Las Vegas Pool Season Is Coming Quicker Than Ever

Splish splash: Take a dip in the best Las Vegas pools

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My, oh my. Is it pool season already? We’re still in our  hibernation mode! But if you’re headed to Vegas, you’ll want to take a dip — beach body ready or not.

We’ve come up with a list of our all-time favorite Vegas pools, which we like to call our Fine Nine. With several different pools on the Strip and off the Strip, we wanted to make it worth your while. And we think everything from lagoon-style pools and shark tanks to killer views and outdoor concerts do the trick.


Those oranges may not be real, but they’re fun to look at. Enjoy the rooftop vibe at Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck. Photo courtesy of Downtown Grand.

Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck, Downtown Grand

Event: There will be a grand opening party at the pool Saturday, April 30. Open to the public, guests can enjoy live music starting at 8:30 p.m. We’re kicking off our pool list with this downtown gem since it just got a spiffy makeover. Located on Downtown Grand’s rooftop, the 35,000-square-foot Citrus at Grand Pool Deck provides a bright and cheerful atmosphere and an amazing al fresco happy hour.

Besides its infinity pool, cabanas and grass seating, you can enjoy outdoor games like foosball, corn hole, table tennis and more. Or you can just sit and admire the faux orange fruit trees (hey, we like ’em!) and skyline views of the surrounding downtown hotels. Plus, we’re digging the green and yellow accent colors. It puts us in a great mood. (Speaking of great mood, the bar’s new weekday happy hour is not to be missed, available 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.)  And talk about fresh: If you’re dining poolside, the herbs in your dish actually come from the pool’s own organic herb garden. You can’t get any more sustainable than that. Enjoy your meal at one of the pool’s shaded tables.

You can catch us at the bar sipping on a fresh-squeezed spiked lemonade.


We spy with our little eyes, something… awesome. Aria’s pool has it all. Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International.


Aria’s 215,000-square-foot pool area is located center Strip and is personally one of my all-time favorite Vegas spots. Maybe it’s the jaw-dropping skyscraper views. Maybe it’s the oversized and secluded whirlpools. Or maybe it’s small yet noticeable touches, like its waterfall fixture, bright flowers and oversized trees. Anyway you look at it, Aria nailed it. The pool area is both upbeat and relaxing, which makes it so easy to hang out here all day.