In Austin, the list of places to cool off is never ending. From rivers to lakes to pools, there's no shortage of bodies of water to dive into. Part of what makes being in Austin so fun is finding the places that not only have refreshing water but also have dog-friendliness, great photo ops and the ability to lay out all day if needed. At the top of everyone's list is Barton Springs Pool in Austin, a gem within Texas that is filled with cool spring water. It meets all the criteria of everyone's dream summer day!
This spring-fed pool has water that's temperature averages between 68-70 degrees, making it perfect for these almost unbearable summer temperatures. The pool is open year-round but is especially popular right now, with hundreds of people visiting a day. Not just people though, dogs roam through the grassy fields near the pool and it's so adorable to see.
Barton Springs Pool is extremely cheap to visit compared to some other attractions in Austin. The pool charges $9 for adult non-members and the price just keeps going down from there. The official Austin, Texas website has a full list of prices varying between age groups and members/non-members; it's great to check out before you go.
The pool is closed on Thursdays and open every other day of the week from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., giving you plenty of time to make it for a good couple of hours. If you're tired from a long day of swimming, there's tons of room to lay out and tan your heart out. You'll be planning your next trip to Barton Springs Pool before you even leave.
Barton Springs Pool
Address: 2131 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78746
Why you need to go: This is such a peaceful and relaxing place to go and cool off from the Austin heat!
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