California is known for its beaches, but those are just half the fun. LA’s pools are trendy, stylish and the place to see and be seen.
Located at the famed intersection of Hollywood and Highland, right smack dab in the heart of the Entertainment Capital of the World, Lowes-Hollywood really is in the midst of it all. Adjacent to the Dolby Theatre, home of the Academy Awards, you're afforded easy access to everything Tinseltown, so don't be surprised if you run into a celebrity or two. The rooftop pool has panoramic views of the city, and takes full advantage of them with glass walls so as not to obstruct any famed sight or star spotting. Cabanas are free. and first come first serve, so get there early; the pool opens with the sunrise at 6am. When you're feeling thirsty, head to the Wolfgang Puck-catered pool bar where cocktails are made any way you like them. A relaxing haven right above the nuttiness of the streets below, the hotel is popular with both locals and awestruck out-of-towners. It‘s also very kid and pet-friendly. so grab the pups and head to the pool!
The Shade Hotel
Going for a swim lust got swankier, The Skydeck at Shade. Manhattan Beaches upscale boutique hotel, screams ritzy. The 38-room hotspot is already a local-favorite and a perfect beachside getaway for folks near and far. The intimate "relaxation pool" is more "steamy Jacuzzi'" than anything. Perfect for adults who want to loaf around all day on plush cushions, dangling their feet in warm water with a stiff cocktail glued to their lips: not so perfect for screaming, bellyflopping kidlets--unless of course they're trained in assisting the bartender while he adds yet another shot of lO-year-old bourbon to your Manhattan. The pool bar has a vast array of specialty drinks including Moscow Mules and pitchers of Shade Sangria. Or if you're really feeling fancy, have them pull a bottle of Cristal or Dom Perignon from the Vault. That'll get ya on point for the evening's poolside festivities...because when the sun goes down it's a whole new party.
W Los Angeles - Westwood
Why Vegas when you can party at the WET pool deck at the W Los Angeles--Westwood? Designed by celebrity designer, Thom Filicia of "'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," WET is known for its artsy, fun style and its summertime Sunday pool parties. DJ's, dancing, mingling with the cool kids and drinks, drinks, and did I mention, drinks?! Order a Cucumber Cooler at Hook Up, the pool bar inside a converted, refashioned Airstream, or snack on a Backyard Burger delivered right to you by your favorite pool boy. The private cabanas are available to reserve and look like uber-hip-mini-huts, complete with chandeliers and giant funky mirrors on the walls. The pool is lined with chaise lounge chairs, gas fire pits, and plenty of oversized beds, perfect for curling up with a bright pillow and doing what you do best--chill. Events like outdoor movie screenings, poolside Pilates, or winter wonderland chateaus are seasonal, so depending on the month, you are in for a completely different poolside experience.
If options are what you want, Terranea is the place for you. The location of many Hollywood films and TV shows, ("The Bachelor," "I Love Lucy," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Pearl Harbor") the estate boasts 102 acres of secluded paradise, complete with an award-winning golf course, a state-of-the-art spa and three ocean-view pools. The Resort Pool is a gigantic 5,000 square-foot fun zone for the whole family. The 140-foot Peninsula Plunge water slide will have you screaming the whole way down only to be met with a mountain of activities like poolside crafts, s'mores roasts and family fun nights. Poolside cabanas are available for purchase and come with a 22inch flat screen TV just in case you need a quick reality show fix, The Spa Pool is located in the 50,000 square-foot area of the resort dedicated to all things tranquil Follow a lap m the 25-meter pool with a rejuvenating massage, Visit the steam room, take a yoga class or work out in the expansive gym. At the adults-only Ciolo Point Pool, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the atmosphere is chic The water temperature is set to a perfect wading degree Order a Strawberry Shag and Crispy Tuna Tacos at the full service bar. Take in the view and breath in the ocean air, then down it with a glass of Veuve Clicquot. because the bar is stocked with that too.