It is no secret that summertime in Texas can be hot. While swimming pools, lakes and rivers can offer relief, do not forget about these local spots that can offer some fun out of the sun and in the air conditioning. Here are a few local activities that are great for fun seekers of any age.

A noncomprehensive guide on things to do indoors in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.

Round Rock

Flex your artistic muscle at Ceramic Lodge
Ceramic Lodge has a variety of premade ceramic pieces ready to paint for seasoned artists and amateurs alike. Walk-in glass fusing and canvas painting projects are also available. The studio also offers a variety of classes.

Average visit per person: $10-$19.99

18 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock

Putt a hole-in-one at Monster Mini Golf
Round Rock’s only mini golf course is located inside a black light-laden arcade, featuring ghouls, demons and scary clowns. Monster Mini Golf offers daily specials throughout the week, including packages for its arcade and laser tag arena. Couples can visit the mini golf course on Friday nights for its Black Light Date Night special with a reduced rate on two rounds of putt-putt golf.

Average visit per person: $10-$19.99

3916 Gattis School Road, Ste. 112, Round Rock

Catch a cheap film at Cinemark Movies 8
Moviegoers can watch a film at Cinemark Movies 8 in Round Rock for just $2.25 a person. The no-frills cineplex, which has more than 10 theaters overall, offers movies for all ages that have just ended nationwide circulation.

Average visit per person: up to 9.99

2132 N. Mays St., Ste. 800, Round Rock


Keep your eye on the ball at D-Bat
Baseball players of all ages and levels can take a swing at D-Bat training facility, which offers multispeed pitching machines stocked with real baseballs and softballs to rent. Camps and clinics are also available.

Average visit per person: $10-$19.99

3813 Helios Way, Bldg. B, Ste. 240, Pflugerville

Eat and play at Spare Time
Spare Time Texas has bowling lanes, an arcade room with over 65 games and laser tag missions beginning every 15 minutes in a multilevel arena. There is also a restaurant, bar and event rooms available for parties. On weekdays until Aug. 24, Spare Time is offering bowling, laser tag and unlimited video game play for $15.99 per person.

Average visit per person: $10-$19.99

1724 FM 685, Pflugerville


Watch live music at Downtown Hall of Fame
The Downtown Hall of Fame in Hutto’s Old Town hosts live music every weekend night, ranging from country to classic rock to blues. The bar and restaurant hosts trivia nights and karaoke nights for adults looking to step out of the house throughout the week.

Average visit per person: up to 9.99

205 East St., Hutto