Novotel Miami Brickell Rooftop Pool
Far be it from Brickell to leave all the pool party madness to the folks across the bay, the mainland’s best pool party sits atop the Novotel on Saturday afternoons. Dubbed “Sunset Sessions” the fun gets going long before the sun goes down, usually around 2 pm, with DJs spinning EDM and spectacular views of the Brickell skyline and Biscayne Bay beyond. Another big bonus at the Novotel—shade. Many of the tables are covered, a major plus during summer and fall.
When to go: Saturdays starting at 2 pm
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No hotel on the mainland does more with its pool deck than Brickell’s Novotel, where every Thursday you can catch a movie under the stars—with full bar and food specials—for $10. The panoramic city view makes an ideal backdrop for Saturday yoga sessions, though the noon start times often mean they’re effectively hot yoga classes. Sunday brings one of Miami’s most relaxing pool parties, where live music complements the pastel South Florida sunset.