Lights, lights, lights! Las Vegas is full of neon, glittering lights. Cameras flashing, slot machines sparkling, massive hotel marquees lighting up the night sky- all of the lights! For many, when the sun goes down, that’s when the fun starts in Sin City. But what about when the sun comes up? In this dayime guide to Vegas you’ll find a few smart (and often overlooked) reasons you should start your day early in Las Vegas.
- The city is bustling bright and early- but not on the streets! In the morning, you can peacefully cruise down Las Vegas Blvd. without traffic. Not driving? The sidewalks are almost deserted! This is a prime time to window shop, take photos at the Bellagio fountains (which are picturesquely blue in daylight), or enjoy a sightseeing workout.
- Some activities are better during the day….for example, the High Roller Observation Wheel. Most groups visit the High Roller after dark and it’s beautiful to see all of the lights. So why should you go during the day? There’s more to see! After all, it is an observation wheel…so let’s observe! Some popular sights during the day include Red Rock Mountains, pools of Flamingo, Mirage, Linq, Harrah’s, and Caesar’s Palace! Among many other sights- you can also catch a glimpse of the Siegfried & Roy’s Dolphin Habitat (Mirage) or a fabulous photo backdrop of the Eiffel Tower or Bellagio fountains.
- Get your day started by grabbing breakfast, coffee, or a smoothie. Las Vegas caters to any and every trend, including the highly demanded brunch. Get down to breakfast a little earlier and beat the crowds. There are coffee shops in just about every hotel, sometimes outside too. You can always try something new such as Juice Farm Cold Pressed at the Palazzo, which opens at 7:00am daily. Deals are often easy to find for breakfast as well, such as Ocean One at Planet Hollywood (Miracle Mile). They open at 7:30am daily and with the exception of Steak & Eggs, all breakfast items are under $10. Not only is this a steal in Vegas, but their premium spirits are always 3 for 1 ($10). So yes, you can grab 3 mimosas for the price of one!
- Hit the pools early! Temperatures can exceed 120 degrees and you might not want to be outside in the afternoon. Morning temperatures are often 85-100 degrees so you’ll still get some sun and enjoy the warmth. By visiting early, you can also guarantee yourself a spot by the pool. Some pools fill up so you’ll want to stake your claim before you lose a shot at a chair/lounge.
- Resort properties are not as chaotic earlier in the day. Not as many gamblers are out, the big party or tourist groups haven’t congregated yet, the club goers are either in bed or headed there, check-out doesn’t start until late morning, and check in starts late afternoon. This provides you the best time to explore your hotel (or others) and keeps you a step ahead of everyone else.
Whatever your trip to Las Vegas entails, you want to enjoy it. You can plan ahead, or just plan to be ahead. By starting your day a tad earlier, you’ll maximize on the sights and deals. Best part? You can still go out at night and truly enjoy the glittering lights!