Summertime is the best time! Lucky for you, we are here to bring you the best things to do this summer in Austin! It’ll get you out of the house, it’ll get you moving, and it’ll get you having loads of fun! Whether you are looking to spend your time on the water or on a patio somewhere, we have you covered with ways to beat the heat in Austin this summer!
Austin Pedal Kayaks has quickly become a favorite spot of ours!
Unlike a lot of kayak and SUP rental locations, APK is located on Lake Travis, not Lady Bird Lake. You can choose between a kayak, pedal kayak, and a SUP board for your time on the water. We would highly recommend trying out the pedal kayak if you’ve never been on one, they’re super fun in our opinion! Enjoying the water, drinking some hard seltzers, and soaking up the sun at APK this summer. You won’t regret it!
Mon & Tues | Closed
Wed & Thurs | 11AM-7PM
Fri & Sat | 10AM-8PM
Sun | 11AM-7PM
1499 Graveyard Point Road, Lakeway, Texas 78734, United States
Who doesn’t love a good boat day? Whether you are looking to hang on a pontoon boat or interested in learning how to wake surf, ATX Boat Rentals has you covered!
They offer wake surfing and pontoon boats with different hourly rates depending on what day you go out. If you are interested in learning to surf the captain will work with you and give you tips and assist when needed.
Pack drinks, snacks, towels, and plenty of sunscreen. You’re sure to have an amazing day of fun!
They go out on both Lake Austin and Lake Travis.
Everyday | 10AM–7PM
Lake Austin & Lake Travis
This unique water park is located on Lake Travis and boasts of over two football fields worth of floating obstacles. Enjoy lakefront umbrellas, hammocks, floating picnic tables, beach games, and so much more!
You can enjoy an afternoon of running through the obstacle course and jumping on the water trampolines. Sip on some ice-cold brews, play some corn hole, and finished your day drinking and floating in the water. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon!
Sat & Sun | 10AM-5PM
Here in Austin, we have so many delicious ice cream shops to choose from. Let’s spend this summer trying them ALL! You in? Check out the round-up of shops below.
We can all appreciate an evening in Zilker Park watching the sunset and taking in the beauty of the Austin skyline. Pack some snacks like hummus and cheese cubes and don’t forget that bottle of wine! You’ll be set with the perfect date night, picnic with a good friend, or an evening of peace with yourself!
Looking for more places to picnic than Zilker Park? We have created a guide, the best spots to picnic in Austin so all you need to do is gather your muchies, pick your company, and enjoy the fresh air.
Whether you’re looking to stay active this summer or you’re ready to sip on some refreshing drinks, you do you! In case you were wanting to get your steps in for “Hot Girl Summer” then you’ve got to take a walk or job at these breathtaking Austin spots. Need a cocktail instead? Sip on some of THE BEST Frozen drinks around town!
Looking for a day in the sun or a fun staycation? Check out some of the best Austin hotel pool spots that offer day passes for guests. That means you can hang by the pool without paying for a room. Talk about a win-win!
Please visit their websites for more information regarding the COVID-19 precautions they are taking during this time. Many are only accepting reservations due to the limited capacity requirements. Check frequently as updates are made!
In case you’re planning a getaway trip this Summer, you might want to visit Fredericksburg. Enjoy the Hill Country scenery, amazing wine, and tasty food the city has to offer. We’ve got you covered with the best places to stay too! All you’ve got to do is just plan when you’ll be visiting.
Texas Summers can be extremely hot, it’s no surprise. Beat the heat at the Chaparral Ice rink and if you really need to cool down just lay down on the ice. Don’t actually do that but go enjoy and skate around in the cool arena! By the end of the summer, you’ll be a pro ready for the winter Olympics!
Barton Springs is an Austin classic and you can’t go through summer without stopping by! Swim in the natural spring, tan or picnic in the grass, or even hike the trails. You can also check out their educational exhibit, Splash!, to learn about the biology and history of our beloved Barton Springs.
We love taking a dip and in case you do too, this is our Guide to Swimming Holes in Austin!
Mon, Wed, Thurs, | 5AM-9AM* | 9PM-10PM
TUES, FRI-SUN | 5AM-8AM* | 8AM-10PM
*swim at your own risk
We already know there won’t be many events happening over the summer so how are we going to spend our weekends in the hot Texas summer heat? The coolest summertime patios in Austin, that’s how.
These are the patios you need to add to your summer 2022 bucket list!
This summer enjoy and take full advantage of the 28-acre property, it’s the is the perfect opportunity to get out and get some fresh air. Spend time with friends, sip some delicious cocktails, and grab some BBQ from Alice’s Restaurant! Treaty Oak has and will continue to be a popular spot throughout the summer.
🗓 WED-SAT | 12PM–9PM
🗓 SUN | 12PM-7PM
Summer school? We don’t know them! Most kids will be home for the summer, which means you’ll need EXTRA activities to keep them entertained. Check out our super helpful guides that the whole family is sure to love. Enjoy a picnic, visit a kid-friendly museum, or get refreshed at a splash pad!
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