Las Vegas Labor Day Weekend Travel Tips
Labor Day Weekend is one of the best times to celebrate summer, and there’s no better place to spend the holiday weekend than in Las Vegas. You can find everything you usually look for in a classic LDW, but taken to the next level. Upgrade your backyard pool and BBQ for a pool amphitheater and a BBQ food truck. Or swap out your cooler of beer for rooftop cocktails before hitting up some of the best artists and DJs – an upgrade from streaming music on your Bluetooth speakers. No matter what you choose, get your crew together and read on to see how to have the best Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas!
Planning for Las Vegas Labor Day Weekend
First things first, before you make it to Vegas for Labor Day, you need to make sure everything is in order for your trip. You should be sure to have your hotel room sorted, whether it’s a room of your own or a bunk suite you’re sharing with the crew during the holiday weekend. After you have your room sorted and have decided if you are flying or driving into town, check the weather to see what to pack. You can expect some of the warmer summer temperatures in September, so pack lightweight clothes, bathing suits, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen – especially if you’re planning for Labor Day Weekend pool parties.
While you’re in Las Vegas for Labor Day Weekend, plan for a weekend of fun parties, large crowds, and some desert heat. Holiday weekends tend to be some of the busiest in the city, so be prepared for some longer lines and wait times, and potentially higher prices for things like rideshare surge pricing and cover fees for clubs. If there is anything you’d really like to do such as seeing a show or trying a restaurant, check to see if they take reservations or have tickets on sale in advance to ensure you get to hit everything on your list while you’re in town.
Things to Do for Labor Day in Las Vegas
Lounge by the Pools
Summer holidays require pools. Enjoy a vacation out in the sun and swim in the best pool in history at Stadium Swim®. Chill in one of the six pools on three different levels for a perfect view of our massive 40-foot tall high-definition screen. Reserve cabanas or day beds, or snag one of the comfortable chaise lounge chairs to lounge by the water and order off of the incredible poolside menu. You can get your Labor Day Weekend grill classics like hot dogs and sliders, or you can elevate your experience with items like lobster corn dogs and gourmet grazing boards. Complete your pool visit with a cocktail or two – the frozen cocktails are especially nice in the heat.
Have Some BBQ
Labor Day Weekend at home usually includes a cookout in someone’s backyard. While you might not have your grill on hand in Vegas, you’re not out of luck. Las Vegas is home to a number of amazing barbecue restaurants to help you get your summer holiday weekend BBQ fix. If you want a true Vegas experience, grab a bite at Project BBQ, a food truck on Fremont Street that offers some authentic Carolina BBQ right in the heart of the Downtown Las Vegas action. You’ll find classics like bratwurst and pulled pork, along with signature items like brisket empanadas and the garbage bowl – chips topped with brisket, pulled pork, chicken, BBQ sauce, beer cheese, bacon, and slaw.
Enjoy a Refreshing Drink
September in Las Vegas can be pretty hot, and one of the best ways to cool yourself down on Labor Day Weekend is with a refreshing drink. Las Vegas bars have a lot to offer, no matter what your drink of choice may be. If you’re looking for a classic Las Vegas frozen drink that will keep you cool, head to Circa Bar on Fremont Street. You can find beer and classic cocktails at places like Mega Bar, Overhang Bar, and Vegas Vickie’s. For a more elevated cocktail experience, make your way to Legacy Club. Not only will you find some amazing craft cocktails, whiskeys, and wine, but you’ll also find some of the best views of Las Vegas at this prime rooftop bar.
Place Some Bets
If you’re visiting Las Vegas for Labor Day Weekend, you need to add the casinos and sportsbooks to your list. Not only are they exhilarating while you place your bets and cross your fingers for a win, but they’re also a great place to enjoy some air conditioning and some casino cocktails that will cool you down. For those more into classic casino table games and slots, the Circa casino is the place to be. The casino at Circa Las Vegas offers two floors of games, and if you can find it, there’s even a secret bar in the High Limit Gaming area if you need another refreshment.
For sports lovers, place your bets at the Circa Sports sportsbook. With 3 floors of betting glory, this is the largest sportsbook in the world, and a great place to spend your Labor Day Weekend. You’ll find 78M pixels of your favorite teams on screen, and you can grab a drink at Overhang Bar when the games get intense.
See a Show
Holiday weekends bring in big crowds, which also brings in some great artists. Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Fisher, Kygo, Chris Lake, Tyga, and Lil Jon are just some of the names you’ll catch this Labor Day Weekend. Exodus Festival (EDM) and Desert Drip (hip-hop) are going to be great LDW music festival takeovers, where multiple clubs will be participating and hosting some of the best artists in the genres. If the club isn’t your scene, be sure to make your way to the Fremont Street Experience. Not only is there free nightly music, but on Saturday the 3rd, the Downtown Rocks free concert series will also be hosting Rick Springfield, Men at Work, and John Waite.
If you’re in town for a Las Vegas Labor Day Weekend, you’re sure to have the time of your life. With so many activities to choose from, this city is the perfect spot to celebrate summer while it’s still here. Pools, great food, refreshing drinks, and top talent are all just around the corner! To make your Labor Day Weekend even greater, book a room at Circa Las Vegas Resort, where you’ll be close to the action of Downtown Las Vegas while having access to the best restaurants, bars, pools, and rooms in Las Vegas.