Swimming holes are more than just a refreshing way to spend an afternoon, they are one of the things that is unique to Austin. There are many beautiful natural swimming holes in and around this beautiful city, and popular with locals and tourists alike. Consider adding one of these fun and beautiful swimming holes to your Austin vacation, including the indoor pool at our downtown Austin hotel!
Barton Springs Pool – This three-acre, spring-fed pool offers a shallow spillway for kids and dogs to play as well as a deeper area ideal for diving and swimming. If you’re feeling adventurous, Upper Barton Springs is worth the 1,200-feet hike upstream through the woods.
Hamilton Pool Preserve – Feed by a waterfall from above, this otherworldly lagoon was revealed when the ground above an ancient river collapsed. It’s a popular destination – make a reservation early to experience this hidden gem!
Jacob’s Well – The cool, clear waters of this artesian spring are home to the second largest underwater cave in Texas. It’s 140 feet deep in one spot, providing the illusion of a bottomless well from above. Reserve your swim or take a tour at this highly popular, unique destination.
Krause Springs – The lush Krause Springs features 115 enchanting acres with 32 springs, waterfalls and shady, tree canopied spots to sit and enjoy the scenery. There are two pools to swim in as well as a butterfly garden. It’s a natural wonderland!
Deep Eddy Pool – This 600,000-gallon freshwater swimming pool is replenished daily. It’s a historic site as well as a great place to relax on the grassy hill and watch the kids frolic in the wading area under a lifeguard’s watchful eye.
McKinney Falls State Park – At this beautiful state park, the Onion Creek gently falls over limestone ledges into serene pools underneath where swimmers (and fishermen) delight. There are shallow spots for wading as well as trails and historical sites to explore.
Sculpture Falls – Nestled in the Barton Creek Greenbelt, this secluded swimming spot allows you to dangle your feet in picturesque falls, enjoy a dip in clear waters, or sit in the shallows while refreshing waters gently caress you.
Georgetown’s Blue Hole – Located on banks of the San Gabriel River, Georgetown’s Blue Hole offers warm, deep water overlooked by a majestic rocky cliff. There are plenty of picnic tables nearby to grab lunch while enjoying the beautiful waters.
Courtyard Residence Swimming Pool – When you’re in the mood for a swim, don’t forget our inviting indoor pool is just steps from your studio or suite. Go for a dip in these always-temperate, inviting waters or relax and catch some rays on the patio overlooking the city of Austin.
Whether in town for a business trip or family vacation, our downtown hotel is the perfect home base to enjoy Austin’s famous swimming holes. Along with these refreshing oases, we’re close to the city’s top attractions, and offer plenty of room to spread out in our spacious studios and suites. Enjoy fully equipped kitchens, separate living and sleeping areas, and a complimentary hot breakfast daily. Relax with our flat screen TVs with cable and premium movie channels and take advantage of our complimentary Wi-Fi. Book your stay today and discover why we earned a 2017 certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor.