It may be chilly in your neck of the woods, but it’s still quite warm in Las Vegas this time of year.
One bonus of a dry heat, however, is that you’ll find things cool down quite a bit at night, making for a nice mix of temps to ease you into the colder weather.
If you’re planning a trip and looking for things to do in Las Vegas in the Fall, take a look at our suggestions for the top attractions and activities to check out this year.
Save on Attraction Admission
Regular admission to a number of these Las Vegas area activities are available on the Go Las Vegas Card.
Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 60% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.
Please note, some of the Fall events listed below may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Las Vegas Card.
Zombie Burlesque at V Theater
With comedy, variety acts, a live big band and an award winning cast of characters, Zombie Burlesque takes place in Las Vegas during the atomic era, circa 1958.
Be the first living audience to experience classic burlesque, zany musical numbers and top-notch singing all performed by the sexiest zombies at the hottest, formerly “zombie only” nightclub in town.
This is a fun complement to any other Halloween-inspired activities you might be enjoying this fall. Who knows? Perhaps it will inspire your costuming decisions come October 31!
Getting In: Zombie Burlesque show tickets are available with the Go Las Vegas® Card.
Explore the Hoover Dam
If you can’t get enough of the stunning outdoor sights of the Las Vegas area, you have to see the Hoover Dam. Here’s a man-made marvel for the books – it’s literally known as the “greatest dam ever built.”
Come here for the stunning views and unbeatable photo opportunities. You’ll also be able to enjoy fascinating stories about its unique architecture, and explore the attached museum and galleries to learn more about the Hoover Dam.
Getting In: Hoover Dam tour tickets are available with the Go Las Vegas® Card.
See the Strip from Above
If you’re in search of those perfect views of the Las Vegas Strip, then a ride up to the top of the High Roller Observation Wheel should be on your to-do list.
Take as many photos as you like on this leisurely 30-minute ride and save yourself some money on postcards.
Or, if you really want to be adventurous, then you can see the city aboard an evening helicopter flight above the Vegas Strip! This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will certainly provide a unique perspective on the city below.
Getting In: High Roller Observation Wheel tickets are available with the Go Las Vegas® Card.
Tour the City with Big Bus Las Vegas
Looking for a comprehensive overview of Las Vegas, now that the crazy tourist crowds have died down? A convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour is a great option.
You’ll be escorted through the city and shown the highlights that go beyond this casino or that hotel – see the real Las Vegas and learn secrets only locals know.
Getting In: Hop On Hop Off Las Vegas Tour tickets are available with the Go Las Vegas® Card.
Tour the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
It’s the perfect time of year to trek out into the desert to marvel at one of Mother Nature’s greatest wonders – the epic Grand Canyon.
Take a convenient bus tour of the beautiful South Rim for the full experience, and avoid the major summer crowds.
This full-day excursion includes many of the major highlights of both the South Rim and the territory en route, including the historic Grand Canyon Railway deport in Williams, AZ, and a ride over theMike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Hoover Dan Bypass Bridge.
Getting In: Grand Canyon bus tour tickets are available as a bonus option with 3-, 4-, and 5-Day Go Las Vegas® Card.
First Friday Arts Celebration
The first Friday of each month
Located in the Las Vegas Arts District, this monthly celebration of local art and artistry is a fun free event for everyone.
Swing by the Arts Factory for a show of works by more than 100 different area artists whose work spans the gamut from fine photography to inventive mixed media.
Local restaurants and bars will also open their doors to join in the fun.
Getting In: Admission to First Friday Arts is free.
Life is Beautiful Festival
September 21 – 24, 2018
Fremont Street Area
This massive annual festival only gets bigger and better each year.
This year, you’ll be able to find your inspiration somewhere in the mix of culinary masters, engaging speakers, top-notch concert performances, breathtaking singers, and several innovative art installations.
Musical guests this year are the highlights, including big names like Travis Scott, The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Bastille, and more.
Getting In: Admission to the Life is Beautiful Festival is separately ticketed and is not included with the Las Vegas Explorer Pass®. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.
Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival
October 12-14, 2018
A big fan of Game of Thrones? Live out your own medieval fantasy (albeit a much gentler one) in Sunset Park this October.
Enjoy historical reenactments, jousting tournaments, informative talks, authentic medieval-inspired food, plus period arts and artisans, including a real blacksmith! Come in costume and join the fun with the whole family.
Getting In: Admission to the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival is separately ticketed and is not included with the Las Vegas Explorer Pass®. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.
Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival
October 20, 2018
Clark County Amphitheater
One of the area’s favorite fall festivals, it’s also one of the biggest beer-centric events in the region. Join more than 60 breweries and their 200+ beers on tap for one delicious tasting event.
You’ll also get to hear talks by celebrity chefs and enjoy festive local life music. Be sure to try a seasonal pumpkin beer! Food is also available for purchase.
Getting In: Admission to the Downtown Brew Festival is separately ticketed and is not included with the Las Vegas Explorer Pass®. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.
A Few Other Fun Things to do in Las Vegas this Fall
- Be inspired by the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival or the Zombie Burlesque Show to craft the perfect Halloween costume.
- Pick some pumpkins or apples at Gilcrease Orchard.
- Explore the Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio, now themed for fall.
- Enjoy some gently spooky fun at the Springs Preserve Haunted Harvest event.
- Roam The Farm for some country-style events like hay mazes, pony rides, and more.
- Combine pumpkin picking with theme park-style rides at Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch.
- Attend one of the many (many) local music festivals.
- Stock up on fresh fall produce at a local farmer’s market, like the Henderson Farmer’s Market.
- A big art lover? Try Art in the Park.
- Pop by the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art for an art & wine event series.
- Keep an eye out for our special Halloween post!
Who knew autumn could be this much fun? We hope you enjoyed these suggestions of a few popular things to do in Las Vegas in the Fall.
And remember, you can save on combined admission on many of these popular attractions, tours, and more with the Las Vegas Explorer Pass®.
Please note, some of the Fall events taking place mentioned in this post may be separately ticketed and not included with the Las Vegas Explorer Pass®.