Here’s what to put in your suitcase for each season
Las Vegas is known as the “entertainment capital of the world” for its seemingly endless opportunities for fun and adventure. Because this high-desert city bustles year-round and temperatures vary widely from season to season, it can be hard to know what to bring on your next family trip to Vegas. Here are some ideas.
Fly into McCarran International Airport, which sits just a few miles southeast of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Upon arrival, hop aboard a shuttle bound for the Alamo desk can be convenient for families to get around the Strip and provide the freedom to take day trips to great area destinations like Red Rock Canyon and Hoover Dam.
Las Vegas comes alive in springtime. Restaurant patios buzz with excitement, and in the open desert just a short drive away, wildflowers bloom. Temperatures and weather conditions can vary dramatically, so it pays to create a Vegas packing list that gives you something for every forecast.
Summer in Las Vegas is hot, with temperatures sometimes reaching 115 degrees. Figuring out what to pack for Vegas in the summer starts with sunscreen and extends from there.
Weather in Nevada’s biggest city begins to get chilly when daylight saving time ends in early November. If you visit in fall, expand your packing list for Vegas to provide your family with options at every turn.
Don’t let the desert location fool you — Las Vegas in winter is downright brisk (39 degrees is the average low). If you’re visiting in December, January or February, your Las Vegas packing list must include warm layers and other items to protect you from the cold.
Bundle up. Winter jackets, hats, scarves and gloves aren’t out of the question if you’re visiting Las Vegas in winter. Plan accordingly.
Moisturize regularly. The dry desert air is particularly damaging in the cold. To make sure your hands and lips don’t crack, apply lotion and lip balm liberally.
Bring drinks with you. While you’re exploring Las Vegas, bring no-spill thermal mugs so you and the family can enjoy coffee and cocoa on the go.
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