It gets hot here in Texas, that’s why Austinites have a spring fed pool that stays a constant 65 degrees. Bring $3 and enjoy a break from the heat.
Town Lake Trail
At just about 3.5 miles, the trail around town lake is a popular spot for running and walking.
SUP ATX ( Stand Up Paddling)
Want to try a different way to enjoy a day at the lake, try SUP ATX!
Kayaking on Town Lake
Have you not had enough water yet?
Peter Pan Golf
This Austin favorite has a few holes and lots of character. It’s a great spot even at night for a little fun.
Want dinner and a movie? Try Alamo Drafthouse where you can see that blockbuster hit and order food right in the theater. And not just popcorn, they have a great kitchen with lots of seasonal favorites.
Come check out Zilker Park for some frisbee or just enjoying the green grass. Zilker is right by Barton Springs as well.
See the Austin skyline from a beautiful hill top after just a short hike. This is just a short trip from the Yacht Club too.
South Congress shops
This part of town is just a little but funky with small local shops and great food at the food trailer park.
Located on the Univeristy of Texas campus, this is a great find with collections from all over the world.
Harry Ransom Center
Another great museum on the UT campus that has an original copy of a Gutenberg Bible, Shakespeare, and many other literary classics.
This is a beautiful natural water source with that has multiple locations to access it.
Everything is bigger in Texas, even the Capitol. Check out the Capitol and the grounds for a historical and beautiful building with lots of history.
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Need to brush up on your Texas history? This museum has interactive and historical artifacts that will teach you everything you need to know. Come and take it!
Austin City Limits
Since you are in the “City of Live Music,” you must check out the new Moody Theatre at the W Hotel For a lot of history in music. They also just unveiled a new Willie Nelson statue right out front.
Congress Ave Bridge / Bats
Austin is also known as the “Bat City” and in the early summer, you can check out the bats as they fly from under the Congress Bridge at dusk.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Tired of swimming and need some culture, just by Zilker, this sculpture garden hosts the works of the late Charles Umlauf.
Henry Home & Museum
Check out the home of William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry. This historic structure has been renovated and now features a museum and some literary works.
McKinney Falls State Park
This park features trails winding around two sets of falls, upper and lower, that have senic views of the Texas Hill country.
Need a break from the heat? Try Austin’s Blazer Tag for some fun off the water and out of the sun.
Don’s Fish Camp
Just a short trip to San Marcos, Texas, and you can go float the Guadalupe River after renting a tube for yourself and taking a short bus ride to the top of the river. This relaxing trip down the Guadalupe can take about 4 hours, so make sure you plan for a great day in the sun.
Entry is restricted to a certain number of people every day, but, if you are one of the few, it’s a beautiful natural water source just southwest of Austin.