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july in las vegas?

boston,mas
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july in las vegas?

is july too hot to go to vegas? I would also like to go to red rock canyon. thanks for any advice

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1. Re: july in las vegas?

Any time of year its great to go to Vegas. I usually go in either December/January or June/July, so its either on the colder side or very hot. I prefer summer cause I stay at Caesar's and they have an awesome pool area. Wintertime we stay wherever we get a good deal since the pools are closed. Last January we did Mandalay Bay and this month its Monte Carlo.

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2. Re: july in las vegas?

IMO yes, its too hot in July. Average daytime temps is 105��F. June and August aren't any better, too. Some will tell you its a dry heat, but so's an oven........

OCNY
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3. Re: july in las vegas?

It's very hot ... and I love it! I'm planning my annual August trip right now as I write this.

Stay at a reputable hotel with dependable air conditioning, and a swimming pool, and you'll have no problem. Obviously, anyone with health conditions that could be aggravated by high heat should stay away.

Also, if you're a hiker, the daytime temperatures can get dangerous. Anyone who wants to hike hours at a time (in the hills or on the strip) would be much better off visiting in spring or fall.

Red Rock is great, and so is Valley of Fire. Don't miss either.

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4. Re: july in las vegas?

I hate the heat and I survived Vegas in August. You spend most of the time indoors anyway. I am not sure how much hiking I would do in Red Rock Canyon in July, but it is a beautiful drive and driving thru in an air conditioned car would be okay. In fact a car would be good for avoiding outside walking on the Strip too. You can get your exercise walking inside.

boston,mas
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5. Re: july in las vegas?

i know the pools will be great and hotels/casinos/car will be air conditioned but would it be too hot to enjoy red rock canyon or even valley of fire? never heard of valley of fire what is it and what do you do there?

OCNY
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6. Re: july in las vegas?

You can visit both parks in July but just use common sense; bring water and know your limits if you set out on a path. Or hike in the early morning. It's that simple.

Valley of Fire State Park is about 30-45 minutes northeast of LV by way of Interstate 15. I'm not a hiker but as a "drive through and stop at the sights" traveller I found it absolutely beautiful. The park road that winds into the hills past the Visitor Center takes you about 10 miles through some spectacular and colorful desert/mountain scenery. IMO, it struck me as more memorable than the "drive through" of Red Rock's driving loop, which is awesome in its own right. Valley of Fire also has hiking paths, but I didn't partake.

Now, if you really want to feel heat, drive up to Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park in July. About 2-1/2 hours. Enter the park through the pass at Shoshone. It's neat driving lower, lower, and lower, and then finally reaching bottom at Badwater -- 282 feet below sea level -- and stepping out of an air-conditioned car into a 120-degree heat blast. Talk about a surreal scene.

utah
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7. Re: july in las vegas?

Here is a good site to see pix of area.http://www.webshots.com/search?new=1&source=mdocsheader&words=valley+of+fire.Previous posts are right, the heat is intense. I f you do go, be prepared. It is a beautiful area.

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8. Re: july in las vegas?

Yes it is hot. Reeeaally hot. And don't think its going to cool off at night ... All the concrete and asphalt radiate heat. Dress like you're going to a desert. Duh!

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9. Re: july in las vegas?

Me and my wife are also going in Mid-July of this year. We are going to try and brave the heat! We've only been to Vegas once before, and that was in Mid-April of 2000. The weather in April was pretty nice, but not really warm enough to go swimming, hence our visit in July. After reading the boards, I'm thinking of switching from TI (not so nice pool?) to either Caesar's or Monte Carlo (better pool areas?).

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10. Re: july in las vegas?

I went during end of June and early July and thought it was hot, but terrific. It is true that most of the time you are either in the air-conditioned hotels and seeking relief by having a pool day or two. When we did walk outside on the strip, it was hot, but manageable for me. Now, prior to that we did go to the Grand and Zion Canyons and hiked around just a little. It was much cooler there. The other areas mentioned will be on my plans for this June, so I can't say whether those areas are too hot or not.