Where to Plop Poolside in San Francisco
From swanky indoor pools, to heated saltwater baths, here's where to get your swim on in SF.
The iconic rock-n-roll hotel offers the closest you'll come to a genuine pool party in San Francisco. Plus, you can eat brunch poolside courtesy of neighboring Chambers Eat + Drink – seriously it just doesn't get any better than that. 601 Eddy Street
The large indoor swimming pool at the Palace Hotel is just about as serene an experience as you can imagine, perfect for swimming laps or just a peaceful float. Sneak in, or book a room for this one, though. 2 New Montgomery Street
Want sweeping views of SF while you swim? No problem, just head to Nob Hill Spa. Located inside the Huntington Hotel, this sleek swimming pool also offers poolside catering and a patio perfect for sunning. Bonus points if you also get one of their amazing massages while you're there. 1075 California Street
Regardless of the weather outside, the atrium at Hotel Nikko is the perfect aquatic escape. Bask in the warmth of the indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, while sunlight trickles down from the atrium above. 222 Mason Street
This sun-soaked outdoor pool is an 80-degree oasis smack in the middle of concrete-slabbed SoMa. Reserve a lane for yourself and swim your heart out after a long day at work. $20 ($15 if accompanied by a member) for a day pass. 350 Third St.
Head over to the Mission Park's outdoor pool for a quick dip before or after your standard weekend picnic at the park. And don't miss the iconic “New World Tree of Life” mural. 19th Street.
The North Beach pool boasts two pools (warm and cool) plus a sauna to relax in after. 661 Lombard St.
The Lower Pac Heights pool was recently revamped with a brand new indoor pool, but there's only one reason anyone wants to come here: water slides, two of them. 1900 Geary Blvd.
UCSF Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center
With sweeping views of the city, you can sunbathe to your heart's content at UCSF's outdoor pool. $20 for a day pass, or $149 for 10 visits over three months – that's a pretty good deal. 1675 Owens St.