tend to be a little less wild and attract a more diverse clientele.



UT Tower

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

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.



Austin Rooftop Bars

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Whether you want a view of downtown or the hills, Austin's rooftop bars provide a relaxing setting for a cocktail or three.



South Congress Artists' Market

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Artists' markets on South Congress Avenue. Page 10.



Other Names for Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Austin has been known by a wide variety of names, from Waterloo to the more dramatic City of the Violet Crown.



Fall Festivals in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Cool weather in October and November means that it’s prime time for festivals and outdoor events in Austin. Here are the best.



Rent Kayaks at Lady Bird Lake

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

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 to Find Last-Minute Gifts

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Whether you're buying a gift for an old friend or a new coworker, these Austin gift shops can help you find what you need in a hurry.



Ego's: Karaoke in a Parking Garage. Why Not?

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Staying true to Austin's spirit of weirdness, Ego's is a dive karaoke bar on the ground floor of a South Congress parking garage.



Where to Find the Richest French Fare in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

If it's escargot, steak tartare or frog legs you desire, these French restaurants in Austin can satisfy those cravings and more.



9 Offbeat Austin Tours

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Austin tours that offer out-of-the-ordinary ways to explore the capital of Texas and the hill country.



Hill Country Wineries

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

In addition to great wine, many of the wineries near Austin have beautiful scenery and live music.



10 Dessert Meccas in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Whether it's pies, pastries or cupcakes you crave, these restaurants and food trailers know how to find the sweet spot.



6 Eateries Near Zilker Park

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

The restaurants along Barton Springs Boulevard offer several options for tasty sustenance after swimming at the pool or attending events such as ACL or the Zilker Kite Festival.



Enjoy Tubing, Music and Barbecue in New Braunfels

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

A short drive south of Austin, New Braunfels is a mecca for tubing, cave exploration and country music.



3-Day Getaway in Johnson City

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

After seeing the scenery in and around Johnson City and the Texas White House, you'll understand why LBJ loved this part of Texas.



Fireworks Allowed in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

According to city ordinance, the possession of fireworks is illegal within Austin's city limits.



Paramount: Site of Major Austin Premieres

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

An ornate and historic theater with a wide variety of seating options, the Austin Paramount hosts plays, ballets, concerts and stand-up comedy shows.



Austin's Hip Travis Heights Neighborhood

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Learn about Travis Heights, a historic and eclectic neighborhood in south central Austin.



Get to Know Austin's 2nd Street Shops

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Austin's wackiest downtown toy store, Toy Joy sells a mix of nostalgic toys and fun new creations.



Austin Real Estate Basics

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

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.



Setting Up Electricity and Cable in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Everything you need to know to set up electricity, natural gas, cable TV and Internet services in Austin, TX.



Understanding Border Collie Temperament

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Before buying or adopting a border collie, make sure you understand the breed's general personality and temperament.



Tarrytown: One of Austin's Fanciest Neighborhoods

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Tarrytown, an upscale neighborhood in Austin, TX offers quick access to downtown, but it is tucked away in a quiet and scenic area.



6 Top Tubing Spots Near Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Tubing spots near Austin, San Marcos and New Braunfels offer relaxing and raucous river floating experiences.



Get to Know Austin's Great Hills Neighborhood

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

The Great Hills neighborhood in northwest Austin has excellent schools and offers easy access to the Arboretum shopping center.



Continental Club: Blues, Country and Rock

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Presenting musical acts ranging from country blues to indie pop, the Continental Club in Austin is a cool bar with absolutely no pretentiousness.



Where to Eat on South Congress

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Austin's bustling South Congress Avenue offers a range of restaurants, serving everything from oysters to Tex-Mex.



Music and Meat: Stubb's Powerful Combo

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

A mid-sized Austin music venue that attracts major acts, Stubb's also serves excellent brisket and ribs.



Jogging routes near downtown Austin hotels

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Explore central Austin on foot with the help of this convenient map of routes originating at major downtown hotels.



Horseshoe Bay Resort Review

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

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 Thai Food

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Whether you're looking for traditional Thai or fancy fusion, Austin has a small but impressive selection of Thai restaurants.



New Year's in the Lost Pines

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Celebrate New Year's Eve and watch fireworks in a tranquil forest at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Bastrop, TX.



Austin's Best Movie Theaters

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Cinemark Austin and other top movie theaters are continually updating their technology and amenities. These are the best in town.



8 Must-See Small Towns in Central Texas

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Excellent barbecue, swimming holes, romantic hideaways and antiques galore are just a few of the treasures you'll find in small towns near Austin.



How to Keep Your Border Collie Looking Spiffy

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Basic border collie grooming should include weekly brushing and a bath and a haircut as needed.



Austin Neighborhoods: Crestview

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

The Crestview neighborhood in North Central Austin prides itself on its mellow, low-key vibe and quaint atmosphere.



Wild Side: The Barton Creek Greenbelt

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

The Barton Creek Greenbelt is an 800-acre open space that begins less than a mile south of downtown Austin.



Lending a Hand in Austin

2016-12-02T11:11:31Z

Want to do something good for the Austin community and the surrounding areas? There are all kinds of ways to lend a hand.