We don’t want to hear cries of “I’m bored” from the kids this summer!  There’s way too much to do in Austin for any such whining. We’ve teamed up with Austin Plumbery to bring you our Ultimate Guide to Summer in Austin – a jam-packed roundup of ideas to keep everyone entertained and active this summer.

Austin Plumbery is a local business with strong family values. They know how important it is for you to spend quality time with the kids. When any home or commercial plumbing need should arise, they will roll up their sleeves and handle your plumbing services quickly, efficiently and professionally — so you can get out there and enjoy some family fun!

Summer is the BEST! Now, let’s go have a blast!
Splash Pads
Free Pools in Austin
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
— When to Visit Austin Museums For Free
Bullock Summer Programs
Umlauf Family Days
Second Saturdays for Families at Laguna Gloria
Thinkery Events
Blanton Family Programs

Free & Dirt Cheap Summer Movies
Sound & Cinema
See Movies & Win Prizes with the Summer Fun Card
Austin Parks Foundations: Movies in the Park
Family Movie Listings (By Date)

Sound & Cinema
Zilker Summer Musical – All Shook Up
Children’s Day Art Park
Blues on the Green
— Unplugged at the Grove
Zach Theatre Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

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
5 Children’s Museums Near Austin That Are Worth the Trip
What To Do with Kids in Waco
Science Mill
San Antonio’s DoSeum
Big Bend & West Texas
— Best Camping Spots Around Austin
A Visit to the Dinosaur Park
— 8 Texas Roadside Attractions Worth Stopping For

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 Favorites: Pizza in Austin

Reading Incentive Programs
Storytimes at BookPeople
Austin Public Library Summer Reading Program

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.

Thank you to Austin Plumbery for helping us share so many ideas for fun in the sun!
We hope you have a GREAT summer!