Five More Reasons for YOU to come to Austin!

Top FIVE Places to Swim (because it is really hot right now:))
5. RIO Rooftop Lounge | 601 Rio Grande Street | 512.436.8464

Unless you could find a way to sneak into an AMLI, rooftop pool partying in the ATX was just a dream until the recent arrival of Rio, a West 6th St bottle service spot that has unveiled a small-but-sweet third-story wading pool that’s open on weekends. It’ll cost you heavily to reserve a cabana, but if you’re down to hang without VIP treatment, it’s free to get in and they’ll even provide the towels

4. The Not-So-Secret Beach | East Austin

Now lovingly dubbed Hipster Hollow, the formerly secret and now pretty-much-common-knowledge beach is a pristine patch of sand and shallow water tucked inside the Roy G Guerrero Park on Pleasant Valley. Walk past the baseball fields and surprisingly impressive disc golf course, then traverse about a mile of trail, and you’ll find yourself in a little slice of paradise where, on a good day, you’ll feel like you’re on your own private island, and on a bad one, feel like you’re at a totally awesome party hosted by East Side Tubes.

3. Sculpture Falls | 3900 West Frontage Road

Just one of the greenbelt’s wealth of water features, Sculpture Falls is one of the best natural spots at which to enjoy a frosty, cleverly concealed six pack (of soda, officer) because of a legit rope swing, the ragingest rapids in the area, and a deterring 30min hike from the nearest entrance at the Southbound ramp for MOPAC from 360.

2. Hamilton Pool | 24300 Hamilton Pool Rd | Dripping Springs

50ft waterfalls, rare Golden-Cheeked Warblers, and occasionally dangerous levels of bacteria await you at one of Central Texas’s greatest natural beauties. Hamilton Pool’s an amazing day-trip destination, but be sure to arrive before 11a to ensure entry (otherwise you’ll be diverted to neighboring Reimers Ranch), bring coozies for on-the-sly consuming, and don’t forget to get off the beaten path and hike out to the much-less-crowded Pedernales River.

1. Hippie Hollow | Lake Travis

The Northwest nudist (yep, we have one) outpost gets a bad rep as a retreat for past-their-prime flower children, but the 109 acres of scenic Lake Travis shoreline get better after dark once the park has closed its gates. Stash your car along the side of one of the long driveways of the neighboring estates, disregard the closed signs, and take a late-night dip while enjoying one of the most awe-inspiring views the city has to offer.