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Published: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:43:34 +0000

 



Austin's Bat Bridge: A Viewing Guide

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Top 12 Things to Do in Downtown Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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...

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Why Allergy Season Never Ends in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



The Best Cowboy Boots in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Affordable Outdoor Fun in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



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

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



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 Best FM Radio Stations in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



When to Visit Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



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.



What Is 311 and When Should I Use It?

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



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.



Best Texas Family Travel Destinations

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Texas Capitol Tours and Parking Information

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



The 6 Best Resorts in the Austin Area

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Travis County Marriage License Guide

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Austin's Best Shoe Shopping Experiences

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Essential Info About the Austin Airport

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Bob Bullock Texas History Museum

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



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

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Top Austin Bands and Musicians

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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 High Price of Living in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



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

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Where to Find Topless Titillation in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



8 Must-See Small Towns in Central Texas

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Find Sexy Toys and More in Austin Adult Shops

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Austin's 7 Best Date-Night Restaurants

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Stringy rubber playscape at the Blanton

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Money-Saving Parking Tips for Austin's Airport

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



8 Fun Free Things to Do in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



How to Stay Safe on Austin's 6th Street

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Take the Train: Austin's Light Rail

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Austin Sales Tax Basics

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



6 Eateries Near Zilker Park

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Fast Facts about SXSW

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Where to Stay Near the Moody Theater

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

If you're planning to visit the Moody Theater in Austin, these hotels will place you within easy walking distance of the concert venue.



Tips for Traveling Around Downtown Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Shopping at the Domain Outdoor Mall in Austin, TX

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Best Areas to Stay Around Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Restaurants with Great Views in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Where to Pop the Question in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Wild Side: The Barton Creek Greenbelt

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Enjoy Tubing, Music and Barbecue in New Braunfels

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Watch Austin's Bats, Then Grab a Bite Nearby

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

Before or after enjoying Austin's nightly bat spectacle, you can dine nearby at a wide range of budget-friendly and upscale restaurants.



Planning a Lake Travis Wedding? Check Here First.

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Good Grub Near the UT Campus

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Fall Festivals in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Quick Snapshot of Austin Tourist Attractions

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Family-Friendly Fun in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



West 6th: The Other 6th Street

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Cool Vintage Clothing in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Profile of the University of Texas (UT), the...

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Cooking Classes Around Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



24-Hour Restaurants in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Other Names for Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Music and Meat: Stubb's Powerful Combo

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



6 Things You Must Do in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Austin's Best Bike Trails

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

Whether you’re training for the big ride or simply cycling to enjoy the scenery, there’s a place for you in Austin.



Best Restaurants Near the Texas Capitol

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Austin Real Estate Basics

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



6 Top Tubing Spots Near Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Hyde Park in Central Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Where to Go for Cheesy Tex-Mex in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

Despite Austin's exploding population of food snobs, there are still plenty of Tex-Mex restaurants that unabashedly crank out deliciously cheesy dishes.



Austin Hotels with Super Service

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Fireworks Allowed in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



A Driving Tour of the University of Texas Area

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Austin's Top Gay and Lesbian Bars

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Best Austin Happy Hours

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

When you need to wind down at a place that always has great drink specials and a fun crowd, head to El Arroyo, Trudy's or one of these Austin bars.



8 Austin Plants You Can't Kill

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

Drought-tolerant and attractive plants that are easy to grow in central Texas.



6 Central Texas Swimming Holes

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Parking on South Congress Avenue

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



9 Offbeat Austin Tours

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Historic Case: Sweatt v. Painter

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

The landmark Supreme Court case of Sweatt v. Painter left its mark on Austin, Texas, and the larger struggle for civil rights.



Where to Eat on 6th Street

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

Before a night of carousing on 6th Street, enjoy a casual or upscale dinner at one of these recommended restaurants.



The Best Food Trucks in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Austin Rooftop Bars

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Quinceanera Supplies in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

Make sure your daughter's Austin quinceanera celebration goes off without a hitch by turning to these shops for dresses and other services.



Austin Hotels Near Train Stops

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



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

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Where to Stay When Visiting the UT Campus

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

A roundup of the best hotels within walking distance of the University of Texas campus and the Texas state capitol.



10 Dessert Meccas in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



The Veloway Bike Trail in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Lady Bird Lake Trail

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Tarrytown: One of Austin's Fanciest Neighborhoods

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Austin's Best Dog Parks

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

Looking for a new place in Austin to let your dog run off-leash? Here are five of the top dog parks in Austin.



Go Big this Valentine's Day

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

If you review our selection of Austin Valentine's Day ideas, maybe you won't screw up this year.



Explaining Austin Street Names

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

Many of Austin's major roads have multiple names, which can be confusing. This roundup will help you make sense of Austin street names.



What I Spent: Five Nights in Austin, Texas

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

Find out what a group of 11 spent on a long weekend in Austin, Texas, including food, drinks, entertainment, cabs, and public transportation.



Standard Border Collie Types

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



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

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



Hipster Hangouts in East Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



3 Days in Bastrop

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

Just southeast of Austin, historic Bastrop offers surprisingly excellent restaurants, outdoor fun, quaint shops and a quirky reptile zoo.



Photo Tour of 6th Street

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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



Bike Rentals in Austin

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

plenty of stores and shops in the Austin area offer bike rentals and services that will help you test the water.



How Town Lake Became Lady Bird Lake

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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.



The Master-Planned Steiner Ranch Neighborhood

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

Learn about Austin's Steiner Ranch neighborhood, located in a beautiful area between Lake Austin and Lake Travis.



Marble Falls Getaway

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

One of the less touristy towns in central Texas, Marble Falls is home to a beautiful lake, sprawling wilderness areas and damn good pie.



5 Austin Neighborhoods You Should Know About

2017-02-23T11:43:34Z

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