Summer Fun 2018

Welcome to the Summer UN Issue

Is there any other season that inspires such high expectations? Summer’s supposed to be synonymous with a break, but it actually takes a lot of planning to make those memories that’ll last a lifetime – the unforgettable vacations and no-strings flings, elaborately themed cookouts and #epic pool parties.

Yet when our editorial staff started mulling what to write about for our annual Summer Fun issue, it struck us that most of our ideas were about scaling back, winding down, chilling out. “Un-” – that most unambitious of prefixes – became our clarion call. Unwind. Unplug. Unstress.

In this issue, we’ve endeavored to take the work out of planning summer playtime. We’ve got loads of suggestions for big adventures (how about a night zip across Lake Travis?) and tiny treats (soak them feet, y’all!), some fun for the whole family, and other fun strictly intended for a mature audience.

Whatever you do, take it easy. A good time is unavoidable.

Unplugged: Lowering the Volume of the Live Music Capital
Unplugged: Lowering the Volume of the Live Music Capital
Ley Line, Aaron Stephens, Team Goodtimes, Uncle Pie Hole, and more grounded sounds

May 17, 2018

Undressed: Seven Austin Shops to Keep You Fashionable This Summer
Undressed: Seven Austin Shops to Keep You Fashionable This Summer
Sandals, sundresses, and short shorts – 'tis the season when less is more

May 17, 2018

Unscripted: <i>Sexy Future Space Lady</i>
Unscripted: Sexy Future Space Lady
What says summer fun more than out-of-this-world lovin'? Especially improvised!

May 17, 2018

Unbelievable Summers at the Paramount
Unbelievable Summers at the Paramount
The most unforgettable moments from this year’s classics of cinema

May 17, 2018

Unwind: Six Ways to De-Stress This Summer in Austin
Unwind: Six Ways to De-Stress This Summer in Austin
Beer yoga, craft projects, and the perfect foot rub make our list

May 17, 2018

Untether From the Ground for These Seven High-Flying Summer Activities
Untether From the Ground for These Seven High-Flying Summer Activities
If trapeze, parkour, and hammock camping all sound too athletic, you can always opt for a rooftop pool

May 17, 2018

Gay Place
Gay Place
UNdeniably queer, summer

May 17, 2018

Unglue Your Kids From the TV for These Family-Friendly Summer Activities
Unglue Your Kids From the TV for These Family-Friendly Summer Activities
Ten things to see and do around Austin, no screens required

May 17, 2018

Unleashing the Summer Blockbusters
Unleashing the Summer Blockbusters
Your cinematic calendar for the must-See big releases

May 17, 2018

Uncommon Odds at Oddwood Ales
Uncommon Odds at Oddwood Ales
Cherrywood brewery helps polish up Austin's beer scene

May 17, 2018

Paramount Gets Ready for Summer
Paramount Summer Classic Film Series
43rd annual celebration of film fun on Austin's grandest screen

May 15, 2018

Previous Summer Fun coverage:
2017, 2015, 2014, 2013

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