When is the best time to go to Las Vegas? While we think Vegas is perfect year-round, certain seasons might fit your travel style better than others. Do you prefer hot or cold? What kind of activities do you want to do? Are you looking to visit during the busy season, or do you want it to be quiet? All of these questions factor into choosing the best time to visit Las Vegas for you. See the monthly weather and compare the different Las Vegas seasons to determine when the best time to go to Las Vegas is for you, and start planning your trip!
For those who prefer bundling up, our winters are mild with pleasant daytime temperatures and colder nighttime temperatures that allow you to dress warmly. You might think of the desert being hot all the time, but it can actually cool down quite a bit in winter. Temperatures in the winter range from 66° to 27°, making some nights bundle-up worthy. In the winter months, there is an average of 2 days of rainfall a month, and it would be considered extremely rare to see a snow day with Vegas getting only about 0.3 inches of snowfall per year. This mild winter weather means you can spend more time outdoors and enjoy the crisp desert air!
Winter in Vegas is a great time to spend time outdoors, whether you want to do some outdoor adventures like hiking or want to lounge by the pool (yes, a pool in winter!). If days or nights get too chilly, you can move indoors where you can spend time in casinos or shops that are heated in the winter as opposed to blasting the A/C in summer. The winter months aren’t typically busy travel months, so it’s also a great time to snag restaurant reservations, see shows, and go to general Vegas attractions without having to deal with too many people.
If you like warmer springs, it’s a perfect time to visit Vegas when the heat is increasing but the weather is still perfect for spending longer periods of time outdoors. After a somewhat chilly (but still mild) winter, spring is when the temperatures start heating up. It won’t get as hot as the summer with a springtime average of 90° during the day, and you can still expect some chilly nights with some lows even dropping down to 33° at night. When packing for Vegas in spring, be sure to bring your layers! Hot days and cool nights means you might need to pack a coat along with your shorts. Rain is still pretty rare with only 1-2 rainy days on average during the spring months.
Obviously, one of the most exciting things about visiting Vegas in spring is the ramping up of spring break activities. Spring break is one of the most popular times to come to Las Vegas as the temperatures become more pleasant during the day and many schools let out for a season of fun. This is about the time when most Vegas pools open up, so don’t forget to pack your suit. Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy things like outdoor and rooftop bars and restaurants. It’s also the start of the growing music festival season, so check out those lineups and buy tickets!
In the summer, we have that famous “dry heat” for people who crave the sun (or for people who enjoy the A/C in the hotels and casinos). Summer in Las Vegas can be very hot and very dry with temperatures ranging from highs of 107° during the day to lows of 61° at night. While daily summer rain isn’t common, monsoon season does hit the city from late June to September – so don’t be surprised if a bout of heavy rain keeps you inside for a bit. Hotels and casinos will blast the air conditioning to cool you off, so they’ve got you covered indoors. When you’re outdoors, be sure to pack sun protection and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
During the hotter months of summer, you’ll probably be searching for ways to cool off. Vegas has dozens of pools to visit, and a shaded private cabana or a refreshing drink from the bar will help you cool off. Summer is also a great time to go out at night! Since Vegas is located in the desert, it cools down at night to comfortable average temps in the 70s. For a late night bite, visit Project BBQ for food that’ll remind you of a summer barbecue you’d have at home or enjoy the late night scene and free live music on Fremont Street while sipping on a frozen drink.
Finally, fall in Las Vegas is a pleasant time of year perfect for outdoor activities during the day and light jackets at night. Weather in Las Vegas in the fall is what many would consider to be perfect. Temperatures range from 96° during the warmest of days and 35° on the coldest of nights. But most fall days lie somewhere in between, just be sure to pack layers to account for any temperature changes from day to night. Crowds also start to thin out during the fall, which makes this a great time to visit Las Vegas if you are interested in less people and avoiding the peak pricing that happens during the spring and summer months.
If you’re looking to explore the outdoors while you’re in town, fall is the best time to visit Las Vegas. Hiking is a great way to enjoy the perfect fall weather and take in the beauty of the city’s natural surroundings. Fall is also a great time to explore the outdoor dining and bars in the city, making a bar crawl a perfect fall activity walking between all the different spots Vegas has to offer. If you’re a football fan, a fall trip to Vegas is a must so you can watch your favorite games at the world’s largest sportsbook or at the pool, and place some bets at Circa Sports.
No matter what time of year you visit Las Vegas, you’re sure to have an amazing trip. From amazing restaurants to day clubs at the pool, there’s no shortage of things to do no matter the weather. Once you decide when the best time to go to Las Vegas is for you, book a room at Golden Gate Las Vegas today to experience the magic that Downtown Las Vegas has to offer any season of the year.