Summer Is Coming In Las Vegas

We get it. It’s 1,000 degrees here (OK, maybe drop that last zero) and the only way to survive is jumping into a cool and refreshing Vegas pool. We have some of the best pools in the country. Scratch that. Try the entire world. The amenities are way awesome. What do we have to do to prove that to you? Kick back, read on and before you get here, don’t forget to bring your designer shades.

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Squad goals, milkshake edition. Meet Girl Scout Cookie, Peanut Butter and Frappucino. Lookin’ good, guys. Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental.

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Pool attendants will delight you with refreshing treats throughout the day, including frozen fruit and yummy mini-smoothies. Rent out a cabana and you’ll enjoy perks like Evian Mist, a 48-inch flat-screen TV and a PlayStation 3 (game on, gamers!). And remember the days of chasing the ice cream truck, only to leave you either exhausted or in the dust? Well, here the ice cream comes to you. The pool’s ice cream cart comes with cherry, watermelon, lemon lime or bubble gum popsicles, sorbet, gelato and different varieties of ice cream. Our only question is, how do we get the cart to stay by us the entire time?

What we love: The nearby pool café has an amazing summertime cocktail menu. We’re in love with the honeydew spritzer, which includes Midori liqueur, John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum liqueur (flavors of lime, vanilla, ginger and clove), Sauvignon Blanc, honeydew aloe juice, soda water and Champagne. For a delicious non-alcoholic drink, the Girl Scout cookie shake has crushed mint oreos and chocolate ice cream. And if you’re going out for the evening, you’ll need the energy: The Frappuccino milkshake, made with espresso mousse, house-made vanilla gelato and Hershey’s chocolate syrup, is pure heaven.

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Give your best downward facing dog pose at Palazzo every Sunday. You’ll be rewarded with inner peace and a mimosa. Hotel courtesy photo.

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Namaste all the way at Azure, Palazzo’s hotel pool. Every Sunday, you can practice yoga on the pool deck. The 50-minute yoga class includes breathing techinques and stress relief through alignment in basic postures like standing, kneeling and seated positions. The class is available every Sunday at 10 a.m., but you have to sign up by 9:45 a.m.

What we love: This is open to everyone, not just hotel guests. (Namast-heeey!) And for $20, a yoga class and a mimosa by the pool is a steal.