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6 Southern California casino pools where you can cool off during hot summer days

Need a dip in the pool? Southern California’s casinos have reopened their swanky pool complexes after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Many of the casinos require that visitors are also hotel guests, while others allow people to rent cabanas, daybeds or purchase pool passes for access.

Here’s what you need to know before you go:

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage

32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. 888-999-1995, aguacalientecasinos.com.

Pool hours: 10 a.m.-6 pm. daily.

Who can go: Pool is available to hotel guests only.

The desert casino has two swimming pools, a jetted spa and cabanas available for rent. The cabanas have an outdoor loveseat, television, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, misters, ceiling fan and personal service. They are $95 Monday through Thursday and $125 Friday through Sunday and on holidays.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. 760-342-500, fantasyspringsresort.com.

Pool hours: 6 a.m.-midnight daily.

Who can go: Pool is available to hotel guests only.

The 103-foot-long pool has a jacuzzi and tanning pool. Cabanas are available for rent for $50 for 5 hours or $100 for the day.

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Harrah’s Resort Southern California

777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center. 760-751-3100, harrahssocal.com.

Pool hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Who can go: Hotel guests or guests who purchase a cabana, daybed or lounger. Must be 21 or older in some areas.

Harrah’s Resort Southern California’s pool complex, Dive, has a main pool; a 400-foot lazy river that winds through grottos and waterfalls; and a swim-up bar where guests can grab a beer or cocktail. The main pool and swim-up bar are for those 21 or older but the lazy river allows all ages.

Prices for cabanas, daybeds and loungers vary depending on the day, time and location. Cabanas run $190-$760; daybeds $115-$250; and loungers $115-$225. Must be 21 or older to rent.

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Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. 951-849-3080, morongocasinoresort.com.

Pool hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

Who can go: Hotel guests daily and visitors who purchase a day pass Monday through Friday. Must be 18 or older.

The Oasis Pool and Resort Water Park features a sandy beach that leads to a large, heated pool, water slide and lazy river. Cocktails, beer and wine are available from the Sunset Bar & Grill adjacent to the pool.

Day passes for non hotel guests are $30. There are also Cabanas range from about $150 to $400. A list of specific cabana packages is available on Morongo’s website.

Pala Casino Spa Resort

11154 Highway 76, Pala. 877-946-7252, palacasino.com 

Pool hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Who can go: Hotel guests and players club members 18 and older.

The Northern San Diego County Resort Tourmaline Pools complex has 5 pools, two hot tubs, 12 regular cabanas (which can accommodate up to six guests) and two luxury cabanas (which can hold up to 10 guests). The cabanas come with amenities such as a refrigerator stocked with waters and assorted sodas, 49-inch television, Wi-Fi, personal safe, sofa, arm chair and chaise lounge. For additional details and cabana availability, hotel guests and players club members can reach out to the casino’s host team by emailing reservations@palacasino.com.

Pechanga Resort Casino

45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. 877-711-2946, pechanga.com.

Pool hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Who can go: Guests staying at Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula Creek Inn or the Pechanga RV Resort; tribal members; club members who have the Red card level and above. Some parts of the pool complex are for guests 21 and older.

The 4.5-acre pool complex reopened May 20 and features four pools, three spas, a swim-up bar and a walk-up restaurant. Ahead of the May reopening, Pechanga expanded the square footage of the family pool by removing an underutilized splash pad. The pool could originally fit 52 people but now can fit 217. Cabanas and daybeds are available to rent for allowed visitors. Prices for cabanas and daybeds were unavailable by the time of publication.

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