David Brendan Hall

Best Cheap Thrill

Barton Springs

Two dollars. Two hundred pennies. And a swimsuit. That's for the teens. For the wee ones, it costs a mere buck to roll in the spacious green lawn (watch out for the sunbathers!), to make a splash off the diving board, and to giggle and frolic in the ice-cold, revitalizing water. For those really low on dough (or with a furry friend), there's the supercheap (as in free) part of the springs just to the east of the fence.

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

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