Swimming in natural waters is one of our family’s FAVORITE things to do! Plus, when it feels like you are sitting on the face of the sun, being in the water is the ONLY way you can stand to be outside. Texas is crawling with beautiful oasis’ hidden in the nooks and crannies of the Hill Country, near the downtown skyline, and right in the middle of small town USA.
Our first stop in this series explores Blue Hole in Georgetown (not to be confused with Blue Hole in Wimberly). It is located 5 blocks North of the famous Georgetown Square. It is perfectly located near Hat Creek Burger Co. so you can grab a few burgers and walk down to enjoy some fun in the sun.
The first time I came to the Blue Hole, my jaw dropped at the beauty. Being from California originally, I was used to the beauty of the ocean. But to find something as beautiful as this, just blocks away from the town, it was breathtaking! Not having grown up near rivers or streams, I still get giddy everytime I see one.
This is one of our favorite places to come, because there is something here for the whole family! There is a dam that was put in almost a 100 years ago that creates a deep area for swimming and floating leisurely in tubes. If you have littles with you, you can go to the right of the dam and there is ankle to knee deep water for kids to splash around in. This little guy absolutely adores it. 🙂
The Blue Hole is in a valley that has limestone cliffs along one side that *some people* jump off of. There are signs stating that this is against the law. Just saying.
Have you been to the Blue Hole? Tell me your favorite memory! Mine is the two separate Father’s Days we have spent here with all of my Texas family.
Make sure to check back as we will be highlighting different swimming holes all Summer!