The Lafayette Hotel - North Park
Classic, retro-vibe hotel where you can feel the historical vibe, after all it was thee hip spot for iconic celebrities of the 1940's and 1950's era looking to escape the Hollywood madness. Make your way to the pool area, a large swimming pool that can get crowded when it gets hot, so make sure to get there early! As for the food, you can't beat The Red Fox Room for its charm, vibe, and of course, food! Order a stiff drink, perhaps a Whiskey Sour and a Ribeye Steak or Juicy Hamburger, and take in the atmosphere that harkens back to a simpler time, when all you needed was a drink, good eats, and good company!
Summersalt Pool Deck and Lounge at Hotel Palomar - San Diego
Dive in and enjoy the scene at the Summersalt rooftop bar at Hotel Palomar, just be sure to apply sunscreen before you get caught up and buzzed on delicious craft cocktails such as the Zicatella, featuring coconut-infused El Jimador Tequila, Guava syrup, Averna Amaro, Lime Juice, and Nutmeg. Swimming and drinking brings on the hunger, before you get hangry, which can ruin any good time, order something tasty such as the Goat Cheese Fondue, with Dried Tomato, Olives, Herbs and Crostini or the Bacon N’ Brussels Flatbread with Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Hot Mustard and Caramelized Onion.
The Pearl - Point Loma
Groovy baby...The Pearl, with its hip, Mad Men-like decor, features a poolside dining experience that might have you doing the shag in no time! Retro-vibes, cool ambience, heck, they even project movies on a large screen next to the pool! Of course, if you came here for cocktails and food, you're in luck as you can expect stiff cocktails and some of the finest poolside dining such as NY Steak cooked to perfection or a Squid appetizer that you might not want to share!
Harrah's Resort - Valley Center
Why bother going all the way to Vegas when you can drive to the Harrah's Resort in Valley Center for some lively, pool-time party action. Float down the lazy river or swim your way to the swim-up bar and order a Mai Tai or some other tropical libation concoction. If hot tubs are your thing, you'll have no problem finding one, as there are nine hot tubs! As far as food goes, you can satisfy your taste buds at the The Bufffet, featuring a variety of options such as grilled meats and sausages, fresh salad, seafood, and hand-rolled sushi. If you end up getting hammered, get yourself a room and make it a long weekend!