The Hard Rock created the day club craze in Las Vegas, and rolled out its famous Rehab pool parties every Summer, but it’s also worth checking out on those days where you just want to relax, sip on a cocktail, and forget about the night before, instead of getting an early start on the next one.
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Artisan has a reputation for its Goth-inspired lobby and being a go-to after-hours destination. But it’s also worth checking out during the day, so that you can lounge around the pool. Not just any pool. The Naked Pool. Yes, that’s what it’s called. And it lives up to its name.
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The resort pool has some of the best scenery on the Strip... with lots of green trees, a waterfall, and an amazing atmosphere when sunset comes around. The only downside is you may have to walk past the Kardashian Khaos clothing boutique before you get inside.
For a relaxed day club-feel with a twist of luxury, Liquid is your spot. It’s nestled into the heart of CityCenter and offers a more intimate experience with a smaller pool area that feels more like a lounge than a day club. Sip on cucumber lemonades and enjoy music that’s heavy on the Top-40 and easy on the House and EDM. Or if you get bored... watch some TV on the 40-inch flat-screen in your cabana.
The Garden of the Gods swimming area is just massive: it's got six pools offering a little bit of something for everyone (as long as they like décor that's heavy on the resort’s iconic Roman sculptures, columns, etc.), including the secluded Venus pool, which is “adults only” and “tops optional”, so you can escape the crowds, and the kids... wait, did you say "tops optional"?!
Sure, the Wynn's got two other pools surrounded by lush gardens, swanky cabanas, etc., but the private Encore Beach Club is your go-to (if you can get in), thanks to things like two levels of cabanas that feel like small apartments; an unbeatable line-up of big-name DJs, food from EBC Grill; and, best of all, a stripper pole in the center of the pool.
Horace Greeley (or was it the Pet Shop Boys?) famously said to “Go West, young man", but they really should have said North, if you're looking for a pool with a forest of palm trees, jazz concerts, and deals that cater to locals far, far away from the Strip.
There’s no shortage of “adults only” pools in Las Vegas, but Azure is among the best of them: an oasis where the squeal of bratty children won't interfere with your ability to chow down on frozen grapes, fruity cocktails, and food by Wolfgang Puck.
It’s a tale of two cities. On one side, you’ve got the best of times, thanks to a lazy river, poolside massages, a full service eats menu, etc., and on the other side, you've got... the other best of times at Wet Republic – one of the Summer's busiest party spots, with DJs, bikinis, and booze served by some of the best-looking “model employees” you’ll find on the Strip.