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Vegas - 2017 - Issue 2 - Late Spring - Cher

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Saturday: Retro Americana with 1950s-inspired synchronized swimmers; Sunday: Live acoustic music, plus poolside manicures, Bloody Mary bar, and Frosé all day. Order in: Canyon Ranch SpaClub poolside massages; new custom sushi, fish tacos, and samplers from Wolfgang Puck's Solaro. Where to be: Hide away in cabana 131, people-watch from more central cabana 125. 702-767-3724; ARD, RESORT & SPA Three acres of dedicated pool grounds include 19 cabanas, an island fountain, and the 21-and- over Cabana Club (opening Memorial Day weekend), where DJs spin every Saturday for a crowd of nearly 300. Cabana life: Cabana 5 sits between two dipping pools and has a huge daybed. Summer selfie: Little- known perk: Order any cocktail served from a fresh-cut pine- apple or coconut. Eat this (and that): New menu items at the Sandbar poolside café include lemon blueberry beignets, watermelon salad, an avocado bowl, and chilled king crab. 702-797-7973; ENCORE BEACH CLUB, ENCORE The three-tiered pool complex is known for its opulent day club scene: 40-foot palm trees, 26 cabanas, and eight bungalows— and a killer DJ rotation that this year includes David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, Diplo, and Alesso. Where's the fire? Over the booze-pouring Ferris wheel? Order the new Champagne shower with a Nebuchadnezzar of Veuve Clicquot, 20 bottles of house bubbly, and a fire truck hose-off by the ladies of EBC ($25,000). Bet it all on: Blackjack, in the pool's gaming pavilion. Come back for: Nightswim, on Friday and Saturday nights at Surrender and Sundays at XS, this year featuring Norwegian dance superstar Kygo, starting his residency on April 30. 702-770- 7300; MGM GRAND POOL COMPLEX, MGM GRAND Four swimming pools, three whirlpools, a lazy river, foun- tains, waterfalls—the 6.6-acre complex is beyond big. Director for a day: Of the movie-themed pools, the Director's and Producer's Pools have the most cabanas. The complex now has 30, including four new fully outfitted cabanas. Bring the family: The 8,000- foot-long lazy river is the longest on the Strip, and this year look for ping-pong and water volley- ball. Or not: Hakkasan Group's Wet Republic features major performers like Steve Aoki, Kaskade, and Calvin Harris on the decks. (Reserve a bungalow, with king-sized daybeds, teak furniture, and private security.) Hydrate: Try the new Berry Skinny: Skyy Wild Strawberry vodka, Ty Ku liqueur, club soda, cranberry, and blueberries. Day drinking was never so virtuous. 702-891-1111; . clockwise from top: Party in the backyard at Red Rock; there are antioxidants in there! The Berry Skinny at MGM; what's missing from this scene at Caesars' Garden of the Gods? Only bottles of Veuve Clicquot and bottomless mimosas. VEGASMAGAZINE.COM  53

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