Spring has sprung. Oh, yeah! Now it’s early summer in Austin, and you’re looking for something to do. Summer is a time for family vacations, outdoor activities, and much-needed downtime. If you’re looking to visit Austin soon, here are some of the best things to do during early Austin summer!

Go Dancing This Austin Summer

There are two favorites in Austin that you shouldn’t miss: The Broken Spoke and White Horse. The White Horse is part of the east side music explosion and features some of the best country bands out there today. They also have dance lessons for newbies. If you’re a little further south, go to The Broken Spoke, which had a book written about it by Donna Marie Miller and, like the White Horse, is a favorite of Austin locals.

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Miniature Golf

For those who think miniature golf is just “so 80s,” we have a surprise for you! Peter Pan Min-Golf has a BYOB policy but is still fun for the whole family. There are two 18-hole courses with lots of fun characters and hilarious obstacles.

Rooftop Bars and Restaurants

Austin has become known as a foodie destination for a reason–all the high-quality eateries and bars. See the city at night from one of the rooftop venues while you eat and drink the best Austin has to offer. The views are excellent at the P6, the 77 Degree Rooftop Bar, the Hotel Van Zandt rooftop, and Terrace 59.

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The Thinkery

If you need something to do indoors with the kids, try the Thinkery. With hands-on STEAM exhibits, arts, crafts, and a performance stage, even the adults will want to get involved.

Nature Tours

Get out of the city for a tour of nature! From caverns to kayaking, you can tour land and water for some great family activities. And don’t miss Bats & Segways, where you will get training on a Segway scooter, then traverse the area with a final stop the view the sunset flight of Mexican free-tail bats.

While you’re checking out nature, make sure you get to the Texas Hill Country. This beautiful land will make you want to come back for more with miles and miles to explore. Investigate on your own or take a tour. If you want a tasting tour, try Texas Tipsy Tours, one of the local favorites.

If you still need more to do this Austin summer, just turn around and point your finger. You’ll find something that looks like you need to yell, “Let’s go there!”

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