Texas summers are hot to say the least! And when the heat hits, the people of Austin flock to the Barton Springs Pool to cool off and chill out.
You can spend an entire day at Barton Springs pool. The entrance fee is $3, and you can stamp your hand for re-entry if you need to head out to hit one of the many restaurants located on Barton Springs Road (you can't bring food or drinks into the springs).
The pool is popular year-round because the temperature of the springs stays a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius).
The people watching at the pool is spectacular as this is definitely a "be seen scene," and there is always some acoustic music and drumming on the lawn surrounding the springs. Tops for the ladies are optional.