As far as summer temperatures go, we’ve been fortunate. We didn’t exist in 90-degree weather throughout May — and sometimes April — like we usually do, which is why we enjoyed the wildflowers for such a long time.
But the heat will arrive nonetheless. It’s Texas.
When you find yourself in need of indoor activities for the kiddos, and yourself, this summer in the Lake Travis area, LTL has you covered.
Urban Air Adventure Park
The exciting news about Urban Air is it will be opening in Bee Cave. The new Urban Air Adventure Park is supposed to open this fall, and the signage is already up near Gigi’s Cupcakes. Right now, the closest location is near Lakeline Mall in Cedar Park.
This is your one-stop-shop for indoor fun that’s kind of like a trampoline park, but with a twist of rides and Ninja Warrior obstacles. The photo above is the ropes course with an air coaster.
Urban Air in Bee Cave will include indoor skydiving, a sky rider indoor coaster, spin zone bumper cars, virtual reality, a warrior course, climbing walls and more. It will also house a full-service cafe and a parent lounge.
High 5 Bowling & Entertainment
You probably already know High 5, and if you don’t, you’re in for a treat. This local business opened in the Lakeway area in 2016 and immediately became a hot spot for kids and adults. In addition to bowling (upstairs and downstairs), video games galore, dining and laser tag, they now have ax throwing.
Yes, nothing says, “let’s be friends” like hurling an ax through the air. The good news is, you have to be 18 or older to participate in this new activity. There are no baby axes for youngsters. There’s an ax-throwing league too. It’s super fun and way more addictive than you might think.
Lake Travis Community Library
There are so many events happening at Lake Travis Community Library this summer, not just for kids, but for the whole family. You can check out the calendar to see what we mean. Activities span all ages, so there’s something for everyone.
You can participate in readings, story times, knitting, genealogy groups, live music, teach coach, tween time, and much more. They host Family Flicks every Wednesday at 3pm during June. Plus, there are Art4Kids every Sunday at 2pm. Remember, the library has mobile hotspots, so it’s a quiet place to read or work online.
If you want to add a dash of live performances and entertainment to your summer, don’t miss TexARTS. Frozen, Jr. is happening this weekend, and Annie (professional series) will be July 12 – August 2. Tickets are on sale now.
Beyond the shows, there are summer camps for all ages – singing, dancing, acting, and art.
Moviehouse & Eatery
This local fave spot for movies has two locations in the Lake Travis area. One at Four Points (Trails at 620) and a location in Southwest Austin at Lantana Place. It’s hard to beat the Moviehouse & Eatery for dine-in movie-watching comfort.
Kick up your heels this summer and enjoy all sorts of movie-related fun. They host a free Summer Kids Camp through August 27, where you can snag free tickets to movies on a first come, first serve basis starting at 9am. They also have weekly Deal Days so that you can get extra savings on ticket prices.
Where’s your favorite spot to escape the heat and humidity and have some fun in the Lake Travis area? Let us know in the comments section on our Facebook page.