Photo courtesy of Shore Club
When hot summer days call for cool relief, Austinites and other Hill Country residents head to Lake Travis. While many sail and water ski on the ample expanse of placid water, children and families prefer the array of activities at Shore Club Volente Beach (SCVB), where a bonafide water park for kids, complete with slides and water games, beckons. (The adult-pleasing swim-up Tiki Bar also helps get the party started.) On the sandy beachfront, which evokes Hawaii, three volleyball courts draw those with a penchant for activity, while the beach bar and café grills the best burger on the lake to keep the throngs sated.