By Michelle Mass | June 13, 2017 | Lifestyle
It didn’t take long for the heat wave to show up in Philadelphia. Here, we share five of our favorite pools for splashing around when the temps get unbearable.
There's nothing better than a staycation in your own city, and the luxe Rittenhouse Hotel is the perfect place to spend it. Whether you're looking to relax or go for a swim, stop by their indoor pool before catching some rays on their outdoor sundeck. And if you're looking to work on your swimming skills, sign up for the water barre class before ducking into their steam room for the ultimate escape. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 215-546-9000
As one of the city's first adult-only pool, Monarch Philadelphia's oasis offers private cabanas, daybeds, lounge chairs, live music, and prime tanning opportunities. For the ultimate VIP experience, reserve a cabana and get early entry, personalized bottle presentations, a dedicated waitress, and complimentary day passes for all your friends. If you're really looking to heat things up this season, choose a season pass and enjoy a Vegas-like experience without ever leaving the city. 1031 Germantown Ave., 267-713-8987
After an afternoon at Assembly’s Rooftop Lounge, dive into the Logan’s adjacent lap pool. Filled with refreshing salt water and heated all year, it’s an ideal spot to spend a scorching summer day, rain or shine. One Logan Sq., 215-963-1500
Book a stay at this Center City hotel, and take advantage of the largest outdoor pool in the Rittenhouse area. After grabbing a drink from the famed ArtBar, take an evening dip in the eighth floor oasis. Then, watch as the city lights turn on and sparkle in the night sky. 1800 Market St., 215-561-7500
Buddy up with an AKA University City resident to gain access to their 20,000 square-foot luxury pool situated on the 28th floor of their SoHo House-inspired building. Labeled as one of the largest (and highest) indoor pools around the City of Brotherly Love, AKA University City offers guests panoramic views of the city through floor-to-ceiling windows, along with comfy modern lounge seating. Any residents looking to friend us? 2929 Walnut St., 215-372-9000