Moving to Austin in the summer means getting used to the hot weather and the ritual of running from air conditioned house to air-conditioned car to air-conditioned business each day. However, the hot summer weather Austin regularly experiences doesn’t mean that your entire summer can only be spent within the confines of an air-conditioned room.
There are loads of fun activities available in the summer around Austin, and there are many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Here are a few to consider this summer.
Avoid the Heat By Getting Up Early
When we’re in grammar school, summer is all about sleeping late and summer jobs, but many experiences are waiting for those of us that set our alarm clocks a little early. The Culture Trip offers an excellent way to enjoy the morning if you’re willing to get up before the sun rises.
“The sun rises early in the summer, and so will you if you want to experience this beautiful site. Grab a cup of coffee and hike the long staircase up to the top of Mount Bonnell. The dazzling view of the sun rising over the Colorado River will be well worth the early morning workout.”
Adopting an early-morning running, jogging, or walking habit is also an excellent way to improve your health in the summer. Just a few mornings a week spent exercising can help you start to lose weight (if that’s your goal), and it’s a great way to encourage friends and build camaraderie as you all work together to improve your health.
Find a Watering Hole and Have Fun
There are loads of ways to enjoy the water in the summer in Austin, from fountains and watering holes to natural springs and swimming pools.
Austin Monthly recommends visiting Deep Eddy Pool as one of your summertime activities.
“Spring-fed Deep Eddy sure looks good for its age—the watering hole turns 100 this year. While the pool is the main attraction of Eilers Park, there are other classic charms for visitors to enjoy, including a play area for toddlers and a small fishing dock on Lady Bird Lake. Families can cook on the new grill in the park area, and the Deep Eddy Movie Night summer series offers an ideal way to extend a long day of fun in the sun. Entrance fees range from $1 to $4. Cash only.”
Other venues you may choose to visit include Krause Springs, which is in Spicewood and is a 115-acre property, as well as Austin Aquatics & Sports Academy, which is a great place to take fitness classes, take swimming lessons, or frolic and have fun in the outdoor pool.
Run a 5K Race in Texas in the Summer
Running 5K races (that’s a distance of 3.1 miles) has become a national obsession for many people around the country, and there are loads of races in and around Austin each summer. Run Project is a great resource for finding races, and here are a few they list this summer:
- Dash for Donuts, Friday, June 1 in Dallas
- Running1Rescue, Saturday, June 2 in Lubbock
- Run for an Impact, Saturday, June 23 in Plano
- CASA Superhero Run, Sunday, September 16 in Austin
Don’t worry, even if you can’t run 3 miles, just about every race out there allows its participants to walk the entire distance, and so you don’t need to have an athlete’s stamina to compete.
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