42. Cameo Bar at the Viceroy Hotel

CITY: Santa Monica, Calif.
ADDRESS: 1819 Ocean Ave.
WEBSITE: viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Ahhh, Santa Monica: salty ocean hair, bronzed locals, and palm trees to frame the experience. The location alone is enough to make us want to permanently vacation here, but the indoor chill vibes and outdoor pool cabanas are just as persuasive. The lounge inside is an impressively modern take on a hotel lobby bar, but the party is outside, where the sun is bright and the DJ enthusiastic (rumor has it that he plays Afroman’s “Cause I Got High” at 4:20 everyday). Order a refreshing Mint Julep, put on your shades, and keep your eyes open for Kristin Cavallari look-alikes.