Keeping Austin Cool: Indoor Summer Activities in the 512

Keeping Austin Cool: Indoor Summer Activities in the 512

When the Texas sun cranks up the heat, it's time to head indoors for some cool summer fun. Whether you're into arts, history, thrilling activities, or a bit of pampering, Austin has you covered! Here is Moreland's ultimate guide to indoor summer activities so you can beat the heat. 

Texas State Capitol: Explore the rich history and architectural beauty of the Texas State Capitol, the largest state capitol building in the United States. Take a guided tour to discover the legislative chambers, historical artifacts, and stunning rotunda, immersing yourself in the story of Texas' past and present governance.

Blanton Museum of Art: Get your culture fix at the Blanton Museum of Art. With rotating exhibitions, guided tours, and engaging educational programs, it's a spot for creativity and inspiration, perfect for all ages.

Bullock Texas State History Museum: Journey through Texas' rich past at the Bullock Museum. Visitors can explore three floors of exhibits, participate in hands-on activities, and watch Texas-themed films in the IMAX theater.

Museum of Ice Cream: Dive into a world of sweetness at the Museum of Ice Cream. It's the coolest spot to sprinkle fun into your day with unlimited ice cream, interactive art installations, exclusive treats, and unforgettable memories.

Wonderspaces Austin: Encounter art in a whole new light at Wonderspaces Austin. The interactive installations blend technology and creativity, offering a unique experience for visitors.

Austin Public Library: Curl up with a good book and explore the Austin Public Library. With various workshops, multimedia resources, extensive book collections, and a stunning rooftop garden, this library offers many opportunities for discovery and enrichment.

ACL Live - The Moody Theatre: Home to the iconic Austin City Limits television series, The Moody Theatre hosts live concerts featuring diverse musical acts, providing an unforgettable experience for music lovers.

Paramount Theatre: A historic landmark in downtown Austin, the Paramount Theatre showcases a variety of live performances, including plays, concerts, and film screenings, providing a captivating cultural experience.

Esther's Follies: Combining comedy, magic, and music, Esther's Follies presents a unique theatrical experience guaranteed to entertain and delight all audiences.

Broken Spoke: The Broken Spoke, a legendary honky-tonk venue, offers live country music and dancing, providing an authentic taste of Texas culture and hospitality.

Emo's Austin: Dive into Austin's vibrant music scene at Emo's, a popular venue known for hosting live performances of emerging and established artists across various genres. With its intimate atmosphere and eclectic lineup of shows, Emo's offers music enthusiasts an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Live Music Capital of the World.

Saxon Pub: Saxon Pub is a beloved Austin institution that features live music from local and touring artists seven nights a week, making it a must-visit destination.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving: Feel the rush of free falling without jumping out of a plane at iFLY Indoor Skydiving. Here, state-of-the-art wind tunnels provide an exhilarating experience for thrill-seekers of all ages.

Urban Axes Austin: Experience the excitement of ax throwing in a safe and controlled environment, perfect for group outings and team-building activities.

Austin Aquarium: Dive into an underwater world at the Austin Aquarium, where you can marvel at a diverse array of marine life and even get up close and personal with some creatures through hands-on experiences.

Austin Panic Room: Test your wits and teamwork at the Austin Panic Room, where themed escape rooms challenge participants to solve puzzles and unravel mysteries in a race against the clock.

Blazer Tag: Enter a world of laser tag excitement at Blazer Tag, where multi-level arenas and high-tech equipment provide an adrenaline-pumping experience for players of all skill levels.

Main Event Entertainment: From bowling and arcade games to laser tag and billiards, this venue offers various attractions for families and groups looking for a good time.

Austin Bouldering Project: Scale new heights at the Austin Bouldering Project, a world-class indoor climbing gym offering challenging routes and a supportive community for climbers of all levels.

Cidercade: Sip on craft cider and play classic arcade games at Cidercade, where retro gaming and delicious drinks combine for a nostalgic and fun-filled adventure.

The Austin Winery: Explore the world of wine at The Austin Winery, where you can sample various locally-made wines and enjoy guided tastings in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery: Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery and learn about the art of vodka-making, followed by tastings of their premium spirits.

Fall Creek Vineyards: Located in the scenic Texas Hill Country, Fall Creek Vineyards offers wine tastings and tours of their picturesque estate, where you can enjoy stunning views and award-winning wines.

Fitzhugh Brewery: Quench your thirst with craft beer at Fitzhugh Brewery, where you can indulge in a rotating selection of brews on tap.

Standard Proof Whiskey Co: Sample small-batch whiskeys and spirits at Standard Proof Whiskey Co., where expertly crafted cocktails and tastings provide a refined drinking experience.

Lake Austin Spa Resort: Retreat to tranquility at Lake Austin Spa Resort, where luxurious treatments, scenic views, and wellness programs ensure rejuvenation and pampering.

Milk & Honey Day Spa: Indulge in relaxation and self-care at Milk & Honey Day Spa, where expert therapists provide a range of massage, skincare, and body treatments tailored to your needs.

Austin Spa and Wellness - Four Seasons: Experience ultimate luxury at Austin Spa in the Four Seasons, where world-class amenities, personalized services, and serene surroundings create a haven of peacefulness.

Alive and Well | Austin Wellness Center: Enhance your self-care experience in an all inclusive, holistic environment offering luxurious spa treatments and functional medicine for your mind, body and spirit.

Viva Day + Med Spa: Rejuvinate from head to toe at Viva Day + Med Spa with services ranging from award-winning spa packages and massages to skin rejuvanation, manicures, pedicures and more.

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa: Focused on restoration, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa offers Austin-inspired signature spa treatments, salon services, restorative personal journeys and more for the mind, body and spirit.

Hiatus Day Spa | Med Spa: Make scheduled relaxation a part of your wellness routine with massages, skincare, acupuncture and other services offered by Hiatus.

Miraval Austin Resort & Spa: Embark on your self care journey with a 360-degree approach to wellness at Mirval Austin Resort & Spa — where exploring Austin is immersive and experiential.

Moreland Properties: Escape the heat and embark on your journey to homeownership with Moreland Properties, where expert guidance and extensive listings await. Discover your dream home in the comfort of our offices, where our team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect property tailored to your wants and needs.

No matter your interests, Moreland has you covered with various indoor summer activities. From exploring museums and enjoying live music to indulging in drinking experiences and pampering yourself at spas, there's something for everyone to enjoy while staying cool indoors. Let us guide you on your journey to finding the perfect home while discovering all that Austin offers!

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