It’s hot out here, y’all! When you need to cool down and beat the heat this summer, put on some sunscreen, grab a pool noodle and dip your feet into one of our relaxing swimming pools. Here are some of the best swimming pools with day passes in Austin:
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Barton Springs Pool
This 1,000-foot long natural limestone pool is one of the most popular day destinations when the weather starts hitting triple digits. It’s open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and only costs $1-$3 dollars a day, so it’s definitely worth it. And here’s a tip: bring water shoes!
Deep Eddy Pool
A day pass for Deep Eddy will cost no more than $8 and will get you access to the oldest, coolest swimming hole in Texas. There’s plenty of grass, plenty of shade and a whole lot of cool, clear water.
Big Stacy Pool
If a swimming hole isn’t what you’re looking for, the Big Stacy pool is a free municipal pool in South Austin that lets the kiddies wade and the adults swim laps from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.
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South Congress Hotel
Take a dip deep in the heart of SoCo for $30 a day, 11 a.m. to sunset from Monday-Thursday, and enjoy complimentary towels and free parking. Poolside dining is available courtesy of Cafe No Se.
Dubbed the WET Deck, visitors can get $10 day passes Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (tickets must be purchased online), or free after 5 p.m. for happy hour. If you’re there on a Sunday you get access to the pool and can enjoy live music all day for $20.
Westin Austin Downtown
Enjoy the Westin Austin Downtown’s sleek rooftop pool, Azul. This pool is free during non-guest hours and offers a full food and drinks menu all day. With the free entry you also get a towel, access to the fire pit, and a 360 degree view of downtown.
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Lone Star Court
If you’ve already done your shopping and sightseeing in the Domain for the day, stop off at Lone Star Court to take a dip. For just $15 a day, this retro-chic hotel gives you access to their pool, plus happy hour pricing on snacks and drinks.
At Hotel Ella, $20 can get you an all day pass for their antique pool Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with reservations, and walk-ins Friday-Sunday.
Contributed by Nayla Zylberberg, Visit Austin Marketing Communications Intern.