We want to share the best things Austin has to offer each day! My goal isn't to tell you EVERYTHING there is to do in Austin on any particular day, I filter through all the noise to give you the BEST things to do for a given day.
Join KNOCKOUT Austin and Outdoor Voices at Fareground for a night of kickboxing and drinks! Get your sweat on and kickbox for 40 minutes with and then kick back with a cocktail and grab some food from all the local vendors at the venue. Everyone who comes will receive a free class card to KO, a chance to win a 5-class pack, and a chance to win apparel from Outdoor Voices.
There’s a new thrill at Circuit of the Americas and this time you won’t be watching—you’ll be driving! Karting is here and it’s a blast for the whole family. A great location for private events, birthday parties, corporate outings, and more; COTA Karting is here to elevate your Karting Experience.
COTA Karting offers high speed fun at the only Formula 1 track in the U.S. They cater to novice karters, elite karters, and everything in between! In a single race, drivers can expect to get 10 minutes of race time on a technical course (plenty of time to get in 10 laps if you are fast enough). Similar to that of the Formula 1 Circuit, the karting track elements include elevation changes, hairpin turn, stars and stripes, and fuels the need for speed!
The classes of karts offered widely range to include children and adults of all ages and abilities. Test your skills in one of our Champ, Rookie, or Junior heats. Click here to get the scoop on all requirements. Single races start at just $28, but if you simply cannot get enough, race packages and upgrades are available in store.
COTA Karting is open seven days a week, 365 days a year! Book online or over the phone two weeks in advance or arrive and drive. All first time drivers are required to watch a quick briefing video, which covers the rules of the road.
Buckle up and get ready to take your love of racing to the next level.
If you are a wine lover, Texas is getting more and more appealing every day. The industry is booming here! And in a state big enough to hold the entirety of France, there are so many varieties for us to discover. This afternoon and evening you can get the lay of the Lone Star land (and climate) through single-vineyard wines from around the state with sommelier/winemaker Rae Wilson.
Learn more about the producers leading the way and get a taste of what’s happening all around us. Tickets for both sessions are available right here.
And since we know you are thirsty for the good stuff, check out our Austin Wine Guide with lots of great recommendations.
When: Wednesday, July 17th
Time: 4–5:30 p.m. or 6–7:30 p.m.
WFFT Tasting Room
2121 E. 6th Street, Suite 102
Austin, TX 78702
The health and wellness industry has taken off like crazy in the past few years, and now a local company wants to bring the best products and services right to you. Smooth Aesthetics is a mobile company that is owned and operated by a husband and wife team, Dr. Aarti Leyva and Oscar Leyva, RN. The company will come to your home, office, or even hotel room for no extra charge. And, the best part is you can make a party out of it!
Smooth offers a wide range of services in three categories: Hydration, Beauty, and Performance + Wellness. How about throwing a little summer Hydration Party for your closest pals? IV hydrations are the perfect addition to girls night, bachelor and bachelorette parties, weddings, and just about anything else you can think of. The service can be customized to help you feel your best or treat whatever is ailing you—a raging hangover, allergies, migraines, and fatigue to name a few.
Or think about a Beauty Party where your guests can get Botox and fillers in a cozy environment with snacks and drinks! For either option the host receives a gift and the guests get exclusive discounts.
And starting today on their social media, Smooth is hosting a giveaway contest to all local brides and their bridal parties! You could win a free Hydration Party to have at your upcoming bachelorette party. Check out Smooth’s social media to enter the giveaway: @smoothaestheticsatx
And if you aren’t in the partying mood, Smooth is a fantastic option for just doing something great for yourself–without having to hang around in a waiting room. All staff members are RNs who have been properly trained to administer services. The company is also the exclusive provider of Koniver Wellness in Austin, which are extremely innovative products that take function and performance to the next level. Their NAD+ treatments have shown incredible results with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, anxiety, depression, chemical depression, and overall brain health enhancement.
If you are curious about these options and all their other services, learn more here: Smooth Services. We can tell you firsthand that it’s a game-changer for the morning after a crazy night. Once on a wedding weekend, the hydration team came directly to our hotel room and hooked about a dozen of the wedding goers up to IVs. They were professional, the process was painless, and we all felt great afterward. The only regret we have is that we didn’t have them come back again on Sunday morning!
When it’s this hot in Austin, it can be hard to find a safe and fun way to get your pup out of the house and active. Well, the Wildflower Center has thought of this and they are here for us this weekend! They have a ton of fur-baby-friendly activities going on today, plus a lot of natural groundcover, soft turf grass, and gravel trails that won’t be as hot the roads and sidewalks around your house. And Richard’s Rainwater is sponsoring onsite doggy hydration stations.
When: Sunday, July 14th
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost for Humans: regular admission (members get in free)
Cost for Dogs: $5 per pup (members and non-members; part of each dog admission will go to support Divine Canines and Austin Humane Society)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, Texas 78739
We recommend this every year, because once you go it will become an unmissable part of your ideal Austin summer. For 61 years now, the Zilker Summer Musical has been giving audiences packed with families some Broadway-level magic for free. And this year, the kids (and our inner kids) are going to freak out because it’s The Little Mermaid! Based on the animated 1989 film of the same name, and the classic by Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, this one is a going to be a total crowd pleaser.
A few pro tips for the uninitiated: Get there a couple of hours early to secure your spot with a blanket and some low-backed chairs, then go for a swim in Barton Springs! You’ll be so glad you did. It’s like natural air conditioning that lasts throughout the show. And pack a big picnic—everyone gets snacky at this thing.
When: Thursdays – Sundays through August 17th
Time: 8:15 p.m. (There are two acts, with a quick intermission!)
If you are feeling fancy, head over to the historic Driskill Hotel for high tea and bubbles! The first lady of champagne, Veuve Clicquot, will be the star of your perfectly quaint afternoon. Savor three scrumptious courses of classic French pastries, petit fours, and delicate finger sandwiches, as you leisurely sip premium loose leaf teas and luxury champagne.
Reservations are a must and it’s $95 per person. But that includes two glasses of the good stuff. Get you pinkies in the air!
When: Today, July 7th
Time: 3–5 p.m.
The Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701
Keep the Americana vibes going this weekend with a vintage car show at Top Notch. Enjoy live music from The Octanes at 7 p.m. and come hang and have some beers with your fellow car enthusiasts. Leave the parking spots for those who want to show off their wheels. Neighborhood parking is the best way to go!
When: Today, July 6th
Time: 6–10 p.m.
7525 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78757
Sundays are for swimming, and if you haven’t checked out the pool at this downtown hotel—you must! It’s got gorgeous views and the loveliest vibe. Come sip and swim with friends as you cool off to sounds curated by Austin-based DJ & Producer collectives Peligrosa, Exploded Drawing, and Austin Boogie Crew. This is happening all summer long!