Austin is undoubtedly one of the weirdest, funkiest cities in the world where residents are proud of their quirkiness. Google “Keep Austin Weird” and you’re bound to come across much more than hipsters all painted up sporting T-shirts that bare the city’s popular self-proclaimed slogan. Austin has some of the most unique attractions, from unusual custom designed pools and natural swim holes to trailer diners and supernatural museums. Here are a few the spots that make the Hippie Haven one of quirkiest, weirdest places in America…and everything in between.
Check Out This Cantilevered Lap Pool
This is just one of the many weird and wonderful abodes you’ll find in Austin. It’s gravity-defying cantilevered lap pool is what really makes it so eye-catching to passerbys. Its suspended in the air just above a lake like a prism and is reinforced by steel frames shaped like the letter Y. It’s far from your normal suburban home.
Big Stacy Pool
It’s not the design of this spring-fed pool that makes it unusual. Its big secret is the fact that it’s always warm. Even in the winter season the water temperature averages 80 degrees. If you don’t believe us, check it out for yourself. Invite a few friends, but not too many. Austenite’s appreciate prefer uncrowded atmosphere so they can be as quirky as they like. The pool is 100% free, but keep in mind there are no changing rooms or heated showers onsite.
Museum of The Weird in Austin
We’re sure from its name you’ve already figured out that this museum has a lot to do with “keeping Austin weird”. Situated in the heart of downtown, the museum hosts an impressive collection of items such as the Ice Man, two-headed sheep and pretty much every weird looking thing you can think of. A fair warning…some of the exhibits do get a bit disturbing, but if you’re not someone to be scared easily, it’s certainly the place for you. Each guest gets to watch a mini show after they’ve toured the museum as an additional treat. Most people who’ve been there rave about the welcoming and appreciative performance.
Google “the best swimming holes in America” and Hamilton Pool is likely to show up on most if not all the lists your search brings up. If you’ve ever been there you’ll understand why. What’s unusual (in a great way of course!) about the swimming pool, is that swimming there is like is like being in a cave with a huge circular overhead window. The 5-foot waterfall at the site is also pretty impressive.
One of the best things about living in Austin is being able to embrace and celebrate your quirkiness. There are endless opportunities for those of you that want to pack more personality than aptness and prim into your day-to-day adventurers.
Austin is also one of the places that you can get away with building the most insane and amazing pools to express your personalities. For this task we recommend that you contact Premier Pools & Spas of Austin. Our team specializes in transforming homes into exotic properties through our inspiring designs that come out of the creative minds of our team. Give us a call!