Summertime in Las Vegas means a couple things. First, there are endless possibilities when it comes to entertainment. Festivals? Check. Patio happy hour and brunch? Most definitely. Outdoor concerts and shows? You know it! Second, fun is in the air, and locals and visitors are soaking up these summertime activities. Lastly, it is HOT! With the average temperature being 105 degrees, you have to get crafty throughout the next few months when it comes to staying cool and having fun.
If you have no idea where to start, you’re in luck because Tahiti Village is here to provide you with tips and tricks for keeping cool as it heats up in the desert!
Tip 101° – Enjoy the Desert Oasis Options
The obvious first choice when it comes to keeping cool this summer is to dip your toes in the many pool options available in this amazing city. Whether you’re looking for a roaring good time, serenity poolside, or just a place to let loose and get your bronze on, then you’ve definitely come to the right place for the ultimate pool time experience. In Las Vegas there is no shortage of cool water and good times. But, what is your preference? Dayclub? Family friendly? Private? Whatever you want, this city will deliver. Below are a few options to please all personalities:
–Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan – If you’re looking for the ultimate pool party, then look no further! Marquee has everything it takes to throw the best pool day including music, pools, cabanas, and party-driven people. Enjoy this rooftop beach club for an adult-only good time every day from 11am until sunset.
–Rehab Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas – Enjoy one of the best DJ dayclubs in Las Vegas at Hard Rock. Whether you want to see Borgore, Flo Rida, or DJ Five, Rehab Beach Club will be their host. Rent out a cabana or just enjoy the pool. Whatever you decide, you’re guaranteed to have a good time!
–Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino – Another rooftop pool party that you can’t pass up is Drai’s Beachclub. As you enjoy your daybed with a view of the Bellagio Fountains, you can take in the music, sip on your cocktail, and indulge in some poolside snacks. You really can’t go wrong when you spend the day at this Las Vegas dayclub.
Private & Relaxed:
–Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage – If privacy is your main goal when keeping cool at the pool this summer, then head over to Bare Pool Lounge. Here you can enjoy a palm tree-enclosed oasis, perfect for the ultimate relaxation. So bare it all as you leave the heat and chaos of the Strip behind for the afternoon.
–Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace – Experience some of the most exclusive watering holes in all of Las Vegas at Caesars Palace. Here you will feel like a true god or goddess while lounging throughout this Vegas pool escape. Let your elegant self come out as you avoid the heat of the desert.
–Pool & Lazy River at Tahiti Village – Featuring one of the longest lazy rivers in the desert and a Tahitian-themed pool, Tahiti Village offers the best options when it comes to cooling down as a family. Let the kids enjoy the lazy river fun while the parents lounge poolside and enjoy a well-deserved cocktail.
–Mandalay Bay Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas – Who needs the actual beach when you have a Las Vegas-themed beach right at the beginning of the Strip! Here you can dip your toes in the water while also enjoying the sand between your toes. Bring the whole family out for the perfect desert beach day and listen to the sounds of the man-made waves.
Tip 102° – Hike at Mount Charleston
We know what you’re thinking, hiking in the desert during the summer doesn’t sound like very much fun. Well that’s because you’ve never hiked at Mount Charleston. The hike is about 40 miles away from Las Vegas and always 10-20 degrees cooler than the Strip, making it a unique summer activity. Here you can choose from many different trails in the wooded area of Las Vegas, and test your skills when climbing Mount Charleston herself. After you’ve conquered the mountain, enjoy a drink, a meal, and a place to relax at The Resort on Mount Charleston or Mt. Charleston Lodge. If you’re looking for the perfect family afternoon, a little exercise, or just need to get out and clear your mind, then Mount Charleston is your destination!
Tip 103° – Explore the Museums
If you’re looking to get more out of your vacation, then take advantage of the many museums that this amazing city has to offer. Not only are Las Vegas museums enriching and a great learning opportunity, they’re also air conditioned! Learn more about the history of the Mob at the Mob Museum located in Downtown Las Vegas, where you can browse through three levels of mob facts. After you’ve seen enough, head down to the basement and enjoy their newest addition, The Speakeasy.
Another show-stopping spot is the Las Vegas Art Museum. Here, you can dive deeper into the current culture of the city, and browse upon amazing pieces and exhibits. This Metropolitan Gallery is also located Downtown, so when you’re done taking in all the art, step back out into the heat and find the nearest bar for some ice cold drinks at happy hour.
If neither of these caught your eye, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to have an educational and cool afternoon. Below are some other popular museums in Las Vegas:
Tip 104° – Shop Till You Drop
You’re on vacation, so it’s time to loosen the purse strings and buy that outfit that you’ve had your eye on. A great way to keep cool during your summer vacation in Vegas is to explore the shopping that this city has to offer. With everything from high end shopping to outlet options, Las Vegas has it all. If you don’t mind walking around outdoors and beating the heat as you jump from shop to shop, then explore Downtown Summerlin or Town Square (located right up the road from Tahiti Village)! These two options have a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment.
If you’re looking to get out of the heat all together, then try out The Forum Shops at Caesars, The Miracle Mile Shops, Fashion Show, and plenty others. Even if you’re not in the market for anything specific, these shopping options have plenty of beautiful things to see. So put on your most comfortable shoes and get your shop on.
Tip 105° – Check Out a Las Vegas Show
If there’s one thing that Las Vegas really knows how to do, it’s entertainment. Beat the heat this summer by witnessing some of the amazing shows that our city has to offer. Whatever you’re looking for, Vegas can deliver. Enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show with music, acrobatics, art, and more. Or, if comedy is your show of choice, let Carrot Top get to your funny bone when performing at Luxor or laugh at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand. Anything you could possibly imagine, Vegas has it covered.
If magic is what you’re looking for, check out The Magic of Seth Grabel at Tahiti Village Resort every Monday evening. As a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent, Seth offers a family-friendly show for all to enjoy. Witness wizardry in an amazing performance that will keep you guessing long after the show.
As you can see, there is no shortage of activities for a summer vacation in Las Vegas. When planning a trip to Vegas during the summer months remember to stay hydrated, apply sunscreen, and don’t underestimate the sun. After a day filled with activities, relax in your suite at Tahiti Village and get ready for a new day and new adventure.