Cool Pools in Austin

Austin has no shortage of great swimming holes. But there’s a big difference between floating on a river in a tube, and making a splash at a seen-and-be-seen pool scene. Check out these four Instagram-worthy Austin pools that redefine the word “cool”!

  • Rio. The only pool on our list that’s not at a hotel, the glamorous Rio rooftop pool brings a little bit of Vegas to west 6th Street. Cabanas and bottle service are available around the small but glittering pool at the top of the facility. If the pool’s not your thing, check out the sports bar on the second floor of this three-story hotspot. Beware of the strict dress code, and remember: what happens in Rio probably ends up on Snapchat!
  • Westin. Like the Rio, this rooftop pool is more suited for splashing around in your most glamorous bikini than for doing Olympic laps. Poolside food service is available, ensuring you can gaze at Austin’s lovely skyline while dining on delicious small plates. The pool area also boasts a fire pit so guests can enjoy the outdoor space no matter what season.
  • Sonesta Bee Cave. This gorgeous outdoor pool and sun deck gives you space to soak up the rays without rubbing elbows – unless you want to! Lounge in or near the gleaming waters in the beautiful central courtyard pool of this secluded hotel.
  • Hotel Granduca. One of the newest watering holes on this list, the supremely elegant pool at the brand-new Hotel Granduca has something for everyone: luxurious benches and umbrellas, a splash area for dipping your toes, a deeper swimming area, and delectable poolside bar service.
  • What are your favorite scene-worthy pools in Austin? Let us know in the comments section!

    Image courtesy of Westin Austin Downtown