We still have a couple of months with temps under 85 degrees – at least one can hope. There are so many way to enjoy Austin before it gets too hot to function. We don’t want you to miss any of them so we put together a winter bucket list!
7 Winter Bucket List Activities You Have To Try!
Watch a move at the drive-in.
Grab the blankets and pillows and take a drive to Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In. This boutique drive-in movie theater is the perfect date night or family activity for a night underneath the starry sky.
Get some hot barbecue.
Austin is known for its many, delicious barbecue joints. When the weather is cooler, indulge in some moist brisket, spicy sausage, and tender ribs. Plus, if you’re waiting in line outside, it won’t be standing in the Texas heat. Here’s our list for the best barbecue in ATX.
Get your workout on.
We love Austin for all the outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking, and paddleboarding, but what about when the air is a little too brisk? For bouldering and rock climbing, check out Crux Climbing Center or Austin Bouldering Project. For all sports including basketball, soccer, running, and more, Hill Country Indoor has it all.
Have dinner on a heated patio.
Austin outdoor dining transforms each season when the colder weather comes. Restaurants bring out the tents and heaters for their patios, so you can eat outside under the twinkling bistro lights. See our list here for the best patios in Austin.
Get your competitive friends together.
There are so many fun, indoor places in Austin that allow you to compete and have fun with friends. You can throw axes at Urban Axes, swing a club in the heated bays at Topgolf, or break out of an escape room at The Escape Game Austin.
Visit Austin’s museums.
The city has a ton of great museums, most of which are inside! You can take a step back into the past at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, take in the beautiful artwork at The Blanton Museum of Art, or learn about the history of the 36th president of the United States at the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum.
Warm up with a hot cup of coffee.
Austin is a coffee lover’s town! ATX’s caffeine obsession has blossomed in recent years as new cafes and roasters have started to pop up everywhere. Though Austin is home to many great coffee joints here are a few of our favorite places to grab a cup of joe.