When temperatures in Austin officially reach the “OMG WE’RE DYING” thermometer line, finding ways to stay cool and hydrated while enjoying the outdoors as summer drags on can pose a few challenges. Certainly, one of the best ways to cool off is to splash around in one of our numerous natural swimming holes, but in case you haven’t gotten in the water yet, we put together this photo gallery of beautiful Lake Travis sunsets that will have you swooning — and swimming — in no time!
10.) We’ve all seen this view before, but that doesn’t make it any less pretty.
9.) A lighthouse and orange-y sun flare? We’re listening…
8.) Of course we love this epic piece of whimsy.
7.) The Oasis is well known as a perfect sunset viewpoint. Rightly so!
6.) We’re feeling all warm and fuzzy…
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5.) Aaaand now we’re melting.
4.) You know you can’t resist this one…
3.) Hey… you’re drooling.
2.) We’ve never been more sure — orange is the best color.
1.) But then again… this one’s got all the colors!
Still not feeling motivated to swim? Reading about some of Austin’s most beloved spring-fed pools and natural swimming holes might help! If that doesn’t do it for you, then grab a cold, craft beer at any of these amazing local breweries. Stay cool, Austin.
Featured photo: “Lake Travis Sunset – Austin, Texas 2014” by Flickr user Anthony Quintano, CC licensed.