It’s difficult to say when the best time to visit Las Vegas is since it's perennially peak season in the city that never sleeps. While the cooler climes of spring and fall make the stay that much more pleasant, Las Vegas's weather in summer brings the kids and the TMZ-style pool parties. New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend and July 4th attract the super crowds. Lines are long, rooms are expensive and service just that much more challenging. If you are deciding when to go to Las Vegas you might want to avoid the “citywides”—enormous conventions such as the International Consumer Electronics Show, MAGIC and National Association of Broadcasters that rain suits on the city, jam its cellphone circuits, drench it with expense account money and drive up room prices.
You might say we are in a prolonged shoulder season in Las Vegas these days. It’s not quite the low season, but numbers all around have been slipping from the hot and heavy 1990s and mid-oughts. The city debuted some 10,000 new rooms in the past year and there are more on the way, opening up a floodgate of great room values throughout the city. Star chefs are getting creative with affordable prix fixe menus and designer meals for the masses; resorts are loading up the packaging offers; even show tickets are aligning with the times. With so many wonderful deals, this is one of the best times to visit Las Vegas.