Las Vegas’ Busiest Season
July 16, 2013
Las Vegas is a city that draws tourists all times of the year. Las Vegas is one of the destinations around the year where there really is no down time. Las Vegas’ “high season” typically lasts January to mid-November. This leaves only a month’s time of slower travel. Las Vegas considers their “shoulder season” as late November and December.
Don’t be fooled thinking this means Las Vegas won’t be busy though; there are many people who take advantage of the holidays to plan a Las Vegas vacation. New Year’s is an especially busy time of the year in Las Vegas along with Valentine’s Day and the Fourth of July. Las Vegas becomes exceptionally crowded around most three-day holidays.
When schools get out in late May, many college students flood to Las Vegas to celebrate the end of their school year or graduation. Winter breaks often occur between in January or February. This is another time when Las Vegas gets flooded with young adults. Fourth of July and Labor Day are two of the most popular times of the year for family vacations to Las Vegas.
Since Las Vegas does not have an “off-season”, when is the city less crowded? If you want to avoid a massive crowed of partiers, then shoot for the brief period of time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Travel to Las Vegas picks up around the weekends with people arriving on Fridays and leaving on Mondays. So if you dislike super heavy crowds then plan your trip during the week. Ideally, shoot from Tuesday to Thursday.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are usually when hotels and resorts offer the best prices on rooms, too. If you are lucky, you may be able to save during the week with incentive packages. While you may save during the week, many hotels try not to lower rates unless booking rates decrease. That is when resorts start lowering rates for rooms or offer booking incentives, so you may get the best rates by waiting to book; there is no guarantee that this will save you money though, so book when you feel comfortable doing so.