We don’t want to hear cries of “I’m bored” from the kids this summer!  There’s really way too much to do in Austin for such whining. So we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to combat any dull moments with this Ultimate Guide to Summer in Austin, packed with plenty of ideas to keep everyone entertained and active. Summer is the BEST! Let’s go have some fun! Free Pools in Austin
Splash Pads
Best Swimming Holes
Where to Swim in the Barton Creek Greenbelt
Water Parks & Amusement Parks
Rock’N River Water Park
Schlitterbahn Water Park
Volente Beach Water Park
Quarry Splash Pad

Top Places to Play Indoors
Indoor Places for Jumping Fun
Arcades in Austin
Crux Climbing Center
Austin Bouldering Project
Mt. Playmore
Catch Air Round Rock
Dart’Em Up

Top 10 Austin Museums for Kids
Bullock Summer Programs
Umlauf Family Days
Second Saturdays for Families at Laguna Gloria
Thinkery Events

Free & Dirt Cheap Summer Movies
Sound & Cinema
See Movies & Win Prizes with the Summer Fun Card
Alamo Kids Camp Summer Movies
Family Movie Listings (By Date)

Where to Hear Free Live Music this Summer
Sound & Cinema
Zilker Summer Musical – The Wizard of Oz
Children’s Day Art Park
Music in the Library
Austin Symphony’s Free Concerts in the Park
Blues on the Green

10 Best Hikes for Families in Austin
Nature Nights at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Top Playgrounds
100 Things to Do at Zilker Park
Where to Rent Kayaks & Canoes
Joanne Land Playground
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
River Place Nature Trail
Bull Creek Greenbelt
Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail
Where to Bike with the Kids in Austin

Family Friendly Resorts Near Austin
Day Trips From Austin
What To Do with Kids in Waco
Hill Country Science Mill
San Antonio’s DoSeum
Big Bend & West Texas
Hyatt Lost Pines

Restaurants with Playscapes
Where to Get Cold Treats in Austin
15 Family-Friendly Happy Hours
Trailer Food Tuesdays at Long Center
Best Family Brunch
Family Nights & Cartoon Mornings at Hat Creek

Reading Incentive Programs
Storytimes at BookPeople
Austin Public Library Activities

For even more to do this summer, check out our daily calendar of events! And if you’re hosting visitors this summer, check out our roundup of Where to Take Out-of-Town Guests so you can be a pro tour guide.

We hope you have a GREAT summer!