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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 2020/2021.
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. We were also warned by a few properties that the current public health crisis could necessitate a quick change of plans.
Additionally, most pools still close for a week or so for maintenance during the offseason.
Pools open Year Round on the Las Vegas Strip
Bellagio: A portion of Bellagio’s stunning 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.
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.
Mirage: Although Mirage closes a portion of their pool complex over the winter, they typically keep at least one option available for guests to use.
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.
Palazzo/Venetian: The 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 Retro Pool Lounge pool open and heated year-round.
Wynn/Encore: Although portions of the pool may be periodically closed for maintainence work, the pool remains open in the winter for guest use.
Paris: After closing for the winter of 2019/2020 for maintenance, we have learned that it is likely the pool will be open for the winter in 2020/2021 as it is heated. We will update when confirmation is received that the pool will remain open for guests.
Off the Strip Pools Open During the Winter
Trump International: Heated to 82 degrees, the pool at Trump stays 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. Note that sections of the pool may be closed for maintenance from time to time.
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 Pools Open Year Round
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 open all winter long.
Circa: Stadium Swim at the new Circa resort downtown Las Vegas will be open year-round and feature a massive 143-foot, 14 million pixel video display.
Downtown Grand: DTG’s Citrus Grand Pool Deck stays open during the winter, although there are no food and beverage offerings.
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.