Our Austin Summer Bucket List

Staying in Austin for the summer? ☀️ Make it your summer of self-care with our favorite ways to cool off. Whether it’s taking a dip in the lake, getting pampered with a special Summer Spa Package, or finding your new favorite ice cream obsession, you can’t go wrong with our team’s favorite go to summer spots.


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Take a Dip in Barton Springs

💧 Take a refreshing swim at Barton Springs. It’s free before 8 am (swim at your own risk!) and a $5 entry for adults after 8 am. Punch passes and season passes are also available.





Viva Day Spa_Summer Bucket List_Ski ShoresCruise Over to Ski Shores

🚤 Drop by Austin favorite Ski Shores for an afternoon hangout. This casual Lake Austin hangout recently got a glow up courtesy of the MML Property group (home to Clark’s, June’s, Perla’s and more) and offers lakeside favorites like burgers, tacos & other pub fare, plus a full bar and ice cream!




Viva Day Spa_Summer Bucket List_Spa EscapePamper Yourself

💆‍♀️ Soaring temps have you feeling indoorsy? Make the most of your inside time with a massage, pore-clearing Hydrafacial or seasonal Summer Spa Package complete with yummy spa extras, take home gift bag, and more at a special price.

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Viva Day Spa_Summer Bucket List_Swim Club AustinGo (Swim) Clubbing

🪩 Visit the new Swim Club Austin for casual bites, swimming, and dancing! This social club set around a historic pool delivers cold-blended cocktails and a full menu of brick-oven cooking featuring local ingredients. The vibrant color scheme evokes memories of bygone summers, backyard grilling and, of course, days spent by the pool.




Viva Day Spa_Summer Bucket List_Zeds Ice CreamTry Ice Cream, the New Zealand Way

🍦 If you haven’t been to this New Zealand-inspired soft serve ice cream spot, do yourself a favor and go… NOW! Zed’s Ice Cream has quickly become a team favorite over at Viva. The creamy soft ice cream paired with fresh fruit and tons of fun toppings makes this a must-do for any summer bucket list. Might we recommend the classic vanilla paired with pineapple, then topped with both coconut cream and coconut flakes? It doesn’t get much more summer than a pina colada in ice cream form! You’ll thank us later.



Viva Day Spa_Summer Bucket List_Penny Backer BridgeCatch a Sunset

🌇 Is there anything more summer than watching a sunset over Lake Austin or Lake Travis on a boat? Don’t have your own boat slip? Don’t worry! You can rent a speed boat or pontoon boat on either lake with Float On Boat Rentals and sail into the summer sunset.





Viva Day Spa_Summer Bucket List_Alamo Draft HouseGet Your Flix Fix

Cool off inside for unlimited movies at the Alamo Drafthouse with an Alamo Season Pass starting at $17/mo. We’re excited for these 2024 events and releases:

🎥  The Bikeriders
🎥  Inside Out 2
🎥  Alamo Time Capsule: 1984
🎥  Jaws Movie Party
🎥  Priscilla Queen of the Desert Brunch



Don’t Forget to Relax this Summer!

That’s a wrap on our favorite local Austin summer ideas for 2024! Did we miss any? Feel free to DM us on Instagram @vivadayspa and we’ll update our idea list. Happy Summer, Austin!

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