Best Time to Travel to Las Vegas

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When is the Best Time to Travel to Las Vegas?

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year (When in Vegas)

Planning to take yet another vacation to the enchanting city of Las Vegas? Have you ever wondered if you are intaking the full view and greatness of Vegas with your every visit? Fortunately, this article will help you find out the best time to travel to Las Vegas to make sure that your time, and money, are well spent.

It’s true that Las Vegas is one of those cities where anyone can visit at any time to get that movie-like experience from the popular movie, “21”. With all the glamorous lights, luxurious accommodations, huge events, and endless entertainment, this high-end ‘place-to-be’ is hard to miss. However, even if Vegas has a reputation to accommodate all your needs of vacationing like a celebrity, wouldn’t you rather visit Vegas at its peak performance?

That’s right, you can visit Las Vegas when the tides are low, the pools are sizzling, the events are booming, and promos are suffocating. Let us now find out exactly when the stars and planets align to create the perfect time to visit Las Vegas.

I. Best Time to Visit Vegas

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I know you are expecting a specific date or length of time for you to clear exactly that in your calendar. However, Las Vegas is so smart that they made the winter and autumn months as alluring as their summer months while their spring months offer promos and events for both college students and outsiders. How so? By making up for what the weather has made unavailable.

The winter season too chilly to take a dip in the pool? Throw in some seasonal and new dishes crafted by celebrity chefs and famous restaurateurs specially for the winter times, and your fear of hypothermia disappears.

Summertime in Vegas too crowded and pricey to visit? No problem, as their pool parties and entertainment will cater to your every whim. Not much of a fan of the crowded venues and long lines? Autumn and Spring are here to the rescue to disperse and thin the visitors to make way for all those who enjoy the light breeze in the sideways, the quiet hum of the air-conditioners in casinos, and the chill yet extravagant experience around the great Las Vegas.

All I’m trying to get across here is that “perfect time” to visit Las Vegas depends on solely your preferences and circumstances. So here is the list of times to visit Vegas based on what they have to offer.

Best Months to Visit Las Vegas

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March (Spring) is definitely the start of reeling in the crowds. In this month, it holds the NCAA Tournament and is when spring break starts. So, sport fans plus college students will be most of the crowd that you’ll see in March. However, if you’re worried about the prices, Vegas still offers plenty of good deals. Probably because they know students do not have a ton of money on them. Plus, the sports fans are there for the game, not to splurge and enjoy Las Vegas.

April (Spring) is when the crowd of regular tourists starts to accumulate as the freezing winter season dies down to make room for the sun to shine. That’s right, it is finally time to get your floaties and that flashy swimsuit you have been waiting to try on for such an occasion as the pools are now wide open. And all those students go back to the books and those sports fans go back to their hometown. So, you might see a significant rise in costs.

May (Spring) is when Memorial Day festivities, parties and deals hover all month long. If you still want to save some cash and score some sweet deals, now is your last chance as the following months will be heavier than your pockets can handle.

June (Summer), whensummer vacation starts, and families plan for a vacation. Las Vegas always seems to get the majority of visitors’ vacation spot choice. To join in the fun, you can gear up for the pool and to walk the streets of Las Vegas as the summer months are when Vegas is in full bloom.

July (Summer) is the month when you should not forget to pack umbrellas and bring light clothing because Vegas is hit with the most intense temperature in July. Along with crowds of tourists, that is. With such an influx of visitors, there will be a good deal or two to help you out with the costs. However, if you’re not quick enough, you might lose that deal from others who were way ahead of the line. So, remember to pack light clothes, bring extra cash, and enjoy the true summer fun in Vegas.

August (summer) is when you can almost hear the school bells as the end of August signals ‘back to school’ to the children which also signifies that the parents have to go back to work. And yes, that translates to more sweet deals at the hotels and in entertainment. But don’t worry as the summer heat and feel is still very much evident during your stay in Vegas in August.

September (Autumn) is the perfect month to visit if you’re not too crazy about the summer rays and crowded pools, then September in Vegas is your comfort zone. You can still lounge in the pool minus the crowd and explore the city without your sweat getting in the way. With the Las Vegas crowd thinning, deals thicken in amount and price. Sounds too good to be true? Well, you can head on down there and verify for yourself! Just be prepared to unwind and enjoy luxury accommodations and entertainment at a good value.

October (Autumn) means Thanksgiving and Halloween that equals to cha-ching out of your savings. You might want to stay home or go elsewhere rather than spend the month in Vegas where you will see a lot of zeros in your receipt and one zero in your bank account. To add salt into the wound, the great pools start to close off in October. However, it still is Vegas. There are plenty other attractions and activities that Vegas has to offer other than their famous summer getaway.

November (Autumn), with the heat turned to low, it is now more appropriate to pack stacks of jackets, coats, sweaters, and jumpers than swimsuits, tanks tops and shorts. Although, Vegas becomes the ultimate food destination and fine dining experience as renowned chefs and restaurants unveil new menus that they have been keeping hidden up their sleeves for the holidays.

December (Winter) is a month where you would expect crowds to flock the streets during this festive month. But it is quite the opposite. The winter months are best spent in a cozy, countryside with the family rather than a roller-high, luxurious, and expensive urban city. That means lesser tourists for Vegas but more deals, deals, deals for you to enjoy. However, the same cannot be said for the end of December as deals disperse and pricey costs fill in in time for the New Years which Las Vegas readily delivers spectacular huzzahs and plenty of parties to signify the end of a great year and the start of an even greater one.

January (Winter) may not be the ‘ber months but it sure could be at those temperatures. Fortunately for you, every downside has its perks. Since tourists cannot go out to the pool, explore the city without their noses going red and toes falling off, Las Vegas usually does not have as many visitors compared to the summer months. Hence, flights to Vegas are usually 15 percent cheaper. Also, there are New Year’s Day festivities and room specials during most of this month.

February (Winter) in Las Vegas is still pretty cold so your swimsuits and flip flops will still have to wait at home. However, the city has great weekday deals because of the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and the mere reason that February is just still too cold to attract tourists.

Best Time to Book a Wedding in Las Vegas

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Wanting to avoid the stress of wedding plans and the long wait? That’s no issue in Las Vegas as it is known as the wedding capital of the world because of its convenience of swiftly attaining marriage licenses and the numerous chapels and other locations open for you special day with that special someone.

September and October are the safest months to have a wedding in Las Vegas since the weather is at a comfortable middle ground of the preceding blazing heat of the summer and the upcoming chilly winter season. April and May have the same temperatures as that of Fall, but it tends to get awfully windy, so it might not be the best time to have an outdoor wedding.

Weddings within the months of Christmas, New Year’s, or Valentine’s Day may be a great time especially when in the entertainment capital of the world. However, the temperatures are at an all-time low, hence, an indoor wedding is all you can stand in the winter months.

Before you go to check out other sources, most of them will say that one month or season is better than the other. The truth is that not everyone wants the chilly and comfortable weather of spring and fall, the blazing hot month of July, or the cold but festive New Year’s Eve. That is why this article aims to state all the perks of each season, month and day for you to have a wide range of choices to choose from and for you to evaluate which would be the ideal time for you to visit the Entertainment Capital of the World.

II. Top 5 Sexiest Hotels in Las Vegas

5. Wynn

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This enormous megaresort holds more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world! And let us fine out why.

The hotel caters to couples as they offer rooms with huge marble bathrooms, beautiful pools, two award-winning spas and salons, and plenty of romantic fine dining options from award-winning restaurants. If couples want to who want the luxury with more of the excitement, the resort has a casino, bars and nightclubs, and classy cabanas for rent.

Before you may your way to 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, make reservations by calling +1-702-770-7000 or visiting their website at https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/ to save you a spot at this insanely huge and luxurious five-star hotel that is a mixture of entertainment and relaxation.

4. Waldorf Astoria

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Located at 3752 Las Vegas Blvd S, this luxurious and sophisticated hotel at the heart of The Strip was basically made for a romantic experience and complete pampering. Their hotel is made to make sure you are completely taken care of.

The Waldorf Astoria may be smaller in comparison to the other hotels in the area, but its perk is that it has no casino or party facilities, making the hotel mostly calm, quiet, and mature. Along with their impeccable customer service, vitality pools and treatments at their 27,000-square-foot spa, their yoga and pilates studio, and elegant Asian-inspired theme, it is the perfect getaway from the urban hustle and bustle to just relax and focus on the person you came in with.

Their hotel provides generous soaking tubs, spectacular views through floor-to-ceiling windows at their guest rooms, suites, the SkyBar, and the Tea Lounge.

If your body is aching to be pampered in soothing Waldrof Astoria, you can phone a reservation at +1-800-925-3673 or book one at https://www.hilton.com/en/waldorf-astoria/.

3. The Cosmopolitan

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Their rooms offer large and feature comfortable, residential-styled living spaces with designer furnishings, open bathrooms, private terraces, and breathtaking skyline views. The Cosmopolitan also has a one-of-a-kind Restaurant Collection featuring the Las Vegas debuts of world-class chefs, a nightlife, eclectic mix of hand-selected boutiques, an unrivaled Pool District, 100,000 square-foot casino, and serene Sahra Spa, Salon & Hammam. Talk about an unforgettably relaxing yet fun time with your partner.

Can’t wait to make a reservation already? Great! You can make one through +1-702-698-7000 or +1-877-551-7778 or at their website in https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/. Once that’s over and done with, you can pack your suitcase and lug them to 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas. I hope you have a great and romantic time!

2. Four Seasons Hotel

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If you’re looking for a quieter and more chill place to stay after your adrenaline-induced cruising in Vegas, then the Four Seasons Hotel is up your alley. With their tall and simplistic structure that spells out “Four Seasons” at 3960 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, it’s really hard to miss.

They offer a toned down, calming, and chill place to stay that’s perfect for those who just want to winddown and be with their loved one. Afterall, they believe that “life is richer when we truly connect to the people and the world around us” (Four Seasons Hotel Website). If you’re still looking for experiences to spend time with your significant other, you can soar high by helicopter above Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam, with a landing at the spectacular Valley of Fire. The Four Seasons culinary team will then prepare your picnic lunch and beverages! If that’s not enough, their team of experts can help you with anything ranging from guiding you to which boutiques have the best price of the item you’re looking for, to buying tickets to shows and performances throughout town. You can let your personal computer rest with the Four Seasons Hotel at your service.

You know the drill already, for reservations or more information, you can call them at +1-702-632-5000 or by browsing their website at https://www.fourseasons.com/lasvegas/.

1. Skyloft at MGM Grand

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This hotel claims to offer one of the most exclusive accommodations in the city! All of their rooms have big living areas with sophisticated but understated urban décor, impressive bathrooms with jetted tubs and fancy “immersion” showers with rainfall showerheads. As for their extras, they offer airport transfers in a Rolls-Royce Ghost limousine, in-loft check-ins that won’t require you to wait in line, and access to their Skylounge at the 29th floor for cocktails and appetizers.

Just like the Four Seasons Hotel, they offer their concierge to help you in your Vegas explorations from booking tickets to giving advice. The best part is that this private concierge is up and running to help you 24/7! So, if you ever want a midnight snack from a luxury restaurant, just dial up the concierge as they’ll be on top of it pronto!

Before you go to 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, you might want to make reservations through +1-877-646-5638 or https://mgmgrand.mgmresorts.com/en/hotel/skylofts-mgm-grand.html to avoid searching for another hotel that isn’t as great.

III. What to Bring to Las Vegas

Before you purchase those tickets and rush off to the airport taking you to the Entertainment Capital of the World, what other way to pair your perfect time in Vegas other than the perfect things to bring there! So, let us talk about what you have to fill in your suitcase. Remember, “it’s Vegas, baby!” You need to be prepared to travel and look good. Remember that you do not have to take all of these with you! That will be quite a heavy suitcase. So, remember to bring what you think is best for your situation and your preferences when visiting Las Vegas.

When Travelling, You Need…

1. Walking footwear

Either tennis shoes, flipflops, or any other comfortable footwear is a must when you walk around your accommodations or if you decided to take a stroll around The Strip. It’s not always high heels and dress shoes, you know. If you want to truly explore Vegas, you better know that their venues and establishments are huge! In fancy and flashy shoes, your feet will be barking before you can explore the whole beauty of Las Vegas.

2. A light jacket/sweater/blazer/cardigan

You’ll be needing it the most at the cool nights, for the winter months, inside the casinos with air-conditioners at full blast, and on open-air tour buses. Yes, I might have mentioned that Las Vegas

3. Sunscreen

Unless you plan on walking the streets in long-sleeves and pants, you absolutely need the skin-saving sunscreen! Unless you want to come back home with both a tan and some serious burns.

4. Sunglasses

What more can I say? It’s a 2-in-1 that protects your eyes from those dangerous ultraviolet rays of the sun while looking cool. Check out some of the best polarized sunglasses.

5. Hat or cap

To keep that pretty little head of yours from over heating and your face from getting scorched. But on a serious note, it’ll keep the most important part of your body safe from the beating sun.

6. Earplugs and an eye mask

If you plan on getting accommodations at a hotel that has very thin walls, and low standard, you might want to have some earplugs and an eye mask at hand to avoid sleepless nights due to noisy neighbors and rowdy nearby and street parties.

7. Government issued I.D.

If you’re of age and you want to visit Vegas for its famous casinos, bars, clubs, and adult entertainment, you most definitely need some identification. For additional safety, you may want to use a passport holder.

8. First Aid Kit

Foot blishers, paper cuts, and unexpected accidents are right around the corner. Hence, some bandages, advil, excederin, tums, immodium, clariton, and other necessities are a must to help kiss your boo boos goodbye.

9. Hand Sanitizer

Or rubbing alcohol, sanitation when grabbing and holding a lot of stuff at casinos or boutiques is essential to your health! Especially at the time of the pandemic. To stop the spread, simply take the necessary precautions and pack a handy hand sanitizer or mini rubbing alcohol to keep yourself, and others, safe.

10. Cash

If you plan on hitting the casinos, make sure to enter with physical cash at hand. The ATMs there have significantly costly charges for each withdrawal. If you like pinching your quarters, make sure to have cash at hand when visiting Vegas. 

11. Extra Suitcase

An extra bag will most likely be useful if you plan on bringing back home more than a few souvenirs!

To Look Good Yet Comfortable, You Need…

1. Bathing suit and bathing suit cover

If you plan to take a dip in the pool—and who wouldn’t? It’s Vegas! —you better be prepared with a swimming suit with a waterproof case to store it afterwards. You do not want to walk around after a shower with your soaking wet bathing suit in your hands or compromise your bag from getting wet if you decide to store it in a regular cloth bag.

2. A few fancy outfits

Now, this is a must if you plan to go to a casino, bar or nightclub. You can expect from the Entertainment Capital that people dress to impress and play the part when at this glorious city. Check out our recent article about the best nightclubs in Vegas.

3. A pair of fancy shoes

A pair of heels and dress shoes should do the trick to be paired with the fancy outfits. You don’t want to wear good and expensive-looking clothes with flipflops. It’s not in trend just yet.

4. Comfortable Footwear 

Everyone wants to roam around Las Vegas. Unfortunately, not all travelling is done by vehicle but on foot! So, wearing comfortable shoes while going in and out of the enormous attractions, entertainment venues is a necessity.

5. Cardigan, blazer, sweater, hoodie or jacket

Yes, I know I said that Vegas is scorching hot in the summer, but that’s all the more you need a clothing to wear over your tanks / dresses inside the freezing cold casinos that put their air conditioners to the max.

IV. Main Takeaways (Summary)

Phew! You made it to the very end of this article! As a congratulatory prize, I have made an easy to consume summary of when it is the best time to go to Vegas, a shorter list of the sexiest hotels in Vegas, and a quick things you need to have a good and smooth time in Vegas.

I. Best Time to Visit Las Vegas

Best Months to Visit Las Vegas

January (Winter) because flights to Vegas are usually 15 percent cheaper, has New Year’s Day festivities, and room specials.

February (Winter) because there are great weekday deals because of the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day.

March (Spring) because sport fans and college students will visit for the NCAA Tournament and spring break. There are also student deals.

April (Spring) because summer is starting soon and it is not yet crowded.

May (Summer) because there are Memorial Day festivities, parties and deals.

June (Summer) because summer vacation starts, tourists crowd the city, and pool parties are a hit.

July (summer) because there are good deals.

August (Summer) because there are deals at the hotels and in entertainment and the high temperature is cooling down.

September (Autumn) because there are luxury accommodations and entertainment at a good value, comfortable weather, and some good deals.

October (Autumn) because it is a great place to celebrate Thanksgiving and Halloween.

November (Autumn) because Las Vegas becomes the ultimate food destination and a fine dining experience.

December (Winter) because Las Vegas is a sight to see for the holidays.

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September and October since the weather is comfortably mild.

II. Top 5 Sexiest Hotels in Las Vegas

1. Skyloft at MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas
+1-877-646-5638
https://mgmgrand.mgmresorts.com/en/hotel/skylofts-mgm-grand.html

2. Four Seasons Hotel
3960 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas
+1-702-632-5000
https://www.fourseasons.com/lasvegas/

3.  The Cosmopolitan
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas
+1-702-698-7000 or +1-877-551-7778
https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/

4. Waldorf Astoria
3752 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
+1-800-925-3673
https://www.hilton.com/en/waldorf-astoria/

5. Wynn
3131 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas
+1-702-770-7000
https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/

III. What to Bring to Las Vegas

When Travelling, You Need…

1. Walking footwear

2. A light jacket/sweater/blazer/cardigan

3. Sunscreen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hat or cap

6. Earplugs and an eye mask

7. Government issued ID.

8. First Aid Kit

9. Hand Sanitizer

10. Cash 

11. Extra Suitcase

To Look Good Yet Comfortable, You Need…

1. Bathing suit and bathing suit cover

2. A few fancy outfits

3. A pair of fancy shoes

4. Comfortable Footwear 

5. Cardigan, blazer, sweater, hoodie or jacket

Appendix

Figure 1.1  |  The Top 10 Cheap Hotels in Las Vegas Strip

RankYelp! (sexy hotel in Las Vegas)Guysgab (Cheap Hotels in Las Vegas-nightly rate)Oyster (Most Romantic Hotels in Las Vegas)TripAdvisor (Best Traveler Ranked Romantic Hotels in Las Vegas)
1Four Seasons HotelThe ArtisanWaldorf AstoriaFour Seasons Hotel
2Skyloft at MGM GrandMandarin OrientalDelanoSkylofts at MGM Grand
3Waldorf Astoria 31The CosmopolitanThe CosmopolitanWynn
4Excess VIPThe FlamingoSkylofts at MGM GrandEncore at Wynn
5The Palazzo 58 Encore at Wynn 54Trump International Hotel
6Wynn 63 Signature at MGM GrandThe Cromwell Hotel
7The Venetian Nobu Hotel at CaesarsARIA Sky Suites
8The Cosmopolitan The Palazzo at The VenetianM Resort Spa Casino
9Trump International Hotel 95 Four Seasons HotelPlatinum Hotel and Spa
10Vdara Hotel & Spa Vdara Hotel & Spa at ARIAElara By Hilton Grand Vacations – Center Strip
WebsiteRetrieved in September from https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=sexy%20hotel&find_loc=Las%20Vegas%2C%20NV&sortby=ratingRetrieved in September from https://www.guysgab.com/the-top-4-sexiest-vegas-hotels-for-couples/Retrieved in September from https://www.oyster.com/las-vegas/hotels/roundups/most-romantic-hotels-in-las-vegas/Retrieved in September from https://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/Hotels-g45963-zff3-Las_Vegas_Nevada-Hotels.htmltCheapHotels.Travel-Guide-Filter-Hotels

Figure 1.2  |  The Top 5 Cheap Hotels in Las Vegas Strip

RankHotelsAveraging of rank
1Skyloft at MGM GrandTop 2 + Top 4 + Top 2 = 8 / 3 = 2.67
2Four Seasons HotelTop 1 + Top 9 + Top 1 = 11 / 3 = 3.67
3The CosmopolitanTop 8 + Top 3 + Top 3 = 14 / 3 = 4.67
4Waldorf AstoriaTop 3 + Top 1 = 4 / 2 = 2
5WynnTop 6 + Top 3 = 9 / 2 = 4.5

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