You’ve splashed around in swanky hotel pools and frolicked in the ocean, but it’s not every day you get to plunge into an 820,000-gallon historic landmark. Take your bathing-beauty best guy or gal to Miami’s Venetian Pool for your next romantic outing. You’ll feel like stars in a Fellini flick, sunning and swimming in a stunning, circa-1924 swimming pool of epic proportions. Take your sweetheart by the hand and wade into the crystal-clear water. It’s easy to imagine yourself back in time at a glamorous pool party, rubbing elbows with the likes of Esther Williams and Johnny Weissmuller. Marvel at the fact that two underground wells are constantly replenishing this freeform lagoon with clean water, then race across the pool, Michael Phelps-style. Nothing here is as stunning as the pool itself, but the surroundings aren’t too shabby. Sunbathe beneath three-story Spanish porticos, with fountains and cascading waterfalls all around you. Take selfies as you channel your inner La Dolce Vita, be it Jay Gatsby or J Lo, depending on your mood. Look out for Marco and Polo in the kiddie pool. But whatever you do, don’t compare this place to your Y, or even your W. That’s just not a level playing field—er, pool.

Venetian Pool

2701 De Soto Blvd Coral Gables FL 33134

(305) 460-5306

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