It’s summertime in Austin, so only thinking about swimming holes, cool treats, and air conditioning hopping is totally normal, right? From pool passes to boozy ice cream milkshakes, we’ve got your list of Austin ways to stay cool (and safe) this summer.
Make A Splash
Take a dip in one of Austin’s best swimming holes.
Drive 45 minutes south of Austin to reach the glorious Blue Hole. The crystal-clear waters stay an ideal 75 degrees all year round and are shaded by towering cypress trees. Reservations are required.
Make some lake memories and cool off with Float On boat rentals. Great rates, new boats, and friendly staff make this local company the highest rated boat rental company in Austin.
Swim in an artesian spring of Jacob’s Well Natural Area. The cool, clear water is surrounded by rocky ledges and shady trees, creating a picture-perfect swimming hole. Reservations are required.
There is no better way to cool off than with a cold, sweet treat.
Need a break from the heat? Here are a few fun and safe ways to enjoy Austin indoors.
Take rock climbing but lose the ropes and harnesses, and you have bouldering. The world’s largest bouldering gym is located in Austin with this 50,000 square foot facility. Currently, only open to members.
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.