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In case you don’t already know, we have an incurable crush on Austin, Texas. We’re hopelessly, head over heels in love and we’re more than okay with that fact. We’re proud of it! Why?

Because Austin looks amazing from basically every angle and is perfectly suited to urban and outdoor adventuring and chronic nomming of really, really good food. Because, as a community, we’re fighting hard for equal pay for women and we’re committed to saving as many rescue animals as possible. Our city officials even allowed us to enjoy an illegal David Bowie memorial for a few days.

With all this in mind, what’s not to love about Austin, Texas?!

If you share our affections, then you’re definitely going to want to follow our 10 favorite Austin Instagram accounts — all of which revel in ATX’s beauty and get us excited about local happenings:

10.) You’ll find a bunch of beautiful pics from Austin’s top creatives at @visitaustintx.

Austin, Texas. #trueaustin Photo by @jtype

A photo posted by Visit Austin TX (@visitaustintx) on Dec 22, 2015 at 12:41pm PST

Run by the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, @visitaustintx is a collection of Austin-themed images that were created by some of the best photographers in town. Just take a peek at their most recent posts — you’ll be oohing and ahhing in no time, all while discovering new local artists whose work resonates with you.

Similar: @365ThingsAustin, @Do512@Citygrammag@ilovetexasphoto

9.) For current news, follow the Austin-American @STATESMAN.

 

If you prefer to take your local news in small doses, follow the Austin American-Statesman‘s Instagram profile — @statesman — and those of other local news channels and daily magazines. That way, you’ll get all the important highlights with minimal distractions.

Similar: @KVUEnews, @kxan_news@austinmonthly, @thedailytexan

8.) If you want to see Austin from different perspectives, add @CVSHERMAN.

Frost

A photo posted by Chris Sherman (@cvsherman) on Jan 27, 2016 at 7:42am PST

This here’s the official Instagram account of Chris Sherman, the mastermind behind those gorgeous “Over Austin” aerial photos you’ve been seeing a lot of lately. His work is so stunning that you’d be crazy not to follow him.

Similar: @jtype, @saneimpala, @jmichael_hopkins

7.) @THENICOLAI‘s account will make you very hungry.

As an Austinite, you’re probably more than a little obsessed with food. Fortunately, @thenicolai’s food photography will make that much worse. Just let it happen.

Similar: @dine_atx, @bestfoodaustin, @keepaustineatin@512_eats, @austinfoodstagram 

6.) Let @KGSR Update you on all things music.

From show announcements to information about ticket sales to interviews with your favorite bands and musicians, 93.3 KGSR Radio Austin is on top of this Live Music Capitol of the World thing. They’ve got you covered.

Similar accounts: @SXSW, @ACL Live, @austinchronicle, @danafalconberry

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