If you’re looking for a time to visit Las Vegas that’s not swelteringly hot, October is one of the best months. Temperatures are comfortably warm and dry with plenty of sunshine, perfect for those who aren’t a fan of scorching desert heat.
Daytime temperatures begin the month at about 86-89 F (30-31 C) before cooling down to 75-77 F (24-25 C) by the end of October. Morning and evening temperatures are cooler, with a welcome 7 mph (11.5 kph) breeze. On average, there are 21 sunny days and 2 cloudy days this month. There’s also little to no chance of rain, with an average rainfall of less than 0.04 inches per day throughout the month.
Although the weather is much more temperate than in summer, it’s still a good idea to pack sun protection for your Las Vegas trip. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are essential. A light jacket is also advisable for nighttime outings and towards the end of the month as the temperatures can cool down quite quickly.
The crowds that swell casinos and clubs during peak season tend to disperse in October, so it’s a good time to enjoy the sights of the city without having to fight for a table or entrance to a show. There are also plenty of events, from food and wine festivals to large-scale musical performances. For those who want to explore the natural beauty of Nevada, this is also a great time to visit nearby Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon.