A List of Indoor Activities In and Around Austin (Because It’s A Million Degrees Outside!)

June 28, 2023

Y’all, if you haven’t noticed it is hot outside and, unfortunately, not the just-wear shorts-and- a-tank-top kind of hot ! Temperatures these past couple of weeks have hit over 102 degrees and that’s not including the heat index and humidity, making the outdoors feel even hotter. Wowza! 

For me growing up, summers have always been associated with outdoor activities, whether that’s pool and pizza parties or grilling in the backyard. During this time of year, I am used to feeling energized. However, this sweltering Texas heat has me unmotivated to go outside and play. So to encourage everyone, including myself, to enjoy the present and not feel like we have to be trapped inside our homes with the lovely air conditioning, I complied a list. This list includes fun and no-sun activities in and around Austin that we can all enjoy by ourselves or in a group ! Have a good time and stay cool out there! 

Hill Country Indoor Sports and Fitness

WHAT: 6 indoor courts for playing pickle ball, food and drinks available

WHERE: 13875 Bee Cave Pkwy, Austin, TX

Austin Bouldering Project

WHAT: A bouldering gym that also offers yoga and fitness classes, saunas, and cafe 


  • 4477 S Lamar Blvd #600, Austin, TX
  • 979 Springdale Rd #150, Austin, TX

Blazer Tag

WHAT: Walk-in laser tag arena for ages 7+ 

WHERE: 1701 W Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 

Archery Country

WHAT: Indoor archery range that also sells bows, hats, and shirts 

WHERE: 8121 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 

Urban Axes

WHAT: Indoor ax throwing range for groups or walk-ins

WHERE: 812 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 

Chaparral Ice

WHAT: Family-owned ice rink offering public skate times, figure skating & hockey lessons & party packages 

WHERE: 2525 W Anderson Ln. #400, Austin, TX 


WHAT: Interactive children’s museum for children and their families 

WHERE: 1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 

Ceramic Lodge

WHAT: Arts center offering make-your-own pottery, fused glass & candle projects, plus classes & camps

WHERE: 18 Chisholm Trail Rd, Round Rock, TX 

Alamo Drafthouse

WHAT: Austin based movie theatre with good food, good beer, and good film all at the same place 


  • 14028 N US Highway 183 Bldg F, Austin, TX
  • 1911 Aldrich Street, Suite 120, Austin TX 
  • 5701 W. Slaughter Lane Bldg. F, Austin TX 
  • 1120 S Lamar Blvd., Austin TX 
  • 2700 West Anderson Lane, Suite #701, Austin TX 

Violet Crown

WHAT: Locally owned cinema 

WHERE: 434 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 

Blanton Museum of Art

WHAT: Located on UT campus, this art museum offers both temporary exhibitions and permanent collection galleries 

WHERE: 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712

Austin Aquarium

WHAT: For profit aquarium 

WHERE: 13530 US-183 Hwy #101, Austin, TX 


WHAT: Indoor waterpark and resort 

WHERE: 3001 Kalahari Blvd, Round Rock, TX


WHAT: Family friendly arcade with over 150 games, drinks and food available, adults only after 8 PM

WHERE: 600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX


WHAT: High-tech indoor attraction boasting vertical-wind-tunnel-powered skydiving simulation. 

WHERE: 13265 US-183 Hwy Suite A, Austin, TX

Mount Playmore

WHAT: Children’s indoor fun center with an arcade, kiddie rides, toddler area, drinks and food available  

WHERE: 13609 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX

Epic Fun

WHAT: Family-friendly attraction featuring bumper cars, laser tag & other games, plus an eatery 

WHERE: 7101 W, State Hwy 71 Suite D, Austin, TX

Urban Air

WHAT: Large-scale indoor trampoline center hosting open jump, fitness classes, dodgeball & parties.


  • 4500 S Pleasant Valley Rd Bldg. 1 Suite #106, Austin, TX 
  • 13201 Ranch Rd 620, Austin, TX

Need more fun? Check out https://do512.com/ for awesome stuff to do in Austin ! 

Written By: Geetha Pokala, M.S., LPC


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