Summer Bucket List for Austin

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Hard to believe today is the summer solstice, aka the longest day of the year and the official start of astronomical summer. You can make sure you see the Strawberry moon tonight from any location in Austin. I love the iconic places in Austin that many of us like to check off our bucket list, each summer, before the summer’s end. It just wouldn’t be a summer in Austin without doing these things:

u Go to Barton Springs Pool , jump off the diving board and enjoy the 68-70 temperatures, ideal for year round swimming.

u Take a day trip to a nearby Texas town — think Fredericksburg, Wimberley, Gruene, Georgetown, or San Marcos.

u Ride the Deep Eddy Pool to Pool Burger to Deep Eddy Cabaret pipeline….. Many call it the Tarrytown Trifecta. My son use to go to swim practice at the deep Eddy pool when not swimming at the University of Texas with the Texas Aquatics. He still swims there and takes his family.

u Escape the heat in a local museum — The Blanton Museum of Art. Note on Tuesdays they have free admission.

u Attend an Austin FC game — you will not believe the energy in Q2’s electricifying.

u Listen to live music and take in Downtown views at The Drop-In — We are so fortunate to have this event at the Long Center; don’t forget water, picnic blankets, and lawn chairs and.

u Swim at the Austin Motel — there are plenty of poolside events to choose from. Don’t forget the Moon swim tonight!

u Float the San Marcos River — and let your cooler full of refreshments float alongside you.

u Ride the revamped Zilker Eagle — you’re never too old to enjoy a mini-train.

u Eat at Ski Shores Cafe — then rent a paddleboard, kayak, or surfboard from its on-site buoy locker and play on Lake Austin.

u Watch a film from your car at Blue Starlite Drive-In — the city skyline is behind the screen at the Downtown location.

u Grab your friends and go to happy hour at a local restaurant and use the ATX Guide to find your new favorite deal.

If you are thinking of moving to Austin why not reach out to me so we can begin to start your journey in finding your perfect home. I am eager to apply my passion and enthusiasm, alongside my years of experience, to help you achieve your goal of living the dream.

Let’s have a discussion about your goals and intentions and together assess if it’s the ideal time for you to make a move.

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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, looks like lots to do right now in and around Austin!   Good job!

Jun 21, 2024 03:12 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Joan Cox 

Jun 21, 2024 06:36 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Good evening Dorie,

It definitely looks like there is a lot to keep everyone cool and busy in Austin, and you certainly know the area well.   There is only one person to call if you're thinking of moving to Austin and that's you!  

Have a great weekend!

Jun 21, 2024 06:26 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Elyse Berman, PA 

Jun 21, 2024 06:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

All excellent summer bucket list favorites!!!  When we went tubing there, we had a tube between 2 tubers that held the, beverages. 

Jun 21, 2024 06:26 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Ha! Ha! You and everyone else had a tub holding some adult beverages Kathy Streib 

Jun 21, 2024 06:38 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  having been to Austin, when KW was romancing me to join them, I must agree with you Austin is a fun place to visit and I kept telling myself to revisit one of these days, Endre

Jun 21, 2024 10:49 PM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

I was in Austin a decade or so ago.  Lots of fun and great BBQ !

Jun 22, 2024 03:29 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

These are very good recommendations to share with area residents and visitors.

Jun 22, 2024 06:33 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie it is HOT out there this week, so all the events I would be picking would be those in an air-conditioned space ...... LOL

Jun 22, 2024 09:29 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Dorie,
What a great summer bucket list for Austin.

Jun 22, 2024 10:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Dorie... no lack of things to do in Austin this summer! I'd venture to guess there's no lack of things to do in any summer!

Jun 22, 2024 01:15 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi chef Endre Barath, Jr. ..if you haven't been here in a while you won't recognize Austin.

Hi Michael Elliott 10 years's time for another much has changed. One thing for sure the BBQ hasn't ..just more places offering BBQ!

Jun 23, 2024 12:58 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Roy Kelley ..I picked my favorites iconic ones!

Hi George Souto ..the temperatures are hot but we are experiencing lower humidity which I'll take! Nice breeze..we sat out by the pool last night and was so nice!

Jun 23, 2024 01:01 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Carol Williams ,

I picked my iconic favorites!

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker ..there is something for everyone in Austin for summer time fun!

Jun 23, 2024 01:02 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

What a great list of things to do while enjoying summer in Austin. Good information for area residents and those visiting or moving to the area.


Jun 24, 2024 05:32 PM