Summer in Dallas rarely feels as if it comes to a close on September 22. Even though the season might technically be changing to autumn that day, you’ll still have ample time to enjoy some outdoor swimming around town. The next time you’re looking for a nice place to cool off and splash around, keep these resident favorite swimming holes in mind.
Burger’s Lake is a trek from most downtown and uptown Dallas apartments, but it’s worth making at least once per summer. Its sandy beaches are great to relax on, and the water is refreshing even on the hottest days of the year. Several diving boards, a water slide, and a 25-foot trapeze are some of Burger’s Lake highlights. The spring-fed “lake” spans one acre of the 30-acre park, which is also home to grills, tennis and volleyball courts, picnic tables, and concession stands.
Popular among both sailboaters and power boaters, Grapevine Lake is also suitable for swimming and other water sports. Meadowmere Park and Vineyard’s Campgrounds, both on the lake shore, offer roped-off swimming areas, the latter of which is only available to campers. Grapevine Lake is a 15-minute drive from AMLI at Escena and other luxury apartments in Irving.
Four times the size of Grapevine Lake, Lewisville Lake has several nice beaches and swimming spots that are a little more spread out. Little Elm Park Beach, Hidden Cove Park Beach, and Stewart Creek Park Beach are some of the most highly-rated options. Lewisville Lake is four miles west of AMLI’s Plano apartments.
For a luxurious, rockstar-inspired swimming experience, spend an afternoon at Sisu Uptown. Palm trees and cabanas give the pool at Sisu Uptown a tropical feel, and the food and drinks you can enjoy lounging poolside are truly first-rate. Sisu Uptown is also known for its DJ sets and is a short ways away from the uptown Dallas apartments at AMLI Quadrangle.
Waterparks offer myriad ways to cool down and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Texas might offer more than most. You can bodysurf in a million-gallon wave pool, float down the lazy river, and chase thrills on the Black Hole as well as more than a dozen other water slides and rides. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a great destination for family outings and gatherings of friends on a hot summer day. The waterpark is a 20-minute drive from AMLI Campion Trail and AMLI Design District.
What’s your favorite place to swim in Dallas? Let us know in the comments!
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