How to Experience Vegas in Summer to the Fullest

Palm Trees by the Las Vegas Sign in Summer

As Las Vegas summer weather continues on, the temperatures keep getting higher and the times getting more fun. No need to be afraid of the heat, we promise the weather is just fine! From getting a tan at pool parties to staying cool in the A/C of casinos, see how to make the most of a Las Vegas summer.


Escape the Las Vegas Heat Indoors


If there’s one thing most everyone knows about our city, it’s that Las Vegas summer weather brings triple-digit temperatures and intense heat. While Vegas in the summer is definitely not for the faint of heart, there are lots of ways to beat the Las Vegas heat. If you’re looking to escape the sunshine for a bit, try these indoor activities!


Cool Down at Minus5 Ice Bar

Did you ever think you’d be dying for a parka during your summer vacay in Vegas? Well, you’ll most surely want one when you visit the coolest bar in the city! Minus5 is a bar made of 90 tons of ice and the perfect way to chill out during the hottest hours of the day. 

Located at both the Venetian and Mandalay Bay, Minus5 is a winter wonderland with beautiful ice sculptures, party music, all the drinks you need, and themed ice rooms. Pick from their various ice experience packages and don’t forget to grab a group picture to capture the fun!


Experience a Cirque du Soleil Show

Are you a fan of performing arts? Cirque du Soleil is one of the most iconic show groups in Las Vegas and back to performing live with their shows “O” at Bellagio and Mystère at Treasure Island. Not only is Cirque du Soleil a magical experience full of jaw-dropping acrobatics and impressive light shows, but it’s also an amazing way to relax in comfort when visiting Vegas in the summer. 


Current Bellagio Conservatory Summer DisplaySource: KTNV Las Vegas


Stroll through the Bellagio Conservatory

Whether you’re looking to escape the Las Vegas heat or not, the Bellagio Conservatory is hands down a bucket list destination worth visiting. The Conservatory houses a 14,000-square-foot botanical garden that draws tourists from around the country. The garden changes in design each season and is currently decorated to reflect a summer garden this year.


Hitch a Ride on the High Roller

If you need a break from the crowds, hop into a luxury, air-conditioned cabin on the LINQ High Roller. The High Roller has deemed itself one of the most popular summertime activities in Las Vegas because of its stellar views and refreshing atmosphere away from the heat. Soar 550 feet above the Strip and take in the 360-degree views. You can even bring your own alcohol on board too!


Choose from Endless Indoor Dining

Besides the amazing nightclubs, pool parties, and gambling, Vegas is known for its endless selection of world-renowned restaurants. No matter what cuisine you’re craving or type of ambiance you love, there are dozens of dining options that will exceed your expectations.

Barry’s Downtown Prime at Circa Resort is amazing if you love vintage glamour and delicious steak dinners. Andiamo Steakhouse at the D has steak as well, but with an Italian twist. Costa Di Mare is a go-to choice for authentic Italian coastal cuisine. Believe it or not, the restaurant’s seasonal seafood is flown in daily from Italy! 

As you tour your way through the delicious restaurants in Vegas, be sure to explore both downtown and the Strip to get the full experience.


Friends at Las Vegas Pool Dayclub


Venture Outside to Enjoy Vegas in Summer


Heading indoors isn’t the only way to experience Vegas in the summer. Put on a little sunscreen, grab some ice-cold drinks, and check out these top summertime activities in Vegas!


Party at Dayclubs in Las Vegas

It’s time to get wet n’ wild in the desert! If you’re traveling to Vegas during the summer, chances are you’re ready to soak up some sun (and fun) at the pool. Just as there are plenty of choices for restaurants and bars, there are lots of dayclubs across the Strip. Keep in mind that some of these clubs also host night swim events too. Here are some of the hottest pool parties you don’t want to miss!


Cruise Around the Hoover Dam

After you’ve gotten a good dose of the Strip and its iconic tourist attractions, take some time away from it all by venturing over to the Hoover Dam. Rather than take a traditional tour inside, hop aboard the famed Desert Princess for a refreshing cruise on Lake Mead. Climate-controlled enclosed decks and breathtaking scenery make this one a winner!


Stroll Down the LINQ Promenade

From shopping and dining to bar hopping and entertainment, the LINQ Promenade has it all. This open-air attraction has everything you need to stay cool and entertained in Las Vegas summer weather. Check out the “Welcome to Las Vegas” souvenir shop, dine at Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, and fly through the air on the LINQ zipline!


Face Your Fears with Thrill Rides

What better time to go out of your comfort zone than in Vegas? Las Vegas may not be a theme park, but it sure seems like one with some of the scariest thrill rides in the country! Whether you feel like free-falling or hitting record speeds on a racetrack, you name it, you got it. Skyjump Las Vegas and the Big Apple Coaster are a couple of thrills to add to your list.


Take a Swing at TopGolf Las Vegas

While TopGolf Las Vegas is technically outdoors, it really is like an indoor activity with its climate-controlled hitting bays. There are even two pools on-site if you feel like taking a dip during lunch! Munch on some delicious food, explore TopGolf’s five bars, and practice your swing as you enjoy this indoor/outdoor experience at MGM Grand.


Now that you have a good list of activities for your trip to Vegas in the summer, book your room or suite at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino!