Ah, summertime! BBQ’s, hang outs, vacation time, lots of vitamin D… how lucky are we to live in such a beautiful place, with perfect summer activities for all ages!? BUT even in such a great area, we sometimes find our kiddos in the summertime slump.

We have to remember that even in the midst of summer, fall and the beginning of school will be here sooner than we think. With the kiddos going back to school shortly, MAX OUT their summer vacation with these fun activities near by:

Dinosaur Tracks in Leander

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If your kids have dinosaur fever, then first on our list is sure to be a hit! Just a quick drive to Leander, the South Fork of the San Gabriel River is home to footprints of pre-historic proportions, sure to wow your little paleontologist! This fun trip will leave you in awe knowing that dinosaurs used to roam the beautiful Hill Country we call home!

Texas Museum of Science & Technology


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Get those brain juices flowing in time for the new school year by paying a visit to the Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Learn about the solar system, the human anatomy, and so much more in the one-of-a-kind interactive museum that is fun for all ages. Get a preview the exhibits and buy tickets here.

Let’s Play Ball at the Round Rock Express


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What is summertime with out the American classic; Baseball! Catching a game in Round Rock has been a Central Texas favorite for years and is a fun outing  for the kids. The crack of a bat and the smell of fresh hot dogs are senses you have to experience in person, so take the family out to the ball game before the season flies by! Schedule & ticket info here.

Catch the Arts this Summer with HAIRSPRAY!


Hairspray, the popular Broadway musical, has made a stop in Austin at the Zilker Theater! This show is filled with big dreams, big dance routines, and even bigger hair. With fun music, lively characters, and an ambiance you can’t beat, this show will be ones for the books.  View showtimes and tickets here.

Whether your running out of ideas for summertime fun, or just need to get out of the house, there is an activity on this list for everyone. Make the most out of the little summertime we have left  and make some memories with friends and loved ones!