10 Best Experiences to Have in Las Vegas in October

Contrary to the weather that October embarks throughout the US, Las Vegas experiences summers even during this time. Las Vegas in October is considered as the best time to explore this place. Congested clubs and casinos are just sometimes normal during this season. Thus, hotel charges and other event costs also take a dip. Usually, Vegas is all about glamour, parties, dresses, swimwear, etc, but some warmer layers become a necessity for nights out during this time.

Weather in Las Vegas in October

The average temperature remains between the range of 8 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius. By this time, the scorching heat of the sun, as usually found in Las Vegas, vanishes away.  The city, being an oasis desert, cools down after the sunset. Alcoholic pool parties are one of the major highlights when visiting Vegas. By October, the pool parties are almost ended, providing a chance to travellers to have an exclusive pool party experience, all by themselves.

Things to Carry

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Glitter and shimmer are very popular in Las Vegas along with sparkling attires. Also, do consider the fluctuating weather conditions in Las Vegas in October while packing your bags. Carry casual cotton shirts, dresses, shorts, sweaters, pants etc along with basic things like toiletries, footwear and electronic gadgets. Often, the casinos or the clubs in Vegas have a dress code, hence keeping more clothes like dresses, slacks or party wear heels with you.

10 Best Experiences to Have in Las Vegas in October:

1. Halloween Parties

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Being all dressed up and enjoying some crazy Halloween parties fascinates us all. October is the time in Las Vegas to be a part of this spooky entertainment. Vegas has all sorts of Halloween arrangements for you, whether you are with the kids or an all adult Halloween party. Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve is the best place to go when celebrating Halloween with your kids and families. It is a harvest festival that has a Botanical Garden, a haunted carnival, hay maze, zoo, crafts, live music, food and much more. While, visit the Fremont Street Bar, to have some of the best adult partying experiences. 

2. Major Sporting Events

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One or the other pro sporting event definitely takes place in Las Vegas in October. This time is the peak season for sports like football and soccer, along with the beginning of the baseball playoffs and the hockey leagues. Cheer for the teams like Las Vegas Golden Knights in football and spend some great quality time with your families adoring these sports.

3. Las Vegas Pride Festival

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A lot of happy people can be seen walking around all dressed up in vibrant colors for the pride parade. Las Vegas Pride festival fills the streets with love, acceptance and preaching the message of equality for the LGBTQ community. This annual Las Vegas Pride festival will most probably be happening on October 8-9 this year, with the fun pride parade taking place on 9th October, 2021.  

4. Las Vegas Oktoberfest

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In October of 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. It was one of the most successful and grand weddings in Bavarian history. Oktoberfest was born from this lavish, unforgettable marriage. As a way to celebrate this, Oktoberfest is celebrated in Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, usually from the mid-September until October. It is the greatest time for all the beer lovers to have fun along with imported Oktoberfestbier straight from Munich. This special beer is definitely one of its kind and a must try for all beer lovers.

5. Muddfest

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Muddfest is almost a week long, free music festival on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. For all the rock and grunge lovers, this is the most special time to enjoy their time in the best possible manner. The lineup features many great artists, bands and other acts as well. The festival is full of life and spirit and usually takes place in mid- October.

6. Concerts

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Las Vegas is the perfect land for party freaks and crazy individuals. This place never falls short of concerts and live music throughout the year.  Indeed, October is the time to experience concerts for more internationally-touring headliners. Considering the matinee performances, just one or two could be found, but the other concerts are a great way to spend beautiful evenings in the city too. 

7. Go for a Sightseeing Tour

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Las Vegas in October signifies relieving the heat of the summer and very less crowds. Thus, it proves to be the best time to take a free walking tour through downtown. If not walking, a lot of other options like bus tours, especially The Big Bus Night Tour, are available in the city as well. Some other interesting tours apart from sightseeing include: a secret food tour or a private small-group food tour of the Strip.

8.  Visit the Theatre

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October offers almost every taste of theatre to choose from- touring shows to entertainment-filled acts. Some of the best and most popular pieces of theatre include We Will Rock You, Freddy Mercury biopic, David Copperfield and Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil and recently the Friends: The Musical Parody. Hop on to the seat of your choice and adore the beauty of the theatre work that fascinates you the most.

9.  Visit all Las Vegas’ Top Attractions

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Las Vegas is a hub of world-famous attractions. The time of October seems to be the cherry on the cake to visit them all. Get above the street level and embrace the lights and sights. High Roller Observation, Wheel Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck and Stratosphere Tower are must-visits, apart from many other distinct and aesthetic sights to choose from.

10. Get a Tourist Attraction Pass

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Purchasing a discount city pass can offer discounts on some selected attractions and restaurants within the range of 20% – 70% off. Some of these passes also avoid the long box office lines, saving a lot of your precious time. Things can be made accessible, depending on the pass you own like: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, Madame Tussauds Museum, Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck or even the Ziplines.  

Tips to Travel Las Vegas in October

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  • Do not miss the Halloween party by any chance in Las Vegas in October.
  • October is one of the most comfortable times to visit Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon. So do not skip these.
  • Make sure to carry enough of casuals, shimmery dresses and also some warm layers for nights.
  • Make this a habit to reach the airport early to get rid of flight timing fluctuations.
  • Since October is the not so peak season time, you get to have the best accommodations at the lowest prices to choose from, choose wisely and make the most of it. 

Some Additional Highlights of Las Vegas in October:

Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival: This festival takes place at the Tivoli Village. Many of the local chefs come together to showcase their skills and people get a chance to taste different wines and food from top restaurants. It is usually an adults-only festival and the earnings are directed to a different charitable cause every year.

Atlantis Festival:  Halloween is celebrated in different styles throughout the city. But the most fantastic experience could be grabbed when the Las Vegas Convention Center is converted into five theme-based destinations with a host of performances, workshops, and intricate costumes each, only for two days. It is equivalent to living in a fantasy world and fulfilling your fairy tale desires.

Even if you are a party animal or not- Las Vegas has something fascinating for all types of people out there. Find out your point of attraction and plan to discover it today!

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