Best time to visit Nevada

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Nevada

Best time of year to visit Nevada

Nevada, which is known for its deserts, canyons, and luxurious casinos, has an arid and hot climate that gave it a reputation of the driest state in the U.S. Therefore, the best time to visit Nevada is from October to April when temperatures are cooler. It's an excellent time to dip in the hot springs in Boulder City, hike in the Valley of Fire, go mountain biking around Lake Mead, and ride a horse in Red Rock Canyon. From late August to early September dreamers and artists from all over the world gather for the Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert. Summers are extremely hot, so escaping to some more northerly places like Reno and go tubing on the Truckee River might be a good plan.

16 THINGS TO DO IN NEVADA (NOVEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 25)

Christmas Season

Christmas Season

mid-November–early January • event

The unforgettable atmosphere and good humour make Christmas in Las Vegas memorable

Gold Strike Hot Springs

Gold Strike Hot Springs

September–May • nature

Bathing in hot springs in the open air is a true pleasure, especially in cooler months

Waterfalls at Red Rock Canyon

Waterfalls at Red Rock Canyon

late October–early March • activity

Not as powerful and wide as Niagara Falls, but still a pleasant surprise to be found in the middle of the desert

Sand Mountain

Sand Mountain

March–May | September–November • activity

Off-road paradise for sandboarders, bikers, and quad riders

Hiking in the Valley of Fire

Hiking in the Valley of Fire

October–April  • activity

Explore the crazy beauty of the Valley of Fire in bright red-orange colors!

Fly Geyser near Gerlach

Fly Geyser near Gerlach

September–May • nature

This rainbow-colored geyser standing in the middle of the desert is out of this world

Kayaking

Kayaking

March–May | September–November (all year round) • activity

Explore the canyons and rivers of Nevada by a kayak

American Discovery Trail

American Discovery Trail

all year round • activity

You'll find no better way to discover America than this lengthy hike across 15 states, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. For such a long journey, one needs at least a year of time reserved

Scotty's Castle Road

Scotty's Castle Road

all year round (best in mid-October–mid-April) • activity

The road reveals scenic landscapes of the northern part of the large national park

Mountain Biking around Lake Mead

Mountain Biking around Lake Mead

October–April • activity

Experience the road from Las Vegas to Lake Mead by biking, a difficult but very exсiting route

Pomegranate Season

Pomegranate Season

October–January • food

Enjoy fresh fruit in the fall and winter months

Scorpions in Las Vegas

Scorpions in Las Vegas

March–May | September–November • nature

Be careful during the mating season of scorpions, which falls in spring and autumn

Horseback Riding through Red Rock Canyon

Horseback Riding through Red Rock Canyon

March–May | September–November (all year round) • activity

Feel like a real cowboy riding through the fiery Red Rock Canyon—one of the most unusual places on the planet

Fishing at Pyramid Lake

Fishing at Pyramid Lake

October–June • activity

The only natural pyramid in Nevada attracts fishermen and tourists

Birdwatching in Corn Creek

Birdwatching in Corn Creek

March–May | September–November • nature

Visit one of Nevada's best birding sites and a desert oasis

Red Rocks Climbing

Red Rocks Climbing

September–May  • activity

You won't find better rocks for climbing than in Red Rock Canyon

21 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Nellis Aviation Nation Air Show

Nellis Aviation Nation Air Show

November 16–17, 2019 • event

The coolest aerial event that takes place at one of the largest US Air Force bases

RiSE Festival

RiSE Festival

October 02–03, 2020 • event

Launching lanterns into the sky in the middle of the desert

Elvis Festival

Elvis Festival

July 15–18, 2021 • event

After singing "Viva Las Vegas," a real anthem of "Sin City," Elvis Presley was forever awarded the most honourable place in the galaxy of Nevada stars

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

April 09–12, 2020 • event

Rock around the clock, enjoy burlesque dancing, auto races, and other shows in Las Vegas

Burning Man

Burning Man

August 30–September 07, 2020 • event

A city in a desert where once a year dreamers from all over the world gather for pure expression without any boundaries

Helldorado Days (Las Vegas Days Rodeo)

Helldorado Days (Las Vegas Days Rodeo)

May 08–09, 2020 • event

The Wild Wild West welcomes fans of rodeo and cowboy history to Las Vegas

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon

November 14–15, 2020 • event

Dressed up marathoners start their run-and-rock race late in the evening

World Series of Poker (WSOP)

World Series of Poker (WSOP)

February 14–25, 2020 • event

Try your luck at the World Series of Poker in the world capital of gambling

National Finals Rodeo

National Finals Rodeo

December 03–12, 2020 • event

For ten days riders compete in riding skills, racing, lassoing, flailing a bull, and jumping around barrels

Skiing at Lake Tahoe

Skiing at Lake Tahoe

December–mid-April • activity

Magical sparkling white scenery and a wide range of activities attract people to Lake Tahoe each winter

EDC Las Vegas (Electric Daisy Carnival)

EDC Las Vegas (Electric Daisy Carnival)

May 15–17, 2020 (livestream event) • event

The largest EDC-festival of the USA turns the American capital of excitement into the world capital of club music

The Great Reno Balloon Race

The Great Reno Balloon Race

September 11–13, 2020 • event

The world's largest free hot air balloon festival

Morel Season

Morel Season

April–June • food

Mysterious, and of extraordinary shape, it is well worth trying the first spring mushrooms in this region

4th of July on Lake Tahoe

4th of July on Lake Tahoe

July 03–06, 2020 • event

A dazzling celebration of America's independence around the scenic Lake Tahoe

Skiing and Snowboarding at Lee Canyon

Skiing and Snowboarding at Lee Canyon

December–March  • activity

Discover a ski resort near Las Vegas: from the desert sun to a snowy fairy tale

Truckee River Tubing

Truckee River Tubing

mid-May–September • activity

A relaxing and fun weekend activity

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

July 10–August 21, 2020 • event

High quality entertainment in the stunning setting

Las Vegas Balloon Festival

Las Vegas Balloon Festival

October 29–November 01, 2020 • event

Visit North Las Vegas for a four-day balloon fiesta with all kinds of outdoor entertainment

Lake Tahoe Marathon

Lake Tahoe Marathon

October 09–11, 2020 • event

The three-day running festival with multiple options with stunning views

Pahrump Balloon Festival

Pahrump Balloon Festival

February, 2021 (TBA) • event

One of Pahrump Valley's most popular annual events

Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival

Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival

January 22–24, 2021 • event

A picturesque ballooning experience at one of the city's casinos

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