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Get caught having fun at the Pool at the Linq

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The Pool at the Linq has recently emerged as an upbeat alternative to the Strip’s swanky dayclubs.

It’s still somewhat new to the Strip, and considering its proximity to the new Vegas icon known as the High Roller—you know, that 550-foot glowing wheel everybody keeps snapping for their social pics—perhaps the Linq hotel and casino is still ripe for discovery.

If you have made the rounds at the spot formerly known as Imperial Palace, you might have noticed an overall relaxed vibe and discovered a no-fuss place to party, eat, drink and more ... including swim. The Pool at the Linq has recently emerged as an upbeat alternative to the Strip’s swanky dayclubs. The sparkling pool is lined with 24 cabana rooms and 35 daybeds, all sheltered by the hotel’s smile-inducingly bright, multi-colored towers ... and the High Roller, of course.

The views are as fun as the programming. DJs spin every day, and on Fridays, the infamous O’Sheas bar (from the Linq Promenade below) takes over, bringing drink specials, beer pong and its rowdy mascot Brian “Lucky” Thomas. Tropical Saturdays and Champagne Sundays push the fun further, and if you hit the Linq during one of the Mountain Dew Kickstart Poolside Pregame parties (the next one is June 25), be ready for live musical performances, celebrity appearances and a raging party that stretches into the night.

If the Linq hotel and casino was redesigned with millennials in mind, the vivid fun at the pool might be the best example of this movement. The Pool at the Linq, 702-503-8320; daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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