Best time to visit Nevada

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.

18 THINGS TO DO IN NEVADA (APRIL 06 - APRIL 15)

Las Vegas Balloon Festival

Las Vegas Balloon Festival

April 5–8, 2024 • event

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

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

Sand Mountain

Sand Mountain

March–May | September–November • activity

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

Fishing at Pyramid Lake

Fishing at Pyramid Lake

October–June • activity

The only natural pyramid in Nevada attracts fishermen and tourists

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

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

Stargazing

Stargazing

all year round • nature

These stargazing spots are definitely worth visiting

Skiing at Lake Tahoe

Skiing at Lake Tahoe

late November–late April (best in February) • activity

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

Nellis Aviation Nation Air Show

Nellis Aviation Nation Air Show

April 6–7, 2024 • event

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

Morel Season

Morel Season

April–June • food

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kayaking

Kayaking

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

Explore the canyons and rivers of Nevada by a kayak

Red Rocks Climbing

Red Rocks Climbing

September–May  • activity

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

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!

29 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

RiSE Festival

RiSE Festival

out of rangeOctober 6–7, 2023 • event

Launching lanterns into the sky in the middle of the desert

Age of Chivalry Las Vegas Renaissance Festival

Age of Chivalry Las Vegas Renaissance Festival

out of rangeOctober 13–15, 2023 • event

Do you want to go back in time to the Middle Ages and experience jousting tournaments, performances, and educational exhibits? Then this fest is just what you need!

The Great Reno Balloon Race

The Great Reno Balloon Race

out of rangeSeptember 6–8, 2024 • event

The world's largest free hot air balloon festival

Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival

Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival

out of rangeJanuary 26–28, 2024 • event

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

Pahrump Balloon Festival

Pahrump Balloon Festival

out of rangeFebruary 23–25, 2024 (possibly canceled) • event

One of Pahrump Valley's most popular annual events

Burning Man

Burning Man

out of rangeAugust 25-September 2, 2024 • event

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

4th of July on Lake Tahoe

4th of July on Lake Tahoe

out of rangeJuly 3-4 (no fireworks–drone shows only) • event

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

Tarantula Migration

Tarantula Migration

out of rangeSeptember–early November • nature

Watch thousands of tarantulas on the march through Nevada desert

Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con

Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con

out of rangeApril 28–30, 2023 • event

The longest running popular culture convention in Las Vegas

Reno Air Races

Reno Air Races

out of rangeSeptember 13–17, 2023 • event

Catch one-of-a-kind thrill in the middle of the Nevada desert

Las Vegas Water Lantern Festival

Las Vegas Water Lantern Festival

out of rangeMarch 18, 2023 • event

The magic of thousands of paper lanterns carrying messages of love and hope

Lake Tahoe New Year's Eve

Lake Tahoe New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

The United State's best year-round playground is exceptionally fabulous on this special night

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

out of rangeJune 28-August 25, 2024 • event

High quality entertainment in the stunning setting

Las Vegas Labor Day Weekend

Las Vegas Labor Day Weekend

out of rangeAugust 31–September 4, 2023 ​ • event

Recharge your batteries during the long weekend in Sin City

Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival

Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival

out of rangeSeptember 22–24, 2023 • event

About 40 balloons over the beautiful Ruby Mountains

Truckee River Tubing

Truckee River Tubing

out of rangemid-May–September • activity

A relaxing and fun weekend activity

Las Vegas Tribute Festival

Las Vegas Tribute Festival

out of rangeMay 4–7, 2023 • 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

EDC Las Vegas (Electric Daisy Carnival)

EDC Las Vegas (Electric Daisy Carnival)

out of rangeMay 17–19, 2024 • event

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

Christmas Season

Christmas Season

out of rangemid-November–early January  • event

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

World Series of Poker (WSOP)

World Series of Poker (WSOP)

out of rangeMay 30–July 18, 2023 • event

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

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

out of rangeApril 18–21, 2024 • event

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

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon

out of rangeFebruary 24-25, 2024 • event

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

Reno Jazz Festival

Reno Jazz Festival

out of rangeApril 25–27, 2024 • event

A celebration of jazz with a long history at the University of Nevada

Lake Tahoe Marathon

Lake Tahoe Marathon

out of rangeOctober 13–15, 2023 • event

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

Pomegranate Season

Pomegranate Season

out of rangeOctober–January • food

Enjoy fresh fruit in the fall and winter months

Skiing and Snowboarding at Lee Canyon

Skiing and Snowboarding at Lee Canyon

out of rangeDecember–March  • activity

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

National Finals Rodeo

National Finals Rodeo

out of rangeDecember 7–16, 2023 • event

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

Waterfalls at Red Rock Canyon

Waterfalls at Red Rock Canyon

out of rangelate 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

Helldorado Days (Las Vegas Days Rodeo)

Helldorado Days (Las Vegas Days Rodeo)

out of rangeNovember 10–11, 2023 • event

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

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