Get ready to experience Vegas in full swing, because it’s summertime in the desert! The summer season in Sin City is primetime for both tourists and locals alike, but summer is also a tough time. Summer in the desert is exactly what you would expect; hot, hot, hot! Las Vegas reaches its peak in guests, events, and degrees during the month of July. We are here to help you survive the heat and point out what hot activities will keep you cool during your stay! Enjoy these tips and tricks for maximum enjoyment in the desert heat.
Tips for Surviving Vegas in the Summer
Wear the Proper Attire
If you thought summertime was hot where you’re from, then you’ve obviously never experienced a Vegas summer. Most days during this season, temperatures will reach 110 degrees before noon! Not only is it 110 degrees, but it’s also a dry heat (like an oven). So, make sure you pack the proper dress code to roam the strip in comfort, stick with pale colors, lightweight fabrics, and layers! It’s also a great idea to wear a hat, shades, and sunscreen, lots of sunscreen.
Hydrating your body is always good when you’re planning a crazy weekend filled with drinking, but when you are planning this weekend in Vegas hydrating is necessary! While enjoying your stay in the desert and wandering the strip remember to keep an eye on your alcohol and soft drink intakes. Both booze and soda will quickly cause dehydration and can affect your entire trip. So, remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day, apply chap stick, and lotion up your entire body for maximum coverage!
Take a Dip
The atmosphere might be warm during the summer, but the Vegas pool scene is always cool. With multiple hotel & casino pools available, this is the perfect way to escape the desert sun. Cool off, enjoy a cocktail, and let the cold water take over. But remember that it’s still hot when you step outside the pool, especially the concrete ground, so always have a pair of shoes available to slip on!
Know How Far You’re Walking
If the temperature says it’s 110 degrees, they’re probably talking about the shaded areas. Keep in mind that in the sun it’s most likely much hotter than 110. Also, something to keep in mind, a vacation in Vegas means a ton of walking and sightseeing. It pays to be prepared during the summer months when it comes to planning your activities. Make sure you know how far you’re going to be walking, because you definitely don’t want to get stuck with the beams of sunlight following your every move. Prepare to make lots of stops on your walk to hydrate and relax before your next stretch of heated exploring.
Where to Go During the Vegas Heat
The obvious choice when it comes to cooling off in the Vegas heat is to hit up a dayclub on the strip. If you’re not sure what a Vegas dayclub is then just picture all the aspects of a nightclub, dancing, drinking, djs, and move the party outside to the pool! Dayclubs allow guests to party poolside with the latest and greatest music. So, make sure to pack your most impressive bikini because during this summer eat, you’ll want to be near the water.
The Ice Bars
Just because you’re in the desert doesn’t mean there’s not a winter wonderland awaiting your presence. That’s right, MGM Resorts has an ice bar on the strip at the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino called minus5° Ice Experience. Inside this bar everything is made of ice; the walls, the chairs, an even the glasses! Once you enter you will be given a coat and gloves to enjoy this icy experience (bet you didn’t think you would need a coat in the desert) and escape the heat for a few hours.
Give your feet and eyes a rest and enjoy pure relaxation at The Spa at ARIA. Here you will be able to rejuvenate with an Advanced HydraFacial that includes liquid exfoliants and protective antioxidants. Becoming dehydrated in the desert heat is very common, so to avoid this at all costs the spa is the perfect activity to indulge in.
Circus Circus’ Adventuredome
Switch things up and enjoy the climate-controlled amusement park at Circus Circus Las Vegas. Here you will find 25+ rides and attractions for both adults and children to enjoy. Rides include a roller coaster with plenty of twists and turns, a circus carousel for the younger attendees, and much more to keep you entertained for hours. The Adventuredome is a sure place to get your adrenalin pumping while also keeping you away from the heat of the Vegas sun.
Keep these tips and tricks in mind for maximum enjoyment when planning your summer vacation to Las Vegas. There are plenty of ways to beat the heat while also experiencing everything that this city has to offer!