What is the best time to visit Las Vegas?

While Las Vegas is a major hotspot for tourists and a must-visit when in the USA, given its sunny and dry weather that lasts almost all year round, the best time to visit Vegas is during its less hot months of October through March. The weather during these months is cold, dry and the least humid. The average temperature during these months ranges from 8℃ to 23℃. The hottest months of Las Vegas are from May through August, with negligible precipitation but very low humidity, owing to its subtropical hot desert climate. Because of its climatic condition, Las Vegas has a long and intensely hot summer season, and a shorter but cooler winter season, and intermittent rains throughout the year, with an annual 21 rainy days on average.

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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 17°/ 4° 0 days
February 19°/ 5° 1 days
March 20°/ 9° 4 days
April 26°/ 13° 1 days
May 27°/ 15° 1 days
June 37°/ 23° 1 days
July 40°/ 27° 0 days
August 41°/ 26° 0 days
September 35°/ 21° 0 days
October 26°/ 12° 0 days
November 21°/ 8° 3 days
December 14°/ 4° 3 days

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Las Vegas in Fall (September to November)

The fall shoulder season is another pleasant time to be in Vegas. The weather begins to cool, and the average temperature ranges from 8-19℃. September brings in cooler winds to Vegas, and as November approaches and the weather becomes even colder, temperatures falling to 6-7℃. While rain is still minimum, October sees some days of light precipitation, but this shoulder season is mostly dry. Rainfall chances increase through November, with rainfall at 11mm average. Because of its pleasant weather and cooler atmosphere, Vegas hosts more tourists than its offseason sees.

Activities, Events & Festivals
September is usually the last month of the year to enjoy poolside relaxation, as most resorts and hotels close pool facilities in much of October. Because of Thanksgiving and Halloween, vegas prices shoot up. Hotel reservations are a little difficult and are usually on the higher side in October. Halloween activities include the Mandalay’s Beach shark reef takes on the festive spirit to turn into a haunted reef, along with the Las Vegas Bikefest. The chillier month of November gears up for the upcoming holiday season, with restaurants offering delicious Thanksgiving spreads. Because of how eventful fall shoulder season is, weekend prices are higher than the rest of the week, and it is advisable to reserve hotels in the midweek when prices sufficiently drop.

Las Vegas in Summer (June to August)

The “off-season” months of summer see lesser tourists in Vegas, as temperatures soar well above 35℃. July is on average the hottest month of the year. Precipitation is at 0%, but August brings some resemblance of rainfall to Vegas. July is the hottest month of the year, reaching as high as 45℃ on some days. These months are also the sunniest months, with an average of 386 sunny hours, so sunscreen lotion is a must.

Activities, Events & Festivals
Pool season is still on, and waterparks are a significant attraction for families. Wet ’n’ Wild is the waterpark that kids yearn for, while whole families will find something to love among Mandalay Beach sandy shoreline, rolling wave pool and lazy river. Vegas hosts the World Series of Poker and MAGIC, the world’s largest fashion marketplace, in July and August respectively. Given the severity of the heat, tourists usually avoid visiting Vegas this time of the year, and hotel reservations are easy and cheap.

Las Vegas in Spring (March to May)

The spring shoulder season sees a rise in temperatures, averaging between 25-30℃. While the night-time lower temperatures rise by 2-3℃, day-time highs increase considerably from the previous months by almost 5-6℃. By May, average precipitation reaches 0.0mm, as does the average humidity, which hovers at or below 20%. Rainfall is negligible, with maybe a day or two of light showers in March, but none in April and May. Because of its not-too-cold, not-too-hot weather, Vegas is a bustling tourist spot even in its shoulder season.

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The spring shoulder season attracts college student for spring break in Vegas, and although it is still pretty crowded, hotels are pretty inexpensive. Most resorts offer Spring break specials and happy hours. This season is pool season, ranging from very crowded in March, to less and less crowded till the oncoming of summer. The spring season attracts favourite music fests, rodeo festivals, film festivals and gastronomic adventures all through the three shoulder months. As the season ends, weekdays remain inexpensive but owing to the weekend getaway crowd; weekends are expensive for reservations.

Las Vegas in Winter (December to February)

Winter in Vegas is quite bustling. The weather is relatively cold with some rainfall. The months of January and February see the most rain, with average precipitation of almost 20 mm. These months are also the coldest, especially December and January, reaching a day-time high of 14℃ and a night-time low of 3-4℃. January especially is known to reach the negative temperatures during its first week. However, snowfall is not an everyday occurrence for Vegas, and even when it does, it is only in trace amounts.

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It’s party season in Vegas for Christmas and New Year, and as New year festivities end, the Super Bowl season begins, and business conventions commence. The colder months seem to be better for midweek travellers, as weekend prices are much higher this time of the year than any other. The week between Christmas and NYE is pretty crowded, so it’s advisable to stay close to one’s hotel and make early dinner reservations. As January ends, convention season begins. The pools are not an option yet, but the weather is welcoming for golf enthusiasts and hikers.

Las Vegas in Off-Season

While the traditional concept of “off-” season doesn’t apply to Vegas, the summer months of March through August attract the college crowd for poolside parties and families for waterparks. Pool parties are the highlight of this offseason and draw a rather commendable density of tourists, hotel and flight expenses are usually on the higher side on the weekends; weekday bookings come with great deals. However, since this is the warmest time of the year in Vegas, temperatures touch 35-40℃.

Las Vegas in Shoulder Season

What would generally be termed the spring/fall season, the months of February through April and September to November attract the weekend crowd as people from nearby states visit Vegas to spend the weekend in the frolic. It is advisable to plan the holiday for the weekday when hotel prices simmer down, and inexpensive accommodations are easily available. As the crowd is lesser this time of the year, one might find pools to be quieter and easily accessible. The weather is especially sweet, with the highest temperature averaging between 20-30℃.

Las Vegas in Peak Season

Las Vegas is busy all year round. However, the late months of November through January, when the weather is pleasant, and festivities abound, Vegas sees the most tourist influx. The week between Christmas and New Year’s makes Vegas a party hub, and hotel and flight reservations are difficult to get if not taken care of at least a month in advance. Although the Vegas winter usually is warmer than the rest of the US, temperatures can touch 3-4℃. For the more adventurous, hiking fans this is the season to visit the hills that surround Vegas Valley.

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