Chill Out in Austin
Texas summers are hot! When the heat hits, the people of Austin flock to the Barton Springs Pool to cool off and chill out. The $8 summer entrance fee (for nonresidents) buys you a whole day of fun. Get your hand stamped for re-entry if you need to head out to hit one of the many restaurants along Barton Springs Road (food or drinks are not permitted at the springs). The pool is popular year-round because the water temperature remains a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). The people-watching at the free-spirited pool is spectacular and you can count on hearing acoustic music and drumming on the lawn.
By Rey Madolora, AFAR Local Expert
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2131 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78746, United States
Fri - Wed 5am - 10pm
Thur 5am - 9am, 7pm - 10pm