Vegas is a fun place to play no matter the time of year but during the summer months, the Strip comes alive with pool parties, summer concerts, water parks and more. Here are 7 ways to kick off the summer shenanigans in Vegas:

Vegas Pool Parties
Summer in Vegas isn’t summer in Vegas without a pool party. Now that we are unofficially in summer, visitors are going to pack into some of the city’s hottest pools and day clubs. Some of our favorites include Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan, Wet Republic at MGM Grand, Influence at The LINQ, and Encore Beach Club at Wynn Encore.

Rock out to the start of summer with one of many concerts this June. Lady Gaga continues her Vegas residency at Park Theater where she performs a full-scale Enigma show June 1, 6, 8, 12 and 14 as well as her Jazz & Piano show June 2 and 19. In between Lady Gaga performances don’t miss Aerosmith at Park Theater. The band brings Deuces are Wild on select dates between June 12 and 29. Christina Aguilera will make things sizzle with her show, Christina Aguilera: The Xperience at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood May 31, June 1, 5, 8, 13, 15 & 16 and Jennifer Lopez returns to Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena for a one-night only show June 15.

Get Outside
It’s summertime, and that means its time to get outside and explore the city and its surrounding area. You can do that with several outdoor tours both close and far from the Strip. Head out into the dessert for a little adventure with Mojave Desert ATV Tour, Off-Road Racing Experience or Desert Rails Railbike Tour. Stay Strip-side and export the city onboard Open Top Sightseeing Day Tour or see it from high above on Vegas Balloon Rides or Sundance Helicopter Night Tour.

Stay Inside
If temps are just too high for your liking stick to some indoor entertainment with one of Vegas’ many world-renowned shows. Kick off summer with a laugh with Bill Maher, George Lopez, Jay Leno and more. Or catch one of Vegas’ seven Cirque du Soleil productions like O, Michael Jackson ONE or The Beatles Love.

Wet ’N’ Wild
If the hot dessert heat has you begging for some relief head to Wet ’N’ Wild and enjoy some splashy summer fun. The water park is home to 25 water slides and attractions guaranteed to keep you entertained and cool. 

Vegas is becoming the place to experience a high-fling adventure, more specifically ziplines. Celebrate summer with a ride through the Nevada sky on Fly LINQ that takes you over the Las Vegas Boulevard to the High Roller. Other zip lies include Slotzilla on Fremont Street and the VooDoo Zipline between the towers of the Rio hotel.

When the hot summer sun goes down Vegas’ nightclubs heat up. Kick off your summer fun with dancing, drinks and DJs at such Vegas nightclubs as Omnia at Caesars Palace, XS at Wynn Encore, Hakkasan at MGM Grand, Jewel at Aria and more.