Unleash Your Inner Child

8 places around Austin guaranteed to make you feel like a kid again

8 places in Austin guaranteed to make you feel like a kid again

Punch Bowl Social Austin Domain bowling
Punch Bowl Social offers a little bit of everything.  Punch Bowl Social - Austin/Facebook
Pinballz Arcade offers a huge facility packed to the gills with games
Play your favorite childhood games at Pinballz Arcade, a BYOB establishment. Photo courtesy of Pinballz Arcade
IFly Indoor Skydiving
Experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane at iFly. Photo courtesy of IFly Indoor Skydiving
Blue Starlite Drive-in
Blue Starlite Mini Drive In is playing summertime classics throughout August. Blue Starlite/Facebook
Punch Bowl Social Austin Domain bowling
Pinballz Arcade offers a huge facility packed to the gills with games
IFly Indoor Skydiving
Blue Starlite Drive-in

Being an adult can be boring. When grown-up life gets you down, try one of these fun activities guaranteed to please your inner child.

Blue Starlite Mini Drive In
Relive the nostalgia of the old-school drive-in at the Blue Starlite Mini Drive In. Throughout August, this popular outdoor theater is hosting a slew of summer classics (The Sandlot and Dirty Dancing) and back-to-school-themed hits (The Breakfast Club and School of Rock).

Pinballz
Harken back to your childhood with all of your favorite games at Pinballz Arcade. The BYOB North Austin spot has late-night hours for those 18 and up. Head south to Buda to the Pinballz Kingdom location, which features a bar and more dining options.

Blazer Tag
Blazer Tag is laser tag on steroids. Each game offers ample time to explore the three-story course, "the largest in Texas." Bonus: You'll receive a discount after 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, when there are less kids around. Don't forget to come prepared with a clever code name.

Austin Karaoke
You can belt out Michael Jackson's "Beat It" in the comfort of a private room at Austin Karaoke. Bring your friends, bring your own booze, and get ready for a long night, because this North Austin spot stays open until 4 or 5 am.

K1 Speed
If you ain't first, you're last at K1 Speed. Burn some rubber at this sweet go-kart track open to adults only on Fridays and Saturdays after 8 pm. The best part? It's an indoor track, so even 100-degree summer days won't keep you away.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Another great indoor activity, iFLY lets you experience the adrenaline rush of skydiving, no plane required.  At iFLY, you'll take flight in a high-powered wind tunnel. Reserve your session ahead of time.

Austin Steam Train Association
Who doesn't like a train? The Austin Steam Train Association will take you on a ride through the Texas Hill Country, complete with layovers in towns like Burnet and Bertram. Choose from the regularly scheduled trips on Saturdays and Sundays or take a special ride featuring food and wine.

Punch Bowl Social
The Domain's Punch Bowl Social offers a little bit of everything: Bowling, arcade games, darts and more will keep you entertained for hours. Plus, this fun zone serves up tasty adult beverages.