Keeping up with the Joneses is one thing, but when you live in Austin there's so much to see and do it can be hard to stay in the loop. Luckily, we've narrowed down a list of the best Austin blogs to follow in entertainment, food and city living so you can get great advice and tips from local experts.
1. The Austinot
When The Austinot says local, they mean local. Unlike other blogs, this one truly limits their content to businesses that are homegrown and restricted to Austin, TX only. Their writing style sets them apart from other bloggers as they are not professional journalists. They aim for a more "living room talk" sort of tone, which makes it easier to read their articles since they're so down to earth. Topic include food and drink, entertainment, museums and art and even some off-the-beaten path events and day trips. The Austinot captures the attention of those who truly want to "Keep Austin Weird," and are interested in authentic places that are hyperlocal to Austin.
2. 365 Things Austin
You'll never miss a beat with this blog because it features an abundance of things to do for each and every day of the year in Austin. When visiting 365 Things Austin, you can choose to use the calendar to find exactly what’s going on in a particular day of the year, or just browse throughout their eating, drinking or family entertainment categories. The author’s goal was to blog at least one new thing to do in Austin every single day, and she did just that. Not only will locals find this helpful, but those looking to move to Austin can discover information about neighborhoods, too.
3. Lazy Smurf
One thing that Austin is very well-known for is healthy living, and the Lazy Smurf blogger covers all things vegan. If you're looking to learn more about a vegan lifestyle or explore new vegan foods, then you can find great restaurant reviews and vegan events in and around the Austin area. This local blogger even enjoys sharing her own recipes and vegan tips and secrets with you. Expect a few posts a month; not as frequent as some other local bloggers, but still extremely helpful and specific to this healthy living niche.
4. Austin Insider Blog
The Austin Insider Blog keeps you in the loop on everything happening in Austin. You can sign up for an e-newsletter to get updates whenever something new goes up on their site, or just browse freely for food, drinks, things to do, music events, etc. Intended for both visitors and locals alike, this blog is written by the Austin CVB and fills readers in on the culture and lifestyle that makes Austin a unique city.
Call Austin your home when you live in one of our Springs Apartments communities, located near many local hotspots. Have a local blog to recommend? Let us know about it in the comments below.