What Happens in a Summer in Vegas?

Las Vegas is a fun place to be over summer, as the city’s social scene heats up along with the daily temperatures.

Some of the best loved summer hangout spots in Vegas are its pool clubs. Attached to the many casinos found on the Strip, you’ll be in good company from both tourists and locals when you go to one of the epic parties that are thrown all through the season.

The Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan is a popular option, as you can relax during the day before seeing rock bands play when the sun goes down. If you want to watch the hottest electronic dance DJs do their thing, then don’t miss the parties at Daylight at Mandalay Bay.

If you love poker then visit Las Vegas between the months of June and July, as the World Series of Poker plays out at the Rio during this time. From the Casino Employee’s Event to the $10,000 Main Event, there’s plenty of great action.

There are lots of things to do in Vegas over summer away from the parties and casinos. See shows by the Blue Man Group or Cirque du Soleil, with productions like these taking place in comfortable air conditioned theatres.

Get a taste of the best pro basketball league in the world by watching a game during the NBA Summer League. In July, 24 teams filled with rookies and unsigned free agents aim to capture the attention of pro scouts, which makes for hotly contested matches.

If you’re around for the Fourth of July, you can see an amazing fireworks show. Performed from the top of many Las Vegas resorts, it’s one of the most spectacular displays in the United States.