Optimal Time to Vacation in Las Vegas? Not Necessarily

March 26, 2013

Without a doubt, Las Vegas is one of the most popular travel destinations in the country. The city even draws in many international tourists as well. Sin City has no real discernible off-season but there are some months that are more comfortable to vacation than others. If you’re looking to get a break on the cost of hotel rooms, then consider going during the summer months of June through August. While walking around outside may not be comfortable with temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, many hotels start lowering the rate of stay to encourage guests to book with them.

Because there is no real “off season” there is not a prime time to visit. It is more a personal decision of when you’d feel most comfortable. For people who love the heat, love to swim, sunbath, or plan to spend all their time indoors, then the summer months may be the perfect time to go. Anyone planning on spending large quantities of time outside may want to consider the spring or fall months since the days can range from the 70s to 80′s during the day. However, at night, a jacket should be worn because as a city built in the desert, it can get quite cool.

Like most popular tourist destinations, there are calendar dates that are absolutely the worst time to travel in and out of the city. Times to avoid traveling to Las Vegas include holidays such as New Years, extended weekend holidays, spring vacations, Valentine’s Day, and the Fourth of July. As a city designed to cater to the whims and delights of the masses, Las Vegas overflows with crowds looking to indulge themselves with entertainment. With large crowds of people it also becomes necessary to protect yourself from overheating, crime, and traffic.

Las Vegas is active all year but there are times where entertainment peaks and breaks. Around the big holidays, many shows are in full swing, but afterward, you may find many shows are closed or not performing. When planning your trip, be sure to check the calendar for show performances and buy tickets ahead of time.

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