The heat of the Texas sun has us wondering: has summer always been this long? While we love all of the greenspaces and outdoor activities Austin has to offer, the weather has some of us craving the luxury of air conditioning. Read below to see our picks for fun, indoor activities to help you get through summer.
For The Creative
Cafe Monet is a paint-your-own-pottery studio in Austin, where customers can choose from a variety of ceramic pieces and paint them to create their unique artwork. They also offer pottery classes.
Painting with a Twist is a popular chain of paint and sip studios with a local artist leading a painting session and guiding participants step-by-step through the process of creating a specific artwork.
As one of the largest university art museums in the United States, the newly renovated Blanton Museum is known for its diverse and extensive collection of artwork.
As one of the city's most prominent and long-standing theatre organizations, Zach Theatre is known for producing a wide range of theatrical performances, including classic plays, musicals, contemporary works, and new productions. Head Over Heels will be performed on the main stage from August 9 to September 10, 2023.
For the History Buff
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Named after Bob Bullock, a former Lieutenant Governor of Texas, The Bullock Texas State History Museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history and culture of Texas. It features a wide range of exhibits that cover various aspects of the state's history, including its early Native American inhabitants, the Spanish colonial period, the fight for Texas independence, the Civil War era, and the state's development in the 20th century.
The LBJ Presidential Library is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the life and legacy of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. It houses an extensive collection of documents, photographs, audiovisual materials, and artifacts related to President Johnson's presidency, political career, and personal life.
As a historic house museum, the Neil-Cochran House offers guided tours where visitors can learn about the history of the house, its former occupants, and the broader context of Austin's development during that time.
For the Beauty Enthusiast
Send off summer with a visit to the Lake Austin Spa. Here, guests can enjoy various types of massages, facials, body treatments, and more, provided by skilled therapists and practitioners.
Milk & Honey Spa provides various spa treatments, including massages, facials, body treatments, and skincare services. Their skilled therapists and estheticians offer personalized treatments to cater to individual needs and preferences.
For the Thrill Seeker
The Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, Texas, is known for its massive indoor water park, offering thrilling water slides, indoor surfing, lazy rivers, wave pools, kids' play areas, and more.
The Escape Game offers immersive and interactive escape room experiences where participants are locked in a themed room and must work together to solve puzzles, find clues, and complete challenges to escape within a set time limit. Each escape room has its unique storyline and set of puzzles.
Known as the largest laser tag arena in Texas, Blazer Tag features a multi-level arena with various obstacles and hiding spots, making it an engaging and challenging experience for players of all ages.
iFLY offers a thrilling experience of indoor skydiving, allowing participants to experience the sensation of free falling without jumping out of an airplane. The facility uses a vertical wind tunnel with powerful fans that generate a controlled upward airflow, allowing people to float on a cushion of air.
For the Adults
Still Austin Whiskey Co. is a local distillery that produces artisanal whiskey using traditional distilling methods and locally sourced ingredients. Private tours start at $35 and tastings start at $25.
Punch Bowl Social is a unique concept that combines a restaurant, bar, and entertainment center all in one place. It offers a variety of activities and games, including bowling, ping pong, arcade games, board games, and more.
Cap City Comedy Club has been a staple of Austin's comedy scene for many years, hosting a wide range of comedians, from local up-and-coming talent to nationally recognized stand-up acts.
Head to Cidercade for dozens of locally brewed ciders on tap paired with over 150 arcade games including fighting games, racing games, pinball machines, rhythm games, and other activities.
Known for its unique concept that combines a restaurant serving delicious food and drinks with a wide selection of board games and tabletop games for guests to enjoy.Their hand-built gaming tables comfortably seat 2-4 players, but they also have oversized booths for 5-8, or Biergarten-style for up to 14-28.
For the Potential Buyer
Our listings are always air-conditioned. Attend an open house or contact us to set up a private showing. Not only will you get to beat the heat, but you may also be inspired to finalize an ongoing home project, modernize existing decor, or even consider your next best real estate move. No matter your goal, Moreland Properties is here to help you understand how to navigate the Austin real estate market.