The best time to visit Las Vegas is from September to November, when you can escape the 110-degree temperatures of July and August and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. The summer heat begins to recede, traffic calms down and the Strip is less packed, creating a more relaxing experience. Temperatures at popular neighboring attractions like Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire decrease from the scorching triple digits, making them the perfect spot for a hike or sightseeing without the feeling of melting in the blazing desert heat. The rocks and the terrain even glow differently in the fall sunlight. Attractions like the Bellagio Conservatory also start to pull in the warm fall colors with their harvest theme.
Buffets – Vegas is known for its diverse food offerings. From Taco Bell to gourmet dining, Strip restaurants deliver satisfaction to even the pickiest eater. Buffets are very popular in Vegas, which means during the busy season you can wait in line for two hours or more just to get inside. Buffets during the fall still offer all the delicious food as the busy season, but come with shorter lines. Can’t wait to stuff yourself? In fall you don’t have to!
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon – Held each November, this 26.2-mile tradition is one of the few marathons that last into the evening. Who doesn’t want to get sweaty with a bunch of friends running down the Strip?
Holiday Cactus Lighting – The annual Holiday Cactus Lighting at Ethel M. Chocolates in suburban Henderson is a mesmerizing sight, with three acres of cacti covered in a million holiday lights. There is also live entertainment and of course hot chocolate!
As fall is considered off season in Vegas, many hotels and attractions drop their prices like the temperatures, making it an affordable getaway before the holiday rush. We can’t give you all the secrets of visiting Vegas in fall; we want you to find them out for yourself!