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13 Swimming Spots Near San Antonio That Are Perfect for a Day Trip 

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There's no getting around the summer heat in San Antonio, but hopefully these 13 spots will bring you some relief. Cool down and stay close to home at one (or all) of these swimming destinations.
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San Marcos River

The San Marcos River is only half an hour away and is a great place to swim, kayak, tube and possibly anything else you can do in the water. The river is known to be packed with college students in summer — so if that's not your thing, consider yourself warned.

Photo via Instagram/inertiatoursspringbreak

McKinney Falls State Park

McKinney Falls is only an hour way from home and will keep you cool all summer long.

Photo via Instagram/double.zee

Hamilton Pool

If you've never been to Hamilton Pool, you're truly missing out. This water wonder is about 1.5 hours away, but reservations are required, so be sure to plan ahead!

Photo via Instagram/karine.menezes

Krause Springs

The watering hole is about 2 hours from San Antonio and has plenty of room for swimming and chilling out this summer.

Photo via Instagram/anamandapanda

Guadalupe River

Hike, tube, swim or kayak the Guadalupe River, which is only 45 minutes to an hour north of San Antonio.

Photo via Instagram/clubmorgan

Barton Springs

Located in the center of Austin, Barton Springs is an hour and a half away and is a good place for a summer dip.

Photo via Instagram/courtneymchow

Jacob's Well

Located in Wimberly about an hour out, Jacob's Well is a spot that should be on your summer bucket list. Every summer.

Photo via Instagram/lisaelektra

Inks Lake

A little bit on the longer side, the gem is about 2 hours away, but totally worth the drive.

Photo via Instagram/godblessatx

Frio River

Running through Concan, the Frio River is an hour and a half drive from San Antonio, and is an ideally spot for tubing.

Photo via Instagram/live_oak_hone

Blanco State Park

Only an hour away, you'l probably find yourself at Blanco State Park all summer. And we don't blame you.

Photo via Instagram/lolamendiola
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Wimberly Blue Hole

Blue Hole is an hour away and offers a peaceful swimming spot for folks looking to cool off.

Photo via Instagram/lulunono

Sculpture Falls

An hour and a half away, Sculpture Falls falls in the Austin Green Belt, so you'll have to a hike a little bit before you can jump in. The walk back is a lot cooler and totally worth the extra steps.

Photo via Instagram/megtrudell

Medina River

Get your swimming/kayaking/splashing on an hour away at the Medina River.

Photo via Instagram/piratekelli
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San Marcos River

The San Marcos River is only half an hour away and is a great place to swim, kayak, tube and possibly anything else you can do in the water. The river is known to be packed with college students in summer — so if that's not your thing, consider yourself warned.

Photo via Instagram/inertiatoursspringbreak

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