Summer is almost over, and with it comes the end of pool party season. With Labor Day Weekend coming up, and the end of pool party season soon following, we wanted to highlight the best pool parties on the West Coast.
The following list focuses on three major locations - Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Diego - with a special mention at the end that trumps all three. Check out the top destinations to day rage in each city, and find out what we think is the best pool party around!
1. Wet Republic
MGM Grand Hotel & CasinoWet Republic may be the premiere day club for EDM fans, with superstars like Tiësto, Afrojack and Martin Garrix as residents. Wet republic is an electronic music fans wet dream, with a massive pool surrounded by VIP cabanas and the biggest DJs in the world.
2. Encore Beach Club
Wynn Las Vegas
Stripper poles and lily pad VIP tables in the pool - what more can you ask for? With tables on the top floor that overlook the entire party, Encore Beach Club is easily one of the most fun pool parties in Las Vegas. Some of the VIP tables even have their own infinity pool/jacuzzi for attendees to have their own private parties while being able to see the entire club. With DJs like Zedd, Flosstradamus and Major Lazer on the roster, it's no surprise that this pool party draws a massive and wild crowd.
3. Drai's Beachclub
- The Cromwell
- As a relative newcomer to the Las Vegas pool party scene, Drai's Beachclub has made a huge splash. On top of the Cromwell's boutique hotel, Drai's my be the best rooftop pool party in Las Vegas. With multiple private pools for the VIP cabanas and an overlook of the Vegas strip, Drai's has the best views out of any of the Las Vegas pool parties.
4. Rehab Beach
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Rehab is the original day club. It has been raging for nearly a decade, and is still going strong. Rehab can be relatively cheaper than other pool parties in Vegas due to the fact that they normally won't have superstar DJs playing every day, although Labor Day will be the exception when they bring Knife Party on stage.
1. The Hollywood Roosevelt
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The Roosevelt may be L.A.'s biggest pool party destination. With constant Saturday and Sunday parties, the Roosevelt is always a great time. The pool turns into a concert venue for some events with a beautiful backdrop, as it's located in the heart of Hollywood. The Roosevelt even holds some night swim events here that have turned into some of the largest and most fun parties in L.A..
2. The Rooftop at the Standard
The Standard, Downtown LA
The Rooftop at The Standard is one of L.A.'s hottest rooftop pool party destinations. With record labels and blogs constantly throwing events there - like Magnetic Magazine's own 5th Anniversary Celebration - this spot is perfect for partying or lounging.
3. Skybar at the Mondrian
The Mondrian Hotel, West Hollywood
Skybar hosts the ultimate L.A. pool party. With open views of all of West Hollywood, this party is just gorgeous. The venue is smaller than the other two L.A. parties on this list, but that just makes it more intimate. Good music, beautiful people, and continuous great vibes keep Skybar one of L.A.'s most coveted pool party destinations.
1. Sunburn Saturdays at Hard Rock Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Sunburn pool party on the roof of the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego is one of the cities wildest events. Party Naked partnered with the hotel to bring this event to life, and it's been dominating the summer in San Diego ever since.
2. Rooftop600's Summer Pool Party Series
Andaz San Diego
Rooftop600 puts out a taco station that freshly grills street tacos for $5 from 2-4:30pm. With a rooftop view of downtown San Diego and consistently good music, this party is one of the gems of the city.
Riviera, and Saguaro Hotels - Palm Springs
Outside of the realm of every other pool party on this list lives the entire festival dedicated to pool parties: Splash House. This is the ultimate pool party destination, and it sits on it's own because it blows all other events of its type out of the water. With a lineup that rivals the likes of almost every other major festival, there's nothing quite like Splash House.
With everyone from SNBRN, Dr. Fresch, Jai Wolf, Snakehips to Flume and Kygo playing, it's no wonder this festival has grown to become the premiere pool party of the West Coast. The festival takes place at two separate hotels that are within a mile of each other, with constant shuttles running for free between the two. Selling out each year, and accompanied with a massive after party at the nearby Air Museum, this party is a must for pool party fanatics.
Title photo: Anastasia Velicescu