A Guide To The Las Vegas Pool Scene

tao Hard Rock Hotel’s REHAB The Hard Rock Hotel hosts a pool party so insane they had to call it REHAB. It happens on Sundays around the resort’s small pool area. In the pool, you’ll find a floating blackjack game, and a unique subsurface sound system. Open Sundays, 11 a.m. to sunset.

TAO Beach at The Venetian For A $50 admission fee you can buy a pass to experience TAO Beach and Tao Nightclub when the sun goes down. You may even spot a few celebrities who frequent The Venetian during your visit. Open Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ditch Fridays at Palms Palms’ 3-acre pool setting on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. it becomes Playboy at the Pool meets March Madness in Ft. Lauderdale. There’s contests to participate in Slip & Slide with strangers, and is decked out in a glass-bottom pool.

Wet Republic at MGM Grand Check out the 2 stadium-sized saltwater pools cool with all star DJ’s spinning great tunes. The pools are lined with rows of cabanas, protected from paparazzi seeking money shots of celebrity partiers. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Encore Beach Club This pool party is larger than a football field and just may be the largest pool in Vegas. Take some time to chillax on the large floating lily pads. Open Thursday to Monday, 11 to 7 p.m.

Bare Pool at the Mirage By noon on a Wednesday, the line to get into Bare is pretty long so early arrival is suggested. Cabana hosts bring iced Evian spritzers and fresh mojito pitchers as the DJ spins the latest top 40 jams. Indulge in some Asian-influenced appetizers and specialty cocktail pitchers. They even have scented towels! There are two pools available to dip in. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.