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Splash: Seven Best Pool Scenes in Las Vegas

By Travel Savvy

Las Vegas is well known for its party scene, and that includes daytime festivities at the hotel pools, too! These spots are less about mild sunbathing on lounge chairs and more about music, drinks, and dancing from breakfast to dinner. Kicking off pool season in March, here are the best places to go if you’re looking for an exciting day in your bikini or swim trunks--featuring DJs, bartenders, and the famous Vegas vibe.

 

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Rehab

4455 Paradise Road

rehab.com

Thursday-Monday, 11AM-Dusk

The Hard Rock’s pool party Rehab is the original Las Vegas pool party destination. Opened in 2003, Rehab Beach Club is known as the "World's Greatest Pool Party," according to their twitter page. Keep up with their rotating calendar of events to learn which megawatt superstar will be performing when you go, and If you’re looking for a more low-key spot, the hotel has other pools.

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MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

Wet Republic

799 S Las Vegas Blvd

wetrepublic.com

Thursday-Monday 11AM-5PM

Wet Republic at the MGM Grand is one of the hottest spots in Vegas. To give that statement weight, mega-superstar DJ Calvin Harris is making a couple of appearances this summer. Regardless of who's at the turntables, the sound system and stage effects are what makes this scene a must for those looking to dance all day while perfecting their tan lines. Take a dip in the saltwater pools and consider reserving one of the VIP bungalows if you don't want to be bumping and grinding with the seemingly endless parade of bikini-clad party-goers.

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Encore at The Wynn

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd

wynnsocial.com

Thursday 10PM–4AM, Friday-Sunday 11AM–7PM, Saturday 10AM–7PM

Encore Beach Club is the perfect combination of luxury and partying. Reserve your private cabanas or bungalows in the lush garden-themed pool area and enjoy star performances by the likes of The Chainsmokers, Diplo, David Guetta, and more. 

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Liquid Lounge at Aria

3730 S Las Vegas Blvd

liquidpoollv.com

Wednesday-Sunday 11AM-6PM

It's about luxury at the Aria in Las Vegas, and their daytime pool deck at Liquid is no exception. Choose a plush wicker lounge seat to catch maximum sun exposure, or book a private cabana with a personal television. Get ready to be pampered by the attentive (and by all reports, attractive!) staff, and enjoy a more laid back, refined vibe.

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Garden of the Gods Oasis at Caesars Palace

3570 S Las Vegas Blvd

caesars.com

Main pools 8AM-7PM, Venus Sunday-Thursday 10AM-6PM, Friday-Saturday 10AM-7PM

Known as the most opulent hotel on the strip, Caesar's Palace was designed to bring to mind the luxe lifestyle of the Roman Empire. So, it's no surprise that guests can have their pick of seven pools! Modeled after Roman bath complexes, the pools are spread over several acres and offer different themed experiences, complete with plush cabanas, lounge furniture and daybeds, and towering sculptures to set the mood. Most guests hang at the main lounge area featuring multiple pools, Garden of the Gods Oasis. If you're hoping to stay away from the 'under 21' set, head to the hotel's 10,000 square foot topless-optional, adults-only pool, aptly named Venus.

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The Venetian & The Palazzo

TAO Beach

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd

venetian.com; palazzo.com

TAO 11:30AM-6PM, Azure 8AM-8PM

One of the advantages of booking a room at The Venetian or The Palazzo is that guests can utilize pools at both properties, meaning that you get to choose your party scene each morning! Regardless of which hotel you're staying in, you'll daydrink in comfort in one of the air-conditioned, full-service cabanas (with wifi!), and order delicious cuisine by Wolfgang Puck. If you're here on the weekend, your best bet is to hang at Venetian's TAO Beach, drinking housemade cocktails like TAO-tinis and TAO-jitos. As night falls, the party spills out of the Tao Nightclub, and you'll be able to watch the action from your comfy lounge chair.

 

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Mandalay Bay Beach and Wave Pool

3950 S Las Vegas Blvd

mandalaybay.com

8AM-8PM

Of course, not every Vegas visitor is looking for a hangover by sundown. Families and tourists looking to avoid the raucous crowds can head to the Mandalay Bay Beach Club, featuring real sand, a wave pool, and a lazy river. 

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