What To Do in May in Austin

While the official start of summer doesn't begin until late June, we welcome it earlier in Austin as the temperatures rise in May. Here's a look at where to go in Austin during May, to entertain yourself and stay cool.

Updated: April 25, 2011

To Do List for May: Activities in Austin

Paggi House

200 Lee Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78704

On Wednesday, May 18, new Executive Chef Huselton hosts a springtime Grillin & Chillin event on the expansive patio overlooking the lake, which offers notable city views. The Spring Harvest menu includes hot-off-the grill lamb cuts accompanied by a grilled feta and watermelon salad and finishes with a strawberry shortcake.


200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

The newest eatery located in the swank W Hotel now offers Sunday brunch. You can see and be seen dining on classics such as eggs benedict and croque monsiuer. Brunch is served each Sunday, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The Dogwood

715 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Just in time for springtime weather this bar known for its vast outdoor area is introducing Surf 'n Turf Mondays. Dine on traditional land and sea fare and knock back a few cold ones at this celebrity-run bar brought to you by Brad Womack and brothers of The Bachelor fame.

Ski Shores Waterfront Cafe

2905 Pearce Rd, Austin, TX 78730

There's a reason tourists and locals flock to this iconic lakeside eatery. More reasons: the recently renovated space that features an expanded outdoor area and new menu additions, including the Border Burger, topped with guacamole and jalapenos, and meant-to-be shared pizzas.

Barton Springs Pool

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746

Go ahead, suit up and take a dip in the city's iconic natural spring-fed swimming hole--you're sure to cool off in the 68-degree water.

Baby Acapulco

1628 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

It's Cinco de Mayo and we know people who are celebrating all month long. Here's just the drink to do it: the purple margarita, made with creme de cassis, blue curacao and a splash of Everclear to give it an edge.


11410 Century Oaks Terrace Suite 140, Austin, TX 78758

The backyard of this outdoor shopping mecca is the setting for the Austin Wine & Music Festival May 28 and May 29. Locally crafted wines and artisan beers will be sampled and more than 10 musical performances are planned.