The 5 Best Places to Cool off in Miami This Summer

Since the sweltering sun of Miami summers has descended upon the 305, we set out this week to create a guide of the best places in town to beat the heat.

Have kids?  No problem.  Want to sip a cocktail and watch the sunset?  We’ve got you covered.

Below you’ll find the top 5 places to stay cool in Miami, no matter if you just moved to town or are a longtime resident.

Mondrian South Beach pool overlooking downtown

Mondrian South Beach

Looking back over Star Island, the Port of Miami, and Downtown/Brickell, the Mondrian is widely known as one of the best places in Miami to enjoy the sunset.

In addition to a picturesque pool, the Mondrian has an impressive selection of events/concerts, poolside BBQs, and drink specials to keep you well-fed and entertained for hours.

Live music sets the stage every Saturday and Sunday as guests enjoy Mondrian’s lush gardens and hammocks.

Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables pool

Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables

The Biltmore’s 600,000 gallon pool (the largest hotel pool in the continental US) is a sight to behold.

Surrounded by Mediterranean architecture, towering palms, marble statues, and Miami socialites and their families, this pool is one of Miami’s most historic landmarks.

If you’re not a guest of the hotel, the best way to take a plunge in the pool is to rent a cabana for the day (starting at $89).

Rapids Water Park Riviera Beach, FL

Rapids Water Park

While Rapids isn’t in Miami proper, the drive up to Riviera Beach is well worth it…  Rapids is Florida’s premiere water park, featuring 42 slides, surfing, rafting, lazy rivers, and a wave pool.

This is a place to make memories with the entire family.  They even have Father’s Day specials if you’re looking to treat Dad to some fun in the sun this weekend!

1 Hotel South Beach pool overlooking Atlantic Ocean

1 Hotel South Beach

There is something unique about the 1 Hotel’s pool…  Rumored to be Miami Beach’s largest rooftop pool, there are few (if any) better places in S. Florida to enjoy the sunshine.  1 Hotel actually has three separate pools with a variety of food options ranging from traditional beach food to exclusive dining.

Get this…  The 1 Hotel cabanas even have built-in champagne buckets…  What more could you need when spending the afternoon with friends or a loved one?

Venetian Pool Coral Gables, FL

Venetian Pool

An old rock quarry.  820,000 gallons of water.  Artesian wells.  The largest freshwater pool in the US.

With that, we present to you the Coral Gables’ Venetian Pool…  Perfect for families, friends, lovers, or even solo swimmers, it doesn’t get much better than the Venetian.

There’s even a grotto with natural water-filled caves and a sandy area for sunbathers.

Want to Learn More?

Need additional recommendations for Miami summers?  Our team of real estate experts is well-versed in all things South Florida.  Drop us a line, we’re happy to help:  [email protected] or (305) 921-0972.