David Brendan Hall

Best Swimming Hole

Barton Springs

Austinites have been craving and braving the chilly waters of Barton Springs for as long as the springs have sprung. Some stay for an hour, some for three and some for an entire day, even going into the night hours under the stars. Is it for the great people-watching, the eclectic music, the sun, the moon? Sure, all that and more. But mostly it's for the little slice of heaven right here in Austin.

Barton Springs Pool
2131 William Barton Dr., 512/974-6300
www.austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool

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