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How to Enjoy the Las Vegas Winter Weather

Distant Shot of Las Vegas in Winter

As the weather begins to cool down, there are plenty of things to enjoy in Las Vegas in winter. Hikes, fire pits on rooftop bars, heated pools, and much more are all ways to fully embrace the colder temperatures. Read on to find ideas for what to do in the Las Vegas winter weather so you can plan the best trip this season.


Warm Up with Drinks & Food


Something about a belly full of great food and alcohol is truly warming and comforting. And luckily, Las Vegas has just the spots to get you just those things. Depending on your mood, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Looking for an elegant winter night? Andiamo Steakhouse offers some of the best steak in Las Vegas. On top of incredible steak, the menu includes Italian dishes that are the epitome of comfort and elegance. The curated wine list offers a range of options to pair with a meal, and a glass of red is always a tried-and-true cold-weather drink. At Circa Las Vegas, you can also grab a delicious steak dinner at Barry’s Downtown Prime and follow it up with a cocktail at Legacy Club.

For something a little more casual, 8 East, Victory Burger, and Saginaw’s Delicatessen at Circa Las Vegas all offer meals that will fill you up and keep you warm. At 8 East, grab a comforting bowl of ramen. Dig into a perfectly-cooked burger at Victory Burger. And you can’t go wrong with a soup and sandwich at Saginaw’s – the matzo ball soup is the perfect winter dish.

Finally, for something quick but delicious, American Coney Island and the Project BBQ food truck won’t let you down. Your American Coney Island dog might already come with chili, but an extra bowl of chili on the side will keep you warm. If you’re at Project BBQ, order the signature Garbage Bowl – handmade potato chips smothered in smoked meats, coleslaw, bacon, and a trio of Carolina BBQ, beer and cheese sauces. It’s sure to keep you warm and full for quite some time.


Girls at Stadium Swim Circa Las Vegas Pools in Winter


Relax in Heated Pools


Visiting the pool in winter? In Las Vegas, you can do just that! Stadium Swim at Circa Las Vegas features six heated pools for year-round enjoyment. These pools are perfect for those looking to both relax and party. If you are a sports fan, this is the spot to be! Enjoy poolside snacks and drinks while watching sports on the 40 ft tall TV screen. In the winter you can catch major sports games and join in on some fun NFL and VGK watch parties. While you’re not in one of the heated pools, warm up in one of the cabanas for ultimate comfort.

When staying at the D, you get 2 free Stadium Swim passes to enjoy the pools during your visit.


Enjoy Rooftop Bars


The cooler weather in Las Vegas means you can enjoy rooftop bars without the sun making things too hot. And once the sun sets and things cool down even more, look for a rooftop bar with fire pits and craft cocktails that will warm you up. Stop by Legacy Club on the 60th floor for a cocktail or two and a panoramic view of the downtown Vegas skyline while warming up by the fire. The cocktails, wine, and extensive whiskey selection are sure to also keep you feeling cozy while the temperatures drop. For a truly magical experience, go for golden hour and sunset.

If you’re in town for New Year’s Eve, you can enjoy Legacy Club’s winter features while experiencing the Las Vegas fireworks at the Sky High NYE Celebration. It’ll be the best way to ring in the new year!


Woman Hiking in Las Vegas in Winter


Explore Outdoors


Now that it’s finally cooled down outside there is no better time to do some of the outdoor activities that you’ve been wanting to do around Las Vegas. The surrounding deserts, canyons, rivers, and lakes all contribute to an amazing landscape perfect for exploring. Check out some of the hiking trails just outside the city for some beautiful views and nature that you just can’t get in the city. And remember, just because it’s cooler doesn’t mean the sun isn’t out. Be sure to pack sunscreen and plenty of water to stay protected and hydrated!


Try Indoor Activities


If being outdoors is too chilly, there is plenty to do indoors to keep you warm. Because the summer weather can get so hot, many activities are indoors to escape the heat and find A/C. In the winter, it’s similar, but instead seeking out warmth from the cold. From Las Vegas residency shows and shopping to museums and art exhibits, there is a lot to choose from. And you can’t forget: hitting up the casino. At the D Casino, you can find all of your favorite games and something else to heat things up – the Dancing Dealers. Be sure to stop in, warm up, and hopefully win big.


This winter, Las Vegas should be your travel destination. With milder temperatures than the rest of the country and plenty of winter activities to choose from, you really can’t go wrong. Use these tips to plan your ultimate Las Vegas winter vacation, and book a room at the D Hotel Las Vegas to be near everything you need!