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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 resorts shut their pools down for the winter as patrons don’t typically have an appetite for swimming during the colder months. Many visitors don’t realize the average high temperature in January is only 59 degrees.
Still, travelers from comparatively frigid destinations who are used to high temps in the single digits still often see the low 60’s as an opportunity to get some pool time in.
We thought it would be helpful to construct a list of Las Vegas pools on the Strip, Downtown and off the Strip that will keep their pools open during the winter of 2019/2020.
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.
Las Vegas Strip
Caesars Palace: The typically topless Venus Pool is heated to 83 degrees throughout the winter. When the weather gets cold tops are mandatory and the whole family is welcome. The remainder of the pool complex, however, is closed over the winter.
Paris: Sitting in the sun on Paris’ roof, the Soleil pool complex is open for business year round. Enjoy views of the strip from the base of the Eiffel Tower from the comfort of an 81 degree pool.
Bellagio: A portion of the beautiful pool complex is heated and will stay open the entire year.
MGM Grand: One heated pool remains open during the winter at MGM while the rest of the 6.5 acre complex shuts down until warmer weather arrives.
Vdara: The pool at Vdara remains open year round, although there is typically a week or two the pool is offline for maintenance.
Aria: The foliage rich pool deck at Aria remains open for business in the winter with water heated to 80 degrees.
Mirage: There will be a pool open during the winter for those looking to sunbathe and get into the water.
Mandalay Bay: While the majority of Mandalay’s elaborate pool complex closes during the winter, one pool will remain open year round for those looking to swim.
Cosmopolitan: Although the property has 3 distinct pool areas, only the Chelsea Pool (on the south end of the property) stays open throughout the winter for guests.
Park MGM: Fresh off a re-brand from Monte Carlo, Park MGM’s pool will remain open to guests year round.
Palazzo/Venetian: The entire pool deck will remain open during the colder months and are heated.
Strat: Perched on the 8th floor rooftop, Strat’s Elation pool deck stays open during the winter months.
Sahara: Recently re-branded from SLS, Sahara keeps their pool open and heated year round.
Off the Strip
Palms: A recently installed glass dome will allow the pool at Palms to stay open year round. As an indoor pool, Palms will be a more attractive option than others on this list exposed to the elements.
Trump International: Heated to 82 degrees, the pool at Trump stays open all winter long.
Rio: The pool remains open, weather permitting, and is heated to 75 degrees.
Red Rock: The Sandbar Pool complex at Red Rock is open and heated to a balmy 78 degrees all winter long.
Green Valley Ranch: A stunning pool complex, GVR keeps the doors open year round.
Sam’s Town: The pool at Sam’s Town remains open during the winter, although hours of operation are cut back a bit to 10am – 8pm daily.
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.
Downtown Las Vegas
Plaza: A unique 70,000 square foot rooftop pool deck which also offers pickleball is open all year long. Both the heated pool and hot tub are available all winter long.
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.