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Fairmont Grand Del Mar, San Diego

Those looking for a quiet, relaxing place to unwind poolside can find all that at more at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The Relaxation Pool is an adults-only retreat, located next to the spa, set amidst the resort’s towering palm trees and Spanish-stucco design. For those wanting a little more action, the main pool features underwater speakers, private cabanas, and poolside dining options.

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Harrah’s Resort Southern California, San Diego

Experience California’s only swim-up bar at this resort and casino in San Diego. The spacious main pool is surrounded by comfy daybed and cabanas. Float in style down the Lazy River, complete with waterfalls for cooling off. During the summer, those 21 and up can party at Adult Swim Saturdays, featuring DJ’s, bottle service, and poolside entertainment.

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Terranea, Rancho Palos Verdes

For spectacular views with an atmosphere of relaxed luxury, Terrenea Resort has it all. The spacious yet intimate spa pool and deck features fire pits and private cabanas. Spa guests have full use of the pool area, meaning no overnight stay required. Adult resort guests may also make use of the Cielo Point pool, perched at the edge of the resort with chic décor and sweeping views in every direction.

The Standard Hotel Los Angeles

Standard Hotel, Downtown LA

Voted one of the top 10 hotel swimming pools in the world by Travel + Leisure, this trendy yet relaxing rooftop pool is iconic LA. With its red AstroTurf deck, cocktail lounge, Biergarten and vibrating waterbed pods, this pool is a hip spot for summer parties. Nightly DJ’s, weekend movie nights, and an outdoor fireplace add to the fun, energetic vibe.

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Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Luxury and relaxation beckon at the pool at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Surrounded by palm trees and cushioned lounge chairs, the refreshing 80-degree water provides a tranquil spot for floating and swimming. Its 4th-floor location means ample panoramic city views of Los Angeles. Need a break from the water? Order a cocktail or light refreshment from the adjoining Cabana Restaurant, or enjoy poolside spa services in a private cabana.

Beverly Hilton

The Aqua Star Pool at the Beverly Hilton has played host to Hollywood starlets and celebrities. Non-famous folk can also enjoy its sparkling waters and poolside perks like cabana beds, dining services from CIRCA 55 and Trader Vic’s Lounge, and signature Beverly Hilton pool rafts for rent. Summertime means poolside entertainment, private parties, and plenty of nightlife.

Andaz West Hollywood

Andaz West Hollywood

Once famous for its celebrity-hosted rock ‘n’ roll parties, the Andaz in West Hollywood is now known for its modern rooftop pool, the highest in LA. From the Hollywood Hills to the Pacific Ocean, the views stretch on and on. Lounge chairs and poolside cabanas bring a hint of vintage glamour to the pool deck where guests can eat and drink until the sun goes down.


W Hollywood Hotel

Under the shadow of the Hollywood sign and far above the glitz of the city perches the rooftop pool at the W Hollywood Hotel. Weekdays, the pool is a relaxing space to unwind and sip a cocktail in a private cabana. Summer weekends are an adults-only scene with DJ’s, drinks, and crowds at the WET pool party. Non-hotel guests are welcome at WET parties with a cover charge.


Viceroy, Santa Monica

For a luxurious and sophisticated pool experience, the Viceroy in Santa Monica doesn’t disappoint. Elegance and comfort are the specialties with cushioned lounge chairs, cozy cabanas, and two outdoor plunge pools. Pool guests can order designer cocktails and light fare from Cameo Bar, offering a classic lounge feel. For a day of decadence, guests are welcome to rent a cabana for full use of the pool.

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

A tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of SoCal’s city life, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is a great place to unwind. The sophisticated Indigo Pool offers an adults-only swimming space with private cabanas, comfy lounge chairs, and a full menu at the adjacent bar. The spa offers a leisure and lap pool, also just for adults. Swimmers and sunbathers can take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains as they relax and unwind.

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