You might be surprised to read that fall is one of the best times of the year to experience the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. If you’re someone that can’t cope with temperatures well into the high 90s or even 100+, you’ll definitely want to avoid visiting “Sin City” in the summer months.
Temperatures drop to the high 60s and 70s by the end of November, which is much more comfortable to walk about in and explore the city’s sights and sounds.
Fortunately, Vegas remains an all-action 24-hour city in the fall too, with a great choice of activities across the city that are best experienced in the cooler weather.
Life is Beautiful Festival
If you’ve never ventured to Downtown Las Vegas before, September is the ideal time to get your first Fremont Street experience. That’s because Fremont Street plays host to a four-day annual festival that offers eclectic entertainment at its best. Whether it’s live cooking shows, engaging speakers, high-octane live music performances or eye-catching art displays, the Life is Beautiful Festival has become a landmark event on the Vegas calendar in the fall. This year’s festival has managed to secure some impressive music bookings, with the likes of Vampire Weekend, Chance the Rapper, Janelle Monae and Billie Eilish set to appear on-stage.
Book a NASCAR racing experience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
If you have a need for speed, Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the perfect place to visit in the fall. The Motor Speedway is highly exposed in the heart of the Nevada desert, so it doesn’t make for a sensible trip in the height of the summer. When you combine the red-hot heat from the sun and the high temperatures inside the Speedway’s supercars, it’s a dangerous mix. That’s why the fall is the best time of the year to experience a NASCAR racing experience, before temperatures become too cold and icy. After an induction and training with a Crew Chief, you’ll be given free rein to drive a NASCAR race car on your own in a timed racing session.
Enjoy a round of golf right on the Strip
The daytime fall temperatures in Vegas are such that outdoor golf is still a credible entertainment option. The Wynn Golf Club is situated right on the Strip. It’s recently been given a makeover to create a brand-new 18-hole championship course.
Vegas has a proud history when it comes to competitive golf. It’s home to one of 30 courses in the TPC Network that’s affiliated with the PGA Tour. These courses are designed by the sport’s leading course architects. Although the Wynn Golf Club itself doesn’t appear to host major tournaments involving the pros – many of which you’ll find broadcast in the casino’s sportsbooks instead – it’s still highly regarded as a challenging yet visually stunning course to play in the fall.
Take in an NHL game at the Las Vegas Knights
As the temperature drops, it’s natural that you might have a hankering to watch some ice hockey. In recent years, Vegas has benefitted from a brand-new NHL franchise coming to the city. The Las Vegas Knights have rapidly become one of the most entertaining teams in the NHL, playing their home games at the T-Mobile Arena, just off the Strip near the new Park MGM casino resort. If the weather is particularly foul one day, taking in an NHL game is a great idea. The unique atmosphere in the stands and the speed of the action has to be seen to be believed.
If you’re planning a trip to Vegas, there’s no doubt that the fall is a great time of the year to check out the city’s biggest and best attractions. Just be mindful that although daytime temperatures are still likely to be comfortable, the dry desert heat means that things can cool down quite dramatically at night, so be sure to take sufficient clothing when the sun goes down!