Should you spend the holidays in Vegas? Yes! If you’re looking for a break from cooking holiday meals at home or want to escape the freezing weather, Vegas is the place to be for a fun (and stress-free) holiday season. Read on to find all the reasons why a Las Vegas holiday is the best idea this season!
As a lot of the country gets hit with freezing temperatures and snow on the ground, Las Vegas has fairly mild winter weather. December’s typical high is 60 degrees and low is 27 degrees with less than 1” of rain during the month – sometimes there is no rain at all. Clear skies and crisp air make for a very pleasant holiday season. If you want to ditch your snow boots for a light jacket over your night-out dress, then spending the holidays in Las Vegas is probably a pretty good call. And think about this: Las Vegas holidays don’t require any snow shoveling or bundling up in 20 layers.
This mild weather is perfect for exploring Vegas in a new way. You can wander around some beautiful Christmas lights outside, walk between places on the Strip to check out holiday decorations on display at various hotels, and even spend your holiday pre-game at the pool. Have you ever spent Christmas in the pool? Or recovered from New Year’s Eve lounging by the pool with a drink? You can in Vegas! At Stadium Swim®, you can enjoy 6 heated pools while watching the game on the 40-foot screen above. When you stay at Golden Gate Hotel, you get 2 passes to Stadium Swim to make your holidays extra special.
When you think of Vegas, hopefully the extensive list of restaurants comes to mind. Our city is filled with culinary masterminds, and their food is especially good during the winter months. Maybe it’s the winter ingredients, maybe it’s the cheer in the air, but the holidays always have the best food – and you can get it right here in Vegas! From fancy holiday dinners at steakhouses like Andiamo Steakhouse and Barry’s Downtown Prime, to strolling around the city to stumble upon a new find, your holiday meals are sure to be delicious. If eating on a day like Christmas or New Year’s Eve, be sure to check to see holiday hours and make a reservation if possible!
On top of the delicious food, there are also delicious drinks. Many restaurants feature food and drink menus that offer some delicious pairings. Other than that, there are bars aplenty in the city. Hit up one or two bars for a quiet night out at Bar Prohibition! with classic cocktails or at Legacy Club with the best rooftop views in the city. Or make an event out of it and do a holiday bar crawl with special holiday-themed cocktails made just for the season!
If you are in town to celebrate New Year’s Eve, be sure to attend the Sky High NYE Celebration at Legacy Club to see some of the best sights in town – the twinkling lights of the city below and the exciting sparkle of the fireworks above.
Whether you’re checking off people on your list or are getting yourself a gift, Las Vegas shopping has everything you need. Vegas knows a thing or two about luxury, and that doesn’t stop at shopping. From Louis Vuitton to Dolce and Gabbana, the Shops at Crystals provide a luxury shopping experience like no other. Or, head to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets (either North or South) to get some amazing deals on top-name brands like Michael Kors, Scotch & Soda, Nike, and more. While Black Friday might be over, keep your eye out for stores having holiday sales. For stocking stuffers and fun gifts, we also recommend checking out some souvenir shops.
One of the biggest reasons to spend the holidays in Las Vegas is the break from the norm. There is absolutely nothing wrong with spending time at home with family, but why not treat yourself to a holiday getaway? Traveling for the holidays is a fun experience that everyone should experience. No stress hosting people, no stress cooking and cleaning a huge holiday meal, and no stress about the weather or figuring out what to do! Las Vegas holidays allow you to kick back, relax, and really feel the holiday cheer. Whether you’re planning a trip with your significant other, friends, or family, this unique holiday experience will be a special one.
When you come to Vegas for the holidays, be sure to book a room or at Golden Gate Hotel Las Vegas. Located in the heart of Downtown, you’ll have close access to all the activities and amenities you need so you can have the best holidays in Las Vegas!