When it's summer in Texas, there's only one place to be: the pool. In Austin, more specifically, it's the WET Deck at the W Austin, where hot events are on the schedule all summer long.
Work on your bikini bod every Wednesday in June with Detox. Retox. Repeat. Bring your own mat for a 6 pm poolside workout led by MOD Fitness for the remainder of June and Stretch Yoga Studio in July, followed by happy hour with beats by DJ Kurupt and a complimentary cocktail made with juice provided by Snap Kitchen. Classes are free for hotel guests and $20 for visitors.
That could be considered a warm-up for Thursday evenings, when Night Swim takes over. Live poolside performances start at 5 pm, and it's free to attend with an RSVP (though you must be 21 and up). Americana artist EmJae Ross is set to perform on June 22.
Soundwave Sundays close out the weekend with a noon-to-sundown party led by DJ Bird Peterson and special guests. Tickets are $20, and cabanas and kasbahs are also available to rent. On holiday weekends such as Labor Day and Fourth of July, extend your holiday weekend into Monday at a Soundwave Weekender. Be sure to show up for W Austin’s Soundwave Weekender on July 3-4 for an incredible time.
If that's still not enough to indulge your mermaid tendencies, WET Deck day passes for non-hotel guests are available for $15 a person. That gets you entry to the pool any day Monday through Friday from 11 am-9 pm, with complimentary access to the WET deck after 5 pm.