Summer Survival Guide

Let us help you get through the hottest months of the year.

Summer in Texas gets a bad rap. Sure, it can be hot—blistering even—but that’s where we come in. Over the years, inhabitants of this fine state have found numerous and inventive ways to beat the heat, enjoy the majesty of Texas, and take what could be sweaty and sweltering and make it into something refreshing and restorative. Need a guide? Let us show you where to go, what to eat, what to read, and what to do so you can experience Texas summer at its best.

What to Do

How to Survive the Texas Summer in Style

We’ve rounded up items from the state and beyond that will make these hot days a little more bearable.

What to Eat

What to Drink

Texanist's Tips

Inside Barton Springs, Austin’s Favorite Watering Hole

Photos and memories from the public pool that brings a city together.

Summer Reading

Feature

Big River

A photographic tour of the timeless Rio Grande, from its origins in the mountains of Colorado to the Padre Island dunes at the tip of Texas.