As the temperature around Austin starts to heat up, we’ve put together a list of 8 spots to cool off this summer!
Barton Springs Pool – Combine great swimming with people watching at the historic Barton Springs Pool, just minutes from downtown Austin. Located in the heart of the 360-acre , this swimmer’s paradise features clear water fed from underground springs that stays a refreshing 68 degrees year ‘round, along with grassy hills for sunbathing.
Deep Eddy Pool – The huge Deep Eddy Pool is the state’s oldest pool, and offers a traditional public pool experience for lap swimming and recreational swimming in the center of Austin.
Live Love Paddle – Explore Town Lake and some of the best views of downtown Austin from a paddleboard! Live Love Paddle features Austin kayak rentals and Austin paddle board rentals
McKinney Falls – Located in Southeast Austin, McKinney Falls has outdoor recreation opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, bicycling, swimming, birding and wildlife observation. Onion Creek, which flows 1.7 miles through the park, offers both swimming and fishing opportunities.
Blue Hole – Drive 45 minutes south of Austin to reach the glorious Blue Hole, located just outside of Wimberley. The crystal-clear waters of Blue Hole stay an ideal 75 degrees all year-round and are shaded by towering cypress trees.
Barton Creek Greenbelt – The Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls areas of the Barton Creek Greenbelt are hidden local secrets. It’s about a half-mile hike on a well-defined trail to reach Twin Falls from the closest entrance.
Jacob’s Well – Swim in an artesian spring just 40 minutes outside of Austin at Jacob’s Well Natural Area. The cool, clear water is surrounded by rocky ledges and shady trees, creating a picture-perfect swimming hole. Jacob’s Well is the second-largest fully submerged cave in Texas
Krause Springs – a well-loved swimming and camping site, is in Spicewood, just 30 miles west of Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Spend the day swimming in its 32 springs, as well as natural and manmade pools.