Whether you’re coming for the sights and scenery, the rich and eclectic local cultures, or the offbeat vibes, you’re going to have an awesome summer in Austin. There are endless ways to spend your time here, so let us help you out with this handy list of must-see summer in Austin attractions.

Barton Springs Pool for a Fun Summer in Austin

In the beautiful Zilker Park, you’ll find Barton Springs Pool, where you can while away the summer afternoon in natural spring waters. The waters are comfortable and temperate (an average of 68-70°F), making them the perfect place to splash in on your summer vacation, whether you’re here with your significant other, a group of friends, or the whole family.

Barton Creek Greenbelt

In south-central Austin, you’ll find the Barton Creek Greenbelt. There are many in Austin, but this is without a doubt the favorite among locals. If you love the outdoors, make sure to spend a day at the greenbelt. Here you’ll find trails for mountain biking enthusiasts and limestone bluffs for rock climbing enthusiasts. The Violet Crown Trail is the perfect way to explore the area since it runs through much of the greenbelt.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

If you want to your fill of natural wonders, look no farther than the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the end of the Violet Crown Trail. This center focuses on native plants of North America; discover and admire over 10,000 different species here. Every night in June you can enjoy Nature Nights, a free family event. Or take a guided garden tour, offered daily, starting at 10:00 am! This is one of the best attractions during the summer in Austin.

Broken Spoke Dance Hall

For over half a century this old-school country dive bar has given the community live music, classic country food, and a place to shake it. If you want to let loose and do the two-step in one of the best dance venues in Austin, head over to Broken Spoke for live music, dancing, and even dance lessons.

Moonlight Towers

One of the defining characteristics of Austin is its moonlight towers, built in the 1890s and so named for the artificial moonlight they give off, meant to illuminate several blocks at once at night. Austin is home to 17 of the only remaining moonlight towers in the world, and they’ve become local landmarks of quirky, artful significance. The tower in Zilker Park was notably featured in the hit film Dazed and Confused.

The Perfect Place to Stay

When you’re heading anywhere for the summer, it’s endlessly exciting to plan for everything you’ll do there once you arrive! But undoubtedly, the most important thing will always be finding the best place to stay. That’s where Austin Vacation Rentals can help. Get in touch with us today at (833) 241-7651 for more information from our friendly team.