Las Vegas is perhaps the only major city in the American West that was founded in the 20th century. However, the city has seen a stunning growth over the past many decades. In fact Las Vegas was a nondescript, tiny centre serving as a contact point for desert-bound service centers. Over the years to city has become the fastest growing metropolis as the 20th century came to its fag end. There are many reasons for this fantastic transformation and it includes making the city to get access to clean water, development of a transport system that is comparable to the best in the world. The state laws also became permissive and other such things have contributed in making Las Vegas a city of casinos, spectacular entertainment opportunities, and hotels that are elaborate and classy. All this certainly has contributed to the growth of the city.
We need to bear in mind that tourism is the backbone of Las Vegas and each year, millions of people from various parts of the country visit this city. Hence, it is important for us to understand something more about the best time to visit Las Vegas. We will look at that later, but before that we will try and have a look at a few exciting things that define the character of Las Vegas.
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A Fascinating City
The city is often referred to as the city of million-lightbulb signs. It also has some of the most awesome and classy architecture. It encompasses everything that the word superlative could mean.
For example it may be able to offer you the best possible positive experiences. On the other hand, you also could experience the worst possible negative experiences. It is home to one of the largest hotels as far as the USA is concerned. The hotel has more than 5,000 rooms. It is considered to be one of the most expensive hotels that has ever been constructed. The name of the hotel is Bellagio. There are some famous areas in the City and they are referred to as City without Clocks. This is where the famous gambling and casino industry lives and caters to millions of customers. It also is known as Sin City because there are many bad things that happen behind the glamor and brightness that adorns the entire City.
Which is The Best Time to Visit the City?
Let us now spend some time getting to know more about the best time to visit Las Vegas. According to most people and weather experts March to May are considered to be one of the best times to visit this city. If you miss out this time period, September to November. There are of course travel deals that are open throughout the year. However, there is no denying the fact that the above seasons (spring and fall) are liked by tourists because it offers the most moderate weather. Winter months also see a large influx of tourists and there is a huge rush of tourists during the New Year’s Eve and a few days prior to it. Most people avoid visiting Las Vegas during the peak summers. This is because the summer temperatures exceed 100 degrees. It depends on the individuals as to the best season for visiting the city. It would be a good idea to visit the City during the mid-week. The hotel room tariffs will be lower during Tuesday to Thursday and weekends are crowded and therefore the rooms tariffs.
Scores of Conventions
Las Vegas is a culturally diverse city. Hence, you can come across scores of conventions throughout the year. These conventions attract scores of people and when it happens in a rush, you can expect the hotel tariffs to zoom and it could be even 50% higher than normal days. This is a point that you must bear in mind when you are planning a visit to this city. It would be a good idea to check to board a conventional schedule that is brought out by the City Tourism Board. It will give you an idea as to which hotels are being a part of such a convention. Knowing this will help you to get a better deal as far as your hotel bookings are concerned.
You perhaps will never understand the importance and significance of air conditioning till such time you visit Las Vegas during the summer time. The summers are punishing in Las Vegas. Therefore, it would be a good idea to stay away from peak summer sun. If you wish to enjoy some fresh air, it would be a good idea to take a walk early in the morning before the hot sun comes down heavily on you. Try to get back to your hotel by 10 AM. You could again try and venture out during the evening after sunset when temperatures start cooling down. You also must bear in mind that the quantum of rainfall increases during July and August. However, most rainfalls are short and therefore it will not rain continuously to spoil your entire mood.
However, there are a few things good about summer that cannot be ignored. Many families consider summer to be the most popular time for visiting this city. However, the hotel rates may be slightly on the higher side because of the increase in family-type of tourists. Further, the pool space could also be limited because there will be many who will be wanting to enjoy it.
Like spring, autumn is also considered to be a good time to visit and experience Las Vegas. You will certainly be happy to see the summer heat waning. The tourist traffic tends to thin a bit. While September and October will see temperatures in the range of 80 to 90 degree F. When it comes to November, you can start feeling the first bite of winter season and the daytime highs should not be more than 60 degree F. As winter nears, the tourist traffic will again start picking up. If you wish to enjoy a crowd-free visit to Las Vegas, then it is quite obvious that September to November could be a good option.
Las Vegas is certainly a majestic city and for many it is an irresistible tourist option. However, you will enjoy the city more if you are able to plan your travel after factoring the weather. Though the city does attract tourists all through the year, spring and fall are considered to be best options because of obvious reasons.