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Vegas By the Season

Last updated: January 18, 2017 at 10:54 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 1 Comment on Vegas By the Season.

You’ve got a vacation to Vegas all booked and you’re ready to go…then a little bit of pre-trip anxiety sets in. What are you supposed to pack? What’s the weather going to be like? What wear in Las Vegas?

Don’t worry. We’ve put together a handy guide for you so you know exactly what to expect from spring, summer, fall and winter in Las Vegas. Here’s what to pack, what to do and what to wear while you’re in Las Vegas, broken down by the season.

Spring In Las Vegas

Spring in Las Vegas is perfect weather to dine outside on the patio of Mon Ami Gabi

Weather:  Spring is absolutely gorgeous in Las Vegas. The sun’s out and the temperatures are moderate, ranging from the 60s and 70s in early spring up to the 80s and 90s in May.

What to pack: Don’t forget your sunscreen. It might not be summer yet, but Las Vegas has 320 days of sunshine a year. You might also want to pack your hairspray or a hat. It can get windy in the spring.

What to wear in Las Vegas: You might need a light jacket or sweatshirt early in the day but as it warms up, you’ll want a short-sleeved shirt. In early spring the nights can still be chilly so be sure to have a jacket and long pants for the evenings. In late April and May when it gets hotter you might want to wear shorts or a sundress. And comfortable shoes for walking are always a must.

What to do: Spring is one of the best times of the year to get outside in Vegas. It might still be snowing where you live, but you can take full advantage of the great weather here. Head out to Red Rock Canyon for some hiking and sightseeing. Hit the links for a round of golf or indulge in one of our favorite spring activities: outdoor patio dining.

If you’re a sports fan, spring is the perfect time to visit. Be sure to come in March for all of the college basketball action. We’ve got parties, drink specials and awesome sports books for prime viewing of all the games.

Summer in las vegas

Summer pool parties in Las Vegas at Drai's Beach Club at The Cromwell

Weather:  Vegas summers are hot. We’re talking really hot. In early summer, the temperatures are in the 80s and 90s and they regularly top 100 degrees from June through August. It really doesn’t cool down much at night either. July and August are considered monsoon season and brief heavy rain is possible.

What to pack: Again, do not forget the sunscreen. You don’t want to be that guy who looks like a lobster at the end of the day. It’s not a good look. Sunglasses and a sun hat are also a must. Be sure to bring your swimsuit and cover-up for the pool.

What to wear: If you’re planning to hang out at the pool you’ll need your favorite swimsuit during the day. If you’re out walking around the Strip, wear shorts, tank tops, sundresses or whatever the lightest, coolest clothing you have is. We recommend comfortable sandals and flip flops during the day but remember that you won’t get away with them in the nightclubs at night.

If nightclubs are your thing, leave the athletic apparel, T-shirts and shorts in your room. Ladies can wear nice sandals but men will need to wear dress shoes and collared shirts.

Ride the FlowRider this Summer at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Ride the FlowRider this Summer at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Photo by Erik Kabik.

What to do: Pool parties and dayclubs rule the summers in Vegas. You’ll want to check out Drai’s BeachClub at The Cromwell for a crazy rooftop party with a Strip view. For something a little more mellow, try the Venus Pool at Caesars Palace. It’s 21 and older only and you can indulge in European-style sunbathing. If you’re adventurous, head to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s pool and check out the FlowRider where you can surf or boogie board.

If you’d rather stay indoors and avoid the heat at all costs, there’s plenty you can do. Take a spin in an air-conditioned cabin on the High Roller or cool off in the Qua Baths & Spa’s Arctic Ice Room. Here are a few more ideas.

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Fall in las vegas

Enjoy beautiful Fall nights on the patio at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace

The terrace at OMNIA

Weather: The beginning of fall in September and early October can still be quite hot with temperatures in the 90s and a few days can hit 100. Luckily, the rest of the fall is perfect with temps in the 70s and 80s along with cooler nights.

What to pack: Layers are key. It’s that weird time of the year when you never know if it’s going to be hot or cool. Bring shorts, a swimsuit (most pools stay open to early October and a select few are open year round), a light jacket and long pants. And did we mention sunscreen?

What to wear: You can still get away with shorts and dresses during the day in early fall. At night you might want to switch to long sleeves and pants. In later fall you’ll definitely need a light jacket or sweater at night.

What to do: Again, just like in the spring, you’ll want to be outside as much as possible in the fall. Many of the pools and pool clubs are still open until late September or early October. During the day, get out and do some outdoor shopping at The LINQ Promenade or the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s.

At night, head to a nightclub with an outdoor space so you can enjoy the beautiful evenings. Chateau Nightclub & RooftopDrai’s Nightclub and OMNIA Nightclub all have outdoor areas with amazing Strip views.

Winter in Las vegas

 Winter in Las Vegas might require a warm jacket

Caesars Palace fireworks. Photo by Dave Proctor.

 

Weather: Las Vegas is blessed to have mild winters with daytime temperatures averaging in the 50s and 60s during day but it can get quite cold at night with temps in the 30s and 40s and even below freezing on occasion.

What to pack: A warm jacket. You might want to consider a small travel umbrella since we do get some rainstorms in the winter in Vegas. Check the forecast before you come.

What to wear in Las Vegas: During the day you’ll want long pants and long-sleeve shirts or sweaters. You won’t need your parka or anything, but you do need to have a warm jacket and maybe even some gloves for nighttime.

What to do: Winter is a busy season in Las Vegas. We’ve got big conventions like the Consumer Electronics Show and big celebrations like New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year. We’ve also got the Big Game in February. Pro tip: Book your travel far in advance if you’re coming during any of these events.

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About The Author

Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Vegas.com. When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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One Response

  1. Terry Pritchard

    Been to Vegas twice from u.k. Both times stayed at Planet Hollywood. Love it there. I’m a massive boxing fan. And the first time there I met Mike Tyson he was at TriStar. He was BRILLIANT had time for me & my family had loads of photos. The only sad part was my Dad was a big boxing fan and loved Tyson but he sadly passed away a few years ago. Anyway two years later went back to Vegas. And just In case Tyson was doing another signing session. I took my shirt which has a photo of my Dad on it. So maybe in a kind of way Dad would meet him. Well luckily Tyson was there and we paid again to see him.As I walked in Tyson straight away said is that your Dad I said yes. Then Tyson started to talk about his father figure Cus D’Armarto. And what an inspiration he was to him. Amazing. And so is all Vegas we love it there.