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At A Glance

Get your floaties and SPF 50 sunscreen! It’s pool season in Vegas (or you might wish it were, depending on when you read this article!). Here, we highlight a few of our favorite pools in Vegas.

Official pool season starts in March and ends in October, depending on the weather

April to early June and September to early October are the best pool weather months with temperatures in the 80s and 90s

If you are a non-guest, most pools will let you gain access if you book a daybed or cabana

All pools have some type of sundry shop that sell sunscreen, hats, water, etc

Vegas As a Water Wonderland

Vegas has some amazing pools. If you are staying at a luxury hotel in Vegas, chances are you will have complimentary access to a fantastic pool. That said, many hotels charge and require reservations for daybeds and cabanas.

When Do Pools Open in Vegas?

Some Vegas pools may be open year-round. Although most open with all amenities in mid-to-late March, depending on when the management of the various resorts feels the weather is warm enough.

When Is the Best Time to Visit the Pools in Vegas?

With temperatures in the 80s and 90s, April to early June and September to early October are the best pool weather months.

High temperatures in Vegas usually rise well into the 100s in mid-June, July, and August.

In March, the average high temperature in Vegas is 70 degrees, while the average high temperature in October is 80 degrees.

Wynn & Encore Pools

As many know, Wynn and Encore Las Vegas are among the top properties in Vegas, and the pools do not disappoint. Both are great options for those looking for something intimate and quieter than other Vegas pools. In particular, the Encore Resort Pool is surrounded by scenic gardens and intricate landscapes.

Although the rest of the complex’s pools open when the weather permits, The Wynn Resort Pool and its jacuzzis are open virtually year-round, with daytime cocktail service available. Each cabana at Wynn and Encore includes a flat-screen TV and complimentary bottled water.

Many high-end pools also have amazing dayclubs that this article does not cover.

Mandalay Bay Pools

Mandalay Bay Beach is the largest pool area in Las Vegas and offers the most expansive experience for all ages, with the pool area covering roughly eleven acres. One of the most iconic features is the 1.6-million-gallon wave pool and beach where people can experience the ocean in the desert. Rivaling the wave pool in popularity is the iconic lazy river that snakes through and around the pool area. Inner tubes are available for rent at the pool.

Lounge chairs, loveseats, and couches are available throughout the pool area. For a more upscale experience, reserve a gazebo and cabana.

The pool area is only open during the pool season.

Looking for something more adult? Check out our list of clothing-optional and adult pools.

Premier Tip: Mandalay Bay has a great family-friendly pool, and many families choose to stay there so they can access it. You must be 48″ to swim in the wave pool.

Cosmopolitan Pools

For young adults (or the young-at-heart), the Cosmopolitan’s Pool District offers a fantastic outdoor experience. The loungy Boulevard Pool offers upbeat music, intimately spaced lounge chairs and daybeds, and a “communal atmosphere and vibrant social scene.” A unique feature is during the summer, the pool has movies playing on the marquee.

If you are not looking for a social atmosphere, the serene Chelsea Pool, which plays ambient music, offers a soothing environment with “a private canyon-like feel.”

Reservations for daybeds and cabanas start for dates as early as late February.

Bellagio Pools

The Bellagio’s pool offers five distinctive courtyard settings, so there is a lot to explore. The pool area provides an upscale, chic outdoor feel that transports you to the Mediterranean. Parts of the pool and jetted hot tubs are available virtually year-round. Guests must be 16 or accompanied by someone over the age of 18.

Premier Tip: At the Bellagio pools (or anywhere at Bellagio), we can think of nothing better than getting a Bellagio Cocktail, which is a peach bellini consisting of fresh passion fruit purée, Alizé red liqueur and Rotari sparkling wine. So refreshing!

Circa Pools

The pool complex, Stadium Swim at the Circa, encompasses three levels, six pools, and a gigantic 40-foot-tall TV. The pool area becomes a major attraction during football season. In addition to football season, Stadium Swim hosts watch parties for all Vegas Golden Knights hockey games, UFC events, and most major sporting events throughout the year.

One novelty of the Circa pool is the swim-up bars in the two pools nearest to the hotel tower. Stadium Swim also heats its pools and is open 365 days a year.

Circa offers private cabanas and daybeds as well as tickets for non-hotel guests. Prices tend to be higher during the peak summer months or major sporting events than when compared to shoulder periods.

Premier Tip: Circa, The D, and The Golden Gate guests get in free.

Durango Station Pools

For those looking to venture to the latest thing off-Strip, starting March 11, 2024, head about 15 minutes west to the newly-opened Durango. Durango is set to offer a large pool area called Bel-Aire Backyard with the standard Vegas pool experience plus food and live music.

Durango’s website states, “Bel-Aire Backyard invites guests to indulge in the ultimate poolside oasis – an aquatic haven to bask in the sun, relax and dance to music.” Bel-Aire Backyard offers private cabanas, oversized daybeds, and pool chairs. Bel-Aire Backyard serves an array of thirst-quenching cocktails and a vast menu of upscale eats.

Live DJ sets are planned for noon to sunset, Thursdays through Sundays in the Spring. The warmer weather months will mark the launch of Friday sunset parties with music from 4 to 10 p.m.

In 2024, The Durango pool is sure to host the most beautiful and handsome clientele in Vegas so don’t miss out!

As with other properties, we anticipate a purchase of a ticket, cabana, daybed, or dining experience being required for non-guests to gain entry.

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