Swim and a Stay
Some folks like to go, go, go while they’re vacationing. Others enjoy lounging a bit — maybe ordering room service and taking a swim in the hotel pool. If you’re the latter, you’ll love these hotel pools across the country — from infinity pools overlooking awe-inspiring landscapes to water parks fit for the entire family.
Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur, California
Post Ranch Inn calls itself "a sanctuary for the soul" and the "ultimate destination for a luxurious escape." In other words, it’s pricey but very special. Not only are there two heated infinity spas, but also a heated lap pool with sweeping views of beautiful Big Sur.
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
The Four Seasons Hualalai is just the place for the lover of nature and luxury. Take a dip in the 1.8-million-gallon swimmable aquarium and/or the elevated swimming pool. Did we mention that the resort is surrounded by white-sand beaches?
The Woodlands, Texas
Maybe you’re looking for more of a family-fun-in-the-sun kind of vibe. Check out The Woodlands Resort with year-round heated pools, waterslides, and a lazy river. That’s right, it’s a waterpark and hotel!
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Crystal Springs Resort
Hamburg, New Jersey
The Crystal Springs Resort offers what it calls a "Tropical Pool Paradise." Thanks to special roofing material, there’s lots of light coming in year-round, making it a piece of the tropics in New Jersey. There are free-form pools, a water slide, a cave-inspired jacuzzi, and more.
Four Seasons Hotel at Comcast Center
Garden of the Gods Resort
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
For some family fun on the Cape, check out the Cape Codder Resort and Spa. Its 30,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor water area. This water-park hotel features numerous pools and play areas, including a 300-foot "stormy" river with rapids, waterfalls, and even a spouting humpback whale.
Considered one of the best hotels in the world, Manhattan’s Baccarat Hotel is something special. Its pool is similarly unique and luxurious — it’s lined with cabanas inspired by the French Riviera and has a checkered floor that feels very Great Gatsby. Make sure to make a reservation for the pool should you be staying, though.