Best Teen Hangout

Barton Springs

No matter what era you're living in, teens, you enjoy cheap people-watching. We feel you. Nothing inspires more gratuitous peacocking than a hot day at this natural spring. Whether sitting on your towel on a hillside or taking a dip in the waters (some of you would never, we realize), you can take in the swarthy swath of Austin's humanity. You're welcome, and we're sorry. And on a full-moon night, you can tap into your ever-ready wellspring of emotions and hormones, and howl openly at the moon like the beasts you truly are. Good. Clean. Fun.

Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
2201 Barton Springs Rd., 512/867-3080
www.austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool

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