Averages for Las Vegas in July
On average, July is the hottest month of the year in Las Vegas, USA. At the start of the month, the average temperature for the city begins at 32°C (created by highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C), before peaking at 33.5°C (highs of 40°C and lows of 27°C) in the middle of the month and very slowly dropping down to 33°C (highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C) by the end of the month.
Although it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 43°C and fall below 23°C in Las Vegas in July. The highest temperature ever recorded in the city in July is 47°C, whilst the coldest temperature ever recorded in the city during this month is 18°C.
With average temperatures as scorching as these, July in Las Vegas is only suitable for holidaymakers who love the sunshine and the heat. If you’re planning on visiting the city at this time of year, you’re best off avoiding the middle of the month when the temperatures are at their highest and visiting either at the beginning or the end of July, when the temperature is a couple of degrees cooler. Either way, you’ll need to pack plenty of light and airy clothing to keep you cool, as well as swimming gear and loads of suntan cream if you plan on spending some time by the swimming pool.
If you don’t enjoy hours of sunshine and scorching temperatures, you’re best off forgetting about Las Vegas in July and visiting during one of the cooler autumn months, like October.
The probability of rainfall occurring on an average day in Las Vegas increases as the month develops, making the time around July 1 st the best time to go if you want to avoid a rain shower. The likelihood of precipitation starts off at 9% on July 1 st increasing to 11% by July 11 th and reaching its peak at 13% on July 28 th. The most common types of precipitation you can expect to experience during your holiday in Las Vegas in July are thunderstorms, light rain and moderate rain. Over the course of the month, the city receives an average of 9mm/0 inches of rainfall which is divided between four rainy days.
Throughout July, Las Vegas enjoys an average of 13 hours of sunshine every day – that’s the same as in May and June. When accompanied with median cloud coverage of 0%, you’ll have ample opportunity to work on your tan at your hotel’s swimming pool during your holiday in Las Vegas.
Thanks to its desert location, Las Vegas remains very dry all-year-round. In July, the relative humidity for the city ranges between 12% (very dry) and 39% (comfortable), sometimes falling as low as 4% (very dry) and almost never rising above 60% (mildly humid). The air in Las Vegas is most often at its driest around July 8 th, when the relative humidity falls below 16% (dry) three days out of every four, whilst the most humid day of the month tends to be July 31 st, when it rises above 28% (dry) three days out of every four.
Over the course of the month, typical wind speeds in the city range between 0 m/s (calm) and 8 m/s (moderate breeze), almost never rising above 10 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around July 1 st when the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. At the other end of the scale, the lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) happens around July 18 th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s (moderate breeze).
Las Vegas sign keyring in Las Vegas, Nevada taken by Steven Where to stay
When it comes to top quality spa hotels in Las Vegas, you can’t beat Platinum Hotel. This boutique hotel is located away from the noisy strip, making it perfect for a relaxing, quiet holiday. Here accommodation is provided in the form of suites, many of which include city views. In addition to the international restaurant and cocktail lounge, the highlight of the Platinum Hotel is the WELL Spa which provides guests with massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.
The Best Western Plus Las Vegas West is another great choice for quiet hotels off the Las Vegas strip. Found just a short distance from Summerlin, this hotel allows you to enjoy the natural side of Las Vegas that most visitors never get the chance to see. Here guests will stay in a king suite which includes a kitchenette, high-speed internet access and free daily breakfast. There is a small selection of amenities available onsite, such as indoor swimming pool and gym, with loads of shopping malls, cinemas, bars and restaurants available a quick drive away.
Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa is perfect for holidaymakers who want it all. Situated in front of the Red Rock Canyon and only a ten minute drive away from the Las Vegas strip, this hotel lets you take in all the natural landmarks during the day before hitting the casinos on the night. Around 14 different variations of suites and villas are available, all of which come with high-speed internet access. There are eight different restaurants and cafes available onsite, plus a spa and fitness centre, as well as a casino with 3,000 slot machines, table games, video poker and sports betting.
For something a bit more affordable, check out the Hilton Grand Vacations Suites at the Flamingo. Positioned on the most famous corner of the Las Vegas strip close to Caesars Palace and the Bellagio, this hotel provides guests with studios, one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom suites, all of which feature views looking out onto the hotel’s lush gardens. You’ll find the Desert Garden Shop & Deli and a seasonal pool bar open April-October onsite, with many more bars, restaurants and entertainment venues only a stone’s throw away.
Red Rock Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada taken by Rosa Things to do
Boys II Men is one of the most popular shows in Las Vegas. Held at the Terry Fator Theatre inside the Mirage Hotel and Casino at 7.30pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this show sees the Grammy Award winning R&B group take to the stage to perform classics such as “Water Runs Dry”, “On Bended Knee” and “End of the Road”. You can choose to buy an ordinary show-only ticket to see the trio play or book a VIP package, which includes first, second or third row seats guaranteed, commemorative VIP lanyard and a free photo of you with Boys II Men.
Since it’s such a popular place to get married, Vegas is packed full of wedding chapels. The Wee Kirk Las Vegas Wedding Chapel is the original Las Vegas chapel which opened in 1940. Here you can choose to get married or renew your vows during one of the two basic wedding packages or the four deluxe wedding packages. For a traditional Las Vegas-style wedding, there are also seven Elvis wedding packages available. The Week Kirk Las Vegas Wedding Chapel can provide as many or as few services as you need, from hair, makeup and outfits to the marriage license, limo and flowers.
If you’ve never seen a hypnotist before, make sure you catch the Hypnosis Unleashed show during your holiday in Las Vegas. This performance is the longest running show on the Las Vegas strip and takes place every night at 7.30pm at the Hooters Casino Hotel. Interaction plays a huge part in the show, so if you’re not up for being hypnotised yourself, you might want to consider sitting at the back to avoid being selected. By combining comedy and genuine hypnosis, certified hypnotherapist Kevin Lepine convinces participants that they’ve lost body parts and turned into celebrities, all for the fun of the audience.
For a thrill unlike any other, visit Vegas Indoor Skydiving. This is America’s very first indoor skydiving facility, built in 1982, and is found along Convention Center Drive, open every day from 9.45am until 8pm. There are special experiences for first time fliers, are well as other packages available for people who’ve done this before. If you choose to skydive in a group, you’ll even get a commemorative DVD to remind you of your day. Although there is no restriction on age, there are limits on weight and height, so make sure you check the website before you go.
Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill in Las Vegas, Nevada taken by Jim Eating and drinking out
If you’re craving a steak and want to enjoy it in plush surroundings, consider dining at SW Steakhouse. Located inside the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel, this restaurant serves dinner every night between 5.30pm and 10pm and is one of only three restaurants in the whole of the US which is certified to serve authentic Kobe beef. In addition to the popular Japanese meat, there are also five charred prime steaks and chops to choose from, as well as a selection of other fish and seafood dishes.
For something equally as fancy and sophisticated, take a look at Hugo’s Cellar. Located within the Four Queens Casino Hotel and open from 5.30pm until 10.30pm every night, this intimate restaurant is perfect for a romantic meal. The comprehensive menu offers a selection of hot and cold appetisers, char-broiled steaks, speciality dishes and seafood, as well as a handful of homemade desserts.
When it comes to a modern speakeasy type of bar, you can’t beat the Commonwealth. Located in Downtown Las Vegas and open 6pm-2am from Wednesday to Friday and from 8pm until 2am on Saturdays and Sundays, this bar boasts live music performances on the rooftop and an exclusive invite-only lounge for the ultimate private parties. Although there is a wide variety of drinks available, emphasis is put on cocktails and if you want to be guaranteed a seat, you’re advised to make a reservation.
If you’ve got a taste for vodka, don’t pass up the opportunity to visit VDKA during your holiday in Las Vegas. Situated within the Wynn Hotel Las Vegas, this bar serves up 150 different variations of vodka, including bacon and peanut butter! You can choose to drink the vodkas straight, on the rocks or in a cocktail such as a blood orange cosmopolitan or a sugar cookie martini. VDKA is open every night from 6pm until late.
Night time view of the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada taken by Noel