Visiting Las Vegas for Thanksgiving
The debate about the best time to visit Vegas is a long-standing one. A city known to be busy all year round, the weekends continue to buzz with activity. Holidays are traditionally a family travel time. Why not Las Vegas this year?
The time between September and November is one of the best times to visit Vegas. The weather is pleasant, and the crowds are lighter. But the most significant advantage is that you could get some fantastic deals during this time. Whether it’s accommodations or flights, you can save significant money if you decide to visit on weekdays during this time.
The pandemic struck and changed things, slowing the pace of life globally, impacting Las Vegas as well. As venues reopen to tourists, things have changed. Most resorts are opening with limited amenities and limited hours of operation and observing social distancing guidelines. But you can still find plenty to do and see.
What You Can Do in Vegas During Thanksgiving
Planning to visit Vegas around Thanksgiving, but you are not sure of the current situation? Here’s some information that can help you decide.
Family Eating Options
Thanksgiving is all about the family, and why should it be any different if you are here in Vegas! You have plenty of dining options to make your Thanksgiving a festive feast. Vegas has 10 of the coveted Michelan-Starred Restuarants.
Don’t want to venture out, and you’d prefer to stay away from the crowds? Choose the in-room dining option and enjoy a delicious meal with your loved ones in the comfort of your room.
Black Friday Shopping
Does your Thanksgiving feel incomplete without splurging on some fantastic Black Friday deals? Our casino boutiques and shopping on the Strip are a great place to pick up holiday gifts. Make the most of some retail therapy. Here in Vegas, you will find something for everyone on your list. The Downtown Container Park has unique shops where you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts. There’s even a smartphone app called the “Explore Downtown LV”, offering discounts and incentives to visitors.
We’re known as the entertainment capital of the world and rightly so! As we gear up to welcome visitors and host entertainment shows, we’re ready! Apart from social distancing, other safety measures and protocols are also being put in place so visitors can be safe as they have a great time. The online resource The Vegas Primer has a list of clubs and pools closed, open or offering alternative fun experiences.
Important Tips To Remember
If you decide to travel, follow these safety measures during your trip to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
- Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when in public places.
- Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet apart (about 2 arms’ length) from anyone who is not from your household.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
- Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Many people are finding themselves questioning whether holiday travel will be safe enough after spending most of the year sequestered with our families. Unfortunately, there’s no cut-and-dry answer — it’s going to be careful risk-benefit analyses for each individual, experts say. (Sweet, 2020) Las Vegas is committed to continuing efforts to get things back to the glamour, glitz and fun on the Strip! This Thanksgiving we are grateful for every visitor who chooses to venture out to Las Vegas for entertainment, adventure, and unique relaxation experiences.
CDC. “COVID-19: Holiday Celebrations.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html.
Sweet, Joni. “Did COVID-19 Cancel Thanksgiving? What to Know About Holiday Travel During the Pandemic.” Healthline, 18 Oct. 2020, www.healthline.com/health-news/did-covid-19-cancel-thanksgiving-what-to-know-about-holiday-travel-during-the-pandemic#Should-you-travel-for-the-holidays?