April is a fantastic month to visit Las Vegas. Temperatures aren’t too hot or too cold, so you can do anything outdoors and be comfortable, as long as you dress accordingly.
However, the weather can also be unpredictable, particularly at the beginning of the month, and it can get rather busy at certain times. Our tips about the weather, what to wear (including a packing list), and unique advice from a local, will make your trip to Vegas in April a lot smoother.
In April, the average high temperature in Las Vegas is 76-84°F (24-29°C) degrees. The mornings and late evenings are 11-16°F (4-6°C) degrees colder. It rarely rains in April, and when it does, it is often a light shower only. Thus, there is no need for rain gear. Bring summer clothing and layers.
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Is Las Vegas Busy in April?
In April, Las Vegas receives about 3.5 million visitors on average. This is not higher than during other times. However, it can get busier on Easter weekend and the week before, and if the ACM Awards occur in April. Additionally, other large conventions can cause some crowds.
ACM (American Country Music Awards): The ACM Awards are usually held in April or March in Las Vegas. Check the official site for the upcoming date: ACM Country. It’s generally busier on the two days before the award, and hotel rates climb around that day as well.
Easter: Las Vegas won’t get jam-packed on Easter. However, it can get busier on the weekend and during the week before Easter.
Spring Break: Las Vegas is not the typical Spring Break destination, so you don’t have to worry about more younger people partying. College Spring breakers generally head to the beaches, not Vegas.
In general, it might be slightly busier as more families visit, especially during the Easter holiday.
Accommodation rates climb on the Easter Weekend and before. The cheapest time to book is usually after Easter. Also, book well in advance!
Check great deals from booking.com (see above), or via this link: Las Vegas Hotel Deals (Tip: sort by start rating and price!)
Mid-week is better: Besides the higher prices during those times, you can always find hotel deals in Vegas, especially mid-week. If possible, try to avoid weekends as they are more expensive.
You should stay in the legendary Bellagio at least once in your lifetime. The resort is in the middle of the Strip, but it’s situated back behind a lake with the iconic fountains, so you’re not surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the streets.
Can You Swim in Las Vegas in April?
April weather in Las Vegas is warm enough for swimming in the pools, especially in the second half and towards the end of the month. However, sometimes, visitors may find it too chilly to swim on certain days due to temperature variations and the wind picking up.
Visitor #1: ‘We went to Vegas in early April for one week and had 1-2 days where it was windy and too cold to swim in the pool. The other days were just fine for swimming.’
Visitor #2: ‘We went once one Easter weekend in early April, and the wave pool at Mandalay Bay was too chilly for me: I tried to go in, but with the cool water and winds on that day, I just couldn’t. The next days were perfect for swimming.’
Visitor #3: ‘While we sometimes lose a pool day to the spring winds in April, we usually have great pool weather.’
April is the first real spring month, but in Las Vegas, you could think it’s already summer. Temperatures are climbing in the desert city, while the cloud cover and rainfall are falling. April is especially comfortable if you’re traveling from a colder location.
Only about 20% of the days are fully overcast in Las Vegas, this is lower than in other US regions. On four out of five days, you will at least see the sun for some time.
‘We always visit at the beginning of April. The weather is usually great as it’s not too hot and perfect for wandering around. We always have pool days and get a nice tan.’
Chances of rain are even lower, around 4% daily. Since Las Vegas is located in the Mojave Desert, the humidity levels are low. The temperatures reach about 81°F in the afternoon and hover around 62°F when you get up at 8 AM in the morning.
These temperatures and a light desert breeze are perfect for strolling through the city midday and afternoon. When temperatures are lower in the evenings and mornings, you may choose activities inside or outside with the appropriate clothing.
Temperatures: April is the first actual spring month, temperatures are on the rise throughout the month on the transition between winter and summer:
- Early April: 75°F
- Mid-April: 79°F
- Late April: 84°F
In the desert, temperatures fall drastically during the nighttime. That’s why mornings and evenings are considerably colder. This is what a day could look like:
- 8 AM: 59°F
- 12 PM: 71°F
- 4 PM: 75°F
- 10 PM: 64°F
- 8 AM: 64°F
- 12 PM: 76°F
- 4 PM: 81°F
- 10 PM: 69°F
Weather summary from a local: The last week of April almost always has great weather, while the first two weeks of the month can be unpredictable in terms of winds and temperature.
Precipitation: temperatures are well above freezing during the whole month, so it will not snow. Las Vegas being a desert city, receives only small amounts of rainfall in the form of light showers. It rains on only about 5% of days at the start of the month and 3% of days in late April.
Wind: Average wind speeds stay at about 9 mph throughout the month. Wind speeds pick up during the day in the desert. So in the afternoon, the wind will lower the feel-like temperatures. Since temperatures are high enough in April, there is nothing to worry even with some wind.
Weather and Clothing Reports from Visitors
- I was there in mid-April and was wearing shorts/t-shirts the whole time. The only issue I had was the wind, as it was pretty bad at times with summer clothes on.
- When I visit in April, it is mostly sunny during the day. However, after 6 PM it gets a little colder. I always advise carrying a light jacket with you, especially if you plan to get back to your hotel late at night.
- I find that April is short and t-shirt weather in the sun. Also great for swimming in pools on sunny days. However, step into a shadow, and you do feel the cold. Also, I suggest changing into trousers and putting on a light coat once the sun goes down.
- The weather is always perfect for us in April. Although last year, it was a little breezy, which happens.
What to Wear
Whether you’re waking up early or staying up late, dressing in layers is essential.
Las Vegas in April means you are wearing shorts and short sleeve t-shirts in the afternoon. Pack a couple of light jackets or sweaters for mornings and late evenings that you can shed or put on when needed.
Visitor report: Short and t-shirts mostly work during the day in April. However, I always bring a windbreaker if needed. Sometimes it just sits in the closet.
Tip for the ladies: Afternoons can also get pretty windy, so if you plan on wearing a flowy dress, you may want to pack some undershorts! Bring your nicest clothes for nighttime activities like dinner and a show, or going out to bars and clubs.
Sun protection: April might not be very hot (like July, the hottest month in Vegas), but the city has an average of over 300 days of sunshine per year. If you plan on being outside a lot, bring sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses. You could always buy some when you arrive, but prices on the strip are always inflated.
Good to know/walking: Many tourists choose to walk the strip but don’t realize the entire distance is over 4 miles long. That doesn’t include walking through the casinos! Make sure to bring a pair of comfortable shoes or plan on hailing a rideshare to save your feet.
Women’s Clothing Suggestions
- Short or long-sleeve t-shirts/blouses
- Flowy dresses
- A lightweight neutral-colored sweater
- Comfortable flat shoes, sandals, or wedges
- Tank tops or short-sleeve t-shirts/blouses
- Shorts or wide-leg trousers
- Your favorite swimsuit and sandals
- Short or long dresses
- Heels or flats
- A light sweater/blazer
Men’s Clothing Suggestions
- Short or long-sleeve T-shirts
- Jeans or sweats
- Athletic shoes
- Short sleeve T-shirts or tank tops
- Your favorite swim trunks and flip flops
What to wear for a night out in Vegas:
- Dark jeans/slacks and a button-down shirt
- Sports-coat/blazer or a full fitted suit
- Dress shoes or minimalist sneakers
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Shows in Las Vegas April 2022
The following is a list of shows, concerts, stand-up comedy, and other special events at the most popular hotels and casinos (subject to change):
- 1-30 April – Absinth
MGM Grand: 1-30 April
- David Copperfield [Ticket reservation here]
- The Hunger Games: The Exhibition
- Jabbawockeez [Ticket reservation here]
- 1-30 April – Shin Lim [Ticket reservation here]
- 1-30 April – The Beatles LOVE
- 2 April – Amy Schumer
- 8-9 April – Ron White
- 22-23 April – Ray Romano & David
- 6,9,18,20,2 April- Vegas Golden Knights Home Games
- 1 April – Billie Eilish
Cirque Du Soleil: 1-30 April
- Michael Jackson: ONE
- O Bu Cirque Du Soleil
- The Beatles LOVE
Mandala Bay: 1-30 April
- Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson: ONE
- Shark Reef Aquarium [Ticket reservation here]
- 1-2 April – Carrie Underwood
- 27-30 April – Michael Buble
- 1-30 April – Atomic Saloon
- 1-30 April – Madame Tussauds Las Vegas [Wax Museum ticket reservation here]
- 25-30 April – Foreigner
- 1-9 April – Lionel Richie
- 16 April – Taylor Tomlinson
- 29-30 April – Sebastian Maniscalco
Planet Hollywood: 1 – 30 April
- The Jets 80s 90s Experience [Ticket reservation here]
- Criss Angel
- V – The Ultimate Variety [Ticket reservation here]
- Zombie Burlesque [Ticket reservation here]
- Vegas! The Show
- 1-16 April – Scorpians
- 22-30 – John Legend
Things to Do
One of the best things about Las Vegas is that there are so many things to do. You can walk through some grand hotel lobbies for free: Dinner might be served in one, a show in another, and then you sleep in a third.
When planning your activities, you should always consider the temperatures at different times of the day:
Mornings are cool, usually starting in the 50s and getting to the 70s by noon. The benefit of waking up early is that you can beat some of the crowds since most people are sleeping in! This can be a great time to start a hike at Red Rock Canyon or a round of golf at one of over 50 golf courses around Vegas.
If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Vegas, consider driving or taking a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon.
For many people, afternoons in April feel like summer. Temperatures are usually in the 70s or 80s, which makes it ideal for lounging by the pool. Since this is the month when Spring Break is happening, you can expect to see a younger crowd at the pools and dayclubs.
Although it starts cooling off, temperatures are usually in the 60s, making it very comfortable to enjoy Sin City indoors or out. If you want to explore off the strip, this is a great time to head downtown to visit the outdoor Neon Museum (see more details below; it’s such a great place) or Container Park. Of course, you can always plan for the classic dinner and a show indoors too.
Shin Lim Magic Show
Shin Lim and his up-close magic at the Mirage Hotel and Casino is intriguing. This show is a family-friendly event full of fun intriguing magic tricks. Find more information and tickets here: Shin Lim Magic Show.
Hike at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
April is a great time to hike at Red Rock Canyon as you’ll avoid the extreme summer temperatures that Las Vegas is known for. There is also a scenic drive available.
You can attend multiple events at Red Rock Canyon. Educational talks, as well as guided hikes, are available. Most of the events listed are free and don’t require reservations. However, it’s best to check the website in case reservations or a fee is required. See more details and tickets: Red Rock Canyon.
Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand
This hip-hop dance group offers a fantastic show! You’ll be able to watch exciting, choreographed dances that will definitely impress you. Jabbawockeez is the perfect activity when wondering what to do in Las Vegas in April.
Additional details and ticket reservations: Jabbawockeez At MGM.
Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam Tour
A tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam in April is a welcome change of scenery from the typical Vegas activities. A full-day tour (11-12 hours) features the sights of the West Rim. You will be driven through Joshua Tree Forest and lead you on a hike to Guano Point, among other natural attractions. Purchase tickets here: Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Tour.
Area15 (Near Las Vegas Strip)
Area15, an indoor attraction just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, provides larger-than-life art installations, virtual reality experiences, unusual and intriguing experiences, and events. It’s similar to a shopping mall, except instead of the usual stores, you’ll find artists and unique things to interact with. This is a must-see in April!
The Neon Museum
This attraction was built in the 1930s, and there are now over 200 neon signs on the spacious property.
The Neon Museum is a great activity in April because everything is outside and it often gets far too hot during the summer period.
Tip: Visit our complete guide with tips for the best times to visit Las Vegas.