When you think of Las Vegas, sun-drenched pool scenes are one of the first things that come to mind.
While the summer pool season is lively, many visitors don’t realize that the weather in Vegas can get downright frigid during the winter. With cold temps in mind, a good chunk of resorts shutter their pools during the winter months.
Many visitors though, commonly from colder climates, are undeterred by chilly temps and look to visit the pool while in town.
I figured it would be helpful to construct a list of Las Vegas pools on the Strip, Downtown, and off the Strip that keep their pools open during the winter.
A couple of quick notes:
- Always check with the property before you venture to the pool deck. Even if the pool is open during the winter, many will close due to high winds or unseasonably cold temps. Additionally, most pools still close for a week or so for maintenance during the off-season.
- You’ll want to confirm the pool’s hours of operation as most resorts scale things back significantly from November to April.
- Food & beverage options are also typically scaled back or non-existent during the winter.
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Pools open Year Round on the Strip
Bellagio: Bellagio’s stunning pool deck is open in the winter, and the two larger pools are heated to a balmy 84 degrees.
MGM Grand: One heated pool (their Main Pool) is left open during the winter months at MGM Grand although the majority of their 6.5-acre complex does get shut down.
Unfortunately, the popular lazy river is not open during the winter.
Aria: The foliage-rich pool deck at Aria remains open for business in the winter with water heated to 80 degrees. If staying at Vdara, you’re also able to use Aria’s pool as Vdara’s closes in October.
Park MGM: At least one pool at Park MGM, typically their South Pool (pictured below), is open and heated to 80 degrees during the winter.
Mandalay Bay: While the majority of Mandalay Bay’s elaborate pool complex closes during the winter, they do keep at least one heated pool open at all times for guest use. The pool they designate for use rotates depending on their maintenance calendar.
Palazzo/Venetian: The pool deck will remain open during the winter months and are heated. Cabanas will not be available, however.
Wynn/Encore: Although portions of the pool may be periodically closed for maintenance work, the pool remains open in the winter for guest use.
Resorts World: The newest, and one of the best pool complexes on the Strip will remain open and heated throughout the winter. Weighing in at 5.5-acres and 7 unique pools, this is one pool deck everyone should experience. Notably, there is an infinity pool on the south end of the property that overlooks the Strip.
Mirage: Although Mirage’s main pool closes during the winter, they do keep their smaller Private Oasis Pool open and heated to the mid-70s.
Sahara: Weather permitting, Sahara keeps one of their pools open and heated year-round for guests.
Cosmopolitan: Cosmo’s Chelsea Pool (on the south end of the property) stays open throughout the winter for guests and is heated to around 80 degrees.
Downtown Las Vegas Pools Open Year Round
Plaza: Plaza’s unique rooftop pool is open year round and offers a great view of D*Face’s “Behind Closed Doors” mural. Both a heated pool and hot tub will be available to guests.
Circa: Boasting 6 swimming pools, 2 swim-up bars, and poolside gaming, Circa’s Stadium Swim easily qualifies as the best pool on Fremont Street. Adding to the allure is the 143-foot screen that’s always tuned to the big game.
The pools are heated, and you can actually view the up-to-the-minute water temperature, here.
Downtown Grand: DTG’s Citrus Grand Pool Deck stays open during the winter, although there are no food and beverage offerings. The rooftop pool receives plenty of sun and offers a great view of downtown Las Vegas.
Off the Strip Pools Open During the Winter
Red Rock: The Sandbar Pool complex at Red Rock is open and heated to a balmy 78 degrees all winter long.
Green Valley Ranch: The pool complex at the luxurious Henderson resort is open and heated during the winter. Winter pool hours run from 10 am – 4 pm, weather permitting.
South Point: Although the pool is open year round, they typically stop heating it in October. It’ll be uncomfortable, but if you don’t mind a frigid dip, the pool at South Point is an option.
Trump International: Heated to 82 degrees, the pool at Trump stays open during the winter.
Hopefully, we were able to help you find a pool if you are crazy enough to take a dip in the months of October, November, December, January, or February. Enjoy your swim – We’ll meet you at the bar.
See Also: What are the best pools in Las Vegas? We take a shot at identifying the top options on the Strip and on Fremont.
I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.