The Texas summer heat is definitely hard to beat! Summer break can be a great time to let the kids unwind, prioritize family time, and engage in new fun activities. However, outdoors in over 100-degree heat can definitely hinder the types of fun that families and children can get involved in. But, all hope is not lost, so we rounded up some of Austin’s best summer activities to beat the heat! Check them out below…
St. Edwards Park Trail
One way to beat the heat is to get up for an early morning hike in the beautiful Austin area!
This family-friendly trail is located in northwest Austin, off Bullcreek. There are various trails available, comfortably accommodating any hiking expertise level necessary. Swimming access is available at the creek, featuring a very small but popular waterfall to cool off and take pictures. Don't forget your towel!
Austin Nature and Science Center
If hiking isn’t your favorite thing, but you still want to try to beat some of this intense heat with an early morning excursion, check out the Austin Nature and Science Center! It’s located within the Zilker Park system, and this adventure park is entirely free of charge. Wildlife, nature, and even some fossil exploration are all possible at this wonderful Austin park. So pack a snack and get those little feet trekking!
This newly remodeled space has a variety of options for the kiddos to explore! Start early at the giant tree house on the northwest side of the park, and work towards the playground. End your day with some splash pad fun to beat the heat!