Beat the summertime heat in Austin Stay cool with these fun things to do in Austin
Updated April 2022
Don't let the heat get you down
Austinites are experts at turning their warm weather into opportunities for fun and festivities. Read on for our list of the best ways to beat the heat in Austin and find fun adult and family activities near you.
Archer Hotel Austin's pool patio
Peruse beautiful works of art and Texas treasures — in air conditioning, no less:
After exploring all the fun things to do in Austin, the sweetest way to beat the heat is with a cold treat. Luckily, this town has options. Some of our favorites:
Kung Fu Saloon
When you’re looking for fun things to do in Austin to bring out your inner kid, this is it. Bunker in with some cool games and fruity cocktails at this adults-only bar and arcade just steps from Archer.
Experience camaraderie and hospitality while enjoying a frosty cold one:
Step off North Lamar in downtown Austin, grab a Vietnamese iced coffee and discover your next favorite book.
Looking for a great family activity near you? Let the kids splash and run wild at this beloved water park at Lake Travis.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Cool, dark and afternoon matinee prices make this the best place to stash away for a few hours on those scorching afternoons.
A refreshing cocktail can quench your thirst and quell the heat like nothing else. Check out a couple of options in walking distance from Archer Hotel Austin:
Lady Bird Lake
Paddleboard, kayak, canoe — get out and hit the lake to beat the heat.
Viva Day Spa
A relaxing hideaway just steps from our luxe hotel — try one of its famous spa packages.
Barton Creek Farmers Market
Get here early before the temps rise and then retreat inside to cook something fresh and seasonal.
Second Bar + Kitchen
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.