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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX | Directions 7874630.265700 -97.766200
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Neighborhoods: South Lamar, Barton Hills
One of Austin's most prized locations. My favorite place to lie around and people watch with friends.
No matter the season, it's eternal Summer of Love at Barton Springs, Austin's most beloved swimming hole. Though it's been officially servicing locals for the better part of a century, archeologists have found 10,000 year-old human remains here -- a solid track record of enjoyment, I'd say.
Can't miss Austin tradition, not fancy by any means, but pretty awesome
Doesn't have it – This place is terrible. Why? Well, no beach chairs. So no place to sit. You are never comfortable. No real place to eat. Only one junk place. If you come from Miami like I do you can only laugh. Women put their towel on soon as they come out of the water hiding their bodies like it was at a 15th century Catholic nun's school. And, if you dare say anything to anybody from Texas about the situation they will tell you leave instead of saying how can we improve the situation. Oh well.
Summertime Place to Be – You can't miss this place if you're in Austin during the hot summer months. It's the best place to take a dip in cool water. Barton Springs Pool is a mix of everything.. an oasis in the middle of a lush park, views of downtown Austin, and the best people-watching in all of Texas.
When you're not in the water, find a spot to hang out by the diving board. You'll see some good divers, massive belly-flops, and kids mustering the courage to jump. Can't be it!
Nice but its not all its cracked up to be... – It is a nice place, but i personally thought it was dirty and very stinky. Its very crowded on weekends. Not what i was expecting. maybe it was the day i went on (sunday afternoon)?
Best place for cooling off in the summer heat – Most of the water areas in Austin are quite warm in the summer due to the weather heating up the water. But Barton Springs is one place you can rely on being refreshed and able to hop in water that will actually cool you off. Great for kids, families of all kinds. I know someone that swears by the healing powers of the water here as well. Large enough area that even during busy days its not overcrowded. A great day outing.
A natural, chemical-free swimming pool for the whole family. – In Short
The pool is located in the area around Barton Springs in Zilker Park, the expansive green space in the heart of the city. Out of the water, there's plenty of room for children to roam. After a refreshing dip, sunbathers and picnickers stretch out on the long, grassy hill, big enough for a large number of bronzed locals. Lifeguards keep watch during the summer, and a playground and concession stand are outside the fence.
splash! – Barton Springs is my favorite thing about Austin. It is the best oasis in the middle of a hot texas summer. I reccommend!
Swim with salamanders – I like the grassy area where folks catch a tan. When you get too hot, jump in the chilly water (I bet you jump right back out). The cool thing about this pool, is in the winter, when the air temperature is under 68 degrees, swimmers still swim in the water (it's warmer!). The weekends get crowded with teens and kids, but it's still a lot of fun.
Refreshing – Barton Springs pool is one of the most convenient places to cool off. Just south of downtown, this natural swimming pool is an excellent place to beat those Texas summers. The water maintains a chilly 68-degrees and there's a nice grassy hill to lie on and watch everyone else have fun.
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