Don't let the heat get you down.
Austinites are experts at turning their warm weather into an opportunity for fun and festivities. Read on for our list of the best ways to beat the heat in Austin.
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Grab a scoop
The sweetest way to beat the heat is with a cold treat. Luckily, Austin has options. Clockwise, some of our favorites:
Bunker in with some cool games and fruity cocktails at this adults-only bar and arcade just steps from Archer.
Try a seasonally fresh style, like its Kölsch, pilsner or lager — or sample all three via a flight.
A massive patio, 54 beers on tap, yard games: Welcome to summer.
Step off North Lamar, grab a Vietnamese iced coffee and discover your next favorite book.
Let the kids splash and run wild at this beloved water park.
Cool, dark and afternoon matinee prices make this the best place to stash away for a few hours on those scorching afternoons.
Sip away the sun
A refreshing cocktail can quench your thirst and quell the heat like nothing else. A couple options in walking distance from the hotel:
- Wonder Bar — an interactive, vibrant, Insta-worthy bar
- Gloria’s — ultrasmooth frozen margaritas in a variety of flavors
Paddleboard, kayak, canoe — just get out and hit the lake to beat the heat.
Get here early before the temps rise and then retreat inside to cook something fresh and seasonal.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, chef David Bull has you covered with refreshing drinks and in-room dining to keep you cool on those long summer days.
Rediscover what you missed in history class with great exhibits and compelling relics.
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