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2024 Las Vegas Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips

Happy Friends Packing for Memorial Day Weekend in Vegas

As Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, it also marks one of the best holiday weekends to visit Las Vegas. The temperatures are warming up, and so are the fun and exciting Las Vegas activities as crowds roll into the city. Epic pool parties, cool bars, delicious food, nature, and more all await you to help celebrate the start of the season in style. Find what to do and what to expect for an amazing Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas!


What to Do in Vegas for Memorial Day Weekend


Enjoy a Rooftop Bar

Summertime means sunshine, and what better place to soak up that sun than at a rooftop bar with a cocktail in hand to cool you down from the Vegas heat? Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend on top of the world overlooking the beautiful Nevada desert. If being out in the sun isn’t for you, we have some great news. Not only are our rooftop bars great during the day, but they’re even better at sunset and at night. Check out Legacy Club at Circa Resort for the most spectacular golden hour, prime spot for Plaza fireworks, and the prettiest views of the Strip at night.


Explore the Bar Scene

If you want to take your drinking inside or want more variety, you need to explore all the other bars in the area throughout the weekend. With a lot of people visiting for the weekend, this is the best way for people to watch while getting to explore the city’s many bars. Trying out different bars also gives you some great opportunities to meet people. And meeting people means more friends to celebrate with! From Las Vegas breweries to exciting cocktail bars, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during Memorial Day Weekend.

Be sure to grab a drink at one of the bars at the D while you’re in town. Celebrate the long weekend at LONGBAR, get a view of DTLV below at Vue Bar, get a bit of Canadian flair at BarCanada®, or snag a frozen yard drink at D Bar right in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience.


Person at Circa Stadium Swim® in Vegas for Memorial Day


Hit Up the Pools

Las Vegas pools are a no-brainer when it comes to celebrating Memorial Day Weekend. Is there anything more iconic than a pool party to wrap up the summer? From day to night, the city is sure to be making a splash at the many pools all weekend long. The great thing about our pools is that Vegas is a fan of variety. You want a giant pool party? We have those. Want a sports-filled weekend by the pool? Circa Stadium Swim® is the ultimate getaway. Or want to just lounge by the pool while you recover from the night before? There’s no shame in hitting up a spa.

To close out Las Vegas MDW in style, be sure to get your spot at the Stadium Swim Stars, Stripes & Swim event.


Redefine the Backyard Barbecue

At home, Memorial Day Weekend is usually accompanied by a backyard barbecue. Unfortunately, traveling with a grill to Vegas isn’t the easiest thing – unless you book a Las Vegas penthouse where a grill is already waiting for you. Fortunately, Vegas has everything you need to make up for your home barbecue and backyard party with hot dogs at American Coney Island, burgers and beers at Victory Burger, Carolina barbecue from the Project BBQ food truck, and pie-inspired pancakes and French toast at Bacon Nation.

If you’re a fancy grillmaster with steaks, Andiamo Steakhouse and Barry’s Downtown Prime will satisfy that craving.


See a Show

Memorial Day Weekend in Vegas is one of the best times to catch top talent, especially at day and night clubs as the summer unofficially kicks off. This weekend will feature names like Kaskade, T-Pain, The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Wiz Khalifa, Martin Garrix, Nelly, John Summit, Ludacris, and much more. For some live music, head to the Fremont Street Experience to catch the first night of the Downtown Rocks concert with a free Seether concert. The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center will also be hosting a Vegas classic – the 24th annual Punk Rock Bowling festival.


Take a Break in Nature

Las Vegas might be the ultimate spot for partying, especially for Memorial Day Weekend. But if you’re looking for a more low-key celebration this year away from the crowds, you can escape into the beauty of nature around the city. Swap out your club outfits and cocktails for some hiking boots and some water for a unique Vegas Memorial Day Weekend experience. It might not be your typical type of celebration with alcohol and partying, but a nice summer hike is definitely still a celebration of the start of the season – especially before temperatures get too high.


Friends Enjoying Las Vegas Memorial Day Weekend


What to Expect for Memorial Day in Las Vegas


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. If you are ready for the ultimate celebration to kick off the summer in style, then you’re in the right place. Las Vegas is sure to be celebrating hard this Memorial Day Weekend, and well past it through the rest of the summer season.

If you want to be surrounded by the action without being overwhelmed by the crowds at the Strip, 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. This area offers a more laid-back yet equally entertaining vibe, with attractions like free live music and other entertainment on Fremont Street, unique bars and restaurants, and so much more. Downtown’s blend of classic Vegas charm and modern amenities provides a perfect balance for those looking to enjoy the festivities without the intensity of the Strip.


Whether you’re lounging by the pool, catching a live show, or exploring the eclectic nightlife, Downtown Las Vegas promises an unforgettable Memorial Day experience. So pack your bags and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime in the entertainment capital of the world. Book a room at the D or stop by the casino, bars, and restaurants for the best Vegas Memorial Day Weekend you’ll ever have!