David Brendan Hall

Best Swimming Hole

Barton Springs

Fall down the rabbit hole to a place where politicians mingle with yogis and everything in-between, where the water stays an average 70 degrees and local lore flows easy out of the mouths of locals; have you heard the one about how Robert Redford learned to swim in Barton Springs Pool when he was five years old? This popular destination is home to something even more endangered than good actors – the Barton Springs salamander.

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

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