Beat the Heat: 7 ways to cool off this summer in Downtown

July 27, 2021 | In In the Press

Sun’s out and summer is here, y’all! If you’re trying to stay away from this blazing Texas heat, Downtown Round Rock will be the perfect place for you and your family to relax and cool off. So, go put your shades on and keep on reading to find out how to stay cool and have a blast this summer.

1. Prete Plaza Fountain

What’s summer without a little outdoor splashin’? Prete Plaza’s interactive water feature will guarantee a blast all afternoon for your kids. You can sit back, eat, read a book, or connect your device to the City’s free WiFi at one of the tables or the grass area and enjoy the shade and cool water.

2. Grab a cone of ice cream at a local scoop shop

I scream, you scream! Who doesn’t love a cone of ice cream, especially during the summer? With the sun melting us all away, a little ice cream is sure make us feel better. Downtown is home to 3 Star Candy Shop, a nostalgic retreat full of sugary sweets sure to satisfy your craving. Some things are just “mint” to be and that’s ice cream on a hot, summer day.

3. Coffee break @ Mi Mundo Coffeehouse & Roastery

We like coffees a latte and we cannot lie. A perfect summer morning or afternoon always involves a cup of iced coffee at our favorite coffeeshop Mi Mundo Coffeehouse and Roastery. Their special flavored iced coffees are an absolute treat with just enough of a kick to boost that heat-fried brain of yours. Did we mention that they roast their coffee in-house and source from all over the world? Amazing, y’all! Take some time this summer to grab a cup of coffee with a friend or bring your laptop to get some work done all while staying away from the heat.  

4. Read a book @ Round Rock Public Library

Catching up on summer reading? The Round Rock Public Library is the place to go for checking off your summer reading list. From bestsellers to recommendations from our librarians, feed your brain and dive deep into those pages!

5. Happy hour @ URBAN Eat.Drink

Happy hour is every hour in our book, y’all! Come experience the upscale, casual atmosphere at URBAN Eat.Drink located at our Downtown. Urban Eat.Drink serves up great food, and their craft beers and signature cocktails are perfect for beating this Texas heat. With both an indoor and patio seating available, enjoy your summer day or night with a drink and great vibes.

6. Shop for summer essentials @ rhae

It’s summertime, which means time for a new wardrobe! A new boutique just opened in the heart of Downtown, and it’s filled with all of your summer essentials. From sundresses to sunglasses to scrunchies, it’s definitely worth checking out! rhae is size-inclusive, carrying an array of sizes to ensure every woman can dress and feel confident in style.

7. Shaved Ice @ Kawaii’s

Melt away the heat by grabbing some shaved ice from Kawaii’s. They specialize in shaved ice with over 50 flavors to choose from and also offer smoothies, soft served ice cream and shakes with over 22 years of tradition. Trust us, they serve the finest, softest and fluffiest shaved ice around. Nothing beats that feeling of being outside in the midst of the fiery Texas heat with an ice-cold cone of colorful shaved ice in your hand in the summer, so grab some shades and go cool off, y’all!