Zilker Media Presents ATX Summer Bucket List

Zilker Media Presents: ATX Summer Bucket List

We’re so excited to see the city of Austin come back to life just in time for summer!

Whether you’re an Austinite or just spending a week here in TX, there is a plethora of entertainment to enjoy. Our team has put together a bucket list with some of their summertime favorites! 

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Brewery Hopping in the Hill Country (especially Fitzhugh Road)
There’s nothing better than spending your summer days surrounded by hill country scenery and live oak trees. – Paige Velasquez Budde, CEO

Floating the Frio River
No better place to spend the summer. – Rusty Shelton, Founder & Chairman

Town Lake and Tacos
Take a nice early morning walk around Town Lake and reward yourself with a breakfast taco of your choice; I’m a Veracruz fan myself!– Patti Conrad, CFO

Paddleboarding
It’s the perfect place for reading, napping, and if it gets too hot, just take a plunge! – Wes Fang, Chief Strategy Officer 

Margs on Matt’s Patio
Best food and margaritas in town! – Nichole Williamson, Brand Strategy Director

See a movie at Alamo Drafthouse
Air conditioning – it’s a given. – Shelby Janner, Publicity Director

Town Lake
The best of both worlds—beautiful nature and the skyline! Take the pup for a walk, let her run around at the auditorium shores dog park, and then maybe stop in at the Central Library (my actual favorite place in Austin). – Melanie Cloth, Creative Lead

Blues on the Green at Zilker Park
This has become one of my favorite things to do with friends during the summer! We bring our pups and post up in the park to people-watch and listen to great music. –Sara Pence, Senior Brand Strategist

Drive-In Movie at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In
This place has a direct skyline view and is one of the coolest experiences I have ever done! – Haley Snider, Brand Strategist

Hiking to Sculpture Falls
It’s a fun hike, the water is refreshing and it’s an all-around great place to spend a hot ATX day! – Sydney Panter, Digital Marketing Strategist

Brunch
I just like brunchin’ — extra points if the fare is local. – Fabiana Meléndez Ruiz, Senior Publicist

Explore Local Coffee Shops
I love checking out new spots in the summer to beat the heat with an iced latte. Some of my favorites on the east side are Bennu, Cenote and Cherrywood! – Katherine Bingham, Publicist

Barton Springs
It’s so Austin! The water is so refreshing and it’s great for people-watching. – Kendyl Loper, Digital Marketing Intern

Pace Bend
It’s just a quick 40-minute drive from Austin and has some of the best places to swim, hike, and cliff jump on Lake Travis! – Nicholas Martinez, Digital Marketing Intern

Peter Pan Mini-Golf
I’ve never played mini-golf, 2021 is my year! – Macey Pieterse, Digital Marketing Intern

360 Lookout
I’ve heard the view is amazing, and it’s a good hike too! – Steph Sonik, Design Intern

Hike at McKinney Falls State Park
The river/waterfall is really nice once you get to it! It’s very rewarding to sit and chill at it after the long hike! – Roma Gallardo, PR Intern

Sunset at Zilker
The skyline looks so beautiful when the sun is coming down and it’s so nostalgic to see everyone at the park enjoying their time outside. – Paulina Perez, PR Intern