Top Shows, Activities, and Events in Las Vegas this Summer

Friends in a Enjoying Las Vegas Summer Activities

Summer break is here! School is out and everyone is looking for the perfect vacation spot. Hot weather, pools, and great shows all make this season one of the best!  Summer is a great time to visit Vegas – there is always something going on. From spectacular performances to vantage points in the sky, there are infinite entertainment possibilities during your Vegas stay this season.  See which shows, activities, and events to consider during your summer in Las Vegas.


Las Vegas Summer Activities & Events


Usher My Way: The Vegas Residency

See Grammy award-winning performer Usher this summer live at the Dolby Live Theater stage during his brand new The Vegas Residency at Park MGM! One of the most successful R&B pop artists of his time is taking Vegas by storm from July 15 to October 29. Don’t miss this mega-superstar singer and songwriter’s show while it’s still in Vegas. This summer residency will be the nostalgia hit that you won’t forget. 


Katy Perry: PLAY Residency

Are you ready for Katy Perry live in Las Vegas? From July 29 to October 22, check out this California Girl as she hits the Resorts World stage for her new PLAY residency this summer! The grammy-nominated singer and American Idol judge is guaranteed to WOW audiences with her unforgettable performances. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience her captivating on-stage presence with fun props and songs for your summer soundtrack.


Desert Drip SZN 2 2022 

Pool parties during the day and nightclubs at night are the ultimate Las Vegas summer activities. Get the perfect Vegas VIP experience with the Desert Drip pass. On Labor Day Weekend, you’ll get access to the season’s hottest artists, pool parties, and nightclubs Vegas has to offer. It doesn’t get better than an exciting weekend of different headliners every night such as Jack Harlow, Tyga, Lil Jon, and more!


Friends at Stadium Swim at Circa Las Vegas in Summer


Circa Stadium Swim®

It isn’t a summer in Las Vegas without a visit to at least one of the amazing pools in the city. One must-go is Stadium Swim at Circa Las Vegas. With its 6 pools (some of the cleanest in the city), luxury cabanas, sports programming, delicious drinks, and amazing poolside food, this pool is a party every day. If you are staying at Golden Gate Hotel, you get complimentary access to Stadium Swim, so be sure to plan some summertime pool hangs.


Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

See more than 2,000 species of aquatic life, including sharks, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, Komodo dragon, and more. One of the largest exhibits of its kind, this unique shark reef will leave you with an eye opening experience. Here, you can get a chance to feed or even dive with more exotic fish than you ever could in the wild – right in the heart of the Nevada desert.


Sky Combat Ace

If it’s too hot to be on the ground, take your Las Vegas visit up to the skies. Have you always dreamt of being a fighter pilot? Founded by US Air Force veteran, Sky Combat Ace is the ultimate stunt fighter jet experience. Ride in a real plane with a highly trained FAA certified flight instructor – no experience needed. Imagine laser tag in the sky! This is an epic once in a lifetime experience for anyone looking for an adrenaline rush!


Cocktail from Legacy Club Cocktail Class in Las Vegas


Rooftop Cocktail Class at Legacy Club

One of the best parts about a Las Vegas summer is the long days followed by beautiful sunsets and nights with twinkling lights. And the best place to enjoy those summer days and nights are on a Las Vegas rooftop bar. At Legacy Club on Circa Resort’s 60th floor, you can elevate your summer bar experience even more by taking a craft cocktail class taught by expert bartenders while enjoying the best views of Las Vegas.


minus5° Degree Ice Bar

After walking in the Las Vegas summer heat and doing activities all day, a nice cool-off is probably in order. minus5° Ice Bar at Mandalay Bay is the perfect spot to do just that. Chill in this winter wonderland where everything is made of ice! Here, you’ll be sure to have the COOLEST experience after a hot day. Don’t worry if you didn’t pack your winter coat, you’ll get gloves and a choice between a parka and faux fur coat.


Topgolf Las Vegas

Whether this is your first time picking up a golf club, or have some experience under your belt, Topgolf is a fun way to experience the game as a group! Giant targets and microchipped golf balls allow you to focus on the fun and not keeping score. With more than a dozen games to choose from, you and your party won’t run out of fun for hours on end. Add some drinks and great views of Las Vegas on top of that, and you’ve got a perfect Vegas summer activity.


This summer, Las Vegas has so much for you and your crew to do. As the temperatures heat up, there are plenty of things to do around the city! Whether you’re looking for a chill day by the pool or wanting to get your adrenaline pumping in the sky, there’s something for everyone to do during a Las Vegas summer vacation. Be sure to book a room at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in downtown to be near all the action and have a place to rest between your Las Vegas summer activities.