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Beat the Heat: Best Ways to Stay Cool as Austin Hits 100 Degrees

We are expected to hit 100 degrees for the first time this Summer here in Austin any day now. While the heat can be intense, there are plenty of ways to stay cool and have fun in the sun. Whether you’re a local or visiting for a bachelor or bachelorette party, Austin offers a variety of activities that will help you beat the heat. From tubing on the San Marcos River with Frontera Tours to relaxing at Barton Springs, here's your ultimate guide to staying cool in Austin this summer.

Bachelorettes floating the river with Frontera Tours

Tubing on the San Marcos River with Frontera Tours

Of course we have to mention the ultimate way to escape that fire in the sky, by spending a day tubing with Frontera Tours on the San Marcos River. This experience is perfect for bachelors and bachelorettes looking for a fun and refreshing way to enjoy the summer.

Experience the 72-Degree San Marcos River

The San Marcos River maintains a constant temperature of 72 degrees year-round, making it an ideal spot to cool off and recover from your night before. As you float down the river, you'll be surrounded by the natural beauty of towering cypress trees that provide much-needed shade.

Convenient and Comfortable Transportation

Frontera Tours ensures a hassle-free experience by offering air-conditioned transportation to and from the river. This means you can relax and stay cool even before you hit the water. Don't forget to have a roadie or two to kick start the day!

All the Essentials Provided

No need to worry about packing for your tubing adventure. Frontera Tours provides all the ice and coolers you need to keep your drinks ice-cold throughout the day. Just bring your favorite beverages and snacks, and we’ll take care of the rest.

The Ultimate Way to Beat the Heat in Austin

With the cool river water, ample shade, and convenient amenities, tubing with Frontera Tours on the San Marcos River is undoubtedly one of the best ways to beat the summer heat in Austin.

Chilling by Barton Springs

Cool Off at Barton Springs Pool

Barton Springs Pool is a beloved Austin landmark and a must-visit during the summer months. This natural spring-fed pool maintains a refreshing temperature of around 68-70 degrees, making it a perfect spot to cool off on a hot day.

Daytime Relaxation

During the day, Barton Springs Pool offers a serene escape from the heat. The crystal-clear water and surrounding grassy areas provide a picturesque setting for a relaxing day out. Whether you want to swim, sunbathe, or judge the diving board goers, Barton Springs is an ideal destination.

Full-Moon Swims

For a unique experience, don't miss the full-moon swims at Barton Springs. These nighttime events allow you to enjoy the cool waters under the moonlight, creating a magical and unforgettable summer memory. Howl at the moon with the locals and become a part of this Austin tradition.

Deep Eddy Pool and Pool Burger

Another fantastic spot to beat the heat is Deep Eddy Pool, the oldest swimming pool in Texas. This historic pool is fed by natural spring water and maintains a cool temperature, perfect for hot summer days.

Refreshing Swims

Deep Eddy Pool offers lap swimming and a shallow area for leisurely wading. Its clean, cool waters provide a refreshing break from the high temperatures.

Frozen Drinks at Pool Burger

After your swim, head over to Pool Burger, located right next to Deep Eddy Pool. This laid-back spot offers delicious burgers and frozen drinks that are perfect for cooling down. Enjoy a frozen margarita or a piña colada while you relax in the shaded outdoor seating area.

Explore the Capitol Building

For those looking to beat the heat while exploring Austin's rich history, a tour of the Texas State Capitol Building is a great option. The Capitol offers air-conditioned tours that provide an informative and comfortable way to learn about Texas' history and government.

Guided Tours

Guided tours of the Capitol are available throughout the day and cover the building's architecture, history, and the legislative process. These tours are not only educational but also offer a cool respite from the summer heat.

Self-Guided Tours

If you prefer to explore at your own pace, self-guided tour brochures are available. Wander through the impressive halls and chambers of the Capitol while staying cool in the air-conditioned environment.

Visit the Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art is another excellent indoor activity to escape the summer heat. Located on the University of Texas campus, the Blanton Museum houses an extensive collection of art from around the world.

Diverse Exhibitions

The museum's exhibitions range from Renaissance paintings to contemporary installations, offering something for every art lover. Spend a few hours exploring the galleries and enjoying the air-conditioned comfort.

Special Events

The Blanton Museum also hosts special events, including lectures, workshops, and film screenings. Check their calendar for events that coincide with your visit to make the most of your trip.

Boat rental on Lake Austin

Rent a Boat on Lake Austin

For a more adventurous way to stay cool, consider renting a boat on Lake Austin. This activity is perfect for groups, making it an excellent choice for bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Boating and Water Sports

Rent a boat and spend the day cruising along the scenic waters of Lake Austin. You can also try water sports like wakeboarding, waterskiing, or tubing for an adrenaline-pumping experience.

Scenic Views and Relaxation

While on the lake, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the surrounding hills and luxurious homes. Anchor in a quiet cove for swimming and sunbathing, or simply relax on the boat with friends and refreshments.

Sunset Cruises

For a memorable end to your day, consider a sunset cruise. Watching the sun set over Lake Austin from the water is a breathtaking experience that you won’t want to miss.


As Austin braces for 100-degree temperatures this summer, there are plenty of ways to stay cool and enjoy the season. Whether you’re tubing on the San Marcos River with Frontera Tours, swimming at Barton Springs, exploring the Capitol, or renting a boat on Lake Austin, you’ll find the perfect activity to beat the heat. So gather your friends, pack your sunscreen, and get ready to make the most of your summer in Austin!




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