When To Visit Las Vegas - By The Numbers

The Best Time To Visit Las Vegas Is Really All The Time

These visitor numbers should help you decide when is the best time to visit Las Vegas. I am asked all the time about high season and low season and the truth is depending on what you like you might be able to define your own high, low and shoulder season.

My favorite time is the last week of April through the second week of May. The pools are open and the Spring Break crowds have left but the summer crowds have not taken up residency by the pool. The weather is perfect and I can still read a book and work on my tan while relaxing with a cocktail in the shallow end. Something similar happens at the end of September so that is also an ideal time.

Honorable Mention: Thanksgiving week simply because most of my entire adult life I have walked the strip that week to see the beginning of the holiday season. I am a sucker for Christmas so the colder temperatures and the Christmas trees place me in a good mood for the next 2 months.

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    Average Temperature: H57 F (13.8 c) / L34 F(1.11 c)
    Average Daily Room Rate: $113.82
    Percentage of Yearly Visitors: 7.9%
    Weekend Occupancy Rate: 82.6%
    Weekday Occupancy Rate: 76.3%
    Deplaned Passengers (airport traffic): 3,175,798
    Convention Attendance: 538,552

    January starts out with New Year's Day festivities and then keeps right on going with football fans coming in strong on the weekends. The colder months seem to be better for midweek travelers and aside from the first week of the month, room specials can be found. However, you should know that convention season start up big after the first week so you’ll have to fit your trip in between the big conventions that start off the year with a bang. 

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    Average Temperature: H 63 F (17.2 C) / L 34 F (1.11 C)
    Average Daily Room Rate: $108.80
    Percentage of Yearly Visitors: 7.7%
    Weekend Occupancy Rate: 90.8%
    Weekday Occupancy Rate: 77.6%
    Deplaned Passengers (airport traffic): 3,108,106
    Convention Attendance: 575,717

    It might be the Super Bowl and then Valentine’s Day but weekends do see some large numbers in terms of visitors. Midweek is easier but be aware of large convention numbers. Good deals are found especially if you avoid the weekends. The pools are not an option yet but this is the time to get to the golf courses.

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    ••• Mandalay Bay Sport Book. Photo By Zeke Quezada

    Average Temperature: H 69 F. (20.5) / L 44 (6.6)
    Average Daily Room Rate: $107.21
    Percentage of Yearly Visitors: 8.8%
    Weekend Occupancy Rate: 94.4%
    Weekday Occupancy Rate: 85.4%
    Deplaned Passengers (airport traffic): 3,654,736
    Convention Attendance: 513,010

    This is March Madness but get ready for Spring Break. You cannot believe how many kids are spending their parent’s money in Las Vegas during this time of the year. It makes it festive and it also keeps the costs down. Why? Well, you‘ll find spring break specials as well as happy hour specials at most of the resorts. College kids don’t have that much cash so you have to entice them to come on in. If you like the party atmosphere, weekends are best during late March.

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    ••• The Pool at the Mirage. Photo by Zeke Quezada

    Average Temperature: H 78 F (25.5 C) / L 51 F (10.5 C)
    Average Daily Room Rate: $108.42
    Percentage of Yearly Visitors: 8.3%
    Weekend Occupancy Rate: 92.7%
    Weekday Occupancy Rate: 84.2%
    Deplaned Passengers (airport traffic): 3,554,497
    Convention Attendance: 414,510

    Most of the college students are back in class and the sun is out far more often. I think this is the definition of perfect if you seek relaxation by the pool and a good deal. You won’t be baked by the sun and the crowds are manageable. The conventions start to slow down a bit as the weather warms up so you won’t be running into all those people wearing badges in the elevator and taking up seats at the casino bar.

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    ••• Lazy River Time. Photo by Zeke Quezada

    Average Temperature: H 88 F (31.1 C) / L 60 F (15.5 C)
    Average Daily Room Rate: $112.43
    Percentage of Yearly Visitors: 8.6%
    Weekend Occupancy Rate: 93.4%
    Weekday Occupancy Rate: 83.8%
    Deplaned Passengers (airport traffic): 3,663,251
    Convention Attendance: 367,899

    Hello Summer weather! The pools start getting crazy and Memorial Day parties seem to start way before the second week of the month. Midweek is fabulous and you should find tremendous deals early in the month. By the end of the month prices will go up and weekends will be expensive.

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    ••• The view of the fountains from the rooms at the Bellagio Las Vegas. Photo by Zeke Quezada

    Average Temperature: H 100 F (37.7 C) / L 69 F (20.5 C)
    Average Daily Room Rate: $109.75
    Percentage of Yearly Visitors: 8.5%
    Weekend Occupancy Rate: 92.1%
    Weekday Occupancy Rate: 85.9%
    Deplaned Passengers (airport traffic): 3,588,995
    Convention Attendance: 375,920

    As kids get out of school the splash factor goes way up in those chairs right near the water. Midweek will see a lot more people and some of the peace and quiet gives way to more traditional day and night Las Vegas fun. You’ll see me hiding out at Bellagio pool or in one of the smaller pools at Palazzo Las Vegas. It’s hot but it is not mid-summer hot yet.

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    Monte Carlo Las Vegas Pool
    ••• The wave pool at Monte Carlo Las Vegas. Photo by Zeke Quezada

    Average Temperature: H 106 F (41.1 C) / L 76 F (24.4 C)
    Average Daily Room Rate: $97.12
    Percentage of Yearly Visitors: 8.6%
    Weekend Occupancy Rate: 93.9%
    Weekday Occupancy Rate: 84.9%
    Deplaned Passengers (airport traffic): 3,670,872
    Convention Attendance: 255,961

    This is the hottest time of the year and you can find the best deals during July. The pools will be crowded with every type of visitor from the families to the party people and there are no shortages of small swimsuits or cocktail specials. July is really the fun time of the year if you disregard the oppressive heat and the mass of humanity that the Las Vegas strip attracts.

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    ••• Courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

    Average Temperature: H 103 F (39.4 C) / L 74 F (23.3 C)
    Average Daily Room Rate: $102.09
    Percentage of Yearly Visitors: 8.4%
    Weekend Occupancy Rate: 90.9%
    Weekday Occupancy Rate: 81.1%
    Deplaned Passengers (airport traffic): 3,643,902
    Convention Attendance: 478,522

    It always feels warmer in August even though it is very similar to July. The crowds thin out near the end of the month as kids and their cannonballs go back to school and leave the pools. It is not unheard of to find a remarkable deal at the end of the month and to find a pool without a mad rush of people seeking lounge chairs. Prices are still very good and people are generally still having a lot of fun in the daylife and nightlife arenas.

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    Adventuredome theme park at Circus Circus
    ••• Ed Norton/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images

    Average Temperature: H 95 F (35 C) / 66 F (18.8C)
    Average Daily Room Rate: $112.52
    Percentage of Yearly Visitors: 8.4%
    Weekend Occupancy Rate: 92.1%
    Weekday Occupancy Rate: 84.2%
    Deplaned Passengers (airport traffic): 3,431,417
    Convention Attendance: 364,648

    This is right up there with the best time to visit. Prices midweek are good and the pools are relaxing without the crazy heat. Walk the strip in comfort and have a seat on an outdoor patio while you sip handcrafted cocktails. If you need to relax September is as good as it gets.

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    Average Temperature: H 82 F (27.7 C) / L 54 F (12.2 C)
    Average Daily Room Rate: $117.70
    Percentage of Yearly Visitors: 8.8%
    Weekend Occupancy Rate: 95.2%
    Weekday Occupancy Rate: 87.3%
    Deplaned Passengers (airport traffic): 3,686,968
    Convention Attendance: 477,248

    October is a bit crazy. Prices are expensive and somehow Halloween seems to flow right into Thanksgiving. The parties are great but there are a lot of people in town. Conventions are happening in every resort and weekends are a giant crush of people wanting to have too much of everything. It is very intoxicating and more fun than you should handle. You’ll do it and you’ll want to do it every October or you’ll be put off by the crowds and vow to return every month but this one. Most pools will close in October. Hockey season starts so be ready for the Vegas Golden Knights.

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    ••• Fall at Bellagio Gardens. Photo by Zeke Quezada

    Average Temperature: H 67 F (19.4 C) / L 42 F (5.5 C)
    Average Daily Room Rate: $104.00
    Percentage of Yearly Visitors: 7.8%
    Weekend Occupancy Rate: 89.0%
    Weekday Occupancy Rate: 75.1%
    Deplaned Passengers (airport traffic): 3,310,891
    Convention Attendance: 438,330

    The start of the holiday season and the possibility to wear a nice sweater. Restaurant menus are great during the fall season because the talented people in the kitchens of Las Vegas start breaking out the comfortable hearty dishes that are put away during the warmer months. This is my favorite time to eat in Las Vegas. Midweek prices are very good during this time of the year and really stay this way through December.

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    ••• Christmas in Las Vegas. Photo by Zeke Quezada

    Average Temperature: H 58F (14.4C) / L 34 (1.11)
    Average Daily Room Rate: $102.34
    Percentage of Yearly Visitors: 7.6%
    Weekend Occupancy Rate: 82.7%
    Weekday Occupancy Rate: 72.9%
    Deplaned Passengers (airport traffic): 3,178,163
    Convention Attendance: 143,697

    So many good deals in Las Vegas during December that you start to think about renting your home and living in a hotel for a couple of weeks each year. The weather is much cooler and the crowds are thin. The holiday displays are everywhere and if you love the lights you’ll spend plenty of time taking it all in with fewer people around to ruin your pictures.