Pool season brings the best of summer party time to Las Vegas. There's a pool experience for just about everyone, whether you're looking to splash to the latest electronic music, get some poolside beauty tips, rock to a live band or just catch some rays.
How do you get in? Some, like Trump International Hotel, are only open to registered guests. But others welcome everyone to the party — at widely varying prices.
Citrus at the Downtown Grand is free, and admission to the Stratosphere's Elation is just $10. But if you want to feel like a high roller, you can spend $4,000 a day for a cabana at Encore Beach Club.
Located on the eighth floor of the resort at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the pool deck offers cool drinks such as frozen coladas for the grown-ups and milkshakes for the kids, as well as snacks including lobster taquitos and tuna lettuce wraps.
An adult scene thrives on the hotel's 25th floor at Radius Rooftop Pool & Wet Lounge, where the over-21 crowd can enjoy topless sunbathing while chilling with signature cocktails such as the Cucumber Citrus Cooler. Entry costs $10 to $15 for non-guests.
3. The Venetian's Tao Beach: Check out the once-a-month Glam Club offerings at The Venetian's Tao Beach at 3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Partnering with cosmetics maker Sephora, the resort provides parties that feature makeup tutorials and product samples. The next one, with a safari motif, will be held June 11.
DJs spin the tracks at the resort at 3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd. as go-go boys strut their stuff. The fun continues each Sunday afternoon through September.
It's a three-tier hot spot featuring popular DJs plus amenities such as eight bungalows, each big enough to boast an infinity dipping pool and a bathroom. The palate-pleasing food comes from Jardin, the resort's recently opened relaxed-dining restaurant.
6. Trump International Hotel Las Vegas: New dining options also abound at another resort just a few blocks away at 2000 Fashion Show Drive: the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas.
Featuring American fare, the poolside cafe, H2(EAU), is open for breakfast and lunch. For children, there are fruit smoothies, while Mom and Dad can enjoy a pineapple mojito or red berry sangria.
The casino-less hotel's spa is also taking its services to sunbathers. Its Spaah-ify package includes a chair massage, a can of Oxygen Plus and an aromatherapy mister. (Think scents such as peppermint and pink grapefruit.)
With skyline views, the deck not only has an infinity pool but also a fire pit and a grass seating area. Happy Hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays.
8. The Golden Nugget: Downtown is also home to the three-level pool experience at the Golden Nugget at 129 Fremont Street Experience. Guests can swim with the fishes, sharks included, while floating beside a vast, acrylic aquarium. Thrill-seekers can enjoy the Shark Chute, an enclosed, eight-second slide through the fish tank.
No one's complaining, though at the resort at 3595 S. Las Vegas Blvd. The young crowd gathers at the rooftop water party to enjoy day-and-night bashes featuring DJs or live entertainment.
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The Boulevard Pool has some of the best views of the Strip and beyond, with private cabanas featuring sectional sofas, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and minibars. A recreational area called the Yard has ping pong, foosball and billiards.
The Bamboo Pool has a more intimate feel, although it's still a large space with fabric-covered walkways and grassy banks. Its Baja Deck features loungers along a six-inch-deep platform of water.
The Cosmopolitan, which is located at 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., also hosts the Marquee Dayclub Pool. For adults only, you can enjoy the action from three-story bungalow lofts.
11. Mandalay Bay: Rock performers heat up summer nights at Mandalay Bay Beach at the resort at 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
A whopping 2,700 tons of real sand and a 1.6-million-gallon wave pool set the scene for the Concerts on the Beach series.