Who is ready for an adult pool day?!?! A glorious day to read and RELAX poolside in the sunshine. No one to chase after or “play with”… Nothing to worry about, expect deciding which salad to order for lunch, and whether you should wash it down with a spicy margarita or a crisp pink champagne? Decisions Decisions!

Commodore Perry Estate

Mom’s… it’s been quite a year, and the time has come to grab your girlfriends or your hubs {or go solo!} and treat yo self! We’ve nearly made it through the final weeks of school, and we all deserve ONE afternoon of adulting to celebrate.

I’m outlining my favorite, chill worthy pools in the ATX, and how to get your butt in a lounge chair for the day pronto!

1. The Carpenter Hotel Pool

The Carpenter Hotel Pool Pictures & Reviews – Tripadvisor

RESERVE your lounge chair right in the heart of Downtown ATX. Order from the amazing poolside menu (The Citrus/Avocado Salad is so satisfying y’all!!!), read a book, listen to a pod, do whatever you wish! 


2. Hotel Van Zandt Pool 

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt Day Pass | ResortPass

If downtown views + chill vibes are what you’re after, book a resort pass at Hotel Van Zandt. Luxurious lounge chairs, stunning views and premium cabanas await your arrival. Adult pool passes start at $38 per person, and include free Wifi and validated $10 valet. 

3. South Congress Hotel Pool

August 2018 Nick Simonite

This local gem offers $30 day passes Monday thru Thursday. Drop the kids at camp, grab a girlfriend or that book you’ve been trying to finish, and enjoy lunch from Cafe’ No se’ {get the kale salad with or avocado toast!} while perched on a plush lounge chair! 

Make sure to leave some time for shopping. South Congress has seriously upped its retail game this year!! 

4. The Fairmont Austin

Fairmont Austin Day Pass | ResortPass

If a scene is what you are after, head over to The Fairmont Austin. My husband and I rented a cabana with friends last summer, and I felt like I was in Las Vegas. Think DJ mixing electronic beats, people dancing in the pool, pitchers of cocktails flowing.

I brought a stack of magazines with me to read, and quickly figured out it was not going to be that type of pool day (hahahaha). You’ve been warned! 

Grab your resort pass HERE. Starting at $40 

The Fairmont tacos are a must try!

5. JW Marriott Austin

JW Marriott Austin Day Pass | ResortPass

Right in the heart of downtown you will find an expansive, Texas sized {heated!!} rooftop pool with all the amenities. Grab your sunblock, swimsuit and get ready to lounge poolside Monday through Thursday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Day passes start at $40 

Wishing you the happiest summer!

Cortney Zieky
Cortney is a mother of two, #atxfoodie and lover of fitness! She married her soul-mate, Max, after a love at first sight experience in Las Vegas. Together, they have two children Zander (7) and Zia (5). As a family, they love exploring Austin, trying new restaurants, s’mores by the fire, and vacationing in CO & Cali! Her passion lies in health and wellness. She adores grocery shopping, farmers markets, cooking new recipes, and exercise! Cortney is on a quest to keep her family healthy, dining on the cleanest ingredients, while still having fun and eating paleo chocolate chip cookies!! She started a Health Coaching business in 2019 to help families find the joy in living and eating healthfully! Follow her journey and learn more about her coaching services @happydinneratx and www.happydinneratx.com


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