Looking for a great spot to cool off the whole gang? Try one of these old-fashioned swimming holes, full of natural, non-chlorinated water. But be warned: because these cool spots rely on natural water inflows, recent rains can affect the quality of the water. Bottom line? Check the website before prepping for a day trip; these pools may close due to contamination.


Barton Springs Pool

2201 Barton Springs Rd.

Austin, TX 78704



Hamilton Pool Preserve

24300 Hamilton Pool Rd.

Dripping Springs, TX 78620



Blue Hole (Wimberley)

100 Blue Hole Ln.

Wimberley, TX 78676



Blue Hole (Georgetown)

W. Second St. and Rock St.

Georgetown, TX 78626



Deep Eddy Pool

401 Deep Eddy Dr.

Austin, TX 78703



Stacy Pool

700 East Live Oak

Austin, TX 78704



Krause Springs

404 Krause Spring Rd.

Spicewood, TX 78669



Jacobs Well

221 Woodacre Dr.

Wimberley, TX 78676




…and more family fun


Cafe Monet

San Marcos and Austin

(512) 805-2800, 892-3200, 906-2200


Bring your family to our creative, inspirational studio, where pottery goes from functional to fabulous!


Ceramics Bayou

(512) 328-1168


Ceramics Bayou is the perfect place for everyone to spend the hot summer days in Austin creating mosaics, fused glass or painting pottery.


Inks Lake State Park Astronomy Star Parties


We are available for private star parties at your homes, schools, and summer camps. Or visit Inks Lake State Park to view Rings of Saturn, Juniper, Sea of Tranquility, constellations and more.


Main Event Austin

(512) 401-000


Eat. Bowl. Play.


Mt. Playmore

(512) 989-8886


At Mt. Playmore parents can play with their kids on the largest indoor playground in central Texas. It’s fun for the whole family.


Paramount Summer Classic Film Series


These classics will be shown on the big screen as they should be, and there are movies for the entire family at affordable rates. Take Dad on Father’s Day weekend for the James Bond series.


Playland Skate

(512) 452-1901


We feature Austin’s largest skating facility, offering

children and adults a safe, fun, clean and entertaining roller skating experience.


Round Rock Express Baseball

(512) 255-BALL


Come out and enjoy fireworks, $1 hot dogs and sodas, or free giveaways on designated nights. Check our website to see what’s going on for families. On June 24 you can sleep on the field, reservations required.


Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts

New Braunfels, South Padre Island, Galveston

(830) 625-2351


Stay AND Play! It’s the ultimate Schlitterbahn experience.

Free parking, free tubes, picnics welcome.



San Antonio

(800) 700-7786


Start your adventure today! Come one day and play all year.


Sugar & Spice Ranch


(830) 460-8487


Bonding families through horses.


Trailer Tuesdays @ The Long Center

(512) 474-LONG


Bring the family on the last Tuesday of the month from 5 to 9 p.m. to sample free food. Check out which trucks we will have at our next event.


The Gaylord Texan Resort

Grapevine, Tx

(817) 778-2000

www. GaylordTexan.com/SummerFest

Made in the shade or fun in the sun! Enjoy family entertainment, culinary events and classes, fireworks shows, pool parties, art tours, sunrise yoga, spa specials and live music all summer long.


Tex-Arts Summer Performances


(512) 634-8589

Bring the family to enjoy Grease June 9 – 30 and Charlotte’s Web July 7 – 19.




Visit the Thinkery for fun, innovative exhibits, daily activities, workshops, birthday parties and more that focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math.


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