When is the Best Time to Visit Vegas?
People who are asking when the best time to go to Las Vegas is are usually concerned about one of two things:
This brief article attempts to answer both questions.
If you're looking for milder weather conditions, you should probably visit Las Vegas between October and April. The summer desert heat can be brutal. Also, the winter months aren't nearly as cold in Las Vegas as they might be in many other cities. Nighttime in the desert can be extremely cool, even if it's warm during the day, so it's not a bad idea to have a light jacket or windbreaker in Vegas in the winter months.
August is probably the hottest month to go to Vegas. That's allright if you don't mind staying indoors playing craps the entire time you're there, but for those of us who like to venture out a little bit, Vegas is best avoided in August.
If you're one of those people who are just looking for the cheapest time of year to go to Vegas, the first thing you need to know is that hotel pricing is the biggest area where you can save money with seasonal price differences. Weekday nights, Sunday through Thursday, are FAR less expensive than Friday and Saturday nights. Hotel rates are based on supply and demand, so the prices go up when the demand rises and supply moves downward.
You also want to avoid going to Las Vegas during a convention period. Some conventions in Vegas will cause hotel rates to quadruple or quintuple. You can always look up "Las Vegas convention schedule" in Google to find details of when conferences are going to be driving up prices.
The two weeks prior to Christmas in Las Vegas area almost always dead, so you can usually get tremendous discounts on hotel stays during that time period. The middle of July and August are often less expensive too because it's so hot, but keep in mind that it's not going to be nearly as much fun because of the heat.