Your Ultimate Guide to Downtown Las Vegas During the Day

Skyline of Las Vegas During the Day

While Las Vegas may seem like a city that comes to life at night, there are dozens of things to do in Vegas during the day and there is truly something for everyone. If you’re looking for shopping, brunch, or an outdoor adventure, this is your ultimate guide to Downtown Las Vegas during the day. 


Daytime Dining and Drinking 


One of the best daytime activities in Las Vegas? Going out to eat! Vegas is home to countless amazing restaurants, and a decadent Las Vegas meal is sure to remedy that late night. 

Fremont Street is full of great restaurants, but Park on Fremont has something extra special: a park in the heart of the city. Their outdoor garden is a great spot for brunch, with menu items including avocado egg rolls, the brown sugar bacon peppercorn burger, and cocktails crafted by their team of mixologists. 

Looking to start the party early? D Bar at the D is the place to go. Grab a refreshing adult slushy and sit back and enjoy the show. Located in the heart of Fremont Street, there is prime people watching and an abundance of entertainment. Don’t be alarmed when bartenders start tossing bottles and glasses in the air, it’s part of the show.

One of the best breakfast and lunch joints in Vegas is eat. eat is a classic American restaurant with modern spins on the favorites. Menu items include the truffled egg sandwich, deviled eggs, and huevos motulenos. Whatever your preference, they’ve got you covered. 

For the coffee lovers and those needing a kick-start to their day, Makers & Finders is the place for you. Located a little outside of Downtown, it has been founded on three pillars: coffee, Latin food, and culture. Their menu pairs perfectly with their vast selection of coffee and espresso drinks, and their Sunday brunch is not to be missed. 


Stadium Swim at Circa Resort & Casino Las Vegas


Visiting Pools in Las Vegas During the Day


Looking for a way to escape the Vegas heat? A dip in the pool will do just that. One of the prime things to do in Vegas during the day is to hit the pool and grab a drink at one of the many swim-up bars.

Circa Resort and Casino is home to a three-story pool deck with six pools and a massive 40-foot-tall screen. The pool stadium houses swim-up bars, reservable cabanas and day beds, and over 100 staff ready to make sure your day is as perfect as can be. If you want to have a pool day even when it isn’t sweltering outside, Circa Stadium Swim® is the perfect daytime hang all year with its pools that are warmed to perfection – even in the summer.

Looking for a great view? Head to the Citrus Grand Pool Deck on the rooftop of the Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino. They are open from 10 a.m. to dark, and will keep the party going all day long. There are reservable cabanas and tables at the pool where you will get access to their infinity pool, live entertainment, a restaurant and full bar, firepits, cornhole, and a whole host of games. 

If you’re really looking for a wild experience, the Tank at Golden Nugget takes aquatic entertainment to an extraordinary level with its 200,000-gallon shark aquarium that sits right in the center of the pool complex. Never thought you’d swim with sharks? Well, visiting this pool will get you pretty close. To be even more adventurous, plunge down a 30-foot water slide that travels right through the shark tank. 


Aerial Shot of the Grand Canyon During the Day


Out-of-the-City Adventures


While there are infinitely many daytime activities Las Vegas can offer, there are also many things to do outside of the city. Located in the Mojave Desert, the natural environment around Las Vegas has many natural wonders and is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown and the strip. 

The Grand Canyon is only 128 miles from Vegas, and it is most definitely worth the trek. No car? No problem. There are helicopter tours that depart from Las Vegas and venture out over the Grand Canyon, giving you amazing bird’s eye views of the canyon. Another way to see the Grand Canyon is on horseback. Many different tours allow you to trail ride on horses through the canyon’s many trails, making it a great way to immerse yourself in the canyon. 

Looking for a thrill? A great way to see the desert is by off-roading. Many different companies offer off-roading tours in the Mojave Desert around Vegas. These tours will provide you with a high-power off-road vehicle, lead you through the desert, and ensure you are safe on your tour. 

For some high-speed fun visit the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where you can race luxury, high-end race cars. They offer a number of packages including Dream Racing, Exotics Racing, NASCAR Racing, and track tours. It’s an exhilarating experience that’s sure to make your heart race! 

On the slower, more relaxing side are the kayaking tours available surrounding the city. While the Mojave Desert is dry and hot, there are quite a few oases where you can find beautiful desert lakes to visit. Many visitors enjoy escaping the heat by getting out on the water in a kayak, and there are many tour companies that will make this experience possible. 


There is so much variety to the things to do in Vegas during the day. From a decadent brunch, a daytime pool party, or even horseback riding in the Grand Canyon, there is truly no shortage of daytime activities Downtown Las Vegas and the surrounding areas can offer. Book a room at Golden Gate Hotel to be near, and a part of, all the exciting things to do in Vegas once the sun comes up. So wake up and get out! Vegas is waiting.