Summer nights in Vegas were made for midnight swims, sunset picnics and full-moon hikes to secret springs. Summer nights are when Vegas’ star shines bright—and deliciously hot. Below are 10 Vegas hot spots to visit when the sun goes down and Mother Nature turns up the heat.
Omnia at Caesars Palace
Embrace the sultry side of summer at one of the hottest nightclubs in Las Vegas – the 75,000-square foot Omnia. Show off your tanned physique on the dance floor, or catch a romantic moment on Omnia’s spacious outdoor terrace, where you can drink in views of Paris’ twinkling Eiffel Tower.
VIP Party Crawl
Soak in the sweaty vibrancy of a summer night in Vegas with a club crawl. Sign up for the VIP Party Crawl by Nite Tours and enjoy stops at five popular bars and clubs along the famous Las Vegas Strip. Party with strangers and revel in a first-class VIP club experience.
Haunted Vegas Tour and Ghost Hunt
Embrace the darker side of sin city with a Haunted Vegas Tour and Ghost Hunt. During the two hour-long tour, you’ll get to geek out over ghost hunting equipment (EMF meters and temperature guns, anyone?) and visit several goosebump-inducing sites, such as the intersection where Tupac Shakur was murdered, as well as the infamous “Motel of Death.”
Nightfall Pool Party at Drai’s Beach Club at Cromwell
Cool off after a glittery spin on the dance floor with a midnight swim at the Nightfall Pool Party at Drais Beach Club. Located on the roof of the Cromwell Resort and Casino, Dria’s offers one of the best views of the Strip and a 2018 summer concert line up that includes Method Man, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne.
Rooftop Bar and Speakeasy at Commonwealth
Drink, dance, and enjoy the panoramic views of downtown Las Vegas under a patchwork of twinkly fairly lights at Commonwealth’s rooftop bar. End the night downstairs in the bar’s secret speakeasy—The Laundry Room. You’ll need the secret code and a reservation to get in, but it’s worth the hassle. The dimly-lit bar provides a quiet, intimate retreat; perfect for a whispered conversation over a refreshing cucumber cocktail.
Night Hike at Spring Mountain State Park
Walk among the wildflowers and wild burrows and let the moon (and a park ranger) guide you on a stroll through the ash tree groves and natural springs of Spring Mountain State Park. Added bonus: The park is located in secluded Red Rock Canyon, which means it’s often 10 degrees cooler than elsewhere in the Vegas Valley.
The Cosmopolitan Dive-In Movies
Catch a movie in the most quintessentially summer way possible: Poolside at the Cosmopolitan Resort. Get comfy on a deck chair or cool your sunburned bod on a pool float and enjoy a lazy summer Monday in front of the big screen. Upcoming films include summery classics Grease, 50 First Dates and Forrest Gump. Admission is $5 or free for hotel guests. Doors open at 7:00pm.
Free Summer Concerts at Fremont Street
Grab your dancing shoes and a cold drink and head downtown, where they’ll be dancing (and drinking!) in the streets. Every summer, Fremont Street hosts a free summer night concert series under their giant video canopy, featuring live musicians and bands like Lit, Marcy’s Playground, Jefferson Starship and Melissa Etheridge.
Super Summer Theatre
Pack a picnic of wine and cheese and a soft blanket and book a show at Super Summer Theatre. The local Las Vegas theatre house produces Broadway-quality outdoor plays and musicals in an amphitheater in Red Rock Canyon. The theatre juts up against the cliffs of the Spring Mountain range and is surrounded by natural springs and even a lake, which means cooler temperatures and scenic views.
Jammyland Cocktail Bar and Reggae Kitchen
Get your fill of live reggae music, homemade jerk chicken and rum cocktails in the trendy, Jamaican bar Jammyland – newly opened in Las Vegas’ Arts District. Relax with a Mai Tai in the air-conditioned bar or brave the island temperatures outside on the expansive and colorful patio. Afterward, venture to the Art’s District’s other popular hangouts—The Velveteen Rabbit and Rebar, both of which host outdoor concerts and a chill, laid back summer vibe.