When the temperatures hit 50 degrees for the first time of the year, you hear the Las Vegas locals yelling that “it’s FREEZING.” Having grown up in the northeast, my blood still hasn’t thinned to that level. Not yet. However, it is winter in Las Vegas and the temperatures are cooler than the rest of the year.
Pool season in Las Vegas technically begins on Memorial Day Weekend and ends on Labor Day Weekend. You might think that pools close after pool season. That’s not quite the case. There is a good of the pools in Las Vegas remain open during the winter and early spring.
Even though it’s cooler during the days, the Las Vegas sun always heats things up a little. It’s never really cold in Las Vegas and it’s always pool season for someone. Las Vegas is always considered to be a somewhat tropical paradise to vacation. That can be the case for locals too.
The temperatures were in the low 60’s yesterday so I hopped into the car to grab some iced coffee and go for a drive. As usual, my car ended up near a casino where I was driving on a long and winding street lined with palm trees. The fresh air, cool drink, and warmth from the sun was a good reminder of why I chose to live in Las Vegas.
While it may, technically, not be pool season the temperatures in Las Vegas are on the rise. The temperatures during spring are probably my favorite of the year in Las Vegas. Here are some pools where you can take a dip before the summer begins if you’re not daunted by temperatures that are cooler than the summer.
- Caesars Palace
- Casino Royale
- Circus Circus
- The D
- Golden Nugget
- Hard Rock
- The Linq
- Mandalay Bay
- MGM Grand
- The Mirage
- Paris Las Vegas
- Planet Hollywood
- The Venetian
The winter pool experience in Las Vegas is somewhat muted from what you’ll typically enjoy during the summer. The pools operate on limited hours during the off-season (winter and early spring). Hours of operation are usually limited to mid-late morning (9 or 10 am) until late afternoon-early evening (4 or 5 pm). Additionally, the hotels that have multiple pools may only have one open until it’s officially pool season.
If you’re serious about taking a dip before pool season, I recommend checking with the hotel right before you visit to make sure they’ll be open. Since fewer people are visiting the pools right there the property may decide to clean or renovate at any time.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.