David Brendan Hall

Best Swimming Hole

Barton Springs Pool

Barton Springs is our own private swimming hole, right smack-dab in the middle of Austin. In those long summer months, a dip in Barton Springs is a refreshing respite from the 100-plus-degree temps. And hey, if you get tired of performing your world-famous cannonball off of the diving board, there is always nude sun bathing available in the changing rooms. When you're through frolicking in the Springs, step through the meat grinder-like exit door and all of Zilker Park awaits you.

Barton Springs Pool
2201 Barton Springs Rd., 512/867-3080
www.austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool

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