Vegas In February
Replies: 26 - Last Post: Dec 22, 2010 2:15 AM Last Post By: ianw6705
Dec 16, 2010 9:30 PM
Vegas In FebruaryHi Everyone,
Thinking about a trip to Las Vegas in February. It it warm enough for pool action? How is the Monte Carlo Pool? What other hotels have memorable pools?
Dec 17, 2010 4:32 AM
1If I was to bet on it, it will probably be to cool for a pool but if you hit the longshot and its warm enough, the best pool around is the Hard Rock Hotel. They just threw the biggest pool party in the world this past year there. Also, The Palms has a nice pool also.
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Edited by: imnotastar
Dec 17, 2010 8:27 AM
Dec 17, 2010 10:56 AM
Dec 18, 2010 4:45 AM
Dec 18, 2010 4:48 AM
Dec 18, 2010 4:53 AM
Dec 18, 2010 7:33 AM
7The Monte Carlo says nothing about their pools being closed for the winter.
Las Vegas pool schedules I have no idea how current this information is.
For the Monte Carlo, it says "The pools are open year-round and heated to 80 degrees." The Hard Rock closes from October to Feb or March.
Dec 18, 2010 7:35 AM
Dec 18, 2010 1:47 PM
Las Vegas does not have "High Seasons" as much as "High Dates." Examples would be New Years Eve and the CES in January. Specific holidays and events are what drive the size of the crowds, not the "season." Personal experience says that the place is actually busier in summer.
The air around Las Vegas is very dry in winter as well as in summer. Las Vegas is also windy. Whether or not the pool is heated, you still freeze your ass getting out of it. Besides, at many of the pools, swimming seems to be a secondary activity to partying and exhibitionism in the sun and the heat. Sunbathing in a 50 F, 10 Kt wind gusting to 20 Kts simply isn't "fun." Goose pimples aren't "attractive" on or to anyone either. Unless you move the whole thing indoors, Las Vegas pools just don't work that well in winter, heated or not. An indoor pool is no fun in summer. They aren't that much fun in winter. Many resorts take their pools out of service and use the winter season for maintenance or remodeling. If no one is using them anyway, keeping them open is an unnecessary expense in winter.
Dec 18, 2010 3:54 PM
10Yes - fair enough.
We were there one winter and the pools were closed - we were there one late summer and it was 40C - on neither occasion did we consider the pool precinct attractive. I was just curious about the notion that during the winter the hotels are 70% empty - I assumed it was a reasonably moderate winter climate (compared to Minneapolis or Buffalo, say).
Dec 18, 2010 6:06 PM
Dec 18, 2010 6:57 PM
Dec 18, 2010 8:43 PM
Aussies complain about heat? What's with that? That whole place is one giant HOT desert, isn't it?
SPF-50 sun block has not yet been discovered in the Great Downunder? As long as you have that, you have nothing to fear from the sun.
Why Las Vegas is where it is is quite a story. It is in what used to be the middle of nowhere precisely because nobody in their right mind ever went there. I actually LIKE Las Vegas in July and August.
Dec 18, 2010 9:00 PM
14That whole place is one giant HOT desert, isn't it?
Pretty much - at least the middle 80%. That's why we all live on the coast. Although I did live in Alice Springs (right in the centre) for five years - 40C every day in the summer - and we used to play summer beer-ball softball against all the Americans there (there are hundreds of them at the spy satellite base). The main rule was a beer between your feet, wherever you were on the field. Worked well.
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