Discover Austin, Texas: A Summer Guide for Every Generation

Couple of older adults going to a picnic

Summer in Austin, Texas, offers endless experiences catering to individuals of all ages. In a city celebrated for its dynamic culture, picturesque landscapes, and welcoming community, there lies a treasure trove of programs and events promising enrichment and joy for families of all generations. 

At The Pavilion at Great Hills, we strive to enhance every aspect of life within our senior living community in Austin, Texas, by making the most of what our city has to offer. To help you make the most of this summer, our team has compiled a list of things to do throughout Austin this season.

1. Uncover the Natural Beauty of Lady Bird Lake

Nestled in the heart of Austin, Lady Bird Lake offers a serene escape into nature that appeals to all ages. For older adults, a leisurely stroll along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail provides not only a chance to bask in the beauty of lush greenery and tranquil waters but also an opportunity for gentle exercise that nurtures the spirit as much as it does the body. Families can also enjoy kayaking or paddle boarding, creating lasting memories as they glide across the water together.

2. Explore the Historical Elegance of the Texas State Capitol

Texas State Capitol in Austin, TX

The Texas State Capitol, with its stunning architecture and rich history, is more than a landmark; it’s a testament to Texas’ heritage. An accessible destination for everyone, it offers guided tours that intrigue both young minds and those with a wealth of life experience.

3. Savor the Flavors of Austin’s Food Scene

Austin’s culinary landscape is as diverse as its population, making it the perfect place to gather for a family meal that impresses every palate. From iconic barbecue joints to innovative farm-to-table restaurants, there’s always an option to fulfill every craving. Consider journeying to establishments that prioritize comfort and easy access. Perhaps explore options with outdoor seating that allows for socializing in the warm summer breeze. Remember, dining is more than nourishment for the body; it’s nourishment for the soul, especially when shared with the people you love.

4. Relax at Zilker Metropolitan Park

Zilker Metropolitan Park is Austin’s premier green space, offering an abundance of things to do. Individuals can enjoy the park’s botanical gardens, which provide tranquil surroundings to reflect and admire the flora. Families can also partake in more active pursuits such as disc golf or a relaxed picnic by Barton Springs Pool. The park embodies the essence of Austin’s outdoor lifestyle, creating a backdrop where every family member can find their own pace of enjoyment.

5. Indulge in the Arts at The Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TexasArt transcends age, and The Blanton Museum of Art is a vivid reminder of this universal truth. With collections that span continents and eras, visitors of all generations are invited to engage with artworks that speak to a myriad of experiences and emotions. Specially curated tours offer insights into the collection highlights, while interactive exhibits captivate visitors’ imaginations.

6. Enjoy Live Music Under the Stars

Austin’s reputation as the “Live Music Capital of the World” isn’t just for the young or the restless; it’s a title that encompasses the timeless bond we share with music. Outdoor concerts, abundant during the summer months, provide a delightful way for families to spend an evening. Venues like the Mohawk and the historic Scoot Inn have lively, comfortable vibes for all ages. We encourage you to find tickets for upcoming concerts and enjoy them with the ones you love. 

7. Attend a Workshop Together

Learning is a lifelong adventure. Across Austin, numerous workshops cater to a broad spectrum of interests, from painting and pottery to cooking classes that celebrate Texas’s rich culinary traditions. These workshops provide unique opportunities for intergenerational bonding, allowing older adults to share their wisdom and experiences while discovering new skills and passions alongside their younger family members.

8. Explore The Domain

The Pavilion at Great Hills is just a short drive to The Domain in Austin, offering a world of convenience, luxury, and excitement at your doorstep. As the city’s premier shopping destination, you have access to top fashion brands, excellent dining options, and family fun activities in your neighborhood. 

Austin, Texas, blooms in the summertime with many eclectic programs that unite the family. By selecting experiences that respect the needs and interests of the entire family, you’ll find a way to foster cherished moments.

Our team at The Pavilion at Great Hills invites you to contact us for more information about what our senior living community in Austin, Texas, provides and how we can help you make the most of your summer!