Ah, the enchantment of summer! We’re convinced the summer rays awaken our wanderlust and energize us! If you’re itching for a summertime adventure like we are, pack your bags and head to Round Rock, TX. Our city is bursting with summer delights. While we’ve acclimated to the Texas heat, we know some out-of-towners may need respite. But have no fear; we have plenty of ways to enjoy the season in Round Rock. Here are ten ways to crush this summer!
1. ) Swim through summer
In the wise words of Dory from “Finding Nemo, ” We’re adopting the mantra “just keep swimming” this summer! We will be making a splash at our refreshing swimming spots this season! From Rock N’ River to Kalahari Waterpark, we have many cool spots to take a dip. Prepare for an aquatic adventure that will have your kids begging for five more minutes in the pool.
2.) Rock out to Live Music
Round Rock knows how to rock! We have a stellar lineup and plenty of opportunities to jam out! Check out Music on Main Schedule and the Round Rock Amp concerts. There will be music playing all summer long!
3.) Cool off with a frozen Treat
As the summer solstice arrives, so do our cravings for an ice cream indulgence! We are always in the mood for an icy treat on a sweltering day. We have plenty of sweet spots for a delightful ice cream cone or frozen dessert. Try the newly opened Amy’s Ice Cream, stop by Sweet Charlies, or visit Best Scoops or Andy’s Frozen Custard for a superb scoop!
4.) Watch a game at Dell Diamond
5.) See the Bats under McNeil Bridge
You may have heard about the South Congress bat bridge in Austin, but did you know Round Rock also has a bat bridge? Nearly half a million Mexican free-tailed bats call the McNeil Bridge their home! For flight times and prime bat-watching locations, visit batsinroundrock.com
6.) Shop our Local Boutiques
We practically live in a swimsuit during the summer, but occasionally, we change into something different! If you’re looking for a stylish summer fit, check out our local boutiques! You can score a flowy sundress at Rhae Boutique or find a trendsetting summer tote at Hometown Gift and Decor! Step into style and find fashion treasures in our city!
7.) Bowl Underwater
Get ready for a bowling experience that will reel you in! Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill is a bowling experience that is an underwater paradise. This custom bowling alley is painted to look like the bottom of the ocean and has nautical fixtures throughout. Prepare to be hooked on Uncle Buck’s!
8.) Go wine tasting
Our version of paradise is found on a shaded outdoor patio with a glass of Riesling in hand, accompanied by a plate of tasty bruschetta. Drink crisp summer wines at Wine Sensation in Downtown Round Rock, or try any of our trendy wine spots. Cheers to the perfect summer sip!
9.) Get Outdoors
You can find us swaying underneath a tree in a hammock or hiking a shaded trail during the summertime! Round Rock has 2,270 sprawling acres of parks, and our trails are blissful and have special amenities for all park-goers!
Pro tip: Seize the day and hit the trails before 11 am before it heats up!
10.) Go Fishing
Don’t let summer slip away before mastering the art of fishing! We have expert fishermen at Living Waters Fly Fishing who can teach you how to catch sunfish, rainbow trout, and even Guadalupe bass that swim through the Round Rock waters.
We hope these ten ideas will kick off your summer the right way! If you’re looking for more ideas, check out more summertime inspiration here!