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Best Things to Do in Las Vegas in Summer

Las Vegas is a hot destination in the summer – both literally and figuratively. With three-figure desert temperatures, Sin City is truly sizzling at this time of year, but rest-assured, there is still plenty to do - even for the most sunshine-averse.

If you’re planning a visit and looking for things to do in Las Vegas in the summer, check out our list of the top attractions and activities going on this year, including:

  • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
  • Hop-on Hop-off Las Vegas Tour
  • Hoover Dam Tour
  • Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
  • LINQ Promenade & High Roller Observation Wheel

Heading to the area to celebrate Independence Day? Then check out our post on things to do in Las Vegas 4th of July Weekend. If you are in Sin City for Labor Day, here are some things to do in Las Vegas on Labor Day Weekend.

LINQ Promenade & High Roller Observation Wheel

A fun area of the Strip to explore is the LINQ Promenade. This shopping and dining mecca is filled with plenty to explore and much to enjoy, including bars, concert venues, a bowling alley, and more. Another neat thing to do in the area is to ascend to the top of the High Roller Observation Wheel, which will provide excellent views of the Strip below and all the hectic glory of Las Vegas. With those long summer days, you’ll have plenty of time to head up there before the sun goes down.

Getting In: High Roller Observation Wheel tickets are included with the Go Las Vegas pass.

Hoover Dam Tour

Looking to get out of the heat of the city and dive into the gorgeous southwestern desert? Take a bus trip out to the Hoover Dam and tour this iconic architectural marvel. Take a guided tour to avoid the hassle of driving yourself, and enjoy an informative excursion to this signature attraction. You'll also enjoy mini-tours of Henderson, NV and Boulder City while en route. Do keep in mind that summer is one of the busiest times to visit the Hoover Dam, so expect some crowds.

Getting In: Hoover Dam Tour tickets are included with the Go Las Vegas pass.

Grand Canyon Tour & Route 66

Another absolutely must-do activity for those visiting Las Vegas with extra time on their hands is a voyage out to the inimitable Grand Canyon. Take a guided tour of the South Rim - the most visited area of the National Park - with the most distinctive lookout points and Native American heritage sites. You'll be provided with a morning snack and bottled water and picnic lunch, then a stop at most of the major landmarks like Mather Point, the Grand Canyon Railway, Hopi House Museum, and more.

Getting In: Grand Canyon Tour & Route 66 tickets are available as a premium attraction option with the 3-, 4-, and 5-Day Go Las Vegas pass.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

If you're looking for a fun museum to take the kids to, or just an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon while soaking up some culture, visit Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. This iconic wax museum is filled with informative exhibits and fascinating replicas of famous individuals from many areas of public life. Some of their featured exhibits include "Viva Las Vegas," "The Hangover Experience," "Marvel Superheroes," and more. It’s a great spot to cool off for a few hours, especially if the little ones are struggling in the midday sun.

Getting In: Madame Tussauds Las Vegas tickets are included with the Go Las Vegas pass.

Number One Escape Rooms

Looking for a fun challenge? These escape rooms are a great way to spend an afternoon before an evening on The Strip. Every room has been designed by a team of stage designers and professional gamers - so these games are as life-like as it gets!

Getting in: Number One Escape Rooms are included with the Go Las Vegas pass.

The Mob Museum

This delightful experience is a hit with visitors of all ages. Explore interactive exhibits and fascinating artifacts. Learn about the significant role that organized crime has played in American history, and focus on the stories of some of the most famous criminals in the country. They also host a number of special events throughout the summer, ranging from community safety events to book signings and beyond. Check out their website for specifics.

Getting In: Mob Museum tickets are included with the Go Las Vegas pass.

Save on Attraction Admission

Admission to a number of these Las Vegas activities is available on the Go Las Vegas pass. Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions for one affordable price.

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