For the Gram: America’s 11 Most Photogenic Pools To Fill Your Feed

It’s always nice that a pool can give a visual delight to one’s social media feed. Even better, there are pools that come with breathtaking landscape views and vibrant rooftop oases nestled amidst bustling cities—the epitome of luxury and serenity. Even for me, seeing such photos and views would immediately make me take my phone out and strike a pose, maybe. 

1. Pools in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

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This is the place for those looking to add posts that give off an ancient, rich vibe—truly picture-perfect. The pools are adorned with magnificent statues, elegant Greek-style columns, and enchanting fountains, creating a captivating ambiance.

Whether you choose to relax in a cabana, canopy, daybed, or couch, you’ll have the perfect spot to capture breathtaking photos. This place is a haven for Instagram enthusiasts, as it exudes a sense of class and luxury that will elevate your pictures to a whole new level. Adding up are the lights and people in the backdrop if you’re partying at night.

2. Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada

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It’s no secret that the summers in Nevada’s desert get super hot and dry, so cooling off in the swimming pool is a must. And there is no better place to take a dip than Mandalay Bay Beach, which was crowned the number one pool in the USA.

Located at the Mandalay Bay resort, its 11-acre space with 2,700 tons of imported California sand, bars, and a beach club is a dream summer getaway.

“Mandalay Bay Beach features a fantastic collection of various pools, including a lazy river, a calm lagoon, and a wave pool. The wave pool is the closest thing to an authentic ocean in the middle of the desert, producing rolling white caps as high as six feet. I equally enjoyed drifting along the lazy river while lying on an inner tube,” shares Josh Dudick from Top Dollar.

3. Mirage Pool, The Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada

The sprawling, tropical pool area in front of the Mirage hotel's facade in Las Vegas. The 4-star Mirage is one of the premier luxury hotels on the famous Las Vegas Strip.
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The second spot goes to the postcard-perfect Mirage Pool at Mirage Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and rightly so.

John Dealbreuin from Financial Freedom Countdown shares, “The Mirage Pool is a true oasis amidst the heat and buzz of Las Vegas. With cascading waterfalls, lush greenery, and a serene lagoon, it’s hard to believe you’re in the middle of the desert. 

“And it’s not just the picturesque surroundings that make this pool special – the amenities are top-notch, too, from luxurious cabanas and a hot tub to a full-service bar and grill. The Mirage Pool has it all, whether you are looking for a relaxing day in the sun or a lively social scene.”

4. The Neptune Pool, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

November 15, 2019: Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle in San Simon, California
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The Neptune Pool, located at Hearst Castle, ranked in the top 3 on the list. It’s the most iconic pool to take a swim in California. With Roman marble columns and crystal-clear water, you have all the ingredients for an epic Instagram photo that California dreams are made of.

The pool will make you feel like you traveled back to ancient Roman times. JayDee Vykoukal from Mom Blog Life is a big fan of this pool.

“If you are in Central California, a tour of the quirky Hearst Castle is a must. You’ll get a glimpse of the beautiful Neptune Pool on any tour you select. With crisp blue water, a unique shape, Roman columns, and other fun architectural details – this pool feels fit for a king. 

“I remember how inviting the pool looked on the warm spring day I was visiting. Sadly, it’s only open to the public for a large sum of money a few times a year.” 

5. Barton Springs Pool, Barton Springs, Austin, Texas

Looking down on Barton Springs natural cold spring swimming pool with dam and water rapids flowing off behind the one of a kind natural attraction of Austin Texas
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Barton Springs Pool in Austin, Texas, is nothing short of an oasis and the 4th most picturesque swimming pool in the US.

This pool is a crown jewel of Austin, located in Zilker Park. It’s fed by underground natural spring waters that maintain an average temperature of 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Austinites have enjoyed this 3-acre pool for generations.

Barton Springs draws 800,000 annual visitors to soak up the sun.

6. The Tank, Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Tank and HideOut pool complex consists of a 200,000-gallon shark tank aquarium, three floors with 17 private cabanas each, and an epic waterslide. You can ride on a unique waterslide that passes through a 200,000-gallon aquarium. Along the way, you will see various species of sharks and fish.

You can experience the feeling of swimming with sharks when you slide down the clear waterslide, even if you’re not a hotel guest. Access to the pool and waterslide is available for a fee of $25 per person from Monday to Thursday and $40 per person from Friday to Sunday.

7. Glenwood Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

High angle view of famous Colorado hot springs pool in downtown with water and people swimming
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Speaking of hot springs, Glenwood Hot Springs in Colorado also made it to the list as number six. This massive hot springs pool, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, is a great place to relax and unwind, regardless of the season.

Ashlee Fechino from The Happiness Function loves visiting the area, especially after hiking or skiing.

“My husband and I love Glenwood’s Hot Springs Pool. It’s the perfect place to go after hiking or skiing all day in Western Colorado. The natural mineral water is the perfect temperature to soak and makes for a fun and relaxing stop. The water comes from a natural hot spring. 

“You can visit year-round if you’re vacationing in Glenwood Springs or the Aspen area. There are fewer crowds if you visit during the middle of the week. The area is beautiful.”

8. The Backyard, Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Red Rock pool has 19 private cabanas, chair-side service, and poolside gaming. It offers an atmosphere for all kinds of pool days, whether you want peace and quiet or continuous activity. Sandbar café serves great hand-crafted cocktails and fresh food. You can also relax on the daybeds. Locals and visitors agree that this is one of the best Las Vegas pools.

9. Stadium Swim, Circa Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Circa Las Vegas has a rooftop poolscape called Stadium Swim, overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. It has six pools on three levels, with a 40-foot-tall LED screen showing the largest sporting events. There are 370 chairs around the pools, but you can reserve lily pads, daybeds, and cabanas for a more exclusive experience.

10. Encore Beach Club, Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Encore Beach Club is a day club in Las Vegas that covers an area of 60,000 square feet and includes three pools connected by curving pathways. An exceptional feature of the club is its enclosed gaming section, which sets it apart as the sole daytime pool party in Las Vegas where patrons can gamble.

11. The Water Club, Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey

The Water Club, Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey
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The Water Club at Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City earned the 10th spot. The hotel takes indulgence to the next level with a two-story spa and five indoor and outdoor pools. For a full immersion, guests can check out an outdoor infinity pool, two jacuzzis, and a tropical bar surrounded by palm trees.

“While Las Vegas is represented heavily in the findings, it’s great to see that lesser-known locations in states like Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey, and Arizona show that people don’t have to travel far to enjoy the perfect poolside settings,” comments Fintan Costello from BonusFinder.

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