The beach is great and all, but there's no annoying sand at a pool. And at public beaches, alcohol is not permitted - same thing with public pools. So where does that leave us?

Luckily, in New York City there are a handful of hotel's that open up their pools to non-guests. These are pool parties at their finest: cocktails and all.

Pool party season has just begun, so we will be updating this as parties get announced. Stay tuned, and for now, head to one of the pools listed below...