Can you feel the heat, Austin?
What to bring
We bet you can guess the number one item Austinites said they like to have on hand during the summer months: water.
Some other must-have summer items include:
- An umbrella — @beauty.of.fashion_
- A mini personal fan — @symi129, @juliana_marie28, @janessaholway
- Waterproof bag for paddle boarding — @manderson0
- A personal cooler — City Editor London
Where to eat
- “A treat from Jim Jim’s will cool you down when it’s hot. It’s on 6th Street and serves delicious ice creams and my favorite water ice!” – Rebecca M.
- H-E-B ice cream — @eswei
- Guero’s Taco Bar — @miniatureatx
Where to go
Now that you’re stocked with a bag of summer survival tools, there’s only one more thing to decide: where to go.
For that, our readers only had one resounding answer. Pack your swimsuit, we’re going to Barton Springs Pool.
The three-acre pool has been an Austin hotspot since 1918. It’s famous for being a cool 68º-70º year-round, making it an excellent refresher in the heat of Austin summers.
Daily entry into Barton Springs Pool costs $5 for residents, but reader Beth B. suggested purchasing a seasonal swim pass, which includes parking at Zilker Park.
If you’re trying to beat the crowds, don’t fret: check out our map to public pools in ATX.