While on a Las Vegas getaway, it’s always a good idea to take advantage of the perks your hotel has to offer. It’s common for properties to offer at least one poolside paradise; when you’re soaking up the Southwestern sun and need a cool-down, drifting along your resort’s lazy river can be one of the nicest ways to take a breather while still thoroughly enjoying the Las Vegas atmosphere. What are you ‘wading’ for? Here are some of Sin City’s best lazy rivers that are sure to keep you afloat this pool season.
1MGM Lazy River
The ever-popular lazy river at MGM Grand gives swimmers the chance to hang out in the shade of an artificial canyon while surrounded by dozens of lanky palm trees, serving up a delightful desert-paradise feel. Easy access to the central island bar and lounge area provides endless opportunities to relax and get social. During March and October, you can dive in on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. April through September, however, the river is yours any day of the week.
2 Tahiti Village Lazy River
Can you say ‘complimentary float tubes for all resort guests’? If that wasn’t enough of an incentive, the lazy river at Tahiti Village features four waterfalls and seasonal heating. To up the Tahitian vibe, tiki torches surround the river’s perimeter. If you want to split your time between getting your tan on and being submerged in the warm water, lounge areas alongside the river provide you with the opportunity to do just that.
3 Mandalay Bay Lazy River
Mandalay Bay Beach is lined with private cabanas, giving you and your party room to prepare for a trip down the Beach’s quarter-mile-long lazy river, with nearby access to the much-loved wave pool and Toptional™ Moorea Beach Club. The Beach is also known for hosting a Spring Concert Series, so you can rock out while you zigzag along the river’s course. The Beach is typically open from early March to mid-October, so you can get your float on for an extended summer season.
4 Hard Rock Hotel Lazy River
When lounging around at Hard Rock’s Paradise Beach, it’s seemingly impossible to be bored. Known for its regular parties and Summer Camp Fridays featuring friendly water balloon and squirt gun competition, the water slide and lazy river at this property are only a few of the ways in which you can let out the little kid inside of you. To top it off, swim-up Blackjack and a poolside grill add to the excitement of spending a day in Paradise.
5 Monte Carlo Lazy River (Closed)
Monte Carlo has closed and become Park MGM hotel. After two decades as one of visiting families’ favorite stream, Monte Carlo’s “Easy River” has closed along with it. The decision left some scratching their heads, but it appears to be part of a broader Las Vegas trend: replacing worn-out slots and kid-friendly rides with amenities and entertainment that target luxury vacationers willing to spend.