Best Pools in Las Vegas for Kids and Children
||Las Vegas – the modern day version of the desert well. What was once a dry and barren outpost has been beautifully transformed into a thriving city of sparkling pools housing emerald blue waters, deep lagoons, cascading waterfalls and rumbling waves.
The ubiquitous selection of pools will amaze you; your children will thank you for the wet and wild adventures they will experience.
Choosing the best pool in Vegas is like trying to decide what items to eat on an all night smorgasbord – one must try them all to decide. Las Vegas hotels know that families have a choice and every effort is made to entice them. Parents are swayed by low cost meals, exotic shows, cheap room rates and big winning tables. Children are much simpler, their minds uncluttered with material worth. What they desire is fun - to jump feet first in a crystal clear pool.
Mirage Hotel Pool
If you fancy a lush, tropical pool atmosphere than the Mirage Hotel is the place for you. It houses two separate pools and a series of blue lagoons and powerful waterfalls. A bit like Hawaii but without the long and monotonous flight. This pool duo has been labeled the most beautiful in Vegas and is very kid friendly with three fast and furious waterslides competing for their attention. Families can tip-toe around the quarter mile shoreline, take a dip in a bubbly Jacuzzi, sun themselves under the hot Nevada sun, or, if in the mood for exercise, join a water-aerobics class.
Pool at the Tropicana Hotel
The Tropicana Resort and Casino also boasts an impressive pool complex with five acres of tropically landscaped grounds and watery treasures. Lagoons are plentiful; the waterfalls beckon you, drawing you closer to their frothy droplets. The larger pool has plenty of open space in which families can unwind from the hectic Vegas strip. Hire a floatable raft for your children while you swim up to the conveniently placed blackjack table for a try at your luck. Just fifteen feet away from the main pool is a lagoon for adults only. Hire a babysitter and release those wet and innermost passions of desire. Finally, come to be pampered. Three relaxing outdoor spas offer the perfect place to melt away your worries and sip cold drinks in tropical surroundings.
The Beach at Mandalay Bay Pool
Another highly recommended location is the Mandalay Bay Pool and Spa – an all encompassing and truly spectacular experience for both adults and children. The size and scope of this complex is enormous and houses multiple pools, a wave machine, a “lazy river” ride, a sandy beach, private cabanas and a music stage. Imagine bodysurfing on waves up to twelve feet high, your body gliding along the water like a slick-bottomed boat. Or grab an inner tube and lazily float down the “river of relaxation.” Finally, rent a private cabana and indulge in a relaxing poolside massage – your body will love it!
The Venetian Pool
The Venetian hotel pool deck is as classy as the hotel is modern and swank. The deck is uniquely located on the fourth level of the hotel and houses three pools, two hot tubs, twenty cabanas, a café and walk up bars and outdoor showers. Selected pools are heated during the colder months. The Venetian also features the Canyon Ranch SpaClub which offers a number of signature treatments. On site specialists provide private consultations including preventive health care and stress management. Relax and enjoy – your kids will love you for it.
The Flamingo Pool
The Flamingo hotel has always been a desert hotspot and its pool complex only adds to the excitement. This fifteen acre tropical retreat houses four separate pools laced in palm foliage and colorful flowers. Waterfalls and seasonal waterslides provide nonstop refreshment for adults and children alike while the two hot tubs deliver relaxation for those all night gambling go-getters. Private cabanas and food service are also options at the Flamingo as well as a separate kiddie pool in which children can be themselves. Who knows, you could even swim by the spirit of Bugsy Siegel himself
Bellagio Hotel Pool
One must not forget the Bellagio – where beauty meets luxury. It is home to the world famous water fountain display and a grand pool complex. Bellagio's pool area captures the romance of the Old World in the classical setting of a bright Mediterranean Villa. Pools range in size from lap pools to a large swimming area. One of the pools can be reserved for special occasions. A perfect place for your child's birthday party!
Pool at the MGM Grand
And what about the MGM Grand pool complex – one of the most elegant swimming and sunbathing experiences in Vegas. The complex features five elegant swimming pools, three whirlpools, a relaxing river adventure, walking bridges, fountains, and, of course, ubiquitous waterfalls. Raft rental is available for the kids. Rent them one while you enjoy the relaxing benefit of the spa.
Monte Carlo Pool and Easy River
It must be said that numerous other spectacular pool complexes exist in Vegas – too many to discuss in full detail. Some of these include the Monte Carlo with its Easy River Ride and 520 square foot children's pool, the 12 foot deep pool of Bally's, the Roman-like setting of Caesar's Palace, the airy pools of the Luxor, the poolside messages of the New York-New York and the downtown pools of the Golden Nugget and Binion's Horseshoe.
The Palms Hotel Pool
We hesitated for a while to add the Plams hotel pool to our list of Top Pools for Kids in Las Vegas but felt it was needed as the Palms has quite a few kid-frienldy ammenities and thus likely to attract families. Skin, The Palms 75,000 square foot acre poolside lounge, features a lavender-shaded swimming pool surrounded by private cabanas with TVs and hammocks; water lounges with chaises resting in colorful pools, areas of sand and grass, two bars, outdoor blackjack and poolside massages At night, Skin transforms into an outdoor nightclub with a concert stage, an elevated dance floor, and breathtaking light and fog. Named by the L.A. Times as one of Vegas coolest pools.
Las Vegas Municipal Pool
If you want away from the glitter of the hotels then consider the Municipal Swimming Pool on Bonanza Road. It is considered one of the best indoor swimming facilities in the state and offers children's play time, adult fitness classes, scuba diving and synchronized swimming.
Children and water go together like peanut butter and jelly. And what parent wouldn't love to send their kids to pool heaven – Vegas style! Only by experiencing the enjoyment yourself can you fully appreciate what's on offer. So go on, take a dive into Vegas pools and savor the relaxation that will follow.