Summer is here and we’ve got you covered for the best ways to spend those sunny days! Here is our ultimate Austin Summer Bucket List!
Lady Bird Lake
Head out to Lady Bird Lake where you can SUP, kayak, canoe, or even ride in a retro boat or a swan boat! In other words, you will have to get out there several times and try them all!
You can see the bats from the Congress Avenue Bridge. However, I prefer to see them from below on a bat cruise!
Above all, you have to see the new Alliance Children’s Garden playground at Butler Park. In addition, you can cool off by splashing at the Liz Carpenter Fountain splash pad.
Bring the bikes up to the Brushy Creek Trail and stop at all the playgrounds along the way! For instance, Brushy Creek Lake Park.
No Austin summer is complete without a dip in Barton Springs. However, you will need a reservation.
Make reservations to see Little Shop of Horrors, the Zilker Summer Musical. This is usually at Zilker Park. However, this year it is at the Hill Country Galleria.
We like to go to locally owned places most of the time. Therefore, we love mini golfing at Peter Pan Mini Golf.
Visit all the splash pads or local public pools.
Try floating down a river! For instance, the San Marcos, Comal, or Guadalupe.
Book a cabana at Son’s Island and spend the day playing out on the water.
Book a party barge or pontoon boat out on Lake Travis.
Make a reservation to see the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center.
See the Friday Fireworks at a Round Rock Express game in Round Rock.
Take a day trip to Ink’s Lake to splash in the Devil’s Watering Hole.
Drive out to Garner State Park and float in the crystal clear waters of the Rio Frio.
Bowl under the sea at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl.
See some art at the Blanton, which is free for kids under 12. In addition, it’s also free for everyone on Thursdays.
Take the kids roller skating at Playland Skate Center.