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The Best Pool Parties in Town

Water, Water Everywhere. Where You Should Go to Drink

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There’s no shortage of bodies of water in this city. But one careless choice, and you’re in the midst of a poolside fist-pumping competition. Follow our lead to these standout summer hangouts.

Mayfair’s Rooftop Cabana and Pool Lounge
What:
The Coconut Grove staple launches an invite-only rooftop party. (Fill out a commentary card at the restaurant to secure a spot on the list.)
Why: Shaded cabanas complete with flat-screen TVs, couches, and bottle service.
When: Sun., starting July 10. Can’t wait? Check out the July Fourth party with barbecue and a view of Peacock Park’s fireworks.
Where: Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove (305-779-5100).

Bucky Dent Aquatic Center
What: This water park is Hialeah’s best-kept secret.
Why: It may take a sophisticated navigation system to get you there, but this city-owned spot features two 150-foot slides, a six-lane pool, a wet-activity center, a concession stand, and patio umbrellas for rent.
When: Mon., Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: 2250 W. 60th St., Hialeah (305-818-2990). Admission, $5-$7.

Mandarin Oriental’s Sizzlin’ Sundaze
What:
Locals are invited to enjoy the man-made beach for free during this weekly event.
Why: Frozen drinks, sushi, live music, games (badminton, paddle ball), daybeds, and hammocks.
When: Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 500 Brickell Key Dr., Brickell Key (305-913-8358).

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
What: Always a solid choice, this indulgent retreat is worth the day pass ($40-$75).
Why: Entrance gets you access to the pool, gym, indoor/outdoor spa facilities (shady swing lounge, Roman waterfall hot tub, cedar sauna, soaking tubs).
When: Sun.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach (305-673-1717).

Photo: Courtesy of Mayfair Hotel & Spa

 
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LOCATIONS
Bucky Dent Aquatic Center
2250 W 60th St
Hialeah, FL 33016
305-818-2990
Mayfair Hotel & Spa
3000 Florida Ave
Miami, FL 33133
40 Island Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-1717
500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131
305-913-8358
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