Las Vegas isn’t lacking for nighttime entertainment—but, during the summer, the many dining spots, shows, and clubs find their ultimate rival in a daytime staple: the pool party. These aren’t the wholesome pool parties of your childhood, though—and there is no wild high school or college pool party that even comes close. The Vegas pool party is in a league all its own and is all-but-guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.
Whether you love the experience of an expansive pool with swaths of guests, or prefer to party in a boutique setting, Las Vegas has the pool party that’s right for your needs. Here are some of the hottest that the city has to offer, both large and small:
Hard-partying Vegas locals and visitors alike can soak up rays, drinks, and beats at the Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay. Partygoers can even get up-close to performers on the stage that borders one end of the impressive pool. The opening weekend will feature rapper Tyga to kick off the season, so it’s likely to be a wild summer at Daylight.
Drai’s Beach Club, at the top of The Cromwell, is a stunning location—and the only rooftop pool deck on the Strip. Palm trees tower over partygoers, who can enjoy multiple pool areas. After dark, the space transforms into Drai’s NightClub, with a panoramic view of the city’s lights.
Located at the Wynn Encore, this enormously popular party often attracts huge crowds. The large poolside area offers food, drinks, and 26 luxury cabanas. It has even scored the title of Las Vegas Dayclub of the Year from Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100, which is no small feat in Las Vegas.
Other notable mentions in the large pool party include: Wet Republic at the MGM Grand, Tao Beach, and Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan. Wet Republic runs every day of the week, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and features VIP cabanas and bungalows. Tao Beach is smaller than most large party offerings, but it is a mighty rooftop bash that easily rivals the bigger fare. Fans of electronic music will enjoy Marquee Dayclub, which boasts an expansive space with two pools, several bars, and even a gaming area.
Bare Pool at The Mirage is a secluded getaway with a tropical flair. Guests can enjoy European-style sunbathing and specialty cocktails in an intimate environment replete with luxury from its two dipping pools to its multiple cabanas, daybeds, and VIP amenities.
Guests can get a taste of the high life at The Aria’s intimate pool. Exclusive and lively, the pool area has flat-screen TVs and sophisticated furniture on display. The atmosphere is more lounge than club, allowing guests to revel in luxury.
Other smaller pool parties include Moorea, Venus, and Foxtail. Moorea is Mandalay Bay’s more secluded option, with “Toptional” European bathing and poolside massage service. If you crave an even more titillating option, Venus is Ceasar Palace’s ultra-sexy, intimate, adults-only pool. Finally, Foxtail at SLS Las Vegas has a slightly more edgy vibe, but doesn’t lack in sophistication: blending indoor and outdoor spaces, the Foxtail creates a stylish atmosphere for its visitors.
Whether it’s all about a no-holds-barred, poolside bash, or you would rather soak up rays in a luxurious setting, Las Vegas has a pool party to fit every preference. Partiers can get the best of both worlds by visiting multiple locations. The combination of sun, water, and drinks is a welcome oasis in the Vegas heat – and a can’t-miss summer staple of the Vegas party scene.