Summer in the city can be hot. And while escaping to the shore every weekend sounds amazing, not everyone can afford to do that. So why not escape to a pool that’s nearby for a day?
While public pools are a great option, purchasing pool passes to one of the area's private pools is worth it if you’re looking for something a little fancier.
Here are a few of our top picks on where to swim in Philadelphia this summer.
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Valley Beach Poolside Club
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA
This 20,000 square foot club has everything you’d want in a weekend getaway to the beach minus the shore traffic. Located at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, there’s sand, live entertainment, tiki bars, a taco truck and of course, the pool. Seriously, what more could you want? You can purchase a $20 guest pass for the day — no membership required.
1031 Germantown Ave.
Monarch Philly is Philadelphia’s only 21+ swim club. And what’s more, the pool is filled with salt water, so it’s a little better for your hair! Enjoy private cabanas, bungalows, live music, cocktails and more, all with killer views of the Philadelphia skyline from Northern Liberties. Pre-sale day passes are listed on the website at $10 but subject to availability. Memberships are also available for the whole summer.
The Rittenhouse Spa & Club
210 W Rittenhouse Sq.
Looking for a place to swim indoors? Check out the pool at the luxurious Rittenhouse Spa & Club in the Rittenhouse Hotel. You can get your laps in even in the winter time and with a day pass, there’s a gym you can have access to as well. Sign up for one of their relaxing spa services (hot stone massage anyone?) and really get zen.