Can you believe it? Vegas pool season is already upon us. While parts of the East Coast are recovering from a powerful nor’easter, we’re over here basking in the 80 degree temps. Jealous? Don’t be. We’re all about sharing the sunshine.
Get ready for splish-splashing, long summer days under the sun. We’re talking wild pool parties, celebrity appearances and even surfing on the Strip. Yes, you heard that right. Next time you come to Vegas, you can work on your Hang 10.
Dive into the best pools in Las Vegas and we’ll be ready to hear all about it. You know what? We’ll just see you there.
What’s here: Two completely different experiences – Beach Club Pool is family-friendly, while GO Pool is for the 21-and-older party crowd.
Special events: GO Pool offers live DJ music, as well as its Sounds of Summer lineup, musical acts on certain weekends. Additionally, GO Pool hosts Swimdustry Wednesdays that offers free entry for locals and $100 bottle specials. Starting in May, the Beach Club Pool hosts Beach Club at Night every Wednesday.
Why come here: Besides the tropical atmosphere (complete with waterfalls and greenery), there’s a water slide on the Beach Club side.
Flamingo’s GO Pool and Beach Club Pool offer everything under the sun. Planning a family trip? Cool off with a ride down The Beach Club’s water slide (try not to cut the kids in line!), or play pool basketball and pool volleyball. If you’re looking for a place to hang out and relax before you go out, the Beach Club Pool will be open every Wednesday night (starting in May). There will be outdoor games like ping pong, giant Jenga, beer pong, a live DJ and fire pits. And yes, the pool will be open if you’re in the mood for a quick evening dip (7 p.m. – midnight).
However, if you’re here to party the day away (because in Vegas, that’s a thing), the 21-and-up GO Pool is where it’s at. This hidden gem actually attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. R&B singer Sisqo kicks off Sounds of Summer and will perform his monster hit, “Thong Song,” on Saturday, March 25. I don’t think you heard meeee…
Here’s the summer lineup we have so far:
- The ACM Pool Party for a Cause: Presented by Miller Coors, the benefit concert features Jackie Lee, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion and Dee Jay Silver. Doors open at 10 a.m. and shows start at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20.
- Aaron Carter: Saturday, April 15
- DJ set by Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas: Saturday, May 6
- Jay Sean and 104.3’s DJ Supa James: Saturday, May 13
- DJ Koko and DJ Bayati: Memorial Day weekend
- Mya: Saturday, June 3
- DJ’s from Mars: Saturday, July 22
In addition to these live GO Pool events, there will be live DJ entertainment, go-go dancers and drink specials every day of the week, all summer long. If you live in Vegas, take advantage of Swimdustry Wednesdays. You’ll get free entry and $100 drink specials.
Book the Flamingo package and get special room rates on select dates and a $50 food and drink credit (valid at Paradise Garden Buffet, Club Cappuccino, Center Cut Steakhouse, Beach Club Pool or GO Pool).
RIO ALL-SUITE LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO
What’s here: Four pools, three whirlpool tubs and a fun, tropical setting. We’re all about it.
Special events: Enjoy Rio’s All You Can Drink pool package. For only $100, you get all the well drinks, beer, soda, juice mixers and water you want for the entire day.
Why come here: It’s a nice escape from the Strip. Plus, you can’t beat the island vibe, complete with palm trees and waterfalls. All you need is a drink in hand complete with a little umbrella.
Aruba, Jamaica, oooh I want to take you to… the Rio! For a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the Strip, Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino’s pool is the perfect respite. When you’re ready to get up and play, choose from outdoor games like beer pong, corn hole and a pop-a-shot arcade basketball setup. You can rent a cabana or daybed and relax with a poolside spa treatment. Book your stay at the Rio and get a $50 pool credit.
If you want a $150 poolside food and drink credit, this Rio package is valid now through Sept. 30, 2017.
What’s here: The question should be what’s not. The massive Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis has seven different pool areas, including the 21-and-older Venus Pool Club.
Special events: Venus Pool has live DJ entertainment on weekends.
Why come here: It’s the pool experience of a lifetime. Plus, we’re all for drinking juice out of real pineapples and coconuts.
If you wanted to experience several different pool experiences all in one day, look no further than Caesars Palace’s Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. We love how there’s a pool for every mood. Venus Pool Club has cabanas, couches with tables and daybed or chaise rentals. Ladies, you can really work on your tan: This 21-and-up dayclub offers top-tional European-style bathing.
For a more family-friendly day, Temple pool and Neptune pool are your best bets. Jupiter pool has more of a quiet vibe, but if you want an even more private and secluded escape, cabanas rentals are also available. Your cabana day is not complete without a massage from Qua Baths & Spa.
Technically, this Vegas pool is open year round. The 21-and-older Venus Pool Club transforms to the hotel pool during the winter months.
Pool hours are from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily (through May 4); 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (May 5 – Sept. 10) ; 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Sept.11 – Oct. 15); and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Oct. 16 – next spring). You’ll get a $50 pool credit by staying at Caesars Palace. Offer is valid now through Sept. 30, 2017.
What’s here: Surf and sunshine, baby. Planet Hollywood’s pool has the Strip’s only FlowRider, a freestanding wave machine designed for surfing or boogie boarding. No experience needed. There are also two Pleasure Pools.
Special events: Bikini contests every Saturday, all summer long.
Why come here: It’s a non-stop party. Whether you’re braving the tubular waves from the FlowRider wave pool or cheering on your favorite swimsuit model at Pleasure Pools, Planet Hollywood’s pool is the epitome of spring break on the Strip.
Located on the sixth floor, the action-packed rooftop Planet Hollywood pools require only three things from you: Fun, fun and more fun. We can do that. Pleasure Pools has two separate pool decks, two pool bars, live DJs, cabanas and daybeds. Bikini contests go on at 3 p.m. every Saturday from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Winner of the week gets a $500 cash prize.
Ladies have the chance to show off during the bikini contest, but there are other ways to get attention here. Show them your killer surfing moves on The FlowRider. It’s $25 for 30 minutes (or score two free passes by staying at Planet Hollywood, valid now through Sept. 30, 2017) and open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Kids can ride, as long as they’re at least 42 inches tall to boogie board and 48 inches to surf. Quench your thirst at the nearby SurfBar. You’ll be thirsty after all your bodacious moves.
Speaking of thirst, the drinks here are soooo refreshing: A popular favorite is the pool’s signature tangerine mojito. It’s made with Bacardi tangerine, fresh lime, mojito mint, club soda and fresh tangerines. Also, beer bucket specials are available daily.
Enjoy live DJ entertainment from noon – 6 p.m. from May through September. Bonus: You get an awesome view of the Strip while you’re here. You better Snapchat that!
PARIS LAS VEGAS
What’s here: An amazing view of the Eiffel Tower. Ooh, la la…
Special events: Live DJ music throughout the summer.
Why come here: This two-acre rooftop retreat is quieter and more peaceful than other pools, but you still feel part of the excitement of the Strip. With its elevated pool area, you have views of the Strip, but also a unique, up-close view of the Eiffel Tower. Magnifique.
Pool with a view? Paris, that’s all you boo. You won’t get a view like this at any other Las Vegas pool. The pool at Paris Las Vegas is located right underneath the hotel’s Eiffel Tower replica. Lay in a lounge chair and soak up the rays. You’re in no rush anyway. Sip on a frozen vodka lemonade or enjoy beer bucket specials.
All that splashing and tanning’s made you work up an appetite: Eat at the attached Café du Parc. Or, splurge on a poolside massage. Rent a shaded cabana for the day for the ultimate VIP experience, or take advantage of the hotel’s pool package when you book your stay.
Listen to live DJ music from Thursday through Sunday (noon – 6 p.m., weather permitting) from May through September. Stay at Paris Las Vegas and enjoy special room rates and a $50 poolside food and drink credit.
What’s here: An Olympic-sized swimming pool to practice your laps (Wait, is that Michael Phelps over there?).
Special events: A swimming competition between you and your friends classifies as a special event in our book.
Why come here: This is perfect for serious swimmers, or for those who want an actual workout. The lap-style pool goes 12 feet deep.
We have a surprise for you: Not only does Bally’s have an Olympic-sized pool with a deep end (you still have a couple years to train for the 2020 Olympics — just sayin’), there are also tennis courts. You might as well get a round in before cooling off in the pool. After your lap, treat yourself with a cocktail or beer bucket specials and admire the pool’s surrounding palm trees. You deserve it.
A live DJ spins from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday from May through September (weather permitting). Take advantage of a $50 pool credit by staying at Bally’s.
LINQ HOTEL & CASINO
What’s here: Two pools: The main pool has four lily pad daybed rentals. The second pool is on an elevated deck. There is also a cabana filled with games and other fun surprises.
Special events: Live DJ music and themed summer pool parties.
Why come here: No matter which day you go, it’s a non-stop pool party. This pool is reserved for guests 21 and up (kiddies can go to family-friendly Beach Club pool at Flamingo). There’s no cover and always drink specials.
We love the view from The LINQ pool. You can see all the action at the promenade below, not to mention a sweet view of the 550-foot-tall High Roller wheel.
Pool perks include a cool misting system around the entire pool deck and the REQ Room. This air-conditioned community cabana has two pool tables, shuffle board and a foosball table. If you’ve come to Vegas to make new buddies, this is a great start. There’s always drink specials, so that makes it even easier to party. (Just make sure you know your limits!)
Events throughout pool season include surprise celebrity appearances and live DJ music May through September. And because The LINQ always likes to turn the party up, expect different weekend events throughout the summer too. Let’s hope they bring the giant rubber ducky floats back.
Book The LINQ package and get special room rates on select dates and a $50 food and drink credit valid at Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, Nook Express, Nook Cafe and The LINQ’s pool. This is available now through Sept. 30, 2017.
HARRAH’S LAS VEGAS
What’s here: One heated pool surrounding by gorgeous plants and trees.
Special events: Celebrate Sinful Saturdays, the first Saturday of every month from April to September. The pool will feature the X-Country showgirls and drink specials from noon to 4 p.m.
Why come here: You’re right in the heart of the Strip. Relax on one of the pool loungers or just soak up the sun on a daybed or chair.
The pool at Harrah’s Las Vegas is not too far from The LINQ. We absolutely love the pool lounge chairs here. You can soak up the rays and splash water on yourself to cool off. Top your experience off with a pool cocktail. There’s also a nearby pool cafe (once you finally decide to get up from maxin’ and relaxin’).
Whichever you decide, the no-frills, sparkling pool at Harrah’s is the ideal place for a leisure escape. Book your stay here and get a $50 pool credit, valid now through Sept. 30, 2017.
What’s here: The hottest headlining acts and stellar views of the Strip.
Special events: Daytime concerts by your favorite performers, all summer long.
Why come here: It’s dayclubbin’ at its finest, baby.
You could lay here and work on your tan at Drai’s Beach Club, but we guarantee you’ll be too busy partying. Two main pools take up the lower level and come with deck seating. On the upper level, there’s a smaller pool that’s reserved for those who have daybed next to it.
Drai’s always has a special guest performer. Just last week, Drai’s hosted Waka Flocka Flame and Travis Barker. There will be more famous acts throughout the summer, so stay tuned. Check out Drai’s events calendar, as headliners are announced closer to the actual date. There will also be once-a-week night swims, so you won’t have to worry about any sunburns. Plus, doesn’t a moonlight swim sound so romantic?
You can have lunch here too, with offerings like Baja shrimp tacos, tuna poke nachos and a watermelon fruit salad, served in a carved out half watermelon. Now that’s one refreshing treat. Brunch items are also available.
If you’re staying any of the Caesars Entertainment properties in Vegas, you have free access to Drai’s pool every day of the week. Score!
Book The Cromwell package and you’ll get special room rates on select dates and a $50 food and drink credit at GIADA. This is valid now through Sept. 30, 2017.