What to Expect, Plan, and Pack for Winter in Vegas

Snow Capped Mountains During Winter in Vegas

With the hotel at Circa Resort now open, it’s time to start planning your winter getaway to Vegas. From exploring the great outdoors to lounging in heated pools, Vegas is the place to be this winter. See what to expect with the weather, some great places to visit, and essential items to pack to make sure your winter in Vegas is the perfect trip!

 

Average Weather for Las Vegas Winter

 

One of the best parts about winter in Vegas is how mild the days are in the sun while still providing an opportunity to bundle up at night as chilly desert temperatures set in. These temperatures give you a great opportunity to explore outdoors without worrying about the blistering Las Vegas heat that typically comes with the summer months. And thankfully, the city is well-prepared to take full advantage of the outdoors! Winter takes place between late December and late March, and with an average of 7 days of rain between the 3-month span, our desert is truly a winter paradise. Below are the average temperatures seen during the winter in Vegas:

  • Las Vegas Weather in December: High 60° | Low 27° | 1 day of rain
  • Las Vegas Weather in January: High 59° | Low 28° | 2 days of rain
  • Las Vegas Weather in February: High 66° | Low 33° | 2 days of rain
  • Las Vegas Weather in March: High 72° | Low 39° | 2 days of rain

 

Best Places to Visit in Winter in Vegas

  • Hoover Dam: 81 Hoover Dam Access Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005
  • Lee Canyon: 6725 Lee Canyon Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124

 

Person Packing Suitcase for Winter in Vegas

 

What to Pack for Vegas in Winter

 

Bathing Suit

A bathing suit in winter? Yes! You can either use it to take a polar plunge into the Colorado River, take a dip in the natural hot springs nearby, or relax in one of the heated pools at Stadium Swim.

Casual Clothes

Las Vegas has a lot more to offer than places that require a dress code. Pack some clothes that you feel comfortable in for the times that you are exploring or doing something casual.

 

Formal Clothes

On the occasions when you do go out, be sure to pack two or three nice outfits that can fit any occasion. Check dress code requirements for places you want to visit before you pack your bag.

 

Formal Shoes

To go along with the formal clothes, pack shoes that are appropriate. Keep the weather in mind, as shoes like open-toed heels might keep your feet cold during winter in Vegas.

 

Government ID

Traveling with your ID is important no matter what, but it is especially important in Vegas! For example, Circa Las Vegas is a 21+ resort, meaning no ID equals no entry. Keep your ID in a safe and secure spot so you don’t misplace it.

 

Woman Using Hand Sanitizer While Traveling to Vegas

 

Hand Sanitizer

Staying healthy is key while traveling, and that’s especially true during winter in Vegas. The drier, colder air can make sickness more transmissible, so bring a small hand sanitizer with you to keep the germs at bay.

 

Hat

Whether it’s a baseball cap for hiking or a fancy sun hat for lounging by the heated pool, packing a hat for Vegas is a good call. Even though it’s winter, the sun is still bright, and a sunburnt scalp is never fun!

 

Ibuprofen

The harsh reality of vacation is sometimes… it can hurt. Ibuprofen can help with a lot of different travel pains, whether it’s back pain from travel, pulling something while exploring, or a headache from the night before.

 

Layering Items

Winter in Vegas has highs ranging from 59-66 and lows ranging from 27-33, so layering will be your best friend. Scarves, gloves, hats, and jackets are nice to have on hand for temperature shifts.

 

Light Jacket

As just mentioned, layering is key in winter. If nothing else, be sure to pack a light jacket or sweater for layering. Not only can the outside temperature shift, but you never know what the A/C will be like inside.

 

Man Applying Lotion During Las Vegas Winter

 

Lotion

Winter in Vegas brings colder, drier air, which could leave your skin feeling pretty rough. Pack lotion for your body and face to avoid the pain of dry skin. Lotion with aloe is a great choice in the event of a sunburn.

 

Lucky Charm

Some don’t believe in luck, but where’s the fun in that? Bring along your lucky charm to give you that extra push when you’re looking to win big in the casino or cheering on your favorite team at the sportsbook!

 

Mask

A mask is an important thing to pack when visiting Las Vegas in winter. The state of Nevada currently requires you wear a face covering, so don’t leave yours at home! Not only does it keep people safer and healthier, it can also help keep your face warm in the cold.

 

Outdoorsy Clothing

One of the best parts about Las Vegas winters is that they allow for more outdoor exploration. If you want to go on a hike, pack appropriate items like athletic clothing and hiking shoes.

 

Power Bank

Imagine the stress and disappointment in your phone losing power while you’re on the go in Vegas. You can avoid this entirely by bringing along a power bank for those emergency charges – some are even as small as a tube of lipstick.

 

Woman in Las Vegas in Winter Using Reusable Water Bottle

 

Reusable Water Bottle

Staying hydrated is always important, especially when you’re traveling. Drinking, walking around, eating decadent food, and dry air can all put a toll on your body, but water can help. Bring a refillable water bottle for easy access.

 

Sandals

Yes, it’s winter, and open-toed shoes might not be the top thing on your list. But if you are planning on visiting the pool, flip flops and sandals make the experience much nicer and easier.

 

Sunscreen

Like we’ve mentioned, just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean the sun isn’t out to play. Sunscreen is just as important in the winter as it is any other month, so pack sunscreen to cover exposed skin. Your face should be a main focus here.

 

Walking Shoes

Unlike other places that may be covered in snow in the winter, Vegas is the perfect temperature for walking around the city. Broken-in and comfortable shoes are key for walking to avoid painful feet.

 

Vitamin C

Taking vitamin C is an all-around great thing to do. Traveling lowers your immune system due to the stress on your body, and taking vitamin C can help build it back up to help prevent getting sick from travel, crowds, and general fatigue.

This season, plan a trip to spend winter in Vegas. Use this packing list to ensure you have the perfect trip, and be sure to check out some of the best places to visit in winter in Las Vegas for a memorable trip. Book a room at the newly-opened hotel at Circa Las Vegas Resort & Casino to experience a Las Vegas winter in style! We have warm cocktails and heated pools at Stadium Swim, heat lamps at the Legacy Club rooftop bar, and so much more.