We have previously discussed the best time to travel to Miami and are now going to focus on another favorite tourist destination, Las Vegas.
Although it is famous for its casinos, poker rooms, and exciting nightlife, Las Vegas is fun whatever you choose to do. Whether you like gaming, enjoy the hustle and bustle of busy shopping malls, want to experience nature, or chill out in a luxurious resort, it has something for everyone. With fabulous indoor theme parks, museums, fantastic nightlife, and gourmet restaurants to visit, there is always something to entertain you.
The Main Street casino on Fremont Street is stacked with unusual antiquities and artifacts. See the first movie theatre in Las Vegas and rub a piece of the Blarney Stone for lady luck to shine on you. Travel outside the city to Lake Mead, where you can hire a boat for the day and spend a day at Red Rock Canyon. Here, there are many hiking trails for you to commune with nature.
This vibrant metropolis is a great place to visit all year round, but when is the best time to go? Each season of the year has a different appeal, so we will now give you a short guide to each.
Las Vegas is a hive of activity for festival lovers in the spring with the Billboard Music Awards and the Country Music Awards. The Bon Appetites Uncork’d festival, where chefs give unique master classes, wine tasting, and galas in their restaurants also takes place. At the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Track in March, you can watch the first of two NASCAR events hosted here each year. Weather Spark reveals the spring temperatures range on average from 8º – 20º in March to 21º -34º in May. With cloud cover decreasing and very little rain, so it is a good time for enjoying outdoor pursuits while the desert sun is not too hot. Raise the stakes by visiting the Hoover Dam and discovering how it works or for the more adventurous, have an off-road adventure, double up with friends, and go horse riding in the Primm Valley.
Despite the heat, Sin City is still a thriving hotspot during the summer. July is the hottest month of the year. So air-conditioned casinos and gaming rooms are very inviting. If you want to get out of the sun, Vegas hosts the World Series of Poker, the biggest poker tournament in the world, which might be worth a visit to see how the professionals fare. In 2022 this event took place at Bally’s Casino in June, but the dates do change from year to year. To lower your temperature after all the tournament excitement, rent a cabana by the pool at The Circa Resort or join the pool party at the Flamingo. Eating outside is a great idea during the hottest time of day, with plenty of restaurants having shaded patios and brightly colored umbrellas.
During the fall months, a full house of city festivals start again with something for everyone to enjoy. For music enthusiasts, the IHeart Radio Music Festival returns in September, while October sees the second NASCAR event and the start of the NHL hockey league for sports fans. Foodies are not forgotten outside the city in the Mojave Desert, the Rise Festival featuring food, music, and the world’s most significant sky lantern release, is held. The Las Vegas Greek Festival, with delicious authentic dishes to sample along with Greek music and dancing, is a favorite with locals and tourists. The weather during the fall stays warm and sunny, with daytime temperatures averaging from 25º C to 31ºC, making it a prevalent time to visit Las Vegas.
Nevada has an average winter climate, making it a great time to visit if you prefer cooler weather. The coldest months are December – February, November is the driest, and January is the wettest. Las Vegas is transformed into a Christmas wonderland when the resorts have extravagant festive displays during the holiday season. The Cosmopolitan goes all in with a rooftop ice skating rink with breathtaking views over the strip, and the snow carnival at the M Resort is a unique indoor attraction with 350 tons of natural snow. At the Bellagio Conservatory, thousands of twinkling lights, fancy decorations, dancing polar bears, penguins, and other animals amaze you; see the fountains outside put on a unique yuletide display accompanied by an assortment of favorite Christmas tunes. Of course, you can always nip downstairs to get away from the festive fun and have a few hands of Texas Hold’em, should you wish.