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Summertime is pool time in Las Vegas. While the action heats up in the casinos, clubs, theatres and restaurants, Vegas pools are the coolest place in town to see and be seen.

Caesars Palace debuts the new Garden of the Gods, where five multi-layer pools (Apollo, Fortuna, Jupiter and two side-by-side pools known as Bacchus) join the three existing pools Neptune, Venus and Temple. Amenities include swim-up gaming and an 5.5-metre waterfall. Azure-coloured deck chairs and daybeds surround the pools with 45 technologically advanced cabanas.

(c) ARIA(c) ARIAAlso making its debut, Liquid Pool & Lounge at ARIA Resort & Casino provides an adult-only alfresco hideaway with poolside pampering and a premier party experience with VIP dipping pools, refreshing cocktails and a state-of-the-art sound system for the world’s top DJs and performers.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino opened the HRH Beach Club, doubling the existing pool vicinity. The beach club features a pool, sandy beach, 17 daybeds and 24 luxury cabanas. Additional elements include a Bar & Grill, eight Spa Villas, swim-up blackjack and a gaming lounge.


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Wet Republic at MGM Grand combines the best elements of the city’s club scene with two saltwater pools and six jetted spas. Elite VIP service and renowned entertainers are standard amenities.

The new Encore Beach Club features 26 cabanas, eight, two-storey bungalows, a restaurant and poolside blackjack and craps, and access to Surrender Nightclub.

Palms Pool & Bungalows offers a Nighttime Pool Lounge every Friday and Saturday night, a monthly nighttime event known as Skinny Dip and a party every Sunday afternoon called Sun Dance. For the fourth year, Ditch Fridays has also returned.

Azure, the daytime luxury pool experience at The Palazzo Las Vegas, offers live DJs, poolside cabana massages by Canyon Ranch SpaClub, cuisine from Wolfgang Puck including a new poolside Sunday brunch, water mistings and sunscreen application.

Mandalay Bay(c) RUKESMandalay Bay’s Concerts on the Beach series invites music-lovers to bring blankets, slip on their flip-flops and hit The Beach, where they can wade into the surf or rent a relaxing beach bungalow or villa for an unforgettable summertime music experience. Adjacent to the beach, the adults-only Moorea Beach Club features dipping pools, chaise lounges and daybeds.

Guests can dare to reveal (almost) all at Bare Pool and Lounge at The Mirage. European-style sun-worshipping allows guests to experience poolside pampering at two luxury dipping pools.

Away from the pool, the Fremont Street Experience presents the “Summer of the ‘70s” festival and free concert series. Headliners include: Little River Band July 3; Blue Oyster Cult August 14; and Jefferson Starship September 4. Other summer activities include an Ultimate Elvis Weekend with Tribute Artist Contest and 10 weeks of tribute bands Tuesdays through Saturdays.


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