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Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:12:33 +0000

 



When to Visit Austin

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



Top 12 Things to Do in Downtown Austin

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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

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



Austin's Bat Bridge: A Viewing Guide

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



Austin's 10 Top Music Venues

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



The Most Romantic Things to Do in Austin

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



Your Monthly Guide to Austin's Average...

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



Travis County Marriage License Guide

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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

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



Essential Info About the Austin Airport

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



The Best Cowboy Boots in Austin

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



Money-Saving Parking Tips for Austin's Airport

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



The Best FM Radio Stations in Austin

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



What Is 311 and When Should I Use It?

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



6 Things You Must Do in Austin

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



Austin's Best Shoe Shopping Experiences

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



Austin's 7 Best Date-Night Restaurants

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From intimate interior design to decadent desserts, here are the most romantic date night restaurants in Austin.



8 Outdoor Spots that Define Austin

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



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

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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.



Affordable Outdoor Fun in Austin

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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.



3-Day Getaway in Johnson City

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



Find Sexy Toys and More in Austin Adult Shops

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



Texas Capitol Tours and Parking Information

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



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

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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.



8 Fun Free Things to Do in Austin

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



Shopping at the Domain Outdoor Mall in Austin, TX

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



The High Price of Living in Austin

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



Where to Find Topless Titillation in Austin

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



Top Austin Bands and Musicians

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



Stringy rubber playscape at the Blanton

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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.



Where to Pop the Question in Austin

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



The 6 Best Resorts in the Austin Area

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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.



Austin Sales Tax Basics

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



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

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



Cooking Classes Around Austin

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



Cool Vintage Clothing in Austin

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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.



How to Stay Safe on Austin's 6th Street

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



Planning a Lake Travis Wedding? Check Here First.

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



Best Areas to Stay Around Austin

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



10 Dessert Meccas in Austin

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



Bob Bullock Texas History Museum

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



Fast Facts about SXSW

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



Tips for Traveling Around Downtown Austin

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



Where to Find Pizza, Pasta and Romance

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Italian restaurants are popping up all over Austin, and the stiff competition means that the food just keeps getting better.



A Driving Tour of the University of Texas Area

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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.



Other Names for Austin

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



Fireworks Allowed in Austin

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



Austin Hotels with Super Service

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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.



Where to Eat on South Congress

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



West 6th: The Other 6th Street

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



Quick Snapshot of Austin Tourist Attractions

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



Best Texas Family Travel Destinations

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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.



You Can Shop, Eat and Hear Music at these...

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Whether you're in the market for a new purse or video games, Austin's mercantile meccas can meet your every shopping need and whim.



6 Eateries Near Zilker Park

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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.



Understanding Border Collie Temperament

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



How to Keep Your Border Collie Looking Spiffy

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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

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



Take the Train: Austin's Light Rail

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






Fredericksburg: Quick Getaway near Austin

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






8 Austin Plants You Can't Kill

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Austin Real Estate Basics

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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.



Restaurants with Great Views in Austin

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



Where to Satisfy that Candy Craving Now

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When you need a sweet fix, Austin has a number of home-grown chocolate shops and old-school candy stores such as Big Top to satisfy your cravings.



Austin Hotels Near Train Stops

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Book a hotel along Austin's light rail line to save time and money at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.



6 Central Texas Swimming Holes

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Learn about the best natural swimming holes in Austin and central Texas.



Austin: Heaven or Hype?

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Examining the pros and cons of Austin.



How Town Lake Became Lady Bird Lake

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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's Best Thai Food

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



Austin's Top Gay and Lesbian Bars

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



New Year's in the Lost Pines

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



Best Restaurants Near the Texas Capitol

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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.



Standard Border Collie Types

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Beyond the typical black and white, border collies can also be mottled, blue, red or even tri-color.



Austin Rooftop Bars

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



Where to Find Last-Minute Gifts

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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.



South Congress Artists' Market

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Artists' markets on South Congress Avenue. Page 10.



Music and Meat: Stubb's Powerful Combo

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



Paramount: Site of Major Austin Premieres

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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 Neighborhoods: Crestview

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



Good Grub Near the UT Campus

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Some of the best and most reasonably priced food in the UT campus area and on the Drag can be find in tiny, almost hidden restaurants.



24-Hour Restaurants in Austin

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Late-night food options are limited in Austin. Here are the best restaurants that are open at 2 a.m. and beyond.



Fall Festivals in Austin

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



5 Austin Neighborhoods You Should Know About

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Whether you're a dead-broke musician or an investment banker, Austin has neighborhoods that will make you feel at home.



Lady Bird Lake Trail

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Fun facts and useful information about the Lady Bird Lake trail in downtown Austin.



Hipster Hangouts in East Austin

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East Austin bars serve as the native habitat for the city's trendiest and friendliest hipsters.



Where to Shop in Austin, TX

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From flea market finds to designer clothing, Austin shops are ready and waiting to feed your shopping addiction.



Austin's Hip Travis Heights Neighborhood

2017-01-18T11:12:33Z

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



Enjoy Tubing, Music and Barbecue in New Braunfels

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



Tarrytown: One of Austin's Fanciest Neighborhoods

2017-01-18T11:12:33Z

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



Parking on South Congress Avenue

2017-01-18T11:12:33Z

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.



South Austin Americana HQ: Saxon Pub

2017-01-18T11:12:33Z

One of the best music venues in Austin, the Saxon Pub presents everything from Bob Schneider's funky folk rock to country blues 7 nights a week.



Guero's: Tex-Mex on SoCo

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Serving excellent tacos and Mexican soups, Guero's taco bar is a festive restaurant that's popular with the after-lake crowd.



The Best Food Trucks in Austin

2017-01-18T11:12:33Z

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.






9 Offbeat Austin Tours

2017-01-18T11:12:33Z

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



Hyde Park in Central Austin

2017-01-18T11:12:33Z

Hyde Park is a historic central Austin neighborhood with an abundance of character and community-minded residents.



Family-Friendly Fun in Austin

2017-01-18T11:12:33Z

From educational activities to just plain fun, Austin offers a wealth of family-friendly options.



Eco-Friendly Austin Hotels

2017-01-18T11:12:33Z

Many hotels in Austin are going the extra mile to implement green practices. Here are the ones that are doing it right.



6 Top Tubing Spots Near Austin

2017-01-18T11:12:33Z

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