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If you’re into tropical themes, the swaying palms and wide open views of Mission Bay and its beaches create an island-like ambiance around the pools of the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa (www.sandiegohilton.com). Revamped during the Hilton’s massive 2009 redo, the poolscape now includes a kiddie pool, a shady koi pond and a free-form main pool. Private cabanas add a luxe touch, with a flat screen TV, CDs, sweet and salty snacks, beverages and a personal server. Poolside ping pong, a giant checkers board and afternoon Kids Klub activities provide family fun. The mood kicks into party mode with live music and a poolside happy hour Wednesday through Sunday afternoons through
If you dig the Vegas pool party scene, check out “Intervention Sundays” at the nearby Hard Rock Hotel San Diego (www.hardrockhotelsd.com). VIP lists, premium bottle service and top
If you have a passion for the past, dive into history in the Johnny Weissmuller pool at the Lafayette Hotel & Swim Club (www.lafayettehotelsd.com) in San Diego's artsy North Park neighborhood. Opened in 1946 as a stopover for Hollywood glitterati on their way to party in Tijuana, the 65-year-old, nearly Olympic-size terrazzo pool is legendary, supposedly designed by "Tarzan" star and Olympic swimming champ Weissmuller. Today, it's as trendy as ever, attracting summer sun-worshippers and celebrants with a whirl of special events, deejays and bands.