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How To Cool Off In Vegas This Summer

Last updated: July 24, 2018 at 9:06 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Shows, Shopping, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on How To Cool Off In Vegas This Summer.

Coming to Vegas in the middle of summer? Say what?! Just remember, it’s a dry heat.

But seriously, we brave triple-digit temperatures daily and make it just fine. With our tips on how to beat the heat, you can too. Sweat it out in style with these way cool spots.

Cool off with sweet refreshing treats 


When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s Amorino. Nothing beats enjoying an ice-cold treat when it’s 100-plus degrees outside. If you’re walking along The LINQ Promenade, head to this tasty gelato spot. Amorino has a wide variety of vegan-friendly treats, including the gelato selections and cones. And the desserts are way too pretty to pass up. If you get the flower-shaped cone gelato, you can add as many flavors as you please since it’s contrasted by different petals.

Try the sudachi sorbet, this summer’s seasonal flavor. Sudachi is a Japanese citrus fruit used in many dishes, cold drinks and ice creams. The Japanese consider this rare citrus the best fruit in the world.


Who says you have to stop at gelato? Just steps away from Amorino at The LINQ Promenade, you can also enjoy a cool treat at Ghirardelli. Aside from its signature yummy chocolates, you can enjoy a limited time Haight Ashberry sundae. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, each sundae comes with heart-shaped sunglasses and a flower crown. You can enjoy this sweet and stylish sundae now through Aug. 31.


Frosé at GIADA- favorite summertime wine gets a mighty fine remix

Frosé all day, baby: Your favorite summertime wine gets a mighty fine remix. Just in time for summer in Las Vegas, GIADA inside The Cromwell offers a refreshing take on everyone’s favorite. Priced at $16, the Italian-inspired Frosé is made with rosé wine, white vermouth, peach puree, Grand Marnier and limoncello — all frozen and blended together. It’s poured in a glass rimmed with rose-infused sugar and garnished with a fresh basil leaf.

Venus Pool Club 

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You know you want this pineapple drink… out of a legit pineapple. Nothing shrieks the tropics more than this. You can find it at Caesars Palace’s 21-and-older Venus European Pool Lounge. You’ll also find other ways to keep cool since this is a European-style (“top-tional”) bathing area. Hooray to even tan lines!

Coconut drinks by the pool - Las Vegas summer vacation

You know we can’t stop at pineapples, right? While you’re here, you might as well drink out of a coconut too. We have an idea: Get both and drink out of both straws at the same time. Boom: Piña colada.

Bonus: You can get poolside spa services at the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. Talk about the good life.

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Healthy peeps, rejoice: Squeeze at The LINQ Promenade carries freshly prepared juice. For all you party people, add a little flair with some alcohol for $2 extra. For fresh pressed juice, you can build your own with up to five fruits and veggies of your choice. Whole fruits include apple, watermelon, pineapple or pear and your choice of veggies include carrot, tomato, cucumber and beets. The fresh-pressed citrus juices make your drink all the more invigorating.

But let’s bring on the fun. You want a healthy drink with a dose of naughty? A popular favorite is the watermelon cranberry — watermelon juice made with fresh cranberry, yogurt and Ketel One. Check out more squeezed fresh cocktails and juice fusions here.

Cool off with sweet beats 

Flamingo GO Pool 

Cool off this summer at the pool - Las Vegas summer vacation tipsThis blog’s all about keeping cool, yet we’re telling you to go out in the sun. We’re crazy, right? Even though the sun’s beating down, you have the pool to cool off.

Head to GO Pool at Flamingo Las Vegas for its summer-long Daybeats concert series. We saw R&B songstress Mya earlier this month and her show and was worth every second. Check out the Daybeats summer lineup and get your groove on while splashing in the pool.

Drai’s Beach Club 

The Cromwell also hosts summer-long concerts on weekends - Las Vegas summer vacation tips

Drai’s Beach Club atop The Cromwell also hosts summer-long concerts on weekends, but the weekdays have a more peaceful vibe. There are also Swim Nights every Tuesday, each with a special guest headliner. Check out Drai’s Beach Club’s up-to-date event calendar.


Heat up your Las Vegas summer vacation seeing Pitbull perform at Planet Hollywood

Pitbull’s back at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas starting this July. Photo by Denise Truscello.

You know you want him: Soon, Mr. 305 will be rocking the 702 inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Pitbull’s show in Vegas is sizzling, but you’ll be nice and cool inside the air-conditioned venue. The chart-topping rapper returns to Vegas on select dates from July 21 through Aug. 5, 2017.

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Brooklyn Bowl concert - Las Vegas summer vacation tips

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Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade kicks up your concert experience with bowling all in air-conditioned comfort. The bowling alley here is better than your average with its lounge / club feel. Plus, if you are here for a concert, you can see the live action on the screen right in front of you — all while you hit that strike. Check out Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas’ summer lineup. 

Kiss By Monster Mini Golf 

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We’re adding KISS By Monster Mini Golf  at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to our “sweet beats” section because you’ll be listening to KISS music, all while enjoying a game of miniature golf. We love all the KISS-themed props, but our favorite is the last hole: You have to try and putt the golf ball up Gene Simmons’ tongue before you even have a chance to score. You’ll dig the glow-in-the-dark atmosphere and back-to-back KISS songs, ranging from obscure to their most popular hits.

Cool off with sweet style

Goorin Bros.

Check out Goorin Bros for that summertime hat - Las Vegas summer vacation style

If you’re going to be sweating in Vegas, you may as well look fly while you’re at it. A hat won’t make these scorching temperatures disappear, but it’ll keep the sun from hitting your face.

Goorin Bros. takes the hat game to the next level. Located along The LINQ Promenade, it carries vintage-inspired straw and fedora hats and baseball caps. You can even choose to add a feather for a fun, stylish touch. Goorin Bros. has plenty of those.


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Forget about your ankle boots, lace-up boots or any kind of boots this summer. Flip-flops are the cool way to go. And you can look stylish with a pair or two at Havaianas. If you’re getting at hat at Goorin Bros., there’s a location at The LINQ Promenade. There’s also one at Bally’s Grand Bazaar Shops.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

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If you really want to escape the heat, you have the perfect excuse to go shopping. Add some sight-seeing to the mix. Check out all the statues and Roman architecture inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace (which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year) and cool off with a shopping spree. Need an inexpensive bikini, cover-up and sunglasses? The three-story H&M is your go-to spot. There are several other shops we can list, but we say it’s better for you to explore for yourself when shopping on the Strip.

Cool off with a sweet cabana

Cool off at the pool with a sweet cabana - Las Vegas summer vacation

Get the best of both worlds: You’re outside and in the shade. Look like a VIP and stay cool as a cucumber. Some (like the cabanas at Caesars Palace’s Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis pictured above) even have misters in front. The Pool at The LINQ has a community cabana open for hotel guests (21 and older). It comes with ceiling fans and table games.

Cool off with a sweet ride

High Roller 

Cool off with a sweet ride on the High Roller - Las Vegas summer vacation tips

You can be up, up and away — 550 feet in the air — without the sun frying you to a crisp. Each of the 28 High Roller cabins is air-conditioned. If you need something to wet your whistle, opt for a ticket on one of the Happy Half Hour cabins, which include an open bar. Admire views of the Strip while taking a break from the triple-digit temperatures. For all you yogis, the High Roller offers morning yoga classes in the cabin every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday as well.

Starting at just $59 for daytime rides, the High Roller offers several ticket options and deals, including a summer family special for two adult and two youth tickets. Children three and younger ride for free. This family special is good through Sept. 4, 2017.

Flowrider at planet hollywood 

Flowrider at Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas summer vacation things to do

Surf’s up, dude: Hang 10 on the Strip’s only wave machine. At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Flowrider, you’ll still feel the heat but you’ll be distracted with the waves. Plus, you know that feeling when you shiver right as you get out of the water? Won’t happen here. You won’t even need a towel.

You have the choice of boogie boarding or showing off your sweet surfing skills. The cost is $25 for a half-hour session and it’s open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., with last reservation at 5:20 p.m. This is open to all ages, but riders must be at least 42 inches tall to boogie board and 48 inches tall to surf. There is a shaded bar right by the Flowrider station when you need that cool refreshing drink. Cowabunga!

Cool off with sweet spa retreat 

Cool off with a spa treatment - Las Vegas summer vacation tips There’s nothing like enjoying cool, crisp snow fall in the middle of summer. Hey, we’d be happy hanging out in a walk-in freezer at this point. Beat the heat in this Arctic Ice Room inside Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace. Staying at a cool and chilly 55 degrees, the snow falls from the domed ceiling in increments. There are ice chips for an extra cool factor. Pro tip: Sit on the solo bench to the far right so the snow falls directly on you.

If you get a bit too chilly, you can head to the sauna or Roman baths, just steps away. Or, take a cool plunge in the Roman Baths area. Remember: Make sure to take your time and don’t rush. It’s hot out there.

Whatever you do when you’re here for summer, be prepared. It’s intense. Find somewhere cool to take a breather — there are still plenty to do indoors. While you’re relaxing in Vegas, don’t forget to hydrate. Keep water in your system, especially when you’re out getting a drink. Check out more things to do in Las Vegas while you’re here.

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I live for a crazy Vegas adventure, but not in ways you may think. Sure, our nightlife scene is all fun and dandy, but I love hitting up all the city's vegan spots, having staycations and catching shows by my favorite musical acts. Since I've ditched rainy Seattle 20+ years ago, I graduated from UNLV and covered Las Vegas hotel and entertainment articles for, the LA Times, Frommer's and our very own Total Vegas Blog. When I'm not writing, you'll find me hanging with my two girls, along with our shih-tzu and tiger cat.

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