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🔥 Summer’s coming in hot
SATXtoday: River Bluff Water Experience JW Marriott
Spend the day on the water slides at the River Bluff Water Experience located at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. | Photo by JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
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 16 different water activities in and around the Alamo City — even the free options — to beat the heat this summer.

City pools

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

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Photo by San Antonio Parks and Recreation.

The easiest way to cool off is by visiting one of the many city pools — and its free. The Aquatics Division of the San Antonio Park & Recreation manages 25 city pools. This department also offers swimming lessons for all ages. Currently, 11 pre-season pools are open while the remaining 14 pools open later this summer. The city pools are open Saturdays + Sundays from 1-7 p.m.

Luxurious getaways

The Bevy Hotel Boerne, 101 Herff Rd., Boerne, TX
Retreat into the Texas Hill Country for the day while sitting poolside surrounded by lush greenery + comfortable loungers, private cabanas, and delectable dishes + drinks from its restaurant. Day passes start at $25 for adults 18+.

Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa, 555 S. Alamo St.
San Antonio’s newest downtown oasis is open just in time for the summer. Spend the day enjoying the Anaqua Garden Bar, pool, spa, and food from its restaurant, Corinne. Families are welcomed with day passes starting at $60.

Natural recreation

SATXtoday: comal tubing

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

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

Blue Hole Regional Park, 333 Blue Hole Ln., Wimberley, TX
Escape the sounds of San Antonio and head north to the City of Wimberley where you can find the crystal-clear waters of this natural lake. Day passes start at $12.

Comal River, 100 Liebscher, New Braunfels, TX
Spend a hot South Texas afternoon dipping your toes into this freshwater river in New Braunfels. — start at Landa Falls to spend the maximum amount of time on the river.
 
Asked
 
How do you cool off from the South Texas heat during the summer?

A. Pool side
B. Lakes, rivers, oceans
C. At a water park
D. Staying inside
 
 
Events
 
Tuesday, May 14
  • San Antonio Startup Day | Tuesday, May 14 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | Geekdom, 110 E. Houston St., 7th floor, San Antonio | Free | This quarterly business event features a full day of entrepreneurial resources, networking, and expert-led talks with community members.
  • Blood Drive | Tuesday, May 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | H-E-B Arsenal, 646 S. Flores St., San Antonio | Free | Join the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center to donate blood and make a difference.
  • Brain Battle Trivia | Tuesday, May 14 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Elsewhere, 103 E. Jones Ave., San Antonio | Cost of purchase | Bring your friends and grab a cold one while solving brain-teasing questions for prizes.
Wednesday, May 15
  • Beach Runway Show | Wednesday, May 15 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Carriqui, 239 E. Grayson St., San Antonio | $71 | Dive into the summer season with a fashion show by Puerto Rican designer Stella Nolasco.
  • Cigar Night | Wednesday, May 15 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | In Contrada Vineyard and Kitchen, 27490 Smithson Valley Rd., San Antonio | $30.57 | Enjoy a cigarillo with a glass of wine while listening to live music by Austin Ausley.
  • Laffs 4 The Bag Comedy Contest | Wednesday, May 15 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Upstage Comedy Lounge, 4441 Walzem Rd., San Antonio | Free | Come out for a night of laughs featuring hilarious stand-up acts as they battle for the ultimate prize.
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We’re paw-sitively excited about The DoSeum’s new exhibit
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From lovable companions to loyal protectors, dogs have evolved over thousands of years from ancient wolves into the cuddly canines that live and work alongside us today. | Photos courtesy of The California Science Center; GIF by SATXtoday
Sniff out the science behind our puppy love. Let curiosity be your guide and discover life from a dog’s point of view in Dogs! A Science Tail, an interactive exhibition for humans on display Saturday, June 1 through Monday, Sept. 2.

Dig deeper into these incredible animals and how they communicate with each other — and with us. Through fun, hands-on exhibits, experience the extraordinary way a dog sees, hears + smells the world.

Don’t miss this chance to discover how dogs have nuzzled their way into our hearts.
 
News Notes
 
Edu
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is opening 23 tuition-free preschools including a location near San Antonio in Universal City. The Bezos Academy is accepting a limited number of applications for children between the ages of three and five through Sunday, July 14. Check out the full eligibility requirements. (SA Current)
Watch
  • The 2024 Olympic Games are coming to Paris this summer. As part of the Olympic torch relay tradition, taking place several months before the games, retired San Antonio Spurs player + NBA superstar Tony Parker was seen carrying the Olympic flame while jogging through the streets of Marseille, FR.
Coming Soon
  • Ready to solve this mystery? Sodamigo posted an announcement on its Instagram yesterday morning, eluding to a second location. Before the official announcement comes out, can you guess where its sophomore location is going to call home? Give us your best guess.
Networking
  • Salud SA is partnering with La Ruina to host its first free networking event on Thursday, May 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 410 Austin St. Come connect, meet professionals, and share resources while enjoying craft cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Reserve your spot today.
Older Adult
  • The Alamo City is ranked No. 2 on Smart Asset’s 2024 study of “Where Retirees Are Moving.” According to the findings, 4,102 retirees moved to the Alamo City within the last year, while 1,166 moved away. Other Texas cities to make the top 10 include Houston (No.7) and Fort Worth (No.8).
Drink
  • American Craft Beer Week 2024 began yesterday — the nation’s largest beer week — through Sunday, May 19, and calls on all beer lovers to support small + independent US breweries. Grab a pitcher at one of these eight Alamo City breweries and don’t forget to check out their happy hour deals.
Sports
  • Let’s discuss the Spurs landing picks No. 4 and 8 at the upcoming NBA Draft 2024 on Thursday, June 24. Get the latest news, analysis, and insider information for the San Antonio Spurs with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
    Finance
    • Whatever your financial goals are this year, unlimited cash back just makes cents. Learn how to make your money work for you with United Texas Credit Union’s Ultimate Checking account.*
       
       
      Transit
       
      🚎 All aboard
      SATXtoday: Little Runner Shuttle
      The Little Runner shuttle service now provides free rides around the downtown area. | Photo by Centro San Antonio
      You may have seen an increase of free shuttle services around downtown San Antonio — the super convenient way to get around traffic and ongoing construction.

      We’re here to put you onto a free shuttle service that has recently expanded thanks to Centro San Antonio, UTSA, VIA Metropolitan Transit, and eCab North America (eCab). Announced yesterday with the approval of permits, comes the authorization of free public use of the Little Runner shuttle service.

      Little Runner explained

      Originally, this pilot program launched in early March as a UTSA student-focused program, providing over 2,000 rides to over 4,000 passengers. Now, all San Antonians and visitors can partake in the experience throughout downtown.

      Route and riding details

      Catch a ride Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
       
      The Buy
       
      Clinique’s Take The Day Off cleansing balm makeup remover. This balm’s silky, buttery formula dissolves long-wearing makeup and sunscreens — and it’s one of the brand’s best sellers.
       
       
      The Wrap
       
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      From the editor
      If you see me at one of the resort pools on a weekday during the summer with my laptop, no you didn’t... just kidding. I’m excited for the summer months. Hopefully we don’t break any new heat records this year, last summer was brutal on our city and our electric bills.
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