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.
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.
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:
- The Thompson Hotel San Antonio
- La Cantera Resort & Spa
- JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
- Eilan Hotel and Spa
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:
- Gustav’s Geysers at The Historic Pearl
- Union Pacific Railroad Splash Pad at Hemisfair
- Pearsall Park
- Bulverde Community Park
Looking for something a little more natural? Here are a few natural recreation areas to visit:
- Canyon Lake
- Comal River (Pro tip: If you are floating the river, start at Landa Falls to spend the maximum amount of time on the river.)
- Woodlawn Lake Park