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5 Live Music Venues in Austin That Also Have Great Food

  It's no secret that when it comes to what we're thankful for this Thanksgiving, it's definitely Austin's live music scene. What could possibly be better than seeing a show in the Live Music Capitol of the World? Well, perhaps seeing…

Darn this city is inspiring! 11 Austin Quotes

Austinites don't need a reason to realize how great a city we live in. Great Food. Amazing Craft Beer. Endless Watering Holes. A Thriving Arts Scene. Sun Almost Every Day. Good Music. Need I go on... But it sure is nice to hear what…

7 Unique and unforgettable ways to celebrate your birthday in Austin, TX

Birthdays. Everybody has one a year. While any day of the year is right to treat yourself or just do something adventurous, birthdays seem to be the only time we always do! Austin Detours offers amazing birthday experiences that are perfect…
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5 Places to Stay Cool in Austin this Summer…other than Barton Springs

Summer is upon us Austin! If you’re anything like us - a plunge into cold water is ideal after a day of touring Austin in over 100-degree heat. We love Barton Springs, but it’s not the only cool place to hang out this summer. Check out five…

Live Music Capital of the World: 5 Austin musicians you can’t miss

In 1991 Austin was proclaimed the "live music capital of the world" after discovering the city has more music venues per capita than anywhere else in the USA. With over 250 live music venues and a mix of long-time musicians and bands playing…
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Eye Spy Street Art: 5 Austin street artists and their style

Consider Austin a blank canvas or even an ever-changing masterpiece. Though the humble street artists that paint the city would never admit to the latter, that’s how we think of their work and something we’re very proud to show off on all…
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Wining down in the Texas Hill Country

Central Texas may not have been on your radar of great American wine destinations, but the state has a long history of wine production and crafting award-winning wines across the region. Did you know that vines were actually planted in…
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Austin's Hidden Gems Part 2: Texas Military Forces Museum

If military history is your thing, the Texas Military Forces Museum, tucked away deep inside the active Camp Mabry, is a great way to pass a few hours. Located a few miles north of downtown and just off of Mopac, the museum houses a bunch…
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Lonely Planet Features Austin!

Christa Larwood and Kris Davidson were in Austin earlier this year researching for Lonely Planet's “Great Escape – Texas” article that was published in the June 2105 Lonely Planet Traveler magazine. The team visited Austin as well…
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3 Austin Architecture Icons

Austin architecture is as diverse and eclectic as the city’s art and music, and in this blog we look at three examples that are sure to catch the eye of first-time visitors. Bring a camera with a full battery and an empty memory card,…
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3 Great Austin Neighborhoods

Austin’s neighborhoods are diverse and serve up a host of living options. Want a lakefront gated community (if you can afford it)? You got it. Looking for a cute heritage cottage surrounded by a bunch more cute heritage cottages? You got…
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Austin's Live Music Scene: A Quick History

Austin’s live music scene has been going strong since the German beer hall days of the 1870’s. In fact, the oldest continuously operated business west of the Mississippi is Sholtz Garten on San Jacinto Boulevard. General Custer used…