Swimming in the Summer Heat
How to Stay Cool When it’s Blazing
Moving from the East Coast back to Arizona has its challenges. There’s the whole not being able to wear boots things (sad), the third degree burns from my car seat belt (ouch), and pretty much sweating off all kinds of makeup (ugh).
With all the challenges, there’s a couple highlights I wanted to share, namely 2 free pools we’ve tried so far this summer! And a couple more I’m sharing here, to help you cannon ball your way to fun in the sun.
With volcanic temperatures, Arizona is a hot bed for pool go-ers, and catching up on your glowing tan. There are so many cute suits out there this season – I can’t wait to open my mail for this and this baby. And a friend recently recommended this modest little shop, if you feel like you need a bit more coverage. For an affordable easy option, shop my instagram here and find a classic, simple solution to swimsuit shopping. You can also catch my favorite modest bikini bottoms here!
Here’s a list of cool pool in the Phoenix area, hope you dive in!
1. Lustre Rooftop Bar at Hotel Palomar!
- This pool is free and open to the public on non-holiday weekends! Find it at 2 E. Jefferson St. in Phoenix.
2. The Oh Pool at Valley Ho
This pool has an open Friday Happy Hour from 10 am – 7pm (except for holiday weekends). Saturdays and Sundays book a room to enjoy a dip here. This hotel is definitely a midcentury-modern-lover’s paradise in case you have a thing for interior design! Find it at 6850 E. Main St. in Scottsdale.
3. The Saguaro Hotel
This hot spot is definitely worth lounging at! Hotel Guests are always welcome, and if you are just visiting the pool, simply pay the $10 Valet fee and make sure to bring your own towel! Summer pool hours are from 8am-10pm! Find this little piece of heaven at 4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in Scottsdale.
4. The Pool at Gainey Ranch
If you’re looking for a late night swim, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is for you! Hotel guests are always welcome, and if you’re visiting just for the water slides, visit Resortpass.com to purchase a $25 pool pass. Save the pass to your phone or print, then visit the Hyatt Regency Hotel conceirge for a pool key! Pool hours are from 6am-11pm! Find this Valley treasure at 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Scottsdale.