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Our top three places to cool down in Texas

With summer in full swing, everyone is in search of somewhere to cool off. Nobody loves water more than us, so we feel we’ve tried and tested most places. To help you out, we’re sharing our top 3 places to cool down in Texas.

Jacob’s Well

This gorgeous spot has been a carefully guarded secret amongst locals for many generations. Northwest of Wimberley, in the bed of Cypress Creek is a pristine well. Measuring 4m across, and up to 40m deep, this is the mouth to an underwater cavern system which is also popular with technical divers. The crystal clear water is refreshing and cool; making it our favourite spot for a summer swim. Thrill-seekers can dive in from the rocks beside it, while the more careful amongst us can lie in the shallow waters of the creek absorbing the natural beauty of the well and surrounding area.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

In Dallas, the famed Six Flags theme park chain has a waterpark known as Hurricane Harbor. The inner child in us loves theme parks, but in the height of summer, there can be no better way to cool off than splashing around in a waterpark. Buying your tickets online in advance means you’ll only pay $30 per adult. We think that for a full day of fun, that’s a worthwhile investment.

Hamilton Pool Preserve

Just 40km East of Austin is the natural beauty spot of Hamilton Pool. Film buffs might recognise it from the 2010 film Predators or the 2011 film The Tree of Life. Limestone shelves surrounds the jade green water, and swimmers love to weave through the 15m waterfall which cascades into the pool. The park is protected, and visitor numbers are restricted during the summer months. May – September, reservations are required in advance and due to the surrounding environment, access can be limited after flooding or when conditions are otherwise considered unsafe. Entry is $15 per car. For the latest information and daily updates, as well as to make a reservation, click here.


The feature image is of Hamilton Pool Preserve. Have you been to any of our recommended spots? We’d love to hear about it! Get in touch with us on any of our social media channels or by leaving us a comment below.


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