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Paddle boarders and kayakers head to Lady Bird Lake every chance they get in the summer, like 22-year-old Zach Melton. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

Are you really a local if you've never spent the weekend soaking up the hot summer sun and lounging on Lady Bird Lake? The pastime is so popular that if you find yourself cruising over one of the Lake's many bridges on a weekend, you're likely to see hundreds of people clumped together on the water in a formation locals call "Party Island."

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Summertime sure does fly by, doesn't it? It's time to jam-pack as many summer activities as you can while there is still about a month left before school starts up again and the grind gets going. Luckily, Austin is full of places to visit that will fill your season full of memories.

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Looking for a pool day? These 14 Austin hotels offer pool day passes—and some other perks. (W Austin/Facebook)

With at least two months of extremely summer high temperatures ahead, Austinites in search of respite may find it in the form of a hotel pool day pass.

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Expansive swimming and hiking options are available just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Austin city life. (Preserve at Travis Creek/Facebook)

Swimming pools have plenty to offer in this relentless summer heat, but there's just something so Austin about swimming holes in Central Texas that keeps locals coming back for more.

From hideaways within city limits to Wimberley's famous bottomless well, here's a dozen swimming holes to dip into this summer.

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