What's the Weather like in Las Vegas in October
The weather in Las Vegas, USA continues to cool down in October, when the autumn season is in full swing. Throughout the month, the average temperature sits at around 21°C (made up of highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C), compared to November, which has an average temperature of around 13°C.
This average drops down to 22°C (highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C) by October 11th, to 20°C (highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C) by October 21st and reaches its lowest by October 31st at 17.5°C (highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C).
Even though it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures have been known to fall below 8°C and rise above 35°C in Las Vegas in October. The highest temperature ever registered in the city during this month is 38°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever recorded here at this time of year is 2°C.
With average temperatures as cool as these, October is a great month for travellers who aren't keen on scorching high temperatures and sunshine. If you're planning on spending your time inside in the casinos and show venues or want to ensure cool temperatures for outdoor activities, such as golf and sightseeing, this is a great time to go.
The temperatures are significantly colder at the end of the month than they are at the beginning, making the first fortnight in October the best time to go.
If you choose to visit Las Vegas in October, you'll need to bring a mixture of light and airy clothing for the daytime, as well as warmer clothing for the evenings. If you don't like the idea of wrapping up during your holiday, consider visiting during the warmer months, such as August or September.
The likelihood of you experiencing some rainfall during your holiday in Las Vegas stays roughly the same across the month. The probability of rainfall making an appearance on any given day starts off at 8% around October 2nd, dropping down to 7% by October 19th and rising back up to 8% by October 31st.
The most common types of precipitation you can expect to see at this time of year are light rain, thunderstorms and moderate rain. Overall, Las Vegas is subject to 8mm/0 inches of rainfall in October, spread out between three rainy days.
Average Sunshine Hours
Over the course of the month, Las Vegas boasts an average of ten hours of sunshine every day that's two hours less each day than in September. When these sunshine hours are combined with median cloud coverage of 0%, you'll have plenty of time to work on your tan by your hotel's swimming pool, if the temperatures are warm enough.
Because of the desert location, Las Vegas stays very dry all-year-round. Throughout October, the relative humidity for the city fluctuates between 15% (dry) and 49% (comfortable), rarely rising above 74% (humid) or falling below 8% (very dry).
The air tends to be at its driest around October 1st, when the relative humidity for the city falls below 19% three days out of every four. On the other hand, the air is usually at its most humid around October 31st, when it rises above 36% (comfortable) three days out of every four.
Across October, the typical wind speeds in Las Vegas range from 0 m/s (calm) to 6 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely going over 10 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) occurs around October 1st, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s happens around October 31st, when the average daily maximum is 5 m/s (gentle breeze).
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Las Vegas Hotels in October
La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport South
La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport South is perfect for holidaymakers on a small budget. This affordable hotel is located right next to the McCarran International Airport and provides free shuttle buses to the airport and the Las Vegas strip which is only two miles away.
Accommodation comes in the form of spacious guestrooms, each of which features free WiFi access and complimentary daily breakfast. The onsite services and facilities include outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and pets are permitted to stay onsite. You'll find plenty of bars, restaurants, clubs, show venues and other entertainment just a short shuttle ride away on the Las Vegas strip.
Hampton Inn Las Vegas Airport
The Hampton Inn Las Vegas Airport is another budget-friendly hotel, situated close to the McCarran International Airport and only three miles from the Las Vegas strip. This hotel also provides a free shuttle bus to the strip, making it easy to enjoy all the shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities available there.
There are 129 guest rooms, suites and accessible rooms, each of which includes a free hot breakfast, high-speed internet access and use of the onsite fitness centre. Lunch and dinner options aren't available onsite, but there are several restaurants only a short walk away.
Marriott's Grand Chateau
For something a bit more luxurious, consider Marriott's Grand Chateau. Here you can choose between South of France-inspired one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, each of which comes with views of the Las Vegas strip and high-speed internet access. Some of the hotel's highlights include fitness centre, outdoor bar and rooftop swimming pool.
If that's not enough to keep you entertained, Marriot's Grand Chateau's Downtown Las Vegas location means that there are plenty of eating and drinking options, plus theatres, show bars and other attractions all within walking distance.
Hampton Inn Tropicana
The Hampton Inn Tropicana is perfect for visitors who want to be far enough from the strip to avoid the noise, but close enough to it to actually enjoy it. Found only ½ a mile away from the Las Vegas strip close to many bars, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues, this hotel offers 322 guest rooms, suites and accessible rooms, all of which feature free hot breakfast, WiFi access and use of the gym. Shuttle buses are provided to and from the airport and Las Vegas strip, and the hotel also offers a bar and room service.
Bars and Restaurants
Le Cirque is the place to go for a gourmet dining experience in Las Vegas. Located inside the Bellagio Hotel and open Tuesday-Sunday from 5.30pm until 10pm, this sophisticated restaurant serves French cuisine with contemporary influences.
There are eight different menus available, including seasonal, tasting, pre-theatre, a la carte, black truffle, vegan, vegetarian and dessert menus, plus a world-class wine list with more than 900 international selections. There is a formal dress code, so make sure you dress appropriately.
For a light lunch or afternoon pick-me-up, head to MadHouse Coffee. This upbeat cafe is consistently busy throughout the day and serves up a tasty selection of sandwiches, salads and cakes, alongside is legendary hot drinks.
Frank Sinatra lovers won't want to miss the chance to dine at Sinatra. Located inside the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel and open every night from 5.30pm until 10.30pm, this restaurant is dedicated to Frank Sinatra, with prints and photographs of the man decorating the walls and pieces from his career including an Academy Award scattered throughout the restaurant.
Diners can choose to sit inside the restaurant or on the outdoor patio, where they can browse the menu which features Italian specialities, such as hot and cold appetisers, pasta, fish, meat and side dishes.
Gold Spike is the place to go for a trendy Las Vegas bar with free high-speed WiFi access. Located within the Gold Spike Hotel & Casino, the bar serves a wide selection of craft beers and handmade cocktails which you can sip whilst surfing the web or watching the flat-screen TVs which broadcast sporting events.
The casual hipster vibe is added to through beanbag seats and giant versions of family games, such as Jenga and Connect Four. On weekends, Gold Spike regularly provides entertainment with live bands and DJs.
Things to do in Las Vegas in October
Armando Vera Magic Show
The Armando Vera Magic Show is the best place in Vegas for a VIP up-close magic experience. The performance takes place at the Saxe Theatre at the Planet Hollywood Casino at 3pm and is followed at 4pm by the Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show, meaning you get two shows for the price of one!
The Armando Vera Magic Show focuses on sleight of hand and the small size of the theatre means that you'll be so close to the action you'll hardly believe what you're seeing. Audience interaction plays a major part in the show, so consider sitting toward the back if you don't want to join in.
Pinball Hall of Fame
For a family-friendly day out, hit the Pinball Hall of Fame. Situated on Tropicana and open Sunday-Thursday at 11am-11pm and Friday-Saturday at 11am-midnight, the Pinball Hall of Fame boasts 10,000 square feet of pinball machines making it the world's largest pinball collection. The machines are all owned by one collector and range from those made in the 1950s up until 1990s, all of which you can play for free.
If you're looking to escape the bright lights of the city for a day, then take a tour of the impressive Hoover Dam, another Nevada landmark. This imposing structure was built in the 1930s and has been powering the local area ever since; today you can explore it with the help of dedicated and friendly tour guides.
Everything is seamlessly organised, with pick-up and drop off at major hotels factored into the visit. Visitors begin with a Powerplant tour, before moving onto the Vistor Center, which teaches you everything you need to know about hydropower and the history of the dam.
Las Vegas boasts a formidable skyline and the Stratosphere Tower is the best place in the city to take in the views. Belonging to the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, this ranks as the tallest free-standing observation point in the US and affords incredible vistas over Las Vegas and its surrounding areas.