With summer encroaching, you may be scrambling to figure out ways to beat the desert heat with. It can get brutal outside, especially when the temperatures raise and stay above the 100 degree mark. The staple maneuver to avoid burning up outside is to slink away into the closest casino and mooch off of their air conditioning; but here you’re essentially just throwing away your hard earned money.
So, how can you avoid passing out? Take a look at these top five methods of beating Sin City’s unforgiving heat.
See a show
Las Vegas’ flashy showmanship give it an allure of a big theater-going city, which isn’t that far from the truth. From the Stratosphere to Mandalay Bay, there are dozens upon dozens of stage productions, ranging from small musicals to large scale acrobatic feats.
Kick back and enjoy a variety of productions that include the comedic musical “Evil Dead the Musical 4D”, the over-the-top variety show, “Absinthe”, the Blue Man Group, and comedic performances by such comedians as Carrot Top, Roseanne Barr, and Anthony Cools.
The Cirque du Soleil has become synonymous with Sin City. These productions are quite plentiful on the Strip and their massive theaters provide plenty of shelter from the evening heat. Though the sun may set in Las Vegas, the desert heat still persists.
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Visit an attraction
Beyond shows, Las Vegas is big on its attractions, some free, some not-so-much. If you’re willing to shell out a few dollars to stay out of the sun, you will have a much greater variety than if you simply stick to the free attractions. For example, you will be able to experience Las Vegas’ sordid history in the Mob Museum or even take trip down spookier paths with the Haunted Vegas Tour. If you’re big into celebrities, than maybe Madam Tussauds’ Wax Museum at the Venetian would be more your style.
Don’t want to spend money to guarantee your comfort? Than you’ll find interest in the Bellagio’s seasonal conservatory or check out the many offerings of the Freemont Street Experience.
Take a dip in the pool
What better way is there to escape the heat then by taking a dip in a large, refreshing pool? Las Vegas has you covered tenfold. Pool parties are in abundance in Sin City, some wilder then others. Relax poolside at MGM Grand’s WET Republic or join the ever growing party at the Hard Rock Hotel’s weekly Rehab.
Other popular choices include Mandalay Bay’s Daylight, the Cosmopolitan’s Marquee Dayclub, TAO Beach, and, for those feeling a little brave and wouldn’t mind a little European flare, Bare at the Mirage and Moorea at Mandalay Bay.
Speaking of water, about 30 minutes south of Las Vegas lays a giant lake that simply beckons all looking to have a cool breeze whip through their hair. Lake Mead is a major tourist attraction, but its size allows for a lot of aquatic traffic, so why not jump aboard a rented boat and set sail?
Whether you’re looking to cruise privately or want to join in on a dinner excursion on the water, marinas found along Lake Mead provide services to get you started quick. From pontoon boats to single-rider Jet Skis, there are plenty of cruising options at your disposal.
Even though it may be over 100 degrees, once you hit the water you’re going to notice a drastic drop in temperature. Anyway, if things get too hot, you can always take a quick dip in the large body of water to cool off.