Best Times to Visit Las Vegas
The best time to visit Las Vegas is from March to May and from September to November. While you’ll find plenty of travel deals throughout the year, the spring and fall shoulder seasons offer the most moderate weather. Sin City sees an influx of visitors during the winter months, especially surrounding New Year’s Eve, and the sweltering summers see daytime temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. No matter when you decide to visit Vegas, try to plan a mid-week trip – because this is a common weekend getaway destination, you’ll find more rooms at lower rates between Tuesday and Thursday.
Las Vegas is also home to hundreds of conventions each year, which can drive up room rates. Before setting travel dates, check the city’s tourism board convention schedule to find out which hotels are hosting what and when – this will help you secure a better deal at your choice hotel.
Weather in Las Vegas
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Spring in Las Vegas means comfortable daily temperatures hovering in the 70s and 80s. You will need to pack a few light layers, though, as temperatures cool significantly once the sun goes down. Vegas sees fewer visitors during these months, making it easy to score a good room at a great price. You'll also find a variety of special events taking place in spring.
You'll never truly appreciate air conditioning until you visit Vegas in the summer. While you probably won't be spending time walking the Strip in June, July or August, if you need some fresh air, head out in the early morning or after dark when temperatures are more bearable. July and August see an increase in rainfall, but showers are often short-lived. Even with the fickle conditions, summer is a popular time to visit Vegas, especially for families. Plan on slightly higher hotel rates, not to mention limited space by the pool.
Like spring, autumn is a great time to experience Las Vegas: The summer heat begins to wane and tourist traffic dies down. Expect temperatures in the 80s and 90s in September and October; if you're visiting in November, be prepared for the onset of the winter chill with daytime highs falling into the 60s. However, visitor traffic will start to pick up again as winter nears, so if you're planning a trip in late fall, you should consider booking a few weeks in advance to ensure availability.
Cooler weather and an abundance of holiday parties make winter an extremely popular time to visit Sin City. You'll want to make flight and hotel reservations at least a month in advance, especially if you're hoping to ring in the new year Vegas-style. Although the weather is certainly warmer here than it is in other parts of the United States, Vegas can get pretty chilly in winter, with temps ranging from the low 60s to the high 30s.
Popular Times to Visit Las Vegas
Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.