Summer Bucket List for Austin, TX Families

Published On: May 10, 2023Categories: Blog, Community & Culture

Have you ever made a family bucket list? Making a bucket list and checking off items on it is a special way to create new family memories. And the best part is that you can put whatever you want on your family’s bucket list! With summer quickly approaching, take an evening to come up with your family’s unique bucket list for this summer. Here are some ideas to get you started!

Eat Somewhere New

Try a new Austin restaurant together as a family! Or pack a picnic and eat it in a local park together one summer evening. Here are some family-friendly restaurants in Austin.

Bike Together

Biking is a great family activity, and Austin is a great place to bike! If you don’t have bikes, you can rent them at places like Barton Springs Bike Rental. The same company also offers tours, if you don’t want to blaze your own path.

Visit Austin Playgrounds

There are quite a few playgrounds in the Austin area. Make it a summer goal to visit as many as you can, or any that you’ve never been to before!

Go to the Zoo

The Austin zoo is a great summer family activity. With over 300 animals to discover and learn about, there’s plenty to keep your whole family busy for hours! You can even get a family membership and save money visiting as many times as you’d like.

Splash Around

Texas summers are nothing less than HOT, that’s for sure. Cool off at one of several splash pads in Austin! Splash pads are a fun activity for kids of all ages, especially those who can’t swim yet.


If you’re up for postponing bedtime, go on an evening stargazing adventure. There are several spots in Austin for stargazing. Pack some special treats, and enjoy a family activity that isn’t quite so hot as others.

More Ideas:

  • Make ice cream
  • Visit Austin’s turtle pond
  • Read a book together
  • Watch a movie outside
  • Go on a nature walk
  • Play in the sprinkler

These summer bucket list items are just some ideas to get you started. Maybe you want to add all of these ideas to your family’s bucket list, or maybe you don’t want to add any of them. Brainstorm with your kids to come up with a bucket list that is fun for your family! You can add things like restaurants, trails, books to read, movies to watch, or anything else that sounds fun. The sky is the limit!

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