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Tips for Taking a Las Vegas 4th of July Weekend Trip

Vegas is a true example of living the American dream, which is why the Fourth of July is one of the best holiday weekends to visit Las Vegas. Neon and flashing lights make the city dazzle just as much as the fireworks overhead. Pool parties, live music, delicious food, fireworks, and more all await you to help celebrate Independence Day in true American style. Find what to do and what to expect for an amazing 4th of July Weekend in Las Vegas!


What to Expect for 4th of July in Las Vegas


If you are ready for the ultimate party weekend to celebrate America and Independence Day, then you’re in the right place. Las Vegas is sure to be celebrating hard this 4th of July Weekend, and well past it through the rest of the summer season. As with any holiday weekend in Las Vegas, expect it to be a party! This means higher crowds than usual, sometimes higher prices, and always higher fun. These crowds can make lines longer to get into bars and can increase wait times for things like rideshare, so factor that into your planning while heading out for the day or night.

In addition to being prepared for the crowds this holiday weekend, take your health into consideration. Las Vegas can get pretty hot in July, so keep that in mind while packing your bags! Bring sunscreen, cool clothing (especially your bathing suit), sunglasses, hats, and whatever else you may need to protect yourself from the heat and sun. You’ll also want to stay hydrated – those high temperatures and bar visits will require some water.


People Watching 4th of July Fireworks in Las Vegas


What to Do in Vegas for 4th of July Weekend


Watch the Fireworks Displays

Is it really a 4th of July celebration without fireworks? The city already shines at night, but 4th of July makes it even brighter with spectacular fireworks all around the city. Two of the main shows will be held in Downtown Las Vegas at Plaza Hotel & Casino and on The Strip at Caesars Palace, but you can watch the celebrations and 4th of July fireworks in Las Vegas during the weekend at different venues at places like the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Cowabunga Vegas, Lake Las Vegas, and Las Vegas Ballpark.


See Things Shine at a Rooftop Bar

Like we said, Fourth of July is all about the fireworks, and a rooftop bar is just the place to catch the dazzling displays over the city. Celebrate the 4th of July on top of the world overlooking the beautiful Nevada desert while exciting fireworks burst overhead. Outside of fireworks, rooftop bars are a great place to enjoy a cold drink in the July heat, or catch one of the best sunsets that might be even more dazzling than the fireworks. Check out Legacy Club for the most spectacular golden hour and the prettiest views of the Strip at night.


Classic Barbecue from Project BBQ Food Truck in Las Vegas


Take a Step Away from Your Grill

If you’re missing your own grill this 4th of July, Las Vegas will make sure you don’t go hungry. While you might not be able to show off your skills manning the grill, you can take this July 4th Weekend to relax while enjoying some equally delicious food prepared by professional grillmasters. Hot dogs at American Coney Island, burgers at Victory Burger, and Carolina barbecue from Project BBQ, and even classic steaks at Andiamo Steakhouse and Barry’s Downtown Prime will all help you get your fill of your favorite meals.


Have Summer Fun at the Pools

Las Vegas pools are a no-brainer when it comes to celebrating the 4th of July in Las Vegas. From day to night, the city is sure to be making a splash at the many pools all weekend long. Be sure to pack your star-spangled bathing suit and get ready for the best pool party you could hope for. Circa Stadium Swim® at Circa Las Vegas is the ultimate Las Vegas pool getaway, where you’ll get to enjoy everything that makes for a great Independence Day party: sports, cold drinks, hot dogs, and so much more.


If you want to be surrounded by the action without being overwhelmed by the crowds at the Strip this 4th of July, staying in Downtown Las Vegas is the best place to be. Not only can you easily get to the Strip, but you’ll also have easy access to Circa Resort and Stadium Swim when staying at the D, free live music and other entertainment on Fremont Street, unique bars and restaurants, and so much more. Book a room at the D for the best Las Vegas Independence Day Weekend you’ll ever have!