“It’s pretty warm today, huh?”
“Yep, and that humidity is awful!”
“Sure is. Supposed to be like this all week, too.”
“We need to find a pool!”
Steps to find the best places in NOLA for a swim:
- Look at the interactive map below to figure out the location nearest to you.
- Be sure to match the letter that appears on the map with the location name in our list below.
View Best NOLA Places to Take a Swim in a full screen map
No doubt you’ve had this conversation dozens of times this summer already. And we know the heat isn’t going away any time soon, so we’ve got to do the best we can to have fun in sweltering sun. If you’re one of the lucky ones who has a pool, stop reading now. You don’t know the struggle. For the rest of us, we’ve come up with a great list of pools that are open to the public this summer. So, grab your sunscreen and your floaties, and let’s hop on in!
600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA – The newcomer to the aquatic scene is on the rooftop of the swanky Ace Hotel. To gain access to the pool, non-hotel guests just have to spend $20 at the bar/restaurant. Trust us, that isn’t difficult!
634 Louisa St, New Orleans, LA – Located in the Bywater, this beautiful cottage/pool is one of the best kept secrets in town. Take in a delicious brunch and enjoy the lavish pool ($10 M-F & $15 Sa-Su).
6801 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA – The UNO Lakefront Arena Aquatic Center is open Monday-Saturday to the public. For just $6, you can enjoy 2 pools: a 50m indoor pool with 8 lanes, and a 25yd outdoor pool with 6 lanes.
6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA – Inside the incredible Audubon Zoo, the Cool Zoo is a wet and wild splash park that your kids will love. Beat the heat with jumping water spouts, a huge alligator water slide, a spider monkey soaker, water-spitting snakes, and Gator Run, a 750 ft. lazy river.
These are the best places in NOLA for a swim. Hop in and have fun!