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Spending a Summer in Las Vegas: Your Guide

Over 42 million people visited Las Vegas in 2019. Though tourism in 2020 took a hit thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 looks to be a break-out summer.

You’ve spent the last year cooped up and you’re ready to break loose. What better place to do it than Sin City? You’re ready to have some fun in the desert sun.

Summer in Las Vegas can be a thrilling adventure. It helps to know what to do. Read on to learn all about the fun things to do in Las Vegas this year.

Hit the Pool

Las Vegas summer temperatures peak at 105°F during the summer months. It’s plenty hot, and you need to find a way to cool off. Hit the pool!

Vegas pool season starts in mid-March and lasts until October and November. Needless to say, pools are an important part of Vegas’ tourist culture. Each big casino on the strip has at least two.

Rent a cabana and lounge poolside during the hot days with a cold, frozen drink. For the more adventurous adults, try one of the adults-only topless pools.

Whether for family or adult fun, the pool is the first place you should be during summer in Vegas.


Gambling built Las Vegas. Though Las Vegas offers plenty of activities, what would a trip be without hitting the casino?

There are the glitz and the glamour of the Strip casinos. Attractions like Caesar’s Palace and the Venetian offer beautiful architecture and games galore.

Don’t neglect Downtown. Spend a night on Fremont Street exploring the older side of Las Vegas. The Plaza, Golden Gate, and Golden Nugget are classic Vegas casinos that trade high on the kitsch.

Take a trip into Las Vegas past by spending a few hours at the El Cortez. Once owned by “Bugsy” Siegel, it’s Las Vegas’ oldest operating casino.

The best part? The slot machines still pay in quarters!


Las Vegas is known for gambling. It’s also known for its special brand of Las Vegas summer heat. While you want to explore the outdoors as much as possible, there will be days where it’s too hot.

These are the days to stay indoors and explore the other Las Vegas attraction. Fine dining.

Eating your way through Vegas is a challenge for even the biggest appetite. There are fine dining steakhouses, burger joints, and gourmet pizza shops in the Strip casinos.

Take a spin downtown for a classic Las Vegas prime rib dinner and cherries jubilee for dessert. Then there are the buffets with piles of crab legs, lobster, and shrimp.

Even the pickiest diner can find an incredible meal in Las Vegas.

Hit an Icebar

When the Las Vegas weather hits its fever pitch, even the pool might be too hot. Looking for a place to cool off during the days of sweltering heat? Try an icebar like the minus5° Ice Experience.

These icebars feature a winter ice extravaganza you’ll never forget. Everything is made of ice. That includes the bar itself, the seats, and the glasses!

You’ll enjoy deliciously cold, vodka-based cocktails in a beautiful, sculpted ice palace. What better way to beat the heat than in a bar crafted entirely of ice?

Day Trip

You could spend months in Las Vegas and not see everything the city offers. That’s no reason not to explore outside the city limits. Las Vegas’ location makes it a great home base for any hiking excursion.

You’re mere minutes away from desert landscapes like the Grand Canyon or Red Rocks. A little further out is Joshua Tree National Park.

It’s a best of both worlds scenario. Las Vegas’ location gives you the cosmopolitan and the rustic! Hike all day and then head back to the hotel and soak in the hot tub.

Hit the Links

Everybody has their version of a perfect Las Vegas day. For some, it’s morning mimosas and a day poolside. For others, it’s a day in the sportsbook laying action on every imaginable game.

These are all fun activities. If you spend enough time in Las Vegas, you’ll participate in some, if not all of them. You have to spread out, though.

Make an early tee time and start your day off with 18 holes. Vegas features three close-by golf courses with beautiful views and desert vistas.


Vegas never goes to sleep no matter the season. After a day of poolside sun, heat up the night in one of the many Vegas nightclubs. Dance the night away until the morning, or stop by few a few cocktails and some music.

No matter how you choose to do it, nightclub life in Las Vegas is top-notch. Remember the old saying, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Shows Galore

Let’s see. We’ve covered gambling, eating, and drinking. We’ve discussed the icebar, the pool, and outdoor fun.

What’s left? Shows!

If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat and enjoy summer, Las Vegas has so many live entertainment options. Your favorite rock stars like Aerosmith and Rod Stewart hold months-long residencies.

There’s also magic, more music, and comedy. Whether you’re looking for something a little blue or something family-friendly, Vegas has it all.

Summer in Las Vegas

There is hope on the horizon. Things are starting to get back to normal, and you’ve been patient. After a year of being cooped up and locked in you’re ready for some much-needed fun.

Summer in Las Vegas has everything you need. Get ready to beat the heat and purchase your tickets for any of our Minus5° Ice Bar Experience locations.

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