Summer Activities » Las Vegas, NV

Summer Activities in Las Vegas, NV

Don't let the desert heat of Las Vegas stop you from having fun outdoors. The summer nights are the best time for activities and there are plenty of ways to cool off during the day. Here is our top picks for the best places to participate in summer activities in Las Vegas
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Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas offers a variety of events throughout the summer months. The Village features Jazz on the Lake where the audience lounges on the lawn while listening to original jazz bands. Tuesday Tasting features wine tastings held at Sunset and Vines. The Westin Hotel offers a Spa and Pool day pass and Botanical Garden tours on Sunday morning. Numerous art, wine, and food festivals and holidays are celebrated at The Village. There are places to enjoy breakfast or lunch, with a leisurely walk around the Village and boat rentals available to fish or cruise on the lake. Shopping in one-of-a-kind boutiques is part of the Village. The La Contessa Yacht features champagne and brunch tours.

Las Vegas Drive-In

Las Vegas Drive-In has been open since 1966 and offers five screens, food and beverage concession stand with a 950-car capacity parking lot. The audio is quality FM Dolby stereo that is tuned directly through a car FM stereo or portable boom box. Most movies are double features but premieres and special events are also featured. All screens are 65 feet wide and next to the concession stand is a small playground for children.  General admission is $6.50 per person, children ages 5 to 11 are $1 and kids 4 and under are admitted free. Tuesday is Family Fun Night with general admission i$4.50 per person, children ages 5 to 11 are $1 and kids 4 and under are admitted free.

Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days

Las Vegas travels back in time May 16-19 when Helldorado Days recaptures the spirit of the Wild West with a four-day festival filled with outdoor community events including America's original extreme sport, a professional rodeo, along with a carnival, parade and entertainment. The annual Helldorado Parade will be held in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, May 18, at 5 p.m. The annual Helldorado Days Trail Ride will be in the mountains west of Las Vegas at Bonnie Springs. Mutton Bustin' is for the younger cowboys and cowgirls from the ages of 5 to 7 and under 60 pounds. Young riders compete to hold onto his or her sheep and ride for 6 seconds. Helldorado, produced by the Elks Lodge #1468, donates 100 percent of the ticket proceeds to charitable organizations in Southern Nevada befitting children and veterans.

McKee Ranch

McKee Ranch, a private park, is free and open to the public every day during daylight hours. Close to the Las Vegas Strip, the ranch brings back the days of the old west with its decor, landscaping, picnic areas and atmosphere. Max McKee and his wife Christi bought the 2.5 acre ranch in 1999 and build the barns, buildings and arena. There are 50 different animals including 20 horses, goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs, pot belly pigs, llamas and a donkey. Everyone is encouraged to feed the animals carrots and crackers and playgrounds are open for the children. Horseback riding, pony rides and hayrides are available.

Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris Las Vegas is a French bistro that offers al fresco patio dining on the Strip with Paris Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower in the background and the fountains of Bellagio Las Vegas across the street. A breakfast menu is offered and lunch and dinner features classics such as the warm Onion Soup Au Gratin with baked gruyere, Frisée and Bacon Salad with a soft-poached egg and croutons, Roast Chicken and Frites grand-mère style with mushrooms, bacon and pearl onions, as well as the trademark Steak Frites. A selection of over 80 boutique French wine varietals are served by the glass or bottle from the restaurant’s signature rolling wine cart.