Summer in Las Vegas can be hot, dry, and sometimes a little too much for some people. Though there are plenty of things to do around the city that are perfect for this time of year, these activities should definitely be on your list!
1. High Roller
For one of the best views in the city, head to the High Roller located right next to The Linq. This giant Ferris wheel is 550 feet tall and offers an incredible view of Las Vegas from 550 feet up in the air. You can also go around at night when it's lit up.
2. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
With over 22,000 acres of land, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is the perfect place to hike or even rock climb. Hiking trails are easy to find and range from .5 miles to 13 miles. If you want some more of a challenge, there's plenty for you to do here as well!
3. Lake Mead
If you don't want to drive too far away from the city, Lake Mead is right on the edge of Las Vegas and offers plenty of fun activities for everyone.
4. Hoover Dam
It's no secret that it can get hot and dry during the summer in Las Vegas. That being said, you cannot visit Las Vegas without seeing the Hoover Dam! You can take a tour of the dam but beware of the heat as it does get very high here (around 110 degrees). If you want to skip this tour, there is also a pool nearby where you can cool off or even swim (with supervision).
5. Helicopter tour
Another great way to see the city is by helicopter! You can take a tour of the Grand Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, or Lake Mead from above or even go over to the Las Vegas Strip for a tour around it.
6. Buffalo Bill's Grave At Old Vegas Historic Park, you can see a replica of Buffalo Bill's grave in Cody Wyoming. It is a tribute to his legacy as a sensational showman and trailblazer of American civilization.
7. Desert National Wildlife Refuge
If you're looking for something a little more relaxing, head out to Desert National Wildlife Refuge. This place offers more than 5,000 acres of land to explore and there's plenty of hiking here as well. Make sure you wear sunscreen!
8. Las Vegas Motor Speedway
If you like fast cars, go to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway! You can spend the whole day here speeding around the track or even do some off-roading in your car or bike.
9. Vegas Indoor Skydiving
If you don't want to be stuck inside your hotel room during your summer vacation, look into Vegas Indoor Skydiving! It's located at the North Town Mall and features one of the largest indoor skydiving centres in North America.
10 KA by Cirque du Soleil
If you want to see a light show or something that's out of this world, check out KA by Cirque du Soleil. This is a theatrical stage production that tells the story of an Egyptian ruler and his kingdom. It features amazing acrobatics, circus, and puppetry!
11 Take a bike ride around the city!
If you don't want to go too far from Central Vegas, head down to the City of Las Vegas Bike Path. This path runs around the perimeter of the city and is a great way to see some of the most popular sites as you bike along.
Now that you have the inside scoop on the best things to do in Las Vegas during summer, all you need to do is make your vacation plans. No matter what type of vacation you're looking for, Las Vegas has something for everyone!
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