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All Wet!: Blue Hole, Georgetown

This swimming hole lies just a few blocks from the quaint town square. A low dam on the South Fork…

All Wet! Barton Springs, Austin

This three-acre, 1,000-foot-long swimming hole beats as the literal and metaphorical heart of Austin. Ten to 80 million gallons of…

All Wet! Comal Springs, New Braunfels

The largest group of artesian springs in Texas, Comal Springs includes at least seven outlets that flow through limestone fissures,…

The Best (& Sweetest) 12 Weeks of Summer Ever

The arrival of summer inspires mixed emotions in Texas. There’s no getting around the heat of our most extreme season, a…

See Summer Blooms

The following sites offer opportunities to see summer wildflowers. Keep in mind that changes in temperature and rainfall may cause…

Sizzles like summer

Well, it's officially summer in Austin. The calendar begs to differ, I know, but I have my own criteria. One,…

Summer

Summer's here, and here are sure clues: Long shadows and fireflies. Smokin’ barbecue grills and tinkling ice cubes in tall…

Summer Fun

School’s out for summer! Whether you have kids or not, the calendar practically insists that you take a vacation. So…

Chill Out in Texas Swimming Holes

Blazing, dusty days. That deep breath before the first frosty plunge. Tarzan-calls—Ahh-eee-ahh!—and cannonballs from rope-swingers above. The tingly warmth of…
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