Las Vegas is no stranger to showing a little skin, but one group of visitors plans on taking it all off. The first-ever Nudist Clubhouse Expo is being held at Alexis Park Resort on June 1-2, and the event will feature exhibitors from nudist resorts and other information promoting the nudist lifestyle.
“If you’re curious about who nudists are and what they do, don’t assume,” says Brian Spence, who bears the memorable title of CEO of NudistClubhouse.com, which is essentially Facebook for nudists. “Come out and take a look. We have nothing to hide, so to speak.”
The trade show itself, which costs $25 (or $20 per day), is a fully clothed event at which people can get information about nudist clubs and resorts, as well as general info about the nudist lifestyle. Spence, who has been booking nudist events for 15 years, calls the expo a family-friendly environment, but there will some adult-only activities too.
An off-Strip boutique hotel (whose name is not being made public) is going all nude for the weekend. It’s booked to capacity and will host a nude barbecue and pool party on Friday and Saturday nights (admission for those who can find the place is $65 per person each night). On June 3, the nudists will take over KISS Monster Mini Golf, where a $28 ticket will gain you access to a two-hour private party in which you can golf nude (wearing fluorescent body paint) under a black light and participate in a “vow-renewal group nude wedding ceremony.”
With more than 250 nudist clubs and resorts in North America (although none in Nevada), Spence says nude vacationing (call it a “nakation”) is the fastest-growing segment of the tourism and travel industry. He encourages those curious to attend the expo, and says he is trying to change perceptions about the nude lifestyle.
“I think compared to a lot of the conventions that take place in Las Vegas,” he says, “our group is actually very tame.”
Just make sure to apply plenty of sunscreen.