Do you feel like you’re melting yet? Summer temperatures hit triple digits in Central Texas! As we all look for ways to keep cool, take the family to explore nearby Lake Travis. Just down the road from Travisso, there are 64 miles of water and over 270 miles of shoreline for Texans to play! What better way to spend a summer day than exploring the best water activities on Lake Travis!
You can’t visit the Lake without hitting the water! And there are plenty of boat rental options for you to enjoy your day out on the lake. Whether you’re looking for a ski-doo, party boat, or sailboat, they’ve got you covered. Not looking for a motorboat but still wanna get out on the water? There are also lots of places to rent canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards. Finally, there’s plenty of good fishing for those anglers looking to catch a big one.
For recommendations on places to rent watercraft and accessories, check out the Lake Travis website for specific information.
Restaurants and Retail
Maybe you don’t want to head out on the water but are looking for some new places to dine with a view! There are several restaurants located around Lake Travis. Some of the most popular places to grab a bite include:
- The Oasis: Built into the hillside overlooking the lake, enjoy great food and drinks, and friendly conversations while taking in the breathtaking views of Lake Travis.
- Shack 512: Serving American Southern cuisine, you can easily access Shack 512 from the water or land.
- Hula Hut: Sit by the water and enjoy traditional Tex-Mex with a Hawaiian
- Beach Side Billys: After a long day on the water, visitors dine on classic sandwiches, salads, and fresh-made pizzas! Afterward, catch a summer movie on the shore!
- Vincent’s on the Lake: Located at Emerald Point Marina, enjoy your meal while listening to live local music on the waterfront.
After you get a bite to eat, take a stroll through Jonestown, Volente, or Hudson Bend to explore local stores and retail spaces. There are several small towns located around Lake Travis that are perfect for exploring during a day trip.
Hit the Beaches
The closest water access points to Lake Travis are located just down the road from Travisso near Jonestown. Jones Brothers Park is a beautiful park in Jonestown that offers barbeque and picnic areas, playgrounds for kids, volleyball courts, and lakefront beaches. Closer to Volente, TX, your family can check out Sandy Creek Park, Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark, Windy Point Park, Bob Wentz Park, and Tom Hughes Park.
Looking to avoid tan lines? Check out Hippie Hollow Park, the only clothing-optional public park in Texas. But don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Family Adventure Parks
Some of the best summer memories for the kiddos are made at amusement parks. Remember getting soaked on the water rides, eating more fried food than we should probably be allowed, and racing our siblings across the pool? Lake Travis is home to some of the best adventure parks in Texas! Check out the lake by air on Texas’ longest and fastest zipline that flies right over the water. Or take the family to Waterloo Adventures for some on-the-water obstacles. Pick a weekend to hit the waterpark and summer movies at Beachside Billy’s!
There are endless activities for your family this summer at Lake Travis. Living at Travisso means having easy access to the best parts of Central Texas. Jump start your summer by diving deeper into other summer activities with your family.
On your mark, get set, ENJOY!