Las Vegas Nevada Tourism At a Glance
Best Time to Visit Las Vegas Nevada
Anytime is a good time to hit Las Vegas. You'll find it running full speed ahead most of the year, with the exception of early December and weekdays during July. Expect to find the place jam-packed on weekends, especially during holidays (Memorial Day, President's Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo and Labor Day). If you want to stay away from the crowds, don't plan your trip the week between Christmas and New Year's.
Vegas is also a big spot for conventions. With nearly 50 conventions each year, the city sees roughly 500,000 business travelers per year - and that only includes those coming up for a convention. Sporting events attract a number of visitors as well, including golf tournaments, boxing matches and the NASCAR Winston Cup Las Vegas 400. Click Here to find hotels in Las Vegas. If you need additional visitor information for Las Vegas, Click Here.
Average Las Vegas Weather
The most conducive times to visit Vegas are during the spring and fall. In April and May, daytime temperatures are pleasant, clocking in around 70 or 80 degrees. In September and October, the summer heat has abated, and the pools remain open.
Winter is pretty cold in Las Vegas, with snowcapped mountains in the distance. If you're visiting during this time of year, it may be a good idea to wrap up, or spend most of your time in the casino.
The desert sun is relentless during the summer months. Make sure you drink water at all times. Remember to keep a constant supply of sunscreen with you and don't stay outside if you don't have to.
Taxis are the most convenient way to get around in Vegas. You'll be able to easily find one, as they are always in front of hotels. The Strip bus (Citizens Area Transit, or CAT) costs $1.50 and links the Strip and the downtown with stops near major hotels.
During a "normal" week, one that has no conventions, holidays, title fights or local events on the calendar, you can count on Sunday through Thursday being less crowded, less expensive, and less stressful than the weekend. If you're spending money on games, you'll more than likely find cheap digs at the casino hotels. Most hoteliers want you to spend your money gambling. Therefore, the rooms are much cheaper. Keep in mind that even though your digs might be cheap and the food is next to nothing in cost, you'll probably dump most of your funds into a slot machine or two or three.
Vegas is pretty much deserted during the two weeks before Christmas. If it's a real bargain you're looking for, this is when you'll find it.
Nevada Tourism - Las Vegas Attractions, Activities and Day Trips
If you want to get off The Strip for a while, wake up early and head out to Red Rock Canyon. Here you can hike the desert or climb up the sandstone.
Boulder City is a short distance away from Vegas. Here you'll see Hoover Dam. Tour the visitor center and dam, and take a ride on the paddle wheeler around Lake Mead.
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