April is one of the best times of year for visiting Sin City. Temperatures are rising and spring in the desert is delightfully warm while still being a couple of months shy of the scorching days of summer. Plus, the famous Las Vegas pools that close down for the winter are finally re-opened for lounging around in the afternoons. If you need a break from the casinos then April is ideal for exploring all of the natural wonders that are in the Las Vegas area.
Depending on when in April you visit, it can either be low-season or high-season. The first part of the month is right in the spring break period, especially when Easter falls in April. Since the city is uber-popular with college students, expect extra big crowds during this time. But if you're flexible with your schedule and can visit in the second half of April, you should be able to find unbeatable deals.
Las Vegas Weather in April
April weather in Las Vegas is ideal for everything. This is the time of the year when you consider relocating to Las Vegas because the daytime temperatures are mild yet the sun sits high in the sky. Nighttime temperatures dip a bit as is typical in desert climates, but it's still comfortable enough to walk around the Strip. There is an occasional April shower but those are rare.
- Average High Temperature: 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius)
- Average Low Temperature: 51 degrees Fahrenheit (11 degrees Celsius)
All in all, April is great weather for being outdoors, whether you want to take advantage of the fresh pool season or maybe hit some balls on the golf course. Enjoy it while you can, because coming back in the summer makes it hard to stay outside for any extended period of time and you'll just be on the lookout for the nearest building with air conditioning.
What to Pack
Sunny days with mild temperatures make for easy packing. Bring along T-shirts, shorts, jeans, and a swimsuit for enjoying the pools. Nights do cool down, so be sure to bring along a sweater or jacket for getting around once the sun goes down.
Comfortable walking shoes are very important, since walking around the Strip is one of the easiest ways to get around (and most fun with everything there is to see). If you plan on visiting high-end restaurants or nightclubs, keep in mind that many of them adhere to a nicer-than-casual dress code. Just in case, make sure you have some dark pants, a nice shirt or a dress, and footwear other than tennis shoes.
April Events in Las Vegas
Spring break is in full swing as April starts and that can only mean that the weather at this time of the year is perfect for afternoons at the pool and evenings at a club. Plus, there are plenty of free outdoor activities in April for those who want to escape the Strip.
- Wet Republic: The MGM Grand hosts this rowdy Spring Break party which is quintessential Las Vegas. Expect to see champagne showers and dance-heavy DJ sets that la
- Great Vegas Festival of Beer: Beer lovers and foodies should check out this festival where they can taste more than 500 different craft beers from around the world while trying snacks from local food trucks and pop-up stands. It's held at the Las Vegas Events Center in the heart of Downtown.
- DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals: Racecar fans gather in April for this huge championship at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, one of the biggest events of the season at this renowned racetrack.
April Travel Tips
- Spring break at the beginning of the month brings out a lot of students, so be prepared for a younger crowd at the pools and casinos.
- Airfare and hotel rates are slightly lower during the spring shoulder season, meaning you're more likely to find good deals if you book ahead.
- The pleasant weather is perfect for taking a day trip outside of the city and visiting some of the breathtaking nature in the area, such as Red Rock Canyon or Death Valley National Park.
To plan out your Sin City vacation, read more on the best time to visit Las Vegas.