Jan 12, 2023

Top 5 Unique Spots to Swim in Las Vegas

Looking for unique ways to beat the Las Vegas heat this upcoming summer? There are a variety of different spots that not only keep you cool and refreshed but offer beautiful sights to let you appreciate the beauty Las Vegas has to offer. 

While it may seem strange for a desert to have destination spots for swimming, Vegas is one of the entertainment capitals of the world and has a variety of different locations on the Strip to go swimming. However, the state of Nevada goes beyond the Strip and there are options to go swimming in beautiful natural hot springs or lakes. Check out these five unique spots to plan your next swimming trip in Vegas.

1.  Emerald Cove

Las Vegas Emerald Cove images

Along the Arizona-Nevada border within the Black Canyon Wilderness area, there is a small secluded part of the Colorado River that can only be explored via kayak or other small boats. This is known as the Emerald Cove which is a hidden spot that has beautiful and vibrant green water. This spectacular and unique cove can only be explored via a small boat, which is why it is best to sign up for a guided kayaking tour to experience the Emerald Cove. Having a tour guide will allow you to explore the cove without the worry of getting lost and having a tour guide will help you learn more about the history and nature within the cove. 

Evolution Expeditions is here to offer a variety of kayaking tours in Las Vegas and we offer two tours specifically for Emerald Cove. Our deluxe tour allows you to swim, kayak, a catered lunch of your choice, and an opportunity to learn more about the rich history of Emerald Cove. 

2. Lake Jacqueline

Las Vegas Lake Jacqueline view

Within the Northwest Valley of Desert Shores lies the perfect getaway from the busy city life of Las Vegas. Unline a common casino swimming pool, you can take a swim with turtles, ducks, and fish within the natural waters of Lake Jacqueline. It is completely free of charge to swim within the lake and fishing is even allowed on a catch-and-release agreement. 

Stepping into the beautiful nature within Lake Jacqueline will make you appreciate the calm and serene setting nature has to offer and allows you to make memories while swimming in such breathtaking surroundings. Enjoy swimming in the lake from sunrise to sunset as the sight of the red rock mountains surrounds you. 

3. Goldstrike Hot Springs

Just right outside of the historic sights of Boulder City and an hour away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip, lies Gold Strike Canyon. This scenic canyon offers a relaxing hot spring experience to ease the mind. Like a proper oasis in the desert, Gold Strike Canyon offers hot pools, grottos, cliff-jumping adventures, and hot waterfalls that surround the area. It is recommended to reach the hot springs via a kayaking tour, and our Kayak Hoover Dam & Hot Springs Hike is perfect for enjoying the Gold Strike Canyon that lies a little way beyond the Black Canyon. 

You will also get to see a lot of wildlife up close and personal as Desert Bighorn Sheep tend to wander the area. There are water supply stations within the canyon to help assist in preventing dehydration. Bringing water is very important since dehydration is a common occurrence when hiking through the canyons. Reaching the Goldstrike Hot Springs may be an adventure, but it is worth it to swim in the beautiful banks of the Colorado River. 

4. The Aria Pool

Las Vegas Aria resort pool

If you are looking for a more luxurious swimming pool, then look no further than the Aria hotel and casino’s pool. With a 215,000-square-foot pool deck, the Aria offers a tranquil pool to unwind and relax in. There are three uniquely shaped pools to choose from if you wish to have options for a refreshing dip in the pool. 

If you want to experience even more luxury at the pool, you can rent a cabana for the day and relax under the comfortable shade while you do not have to worry about anything as the cabana service is there to take care of you and assure you are enjoying your stay. After swimming feel free to grab a drink by the pool bar and soak in the sun, the Aria truly is perfect for a luxurious way to beat the heat. 

5. Green Valley Ranch Pool 

If you want to find a relaxing swimming spot away from the Strip, then Green Valley Ranch has got you covered. With personalized food and beverage services and an amazing view of the Strip, Green Valley Ranch will make sure you enjoy your day of relaxation. 

Like the Aria, you can rent your own cabana or day bed and enjoy the eight-acre backyard of the Green Valley Ranch resort. If you get your own cabana you’ll be attended to by your own cabana host to assure you don’t have to worry about anything as you enjoy your time by the pool. Even if there you do not get a cabana you can enjoy the Sandbar Grille for a delicious meal near the poolside. 

Whether you prefer to swim near nature or by the hotel poolside, Vegas has different options for you to amplify your swimming experience and make lasting memories. With a wide array of unique swimming options all across the valley, you are sure to find something to catch your interest as you enjoy the beauty Las Vegas has to offer. 

Some of these swimming spots are more popular than others, which is why it is important to plan your pool and or lake day ahead of time. Evolution Expeditions is here to help you make the most out of your adventures as we offer guided kayak tours to showcase the beautiful sights and spots within Las Vegas. Booking a guided kayak tour will get you closer to the water than you ever have been before in a safe and enriching manner. 

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