There’s a happy feeling when you get near a pool, and it turns out there’s a scientific reason behind it.

Marine Biologist Wallace J. Nichols wrote a best-selling book on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. His book, “Blue Mind,” is also the scientific term associated with the peace water brings those who enjoy it. According to Nichols, Blue Mind is the mildly meditative state people fall into when they are near, in, under or on water. His research suggests that being in water reduces stress and anxiety and increases overall happiness.

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If you are unsure where to start to find a beautiful pool, Travel Noire can help you with that dilemma, thanks to  Analysts have done the hard work of finding the most picturesque pools in the United States. By gathering social media data from various platforms, the analysts have found the top ten pools based on multiple factors, such as hashtags, TikTok views and YouTube views.

Get those swimsuits and AquaVaults ready, so you take pictures near the water. Here’s a list of the ten most beautiful pools in the United States.

Mandalay Bay Beach In Las Vegas, Nevada

Taking the top spot is Mandalay Bay Beach in Las Vegas.

The picture-perfect pool at the world-famous casino is set across 11 acres with more than 2,700 tons of sand and 1.6 million gallons of water to create its iconic wave pool for an authentic beach feel.

The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada

According to Mirage officials, this pool is one of the favorite backyards on the entire Las Vegas Strip. It’s also a great place if single people want to be seen.

Hearst Castle In San Simeon, California

The pools available at Hearst Castle are some of the most beautiful collections.

There’s the Neptune Pool for those who want to take a dip outside, and the Roman Pool is for people who want to be inside.

Barton Springs in Austin, Texas

Barton Springs Pool is considered one of the “crown jewels” in Austin. The pool measures 3 acres in size and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature at 70 degrees, which is ideal for year-round swimming. 

Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Tank and HideOut pools at the Golden Nugget are known as the “$30 million award-winning pool” in Las Vegas. The hotel’s pool complex features a 200,000-gallon shark tank aquarium and 17 private cabanas across three floors.

All ages can visit The Tank, but HideOut is exclusively for people 21 and older.

Glenwood Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Glenwood hot springs have been a source of relaxation for more than 130 years. It’s known not just for its ski resort, hikes and trails, but also for its natural hot springs pool open all year.

The best package Glenwood offers is its ski swim stay option. Remember that it’s only available from early December to early April. 

Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Sandbar’s Pool at Red Rock features upbeat music, intimately spaced lounge chairs and poolside gaming, which creates a social atmosphere.

It’s the perfect place to enjoy luxury at the pool.

Circa Resort and Casino In Las Vegas, Nevada

Circa has six pools to choose from, including swim-up bars in the pools. Unlike most hotels that only allow guests to swim at their exclusive amenities, Circa allows people to purchase tickets for their pool experience whether they’re guests or not.

The resort offers general admission for a full-day experience from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Wynn In Las Vegas, Nevada

The pools at the Wynn in Las Vegas can be enjoyed during the day or even at night. If you book a stay here for the pool, reserve a daybed or cabana for your getaway.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa In Atlantic City, New Jersey

Borgata’s indoor and outdoor pools are so beautiful that they are an amenity on the website.

The pools inside the spa even includes an exclusive garden.

“While Las Vegas is represented heavily in the findings, it’s great to see that lesser-known locations in states, such as Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey and Arizona, show that people don’t have to travel far to enjoy the perfect poolside settings,” said Fintan Costello, managing director at