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Wine and Unwind: Where to Swim in Wine Country This Summer


With Memorial Day Weekend in view, there's no better time than right now to bust out the swim trunks or sleek maillot and venture to Wine Country.

Aside from the trellis-grown flora and corked concoctions, the region is home to some of the best watering holes anywhere in California. Grab your towels, make sure to hydrate, and remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours at our favorite places to dip into the drink.

The Best Swimming Pools in Wine Country

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

You'll feel like a movie star sipping on a cocktail when you lounge beside one of Francis Ford Coppola's pools. The glamorous property has two large lagoons, connected by a swimmable water bridge. And to make sure you stay chic at all times, there are 28 small cabins available to rent where you can change, store personal items, and even shower. The pools are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A day pass to the pool is $35 per adult, $28 for Wine Family members. // 300 Via Archimedes (Geyserville), francisfordcoppolawinery.com

Indian Springs Resort and Spa

Constructed in 1913, the geyser-fed Olympic-size pool at Indian Springs Resort and Spa is rich with minerals and naturally warm—around 102 degrees in winter and 92 degrees in summer. It's the perfect place to relax—regardless of the weather—with a gorgeous view of the nearby mountains. They've recently added a new adult pool to the mix. Smaller, quieter and more intimate than the main pool, it's also kept about 10 degrees cooler. The pools are open until midnight, allowing you to float underneath the Napa Valley stars. The pool is only open to hotel and spa guests. // 1712 Lincoln Ave. (Calistoga), indianspringscalistoga.com

Calistoga Ranch

At the luxe Wine Country resort Calistoga Ranch, you can find a sparkling pool surrounded by evergreen hills. For extra weekend bliss, book the ranch's two-day, all inclusive "Pink at the Pool" package, which comes with a poolside bottle of sparking rosé. //5 80 Lommel Rd (Calistoga), aubergeresorts.com

Solage Resort and Spa

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Solage is putting on a "Summer of Solage" pool party series through September with poolside bubbly and hors d'oeuvres. All-inclusive tickets start at just $25 per person. // 755 Silverado Trail North (Calistoga), aubergeresorts.com

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