Swimming Holes In The Bay Area

Escape the heat at these hidden East Bay swimming holes

A water park in Oakland? Who knew!

Who says that water slides are just for kids? Adults are capable of yelling “cannonball!” just as loudly. Head over to the Aquatic Center at the East Oakland Sports Center to channel your inner child and make a big splash.

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Photo: Arch Daily

Stunning artwork in a pool?! Count us in!

Swimming at The Berkeley City Club’s Julia Morgan pool is like taking a dip into an art project. The gorgeous tile work provides the perfect ambiance for ultimate relaxation. Whether you’re heading over with friends or solo for some rejuvenating alone time, this pool will definitely deliver.

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Photo: Berkeley City Club

Top notch views AND local wildlife

Head over to Lake Temescal, Oakland’s hidden gem, to lounge on the beach and wade in the water. The picturesque scene always includes local ducks and birds and is a great place to break from urban life for a few hours. Bring a picnic, friends, and a frisbee and you’re all set for a fun day in the sun!

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Photo: Russell Mondy


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Feature image: Berkeley City Club

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