Had a business trip to Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Sin City. What happens there, stays there. Topless Show Girls, Thunder from Down Under. Zumanity. You’d think it would be a place great for nude recreation. We found some, but not where we expected.
Started at Lake Mead. November day with tons of sun and temps around 80. Perfect. The Las Vegas Bares group published a map to 8 mile beach which we followed closely, but couldn’t find the beach. Lake was beautiful (although the water was a bit low) and the water was surprisingly warm for November – but no nude beach. A few campers, a few fisherman and a dirt road that had been bulldozed to the point it was impassable. Maybe that was the road to the nude beach and an overzealous bulldozer driver decided it should be closed?
Next stop our hotel at the Palms Place – a hip and happening hotel just a few blocks off the strip. The hotel has a great low key, happening vibe. We had a very cool one bedroom suite with a million dollar view of the Strip and a huge balcony. Having struck out at Lake Mead, we took advantage to grab a glass of wine and hang out naked on the deck.
On the way home we stopped by Silver Valley Sun Club, a nudist campground and resort between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Our expectations were low, but were really happily surprised. They’ve got a big lake with a few islands, fun clubhouse, lots of camping and trailer areas and a very friendly team of people. It was very quiet on a weekday in November, but when it starts getting warm next spring – you can bet we’ll be back to try out the naked water volleyball in the lake, and enjoy a cold beer on the huge deck overlooking the lake.
So if your Things To Do Nude goal is nearly nude performers….or totally nude depending on which club you want to choose…or nightclubs where there’s not much clothing but plenty of cover charges…you’ll have no problem finding it in Vegas. But if your goal is getting naked and chilling out for a few hours our best recommendation is one of the amazing suites at the Palms Place, or a day at Silver Valley Sun Club.