By Yvonne Newman
What’s the nicest way to spend time in the hot summer sun? Chilling out in the pool, of course! And there are several hotels in downtown Las Vegas where you can get your splash on.
DOWNTOWN GRAND LAS VEGAS
Measuring 35,000 square feet, Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck resides on the rooftop above the resort’s casino. The skyline views of downtown are spectacular up here. Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck has an infinity pool, fire pit and grass area with games like foosball and table tennis. There’s even space for a DJ and live entertainment. You can relax amid fruit trees on bright green sofas. Plus, sip citrus-inspired cocktails from the bar and nibble on delicious fare that utilizes ingredients grown poolside in 12 organic herb gardens. Reserve a private cabana and stay even cooler! downtowngrand.com/pool
GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
The Golden Nugget boasts two unique pool experiences. The Tank is an aquatic oasis. At its center is a 200,000-gallon aquarium filled with several species of sharks and other exotic marine life. As if that’s not enough, The Tank features a three-story water slide—called the Shark Chute—that features a clear passage through the aquarium. There’s also a huge hot tub, the H2O Bar and gaming tables. The resort is also home to The Hideout, designed for adults who want to bask in the sun. Located on the third story, it offers a chic setting with a small infinity pool set beside a bar. goldennugget.com/lasvegas
STRATOSPHERE CASINO, HOTEL & TOWER
Radius° Rooftop Pool & Wet Lounge debuted last year and became an instant hotspot. Situated on the Stratosphere’s 25th floor (that’s about 300 feet high), you’ll enjoy amazing views of the Strip and surrounding desert valley. Radius offers an intimate boutique pool vibe by day—then after sunset it transforms into a sexy open-air lounge. DJs entertain several nights a week and you can take advantage of great drink specials during the sunset happy hour. Be sure to try one of the signature cocktails such as the Cucumber Cooler or Toasted Coconut, which is served in a coconut shell. stratospherehotel.com