Four ways to cool off this summer

Beat the south Texas heat at one of these spots.

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Tubing on the Comal River is one way San Antonians beat during the summer.

Photo by New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau Department

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The heat in south Texas is straight up disrespectful, especially during the summer. If you live in San Antonio, you get a lovely mix of scorching heat and thick humidity from May through September.

We rounded up four different water activities in and around the the Alamo City — even the free options — to beat the heat this summer.

City pools

The easiest way to cool off is by visiting one of the many city pools. Even sweeter is that access to the pools is free. The Aquatics Division of the San Antonio Park & Recreation manages 25 city pools. This division also offers swimming lessons for all ages. Tomorrow, 11 pre-season pools open while the remaining 14 pools open Saturday, June 17. The city pools are open Saturdays + Sundays from 1-7 p.m.

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San Antonio Parks and Recreations offers swim lessons for youth and adults.

Photo by San Antonio Parks and Recreation.

Resort pools

Want an elevated experience this summer? San Antonio is home to a number of resorts with the most luxurious pools. Grab a day pass or plan a staycation at one of these locations:

Splash pads

This one is for the kiddos. Parents, sit back and relax with your favorite drink in the shade while your little ones plays around one of these free splash pads:

Natural recreation

Looking for something a little more natural? Here are a few natural recreation areas to visit:

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Spend a Saturday tubing down the Comal River in New Braunfels, TX.

Photo by New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau Department