LIST: The top 25 places to beat the heat in Texas, according to Yelp

Balmorhea State Park Pool

Looking for a fun way to escape the Lone State State’s scorching temperatures? Yelp recently put together a list of the Best Places to Beat the Heat in Texas.

Several Texas favorites made the list including Barton Springs Pool in Austin, Discovery Green in Houston, and Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio.

To determine which places made the all-time list of best places to “beat the heat” in Texas, Yelp identified businesses in the Active Life category with a large concentration of reviews mentioning relevant keywords, then ranked those locations using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning those keywords as of July 6, 2022.

Before your visit, we recommend checking directly with each spot for the latest hours of operation, water conditions and safety policies.

Best Places to Beat the Heat in Texas

  1. Discovery Green - Houston
  2. Hamilton Pool Preserve - Dripping Springs
  3. Landa Park - New Braunfels
  4. Morgan’s Wonderland - San Antonio
  5. Pearsall Park - San Antonio
  6. Rio Vista Park - San Marcos
  7. Rockport Beach - Rockport
  8. Texas Tubes - New Braunfels
  9. Yanaguana Garden - San Antonio

🏊‍♂️ What would you add to this list? Share your recommendations in the comment section below.


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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.