All St. Louisans know—it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. Either way, summers in the city are scorchers. Cool down and unwind with a dip in one of the area’s top pools, for the afternoon or all summer long.

Poolside Terrace at The Cheshire

-Cool cabanas, comfy lounge chairs, a heated pool and outside pool bar create a fun, yet relaxed, atmosphere. Live music on Saturday nights makes it a bona-fide pool party.

-Guests not staying at the hotel can use the pool with a minimum $30 food and beverage purchase per person from The Fox and Hounds Tavern.

The Chase Park Plaza Pool

-Hotel guests, condo and executive apartment residents, as well as members of Santé Fitness and Wellness Center, are all welcome to swim. Historic architecture surrounds this heated pool, open—weather permitting—through November.

-Watch out for a new look this summer to make the space even more enjoyable. Every Sunday through early September, RNB Productions will host Chasing the Summer pool parties; season passes are available to purchase online.

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis Pool

-Those lucky enough to lounge poolside this summer at the Four Seasons will enjoy luscious greenery, an herb garden and stunning view of the Arch, plus a mouthwatering menu, featuring boozy slushies, the hotel’s ever-impressive cocktails and buckets of summer staples: chicken, French fries, beer and watermelon.

-Membership and day packages are available; hotel guests also are encouraged to enjoy the pool.