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Summertime in South Texas, there is truly nothing hotter.
It is that time of the year when you hop barefooted down the sidewalk, and everyone hibernates in the
AC for three months to try and beat the heat.
And this year in San Antonio, the hot weather has only gotten hotter with months of record-breaking
temperatures. Normally by this time, San Antonio has seen a few days with temperatures over 100
degrees, but this year we’re breaking our own PRs with nearly thirty days of temperatures over 100.
So, any Texas resident knows that when the weather starts to get like this, it is important to find
activities to keep cool so you don’t immediately melt after ten minutes outside. One surefire way to beat the
heat is a trip to a swimming hole, pool or water park and luckily San Antonio has plenty for residents to
visit.
Not only does the city operate more than two dozen pools around San Antonio, but there are lots of
other bodies of water to take a dip into. Or if you are looking for a little day trip, there are even more
lakes and natural areas to visit that are less than a few hours’ drive.


But if you want to stay local, we have got some spots we love to visit:
San Pedro Springs Park: 2200 N. Flores Street
This local favorite is a great place to cool off and get a bite of history at the same time. San Pedro
Springs Park is the second-oldest public park in the country (behind the Boston Commons) and in 1915,
the spring-fed pool was built into an old lakebed. It is definitely a must-try spot for any San Antonio
local.
Elmendorf Lake Park: 235 Shore Drive
This lake and its surrounding park make up nearly 30 acres on the West Side and is definitely a hidden
gem that the locals enjoy. There is a splash pad for the kiddos to enjoy or the Elmendorf Lake pool in the park.

While the lake isn’t necessarily the best place to swim, you can fish and bird watch before going to
jump back into the pool.
Woodlawn Pool: 221 Alexander Avenue
Like Elmendorf, Woodlawn Lake Park has an impressive pool that makes up for the fact that the lake
isn’t swimmable. With water slides and lots of shady areas to hang out in, the Woodlawn Lake pool is
nothing to scoff at. Plus when you’re finished with your dip in the pool you can check out the 1.5 mile
walking trail around the park, fish at the lake or hit the outdoor gym.
SeaWorld Aquatica: 10500 SeaWorld Drive
Take a trip to SeaWorld to enjoy a day at their water park Aquatica to get some reprieve from the hot
temps. There are nearly a dozen different water slides, including one that takes you through an
underwater grotto to see stingrays and tropical fish, plus a ton of different pools if sitting back and
relaxing is more your style. It is fun for people of any age.
Morgan’s Wonderland: 5223 David Edwards Drive
This waterpark is perfect for anyone with special needs as it features fun yet ADA-accessible splashpads,
rides and more. They also offer waterproof wheelchairs for rent so no one misses out on the fun! It is
great for the kids but there is also plenty to do for adults to enjoy a day in the water

Just remember your sunscreen for the sunny San Antonio days!

Kelley Martin of Ascend Elite Realty, a Top Producing agent in San Antonio, can provide more details on any of these great spots or the homes in the San Antonio area. Call Kelley Martin at 210-887-9392

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