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What’s Your Vegas Pool Vibe?

Last updated: June 28, 2018 at 11:12 am. Posted by in Things to Do in Las Vegas. 1 Comment on What’s Your Vegas Pool Vibe?.

With pool season up and running, we gotta ask: What’s your pool vibe?

Are you all about sipping your drink with a tiny umbrella? Or are you trying to kick it like there’s no tomorrow? Or, do you want to unleash your wild side by surfing on a wave machine and zipping down water slides?

In Vegas, there’s a pool for all that.

Whether you want to lounge all day in peace, rage at a party with thousands of other party-goers or bring out your inner kid, dive into one of these Las Vegas pools and you’re good.

the Party Animal

Where to party: Drai’s Beach Club
Best time: Open 11 a.m. daily, but Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the peak party times.

Where there’s a party, there’s a way. And frankly, you’re the way. That why you belong at Drai’s Beach Club. Drai’s goes hard every weekend. We love the whole concept of dayclubbin’. Instead of partying until 5 in the morning, here you’ll be dancing just as much and be done by dinnertime. The rooftop pool club also offers Swim NIght every Tuesday throughout the summer.

Aside from swaying to live DJ-spun music, you can also catch performances by hip-hop, rock and R&B artists. Check Drai’s special events calendar for the latest concert schedule. If you want to party into the night, Drai’s Beach Club also hosts Night Swim every Tuesday from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.

The Concert junkie

Where to rock out: GO Pool Dayclub at Flamingo Las Vegas
Best time: Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Get here early to enjoy morning drink specials before the shows kick off (typically around noon).

Speaking of concerts, GO Pool at Flamingo Las Vegas knows how to put on a show. Just like Drai’s, GO Pool has celebrity guests all through summer with its Day Beats concert series. GO Pool’s hosted big names like Mya, Tinashe, Mark McGrath, Montell Jordan, Ja Rule and much more. See the full schedule here.

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the LGBT Crowd

Where to chill: Flamingo’s Beach Club Pool
Best time: Starting July 13, the LGBT-themed Electric Safari happens every Friday from 9 p.m. – midnight. Regular hours are from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.

Honey, you know it’s about to get neon every week at Flamingo’s Beach Club Pool At Night. 

Every Friday (starting July 13, for now it’s every Thursday), the Beach Club transforms into Electric Safari night swim. Let loose and fnjoy a moonlight dip while listening to live DJ music.

Hang ten and test your board skills right in the heart of the #LasVegas strip! #Flowrider

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The Thrill Seeker

Where to surf: Planet Hollywood’s rooftop pool
Best time: Open daily, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. We say it’s best to get your surf on either way before or after lunch — let the food settle.

Surf’s up and ride the waves, dude! We may not have the Pacific Ocean, but that doesn’t stop us from doing a Hang 10. Flowrider at Planet Hollywood is for you. Here you’ll find the Strip’s only wave machine. This means you can fine tune your sweet surfing or bodacious boogie boarding skills. Each Flowrider sesh is half an hour so even if you wipe out the first couple of times, don’t fret. It’s all tubular. You’ll have more turns to get it right.

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The Kid at Heart

Where to play: The LINQ Pool
Best time: Open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Let’s face it. We’re all goofballs. But you friend, are the biggest one. And we can’t hate on that. You bring out the fun in everyone. We wish we can keep up with your energy and thirst for life. That’s why the 21-and-up LINQ Pool is your soulmate. Not only can you play adult-sized Jenga here, there’s an entire REQ Room dedicated to games. This air-conditioned cabana is open to everyone and has pool tables, shuffle board, foosball and more.

For more playful Vegas pool activities, head next door to Flamingo Beach Club. They have water slides that take fun-in-the-sun pool days to the next level.

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The Pampered prince (or princess) 

Where to treat yourself: Caesars Palace’s Garden of the Gods
Best time: Daily, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. The best time for pampering is at your discretion. Early mornings are generally the quietest times.

It’s your pool day and you can cry if you want to. This one goes out to all the pampered princesses and princes who expect nothing short of spectacular. That’s why no other pool will do other than Caesars Palace’s Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. Rent a cabana. Drink fruit out of a legit pineapple. Bask in the sun as cool misters refresh your body. With seven different pools to choose from, you choose your destiny. Take pampering to the next level by getting a massage from Qua Baths & Spa, right in one of the cabanas. The world is yours, baby.

You can also get some serious people-watching in. And hey, you might even stumble upon your future prince or princess-to-be. Who needs a dating app, right?

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The Athlete

Where to practice: Bally’s Blu Pool
Best times: Open daily from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. If you’re looking for an intense workout, avoid going in the middle of the day. The heat is intense.

Calling all Michael Phelps wanna-bes: You still got two years ‘til the 2020 Olympics in Japan. And what better place to tone those biceps and perfect that butterfly stroke than Bally’s Olympic-sized lap pool? Get this – Bally’s has the only deep-end pool on the Strip. Twelve feet deep, to be exact. And hey, if you’re more a tennis buff, Bally’s has that too. It’s the ideal activity before jumping into the cool, blue sparkling pool.

The Escape Artist 

Where to hide out: Paris Las Vegas’ Soleil Pool 
Best time: Open daily, 10 a.m. –  7 p.m. The best time? Whenever you can slip away!

You just want to get away from it all. You’re not about the hype. You’re so about the “Me” time. And hey, we get it. We all need to unwind from the craziness and leave our worries behind. Your best bet would be the Soleil pool at Paris Las Vegas. The rooftop pool area is calmer than most, but you’ll be at complete peace admiring the French-style garden and flower-lined archways. The view is real swanky too:  Enjoy a unique view of the Eiffel Tower, all while sipping on a frozen spiked lemonade. Relax, be free, be yourself because that’s what it’s all about.

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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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  1. Sherry Johnson

    I’m older but still truly enjoy having fun and excitement. I want a hotel with a pool that has a lazy river, possible wave pool, is open late. I remember the days when the pool, at least at the Flamingo, never closed. We could go out there at 11:00 p.m. and just relax by the water. Now everything is gated and a hassle. Plus, most of the seating you have to pay for if you want something next to the pool.