We’ve pretty much hit that point of the summer when it’s hard to do anything besides melt. Here in Austin, it’s a necessity to find ways to beat the heat and keep cool come mid July. If you’re ready to take a break from pool hopping and start air conditioning hopping, we’ve rounded up our favorite ways to beat that summer time heat. Now please excuse us while we go eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There is no better way to cool off than with a cold, sweet treat.
Amy’s Ice Cream | Handcrafted, artisan premium ice cream, fruit ices and frozen yogurt.
Dolce Vita | European style neighborhood bar, gelataria and cafe located in Hyde Park.
Lick Honest Ice Creams | Seasonal, sustainable ice cream made from local ingredients.
Sno Beach | One of the original food trailers in Austin offering a variety of sno-cone flavors.
Yogurt Planet | The finest quality yogurt in a variety of sensational flavors with an assortment of toppings.
Teo Gelato | The finest gelatos and sorbettos inspired by the flavors of Italy.
Pinkberry | Tart frozen yogurt made from fresh ingredients and hand cut fruit.
Holla Mode | Thaî style ice cream made to order with local dairy or organic coconut milk.
Moojo | Delicious ice cream sandwiches made with all natural ice cream and freshly baked homemade cookies.
Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs | Family-run snowball stand with over 70 flavors made in-house.
Bananarchy | Walk-up stand offering frozen bananas with a variety of dips and toppings.
Cow Tipping Creamery | Family-run ice cream truck known for their unique soft serve creations.
Prohibition Creamery | Simple and delicious ice cream and vegan sorbets, with a boozy kick. Adults only.
With the weather heating up, there are a variety of indoor activities to stay cool.
Austin Rock Gym | Indoor rock climbing gym located in north Austin offering day passes, memberships, and training and youth programs.
Blazer Tag | Premier laser tag and family entertainment center offering laser tag arena, video arcade, private party rooms, and ropes course.
Cafe Monet | Paint-your-own pottery and art studio with locations in north and south Austin.
Dart Bowl | Old-school bowling alley with arcade, bar and restaurant.
iFly Indoor Skydiving | High-tech indoor skydiving simulation.
Inner Space Cavern | One of the best preserved caves in Texas offering tours, a playground, a mining area, several fossil displays and more. The cavern temperature stays a cool 72 degrees with 98% humidity year-round.
Jumpoline Park | Family Fun Center offering innovative trampolines perfect for all ages and events.
K1 Speed | Indoor racing center with electric go-karts for all ages. Book for birthday parties or corporate events.
Pinballz Arcade | Family-friendly arcade with food and a variety of video games and vintage pinball machines.
Playland Skate Center | The largest skating facility in Austin with light shows, fog machine, and sound system.
Sky Candy Austin | Aerial and circus arts studio located in East Austin.
Smudge Studios | A fun, easygoing atmosphere for people of all ages to express their creativity through art.
The Goodnight | Adults-only gaming spot with bowling, billiards, full bar, pub grub and patio.
The Thinkery | Children’s museum focused on creating innovative learning experiences.
If your feeling adventurous and looking for some great outdoor activities, be sure to check out our Great Outdoors post here.