Las Vegas at the end of July...

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  1. todd s

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    My wife & I are celebrating our 15th anniversary in LA. But, we are thinking of driving (and then fly home from there) to Las Vegas. My wife is concerned that it will be too hot to go to the pool. She is not a huge gambler and is worried their won't be anything to do during the day. Now, I have been to Disneyworld at the end of August. When its humid and 94 degrees. I know it gets hot..But, their is no humidity. I have heard its tolerable if you can find a shady spot. Can anyone help??

    Thanks!
     
  2. Carl Miller

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    I was there a couple of years ago in mid July for 4 days..It was 105 degrees or so every day I was there. I'm not a hot weather person, and 90 degrees is about all I can handle before I start feeling uncomfortable. So take this for whatever it's worth...I thought Vegas in July was way too hot. The sun is very strong and even in the shade I thought the heat was stifling.
     
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    I was there in early August last year and had a good time. But much of the day was spent in the pool because it's much too hot to sit in a lounge chair by the pool for more than 10-15 minutes at a stretch. Just make sure to bring some sandals to wear around the pool area...the concrete patios and walkways will be hot enough to burn your feet.
     
  4. ChrisMatson

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    I was there in July of 2003 when it was >100 every day. It will be hot, no doubt about that.



    If you have the money, there are many things to do and see in Vegas besides gamble. You could go to shows, museums, shops, restaurants, etc...

    More ideas here:
    http://www.visitlasvegas.com
     
  5. LewB

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    Check with the hotel and see if they have cabanas available. I stayed at MGM Grand a few years ago, and they were available, might be pricey, though. They have those mist sprays that make you feel cooler. I love the sun, but Vegas in the summer can be brutal. If you don't have a cabana, you wind up jockeying for position in an area in the shade (or where you think the shade will be as it gets hotter).
    You could try doing the pool in the AM, then spend the hottest part of the day sightseeing. Get too hot ? Duck in the next hotel and check out the sights. Just stay away from those $^%$*&^ time share sales people.
     
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    there's plenty to do in Vegas besides gambling and cooking in the sun by the pool.
     
  7. Rocky F

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    I was also there in July of '03, the first day we got there it was 120, which was the hottest it got, but every day was above 110. The wind felt like a blowtorch. However, it's a dry heat. I know that's a cliche, but it's true. The summers in Arkansas are so humid that when it gets above 90 you break a sweat walking across a parking lot, and feel like you need a nap or a shower (or both) after spending 10 minutes outside. But in Vegas you can walk up and down the strip, and yeah it's hot, but it doesn't drain all your energy like the humid heat does.
     
  8. Kevin_Spradley

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    Some buddies and I are going the weekend of July 7 - July 10 to celebrate our 30th year of existance. We all have been before but not in the summer. We are looking forward to the trip but not to the 100 deg weather, but we are from Alabama so we are used to some heat and humidity.

    Look out vegas..........
     
  9. LewB

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    Beware the 'dry heat' ! I agree that you don't feel nearly as drained as you do when you are in a humid locale, but that's the problem. When you feel icky, you are more likely to stop and get a drink. In the dry heat the water leaves you and you don't realize that you are dehydrated. A lesson I learned while on a day trip to the Hoover Dam during June. How they built that thing in that heat, I'll never know
     
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    While you can go to shows, shopping, restaurants, or even a movie (there's a multiplex on the strip I've been to a couple of times on past visits to take a break from the casino), you also can avoid the worst part of the day all together. You're in Vegas after all.

    My tried and true Vegas plan

    1. Stay out till 4 am-5am at the casinos or clubs
    2. Sleep till 11-12
    3. Have lunch
    4. Spend rest of the afternoon in bed/bath/beyond [​IMG] (it is an anniversary trip after all)
    5. Have dinner (or pool/spa then dinner)
    6. Go out around 8pm for nightlife/casino

    Rinse, repeat

    My wife actually suggested Vegas for our anniversary this year because Counting Crows (her favorite band) are playing Mandalay Bay on June 17th.
     
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    Stock up on lip balm. Dry Vegas summer heat is murder on the lips. However, 105 in Vegas is still more comfortable than NYC when it's 90.
     
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    Going back to Vegas in 30 days for the ArenaBowl. This will be my 3rd straight year with a trip to Vegas. My first was my 6th anniversary in 2004. It looks like I'll be staying at Mandalay Bay.
     
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    Went to Vegas a few years back in July, and when you step out of a casino to the street it's like opening the door to a blast furnance! To say the least, I spent most of my time in Caesar's.
     
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    Joe, I'll be interested in your take on Mandalay Bay. We stayed there last year and were thoroughly underwhelmed. The place seemed overrun with kids (because of the pool complex, no doubt.) Also, catching an elevator could take forever (they are full of people from the pool complex by the time it reaches the lobby level) and the housekeeping was lax. All in all, a big disappointment. [​IMG]
     
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    I'll let you know. Even if I don't stay there, it's the headquarters for the game, and I'll be spending much of my time there covering the events.
     
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    Personally, it felt as if someone whacked me over the chest with a 2x6. And this was in June! [​IMG]
     
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    I will always remeber being there in July, 2004, walking around and seeing a clock/thermometer flash between "12:01 a.m." and "101".

    But, truthfully, it was hot, but not like a humid day in the 90's. Just drink lots of water, get inside occasionally, and you should be fine.
     
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    On a tangent - I've been trying to get my wife to agree to take the family for a trip to Vegas - in particular for the Cirque du solei and the Star Trek adventures. My wife is concerned that there is too much unavoidable adult content there. Any thoughts?
     
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    It's very easy to avoid adult content if that's what you want to do. Depending on what hotel/casinos you stay at or visit, it's totally possible to see no adult content at all.

    Cirque is a lot of fun and worth seeing as long as you can live with the $100/per price tag. We saw Kai last December..very cool.
     
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    My wife and I saw Zumanity on our trip in 2003. Keep the kids away from that one.
     

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