It is no secret that this summer is hot across the country. Nationwide, everyone is looking for ways to cool off, and often, the solution is being trapped indoors. There is no need to sacrifice your summertime outdoor adventures here in San Antonio! We have some of the best swim spots, from natural, secluded spaces to family-friendly pools in and around the city.

Pack up your favorite bathing suit and set out to go for a dip in any of these top San Antonio swimming holes. We even categorized the different attractions to find exactly what you are looking for.


Splash Pad Havens

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Do you want to know where to go with the whole family together? Look no further! Gustav’s Geysers, the splash pad at Historic Pearl is a great place for your little ones to keep cool. Relax nearby while surrounded by shops and boutiques and once your family has worked up an appetite, head over to the Bottling Dept. at Pearl for a wide variety of culinary offerings.

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Hemisfair is another place where you can spend a day with the family. With plenty to do and see, Hemisfair has become a must-visit destination for families. This park also has various amenities beyond its popular splash pad for kids. From climbing structures and foosball to ping pong tables and selfie swings, this park has entertainment for hours. This park is also inclusive and compliant with American Disabilities Act standards for public playgrounds- so truly all can enjoy!


Theme Park Solutions

If you are looking for thrills but also places to chill, San Antonio has no shortage of these options. With three large theme parks, find the one that best fits your style—or try them all out!

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Not only is Morgan's Wonderland the World’s First Ultra-Accessible™ Theme Park with offerings for all ages and all abilities, it is also home to Morgan's Inspiration Island, the One and Only Ultra-Accessible™ Splash Park. Explore a tropical-island paradise with colorful splash pads, the River Boat Adventure, and revolutionary waterproof wheelchairs!



Take on some of the tallest, fastest roller coasters before cooling off at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Cool down at White Water Bay and enjoy splashing in a Texas-sized wave pool! If you are an adventure-seeker who still wants to stay cool, head over to the Bahama Blaster water slide for an exhilarating experience!

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Lastly, no theme park tour is complete in San Antonio without a trip to SeaWorld San Antonio's Aquatica. Aquatica has the water experience you are looking for - from serene to extreme! Get up close and touch stingrays before racing your best friend on the Riptide Race water slide!


Go For a Nature Swim

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Nestled right in San Antonio, San Pedro Springs Park is the oldest park in the state of Texas and one of the oldest parks in the United States! Fed by a natural water source, it is one of the most refreshing springs to kick back and relax in.

Perhaps you would like to take a quick drive over to Rancho Cortez in Bandera, Texas. Spend a day or make it an overnight trip and enjoy a day of swimming and relaxation.


Cool off this Summer in San Antonio

People enjoying pool with Tower of the Americas in distance

If you want to get your swim on, San Antonio is the best place to do it! Combining the culture of our beautiful city with the natural beauty of these locations makes for a memorable trip.

Ready for your next adventure? Visit San Antonio today!