Summer is here, and when the Texas heat is a scorching 90 degrees, and the sun is sweltering, the best thing to do is to grab that sunscreen and make your way to the water. Locals know that the best things for surviving the summer heat are the man-made pools and the natural springs near Austin!
There are so many things to do in Austin, but these 4 family-friendly swimming holes near Dripping Springs are the perfect way to cool down this summer. So get geared up and make your way over to these watery Austin, TX attractions.
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Hamilton Pool Preserve (Dripping Springs, Texas)
Unique and beautiful, Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural preserve in Dripping Springs. It’s known for its 50ft waterfall, refreshingly cool waters, scenic picnic spots and hiking trails that stretch over 1.8 miles.
Barton Creek Greenbelt (Austin, TX)
Popular with locals and tourists, Barton Creek in Austin is home to the Greenbelt, which stretches 7.9 miles long on 809 acres and divides up into three areas: Lower Greenbelt, Upper Greenbelt and Barton Creek Wilderness Park. With activities such as swimming, biking, climbing and hiking, this is a place for the whole family to enjoy.
Deep Eddy Pool (Austin, TX)
Having just celebrated its 100th birthday, the Deep Eddy Pool is the oldest man-made swimming pool in Texas. Beloved by locals, this municipal pool hosts a variety of summer events, like Splash Party Movie Nights, that are perfect for families who enjoy watching a movie while they take a dip.
Barton Springs Pool (Austin, TX)
Considered one of the crown jewels of Austin, Barton Springs Pool is a favorite Austin, TX attraction for a summer day swim. Averaging 68-70 degrees year round from underground springs that feed into the pool, the temperature is always right for a day of leisurely swimming while basking in the Texas sun!
When it comes to things to do in Austin, nothing beats diving into these 4 swimming holes that will be sure to cool you off, refresh your senses and make you glad these family-friendly spots are all near Caliterra in the Texas Hill Country! For more information about the master-planned community of Caliterra in Dripping Springs, visit the Caliterra living website today.