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Vegas Minute: A day at TAO Beach

In this week's Vegas Minute, it's pool season, so soak up some sun at TAO Beach atop the Venetian. Then, get your juices flowing as you soar over the downtown crowd on Fremont Street Flightlinez. Las Vegas also has amazing music all summer long, including Paul McCartney at the MGM Grand on June 10 and Cake at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on June 11. Life is Short. Summer is Shorter. Plan your trip at http://www.lasvegas.com/. Vegas Minute produced by http://www.vegas.com/. You can also see other Vegas Minute videos and popular Las Vegas commercial spots on our official YouTube channel.

Miss USA 2011: Across plains and terrains

Please note: Lion King at Mandalay Bay has since closed. 

 The contestants for Miss USA are used to answering questions, so we threw some Vegas-related Qs their way. Here are some selected answers:

MISS UTAH USA: JAMIE LYNN CRANDALL

Q: Where do you love to shop in Vegas?
A: Fashion Show Mall.

Q: What's the best pool in Vegas?
A: Tao Beach.

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: I'd love to live at the Wynn, The Cosmopolitan or ARIA.

MISS NORTH DAKOTA USA: BRANDI LYNN SCHOENBERG

Q: What's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: The "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada" sign is probably the most recognizable thing in Vegas.

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: Why stop at one? I'd try to go to as many as I could!

Q: What would be your date for a night out in Vegas?
A: I would want it to be a total surprise, but it should include a helicopter ride at night to see the whole city lit up from above.

MISS SOUTH DAKOTA USA: CHANDRA RAE BURNHAM

Q: If you had to pick five things to pack in your suitcase for a trip to Vegas, what would they be?
A: I would have to pack a fabulous swimsuit for all the amazing pool parties in Vegas, amazing dresses for clubbing, tickets to a one-of-a-kind Vegas show, a great pair of walking shoes so I can cruise up and down the Strip, and a big fat wallet so I have something to put all my winnings in on my way home.

Q: What are your must-see shows in Vegas?
A: Any Cirque du Soleil show and The Lion King.

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: I would enjoy living at The Venetian.

MISS NEBRASKA USA: HALEY JO HEROLD

Q: Who's your favorite Las Vegas icon?
A: Frank Sinatra.

Q: What might you wear in Vegas that you wouldn't wear back home?
A: A fascinator headpiece.

Q: What is the best advice you can give to a first-timer in Las Vegas?
A: Wear comfortable shoes!

MISS OKLAHOMA USA: KAITLYN SMITH

Q: What are you most excited about seeing and doing in Las Vegas?
A: I am most excited about just spending two weeks in Vegas and enjoying the whole atmosphere. Vegas is electrifying!

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: My current favorite Vegas icon is Garth Brooks! He's from Oklahoma.

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: XS at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas is a must visit!

MISS TEXAS USA: ANA CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ

Q: What might you wear in Vegas that you wouldn't wear back home?
A: I'd rock an Elvis outfit if I had one.

Q: What's the most unique experience you've had in Las Vegas?
A: My first time in Vegas, I was able to experience a "Vegas wedding." My family and I had an amazing time.

Q: What's the one thing in Las Vegas you can't miss?
A: If you can't make it to the real Eiffel Tower in Paris, not a problem, because there's one in Vegas (at Paris Las Vegas), and it is beautiful.

MISS MISSOURI USA: HOPE DRISKILL

Q: Who would be your dream date for a night out in Vegas?
A: My dream date would be bringing all of my friends to Vegas for shopping, sun and a girls' night out!

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Las Vegas?
A: All of the buffets.

Q: What are your must-see shows in Vegas?
A: Elton John and Peepshow.

MISS LOUISIANA USA: PAGE PENNOCK

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: My favorite Las Vegas icon is Celine Dion. I am so excited she is back in Vegas and will definitely see her show while I am in Vegas.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Las Vegas?
A: My favorite restaurant in Las Vegas is the hot dog restaurant right down the street from Planet Hollywood called Pink's. They have the best hot dogs ever!

Q: What is the best advice you can give to a first-timer in Las Vegas?
A: The best advice to give to a first-timer in Las Vegas is to definitely take a gondola ride at The Venetian and watch the water show at Bellagio. They are both unforgettable experiences.

MISS HAWAII USA: ANGELA BYRD

Q: What is the first thing you want to do when you get off the plane in Vegas?
A: Besides thanking the pilot for bringing the plane safely to Vegas, I want to experience what everyone has told me to be one of the best qualities about Vegas: the great food! Vegas, ready or not, here I come!

Q: Where do you love to shop in Vegas?
A: I look forward to checking out the great shopping at the Fashion Outlets! Williams-Sonoma Marketplace, Vogue Italia and Vanity Fair will be the first stores I run to! If I can find a Pottery Barn, this will complete my shopping list!

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: I would live at The Cosmopolitan if I had a choice to choose any Las Vegas resort to live at. The style, sophistication, interior and exterior design, (Marquee) Dayclub pool and their spa describes my personality and what I am comfortable with.

All Miss USA contestants surveyed are over 21 years of age.
Images courtesy of Miss Universe Organization.

A holiday weekend filled with Vegas fun

There's no better was to seize the summer than with an extended holiday weekend of thrills in Las Vegas! Life is Short, Summer is Shorter. It will be over before you know it, so kick off your summer season on Memorial Day Weekend with a lineup of pool parties, nightclub events and entertainment that you won't find anywhere else on the globe.

Nothing says summer like a day out by the pool, and Las Vegas combines the most luxurious pools with the top DJs for unforgettable parties. Afrojack, Kaskade and Deadmau5 take over Encore Beach Club this weekend, LMFAO and Erick Morillo are spinning at the Venetian's Tao Beach, and Cathy and David Guetta are at Wet Republic at MGM Grand on Monday.

The nightclubs will be sizzling, too, with performances by Flo Rida at Haze inside ARIA, Macy Gray doing a DJ set at Blush Boutique Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas, and Nelly and 30 Seconds to Mars are at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas.

If you like to laugh, Las Vegas is the place this weekend. The legend himself, Bill Cosby brings his standup to Treasure Island, talk show star Chelsea Handler performs at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Daniel Tosh brings the laughs to Mandalay Bay, Ron White brings his blue-collar humor to The Mirage and comic/impression veteran Rich Little begins an engagement at the Riviera.

There are plenty of other great musical acts in town this weekend, too, including Barenaked Ladies at Red Rock Resort, the Go-Gos, The Script and My Chemical Romance at Mandalay Bay,  and Nina Blackwood's Absolutely '80s summer long event kicks off at the Fremont Street Experience.  And if you're an MMA fan, don't miss UFC 130 at MGM Grand!

Take advantage of great weather and unbeatable entertainment and kick off your summer in Vegas!

Soak up the sun and a lot more at any of Las Vegas' lavish pool pools.

Beach clubs, concerts -- Vegas redefines the pool scene

Encore Beach Club

From party cabanas to concerts to the world's best DJs, Las Vegas has redefined and reinvented the pool experience (again). And, since summer in Vegas starts and ends longer than the rest of the country, you've got that much longer to enjoy the most lavish pools you'll find anywhere.

The newest addition to the ultra-pool experience in Las Vegas is the Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan Resort. Overlooking the Strip, the multilevel, open-air environment provides unobstructed sightlines in all directions, upbeat music, intimately spaced lounge chairs and daybeds, and a vibrant social scene with live musical performances to movies playing on the marquee.  For a quieter, more relaxing day, enjoy the Bamboo Pool -- it's a soothing canyon-like environment with spa services, yoga and Pilates sessions.

You'll be swimming in luxury at Wet Republic, a 53,000-square-foot ultra-pool at MGM Grand, which features the only two saltwater pools on the Strip. Celebrity DJs keep the beat going on a daily basis! Enjoy European-style sunbathing at Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay and get rid of those pesky tan lines, or enjoy access to the private pavilion for guests 21 and older.

Encore Beach Club at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas opened for the season on April 16! This 60,000-square-foot paradise includes 26 cabanas outfitted with refrigerators and flat-screen televisions along with the exclusivity and opulence of eight bungalows, all with amazing views of Las Vegas.  Guests at Encore or Wynn can also have the option of enjoy the sophisticated and alluring elegance of the hotel pools nestled deeper in the property far from the commotion of daylife' parties.

Stratosphere Level 8

Other great pool parties can be found at TAO Beach, on the roof of TAO Nightclub at The Venetian, and at the Palms Pool & Bungalows. This year, the Palms Resort hosted MTV's Spring Break -- and even after the cameras leave, guests can still experience the latest and greatest Palms excitement! For a unique pool experience, try the Golden Nugget Downtown, where you can whisk down a three-story waterslide, straight through a 200,000-gallon shark tank!

It's not always about the daytime party though.  Relax in a serene atmosphere by the lake at a hidden lagoon with white sand beaches. The brand-new Ravella at Lake Las Vegas features an outdoor whirlpool and private cabanas with spectacular views of the lake. Book a private patio spa treatment room for the ultimate in lakeside luxury!  The GO pool at Flamingo Las Vegas has acres of hidden paths and lounge areas, where privacy and tranquility await.

It's a summer-long pool party like none you've ever seen before, so grab your hottest swimwear, get to Vegas before summer ends, and spend a day at one of Las Vegas' ultimate pools! Life is short, summer is shorter!

Toned, Tanned, and Totally Summer!

April showers bring May flowers; for most of the world that holds true, but in Las Vegas, April sunshine brings May pool parties and outdoor concerts! It's the start of another A-list summer season in Vegas and the ultra-pools are rolling out the red carpet for you!

Aside from the most spectacular pools in the world, Las Vegas hotels also know how to throw a rockin' afternoon party. The Palms Hotel hosts its annual Ditch Fridays Pool Party at their newly renovated pools. With 3 separate pools, 2 waterfalls, 27 cabanas, and lots of eye candy, Ditch Fridays is your excuse to start the weekend early. During most weekends, chart-topping artists perform live and the top DJ's in the country spin music's hottest hits to keep the action going from morning to sunset!

You won't need your passport to get to Wet Republic, but you do need your swimsuit. It's the perfect "daylife" experience at the MGM Grand Hotel, where the ultimate nightlife vibe merges seamlessly with poolside pampering and relaxation. The adults-only playground is a magnet for partygoers, the glitterati and celebrities from around the world. Dance under the sun to the beats of world-renowned DJs or retreat to your own private cabana.

For the 7th straight season, the Hard Rock Hotel unveils the popular Rehab Pool Party. Made even more famous by a reality TV show, the lagoons at the Hard Rock transform daily into a massive outdoor event. This once intimate poolside party has grown into a true destination weekend with revelers in the thousands. Get in line early for Rock Star Lemonades, world famous DJs, and the largest gathering of toned and tanned bodies on the planet.

Tao Beach is The Venetian Resort's best kept secret located behind TAO nightclub. At Sunset Sundays, the party takes on a higher level of outdoor fun with spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip. Refreshing drinks from the cocktail bars, spectacular food from Riva, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, and all kinds of music from renowned DJs makes pool parties at Tao Beach the ultimate highlife experience.

Beginning Memorial Day, check out Encore Beach Club, the newest ultra-pool at Encore Las Vegas. The outdoor pool features two-story cabanas, with pool and Strip views, and is attached to the new Surrender nightclub. With so many options, you need to begin early in your search for the ultimate vacation. You can search rates and availability directly on our website and book directly with your favorite hotel. See you at the pool!

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