Summertime in Austin, Texas can be summed up in one word: HOT! Lucky for Austintes, we've got an abundance of lakes and watering holes to keep us cool and active when the heat moves in.

The Driskill Hotel is located only a quick walk from Downtown Austin’s picturesque Lady Bird Lake. Outlined by miles of running and walking trails, this glistening oasis in the city boasts several fantastic boarding activities to keep you cool and active when the heat moves in. Companies like Rowing Dock and Zilker Park Boat Rentals are great resources for all things rowing, kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing.

If you’re seeking more extreme water sports, both Lake Austin and Lake Travis are just a short drive from downtown Austin and come accompanied by stunning views of the Texas hill country. These sprawling lakes offer boating, water skiing, wake boarding, boogie boarding and so much more.

So grab your friends, pack on the sunscreen, and jump start your summer with Austin’s many boarding activities!