Boulevard Pool, The Cosmopolitan
The largest of Cosmopolitan’s three pool areas, the multi-level Boulevard Pool has an unobstructed view of the Strip, four stories below. Big, blue, shareable daybeds give cover from the sun, but you can also hang out in the wading pool, play ping-pong and foosball, belly up to one of three bars, or order from the full menu at Overlook Grill. The pool springs to life at twilight, when Dive-In movies play on the 65-foot marquee. And the Set Your Life to Music concert series, which started in 2012, offers live performances, creative cocktails from resident mixologists, and a backyard BBQ vibe. Come on the weekends for Bubbles and Brunch, where roving waiters serve globally-influenced brunch items (like blue claw crab benedict with Creole hollandaise) and guests sip Champagne while DJs spin until 6 p.m. Cosmo freezes the pool for ice skating in the winter, so it’s always in use. It’s only open to hotel guests during the day, but non-guests get in for special events.