David Brendan Hall

Best Swimming Hole

Barton Springs

Even those who suffer from a crippling fear of cold water somehow manage to overcome the chill-o-phobia long enough to take a refreshing plunge into Austin’s favorite freaky-cold swimming hole. Kept at a constant 68 degrees courtesy of Mother Nature and some bubbling goodness down below, Barton Springs continues to be Austin's respite from the sweltering triple-digit Texas summer heat. Go on, get in. Trust us, the water’s fine.

Barton Springs Pool
2131 William Barton Dr., 512/974-6300

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