Jana Birchum

Best Teen Hangout

Barton Springs

Most Central Texas upbringings are largely based on aquatic pastimes. In Wimberley, all the kids hang out at Blue Hole. In San Marcos, it's Sewell Park. And in Austin, the ultimate place to be when underage and not in class is Barton Springs. Yes, they may see a boob or two. They may be inspired by a wild and crazy fashion statement or hear really crappy guitar and hand drums. These are more than acceptable in exchange for a safe place for young adults to keep cool, out of their parents' hair, and in some sweet, wholesome, spring-fed goodness.

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

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