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The Best Swim-Up Bars at All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

A Mexican beach vacation is all about the water: snorkeling in the ocean, finding a favorite corner of the pool complex, or maybe even cooling off in your room’s private pool. Swimming up to the hotel’s in-pool bar — a literal watering hole, where the dress code consists of your bathing suit, sunglasses, and some…

9 Amazing Swim-Up Bars in Punta Cana

We know — a swim-up bar is a big draw for many travelers heading to Punta Cana. We can’t blame you! It’s a fun social space that blends two of the best things about tropical vacations (pools and bars, of course!). So we’ve rounded up some of our favorite swim-up bars in Punta Cana. Cheers!

6 Romantic NYC Hotel Bars for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about hearts and chocolate. Or, how about Champagne and cocktails? If you’re going to be celebrating the holiday with your sweetheart in New York City, we highly recommend starting the evening with a toast to love at one of these ultra-romantic…

13 of the Best Swim-Up Bars at Caribbean All-Inclusives

Some trips are all about hitting museums, joining guided tours, and scrambling to see as many local sights and landmarks as possible. Beach vacations are emphatically not those trips — especially those at all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, where the itinerary revolves around lounging on the beach, strolling in the surf, and simply gliding across the…

Chicago’s 5 Coziest Hotel Bars

No trip to Chicago is complete without hitting iconic watering holes like the Billy Goat Tavern and the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. But if you’re looking for a spot with a trendier scene, a cozy hotel bar always fits the bill. From hip neighborhoody places in River North to refined establishments on the Gold Coast,…

7 Outrageous, Over-the-Top Features You’d Never Expect on a Cruise Ship

In the past, cruise ships were vessels that dependably carried passengers from port to port, offering dining and drinks en route. Entertainment could be a dip in the pool, live music, dancing, or shuffleboard. (Or just loads and loads of romantic flings, if “The Love Boat” is to be believed.) And plenty of ships still…

12 Best Swim-Up Bars in the U.S.

The swim-up bar at Hotel Blue in Myrtle Beach. When you’re on a warm-weather vacation, there’s something highly alluring about being able to order a cocktail poolside, but it’s even better if you can do so without ever leaving the pool. Enter the wonderful world of swim-up bars! We’ve discovered the best spots across the…

5 of the Most Historic Hotel Bars Around the World

When on vacation, many travelers are likely to check out their hotel bar for some evening libations. Hotels are, after all, often known for their food and drink offerings. We took a look at thousands of hotel bars around the world and singled out some of the most historic, noted for inventing popular drinks or…

7 Treetop Hotel Restaurants That Will Fulfill Your Childhood Dreams

When you were young, did you have a treehouse in your backyard? Perhaps you spent long summers in your exclusive “clubhouse” with your friends. Or if you didn’t (like me), you might have at least dreamed about having one. You can easily tap into that nostalgia as an adult by dining at one of these…

6 Cozy NYC Hotel Bars With Fireplaces

Aside from a mid-February tropical getaway, few remedies can treat the winter blues quite like a superbly mixed cocktail enjoyed in a plush leather seat by a warm, crackling fire. Though New York City might be facing another month or so of gloomy winter weather, many of its hotel bars offer such a respite. From…