Fall in Las Vegas signals cooler weather and fall festivities. We love fall fun in Las Vegas. October reveals the unique spirit of locals who go over the top to celebrate Halloween, food and festivities. We’ve got some great ideas for visitors and residents to find when visiting Las Vegas in the Fall.
Many business operators have begun to adapt to the current conditions and offer modified services and experiences that comply with health and hygiene guidelines for COVID-19. Despite these changes, you can never run out of fun things to do, so with health and safety first and foremost, here is what we found!
Halloween Town – Ages 2-11 October 5-31
There are actually three locations of this attraction in and around the town. Featuring a pumpkin patch and hayrides, and attractions. Get your costume on and go have a great time! Check their website link for details here.
The Farm Fall Festival – All Ages Open Weekends
The farm is a petting zoo and animal sanctuary. All proceeds from pumpkin sales go to care for abused animals. For more information, go here.
McKee Ranch Foundation – All Ages
An animal sanctuary located in a scenic part of Las Vegas. Come and enjoy the rural side of life in Las Vegas! Be sure to bring carrots & crackers to feed the animals. $5 or more donation suggested. Visit their Facebook page here for more information.
Aerial View of The Strip Is Breath-taking
Las Vegas wakes up and comes alive as soon as the sun sets. The lights of the Strip shine so bright that it’s easy to lose count of the helicopters in the sky. An aerial view of the strip and surrounding attractions is worth the time!
Companies like Maverick, Sundance, and Papillon offer various tours above the Strip and to remote destinations like the Grand Canyon or Valley of Fire. To elevate your experience, put on your virtual reality goggles (Oculus Rift or HTC Vive) and take a simulated flight over the Hoover Dam. The modern marvel is the only thing holding back 10 trillion gallons of water at Lake Mead. It looks incredible from the air.
Visit Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum
This quirky Las Vegas museum showcases original collectibles from supposedly haunted destinations around the United States in a 1938 property believed to be haunted. We all know Zak, paranormal investigator, and host of the Travel Channel series Ghost Adventures. Explore more than 30 rooms filled with artifacts and keep an eye out for spirits roaming the halls. Visit this voted #1 Best Haunted Destination by visiting their website.
Walk through the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
A festive display of all sorts of flora, the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens changes with each season and is not to be missed. Maintained by a team of 120 skilled horticulturalists and designers, they transform the Bellagio’s 14,000 square foot conservatory into a beautiful botanic paradise each season. (Lantz 2017) It’s open 24 hours. Discover fall festivities here.
Don’t Forget to Watch Our Famous Shows!
Several Las Vegas large venues have reopened, which opens doors for some of the city’s biggest live shows. You can expect social distancing protocols and restrictions on how many people can gather inside, but that won’t impact the show’s quality. Be sure to reach out ahead of time to get show dates, times, and health protocols. After all, Vegas is known for much more than just gambling, and these shows are a big draw.
Head Out of Town for a Day Trip – Boulder City
If you like to take a breath from the excitement of the casinos, take a quick road trip to Boulder City, about a 30-minute drive southeast of Vegas. The Hoover Dam isn’t offering tours temporarily, but you can ride the train tracks with Rail Explorers, watch bighorn sheep hang out at Hemenway Park, and visit the free Hoover Dam museum. (Kachelriess 2020)
Just make sure to grab a beer and burger across the street at The Dillinger, an old bank transformed into a speakeasy-style bar and restaurant.
Fall Fun Awaits!
Despite being in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas can get a little chilly around this time. And it is one of the reasons why many people like to visit during fall as summers have traditionally 100+ degree temperatures. It’s also prime convention season. Navigate your journey between holidays and conventions to take advantage of fewer crowds and discounts.
We’re Here When You Need Us
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Kachelriess, R. (2020, August 20). Actually Cool Things You Can (Still) Do in Las Vegas Right Now. Thrillist. https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/las-vegas/things-to-do-in-las-vegas.
Lantz, S. (2017, February 9). The 10 Things to See & Do On The Las Vegas Strip. Culture Trip. https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/nevada/articles/the-10-coolest-things-to-see-do-on-the-las-vegas-strip/.