We know, Vegas can get hot, even if it IS a dry heat. Read on to see what to do to stay cool (hello pools and air-conditioned bars, museums, and shops!), and what to expect in a Las Vegas summer.
Las Vegas Summer Weather
Summer in Las Vegas is, understandably, the hottest time of the year. You may have heard that it’s a “dry heat” felt in Nevada – and it makes sense as there are only 1-2 days on average of rain in the summer. The official summer season starts at the end of June to the end of September. However, the over-90°F Las Vegas heat can be felt starting in May and ending in September. The average temperatures in summer months are:
- May: High of 90° / Low of 64°
- June: High of 101° / Low of 73°
- July: High of 105° / Low of 79°
- August: High of 103° / Low of 77°
- September: High of 96° / Low of 70°
Where to Avoid the Las Vegas Heat
Staying inside is key in Las Vegas summer weather. You will find air conditioning blasting almost anywhere you go, offering relief from the sun and heat. Below are some of our favorite ways to escape the Las Vegas heat.
Heading to a bar solves two problems at once: thirst and air conditioning. Many bars make delicious frozen drinks to help you cool you off, and we couldn’t think of a better way to get away from the sun. There are many bars in Downtown Las Vegas to choose from, or you can chill out at minus5º Ice Experience. Just be wary that both the heat and drinking can quickly dehydrate you, so make sure you order a water with that drink!
Sure, hitting the jackpot and winning the big bucks is great, but your first jackpot will be scoring some time in the air conditioning. Spend some time at the D Casino where you can bet on a more comfortable setting than walking around outside. We offer table games, slots, keno, and a sportsbook to keep you occupied. Just a warning though: Our Dancing Dealers may or may not make it hotter!
Even though temperatures drop at night, the nights are still hot during summer in Vegas. Remedy this by heading out to the club at night to dance in the air conditioning. Check to see which artists are playing when you’re in town and be sure to pack club attire that can withstand the heat. Your biggest risk at a club is dancing too much and upping the temperatures, or getting too close to the DJ and being surrounded by sweaty bodies.
Escape the Las Vegas heat while getting an education! Learning about history might not be at the top of your Vegas to-do list, you would be missing out if you skipped the opportunity to visit one of our many fabulous museums. In Downtown Las Vegas, make a trip to the Mob Museum, Las Vegas Natural History Museum, or the DISCOVER Children’s Museum. If you are willing to brave the heat, visit the Neon Museum – it’s outside but worth it!
Make a splash this summer at a Las Vegas pool to cool down. Whether it’s a pool party, simply lounging in the pool, visiting a water park, or even doing watersports in Lake Meade, getting in some water will make the summer heat more tolerable. Because these are not indoors, be sure to apply sunscreen appropriately to avoid getting an uncomfortable sunburn that can put a damper on your trip to Las Vegas
Retail therapy can also help with getting over the heat wave. Vegas is known for its number of extravagant shops, and you’ll know them even better for their extraordinary A/C. In Downtown Las Vegas, check out the Downtown Container Park and the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Other popular shopping options are Fashion Show, the Forum Shops at Caesars, and the Miracle Mile Shops.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the air conditioning during a show. Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World, and there is certainly no shortage in shows to see. From magic shows to comedy, there is something for everyone to enjoy while beating the heat. Look at the schedules for Downtown events to see who’s performing at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and T-Mobile Arena. If shows aren’t your thing, attending a Vegas Golden Knights game is just as great.
Don’t let the Las Vegas heat scare you away from visiting this summer! The city knows how to keep it cool and comfortable inside with plenty of activities. Book your room at the D Hotel today to be right in the middle of the action this summer in Vegas.