Southwest Austin Apartments

The Top Water Activities Near Our Southwest Austin Apartments

Warm summer weather brings the chance to get outdoors and enjoy all Austin has to offer. If you’re looking for ways to cool off, we’ve got four water activities near our Southwest Austin apartments to help you beat the dog days of summer.

  • San Marcos River
  • Spend a lazy Saturday afternoon floating on the San Marcos River. Grab some friends and your favorite cold beverages and relax as you float down the river. There are two different sections of the river to tube:
  • · The shorter route takes about an hour and is great for families
  • · The longer route takes three to three and a half hours and tends to draw groups of adults
  • There are several local companies that organize floats and provide transportation at either end of your adventure. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
  • Lady Bird Lake
  • For something a little more active, head down to Lady Bird Lake. You’ll find canoes and kayaks available for rent in this downtown oasis. There are also stand up paddle boards for rent and if you’re new to paddle boarding you can even take a lesson!
  • Outside of the lake, you can hike or bike the 10-mile trail that circles the lake or spend a quiet afternoon on the shore fishing.
  • Barton Creek Greenbelt
  • Barton Creek Greenbelt is located just a few minutes from downtown Austin. Spend the day hiking the trails and stopping off for a dip in one of the many refreshing swimming holes. You’ll find waterfalls and limestone cliffs at many of these natural pools, giving the area an exotic feel. There are even rope swings at some of the pools if you’re a thrill seeker!
  • Typhoon Texas
  • If you’re looking for a full day of wet and wild fun for the entire family, Typhoon Texas fits the bill. This waterpark is filled with activities to keep you cool even on the hottest day. Some of the attractions include:
  • · Water slides
  • · Wave pool
  • · Spray areas
  • · Activity pool
  • You’ll even find dedicated activity areas for the youngest members of the family that includes miniature water slides, splash pads, and sprays.
  • Cool Off This Summer at Ocotillo
  • The convenient location of our southwest Austin apartments puts you close to all the great summer water activities our city offers. Whether you’re getting together with friends or looking for ways to get the kids active outdoors, cool summer fun is just outside your door at Ocotillo. Take a break from the heat, and stop by for a tour today!