Hitting the Road: The Best Five Pools In Vegas
<p>Once the temperatures rise on the Las Vegas strip you have two options: Play blackjack in the air conditioned casino or lounge by a pool while keeping hydrated. I choose the lounging. My idea of relaxing in Las Vegas is fairly simple: a 32 ounce mojito, a good book (even though it rarely gets read), sunscreen and sunglasses. When you need a few days to turn it off, the pools of Las Vegas will flip the switch.
Aria Pool at CityCenter
The pool at Aria is spread along the modern lines of the main hotel tower of the hotel. Even on a busy day, the pool at Aria Las Vegas never feels crowded Need to escape the kids? Head over to Liquid, the adult option at Aria Pool.
Encore Beach Club
Encore Beach Club at Encore Las Vegas is the newest addition to the adult pool scene on the Las Vegas strip. It’s not topless, but at least it doesn’t allow kids to come in and spoil your broil with a game of Marco Polo. Expect lots of pretty people and a high-end clientele.
Any discussion of beaches in Las Vegas has to include the Beach at Mandalay Bay Hotel. There’s a wave pool, a lazy river, a shallow lounge pool and an adult European-style pool. Plenty of cabanas, good food and very attentive servers. Good place if you’re looking to lounge all day long at a pool in Las Vegas.
Garden of the Gods at Caesars Palace
With some of the nicest cabanas on the Las Vegas strip, the pools at Caesars Palace will tempt you to extend your vacation. The people watching is fantastic. You pick your crowd by picking your pool. Whether you want a waterfall, a private puddle, the VIP treatment, or the adult scene, Caesars Palace has a pool for you.
Azure Pool is the epitome of luxury in Las Vegas. If you want to get away from the pool scene and really relax, completely turn it off, Azure Pool is where you’ll go. Get a massage by the pool, order lunch and have someone sexy lather on your sunscreen. At the this Las Vegas pool, it’s all about you.
Zeke Quezada is the Las Vegas Editor for EscapeHatchDallas and Guide to Las Vegas for About.com, and, since he’s a media star, he rarely pays for anything in Vegas. If it’s on the Las Vegas strip, Zeke has swam, slept, eaten, drank or lounged there.