If you are planning a trip to Las Vegas in February, it’s essential to know which events are taking place, whether it’s warm, pleasant, or cold, what to wear during the day or in the evenings, and whether it’s crowded or not.
We answer all of your possible questions about a Vegas visit during this ‘winter month’ below.
Is February a Good Time to Visit Vegas?
February is a good time to visit Las Vegas as the daytime weather is pleasant enough for exploring the strip and other entertaining activities. Additionally, rates are low in the second half of the month after Valentine’s Day.
Drawbacks in February for some visitors are the colder mornings and nights, as well as the increased rates around Valentine’s Day and during Superbowl. Additionally, this month is not for pool party lovers as most pools are closed.
Is Las Vegas Fun in February?
Las Vegas is fun when visiting in February because it’s not too hot or too cold, everything is open, and all shows are running. On those many sunny afternoons, the temperatures are comfortable, and it’s more fun to explore the city than in the hot summer or the colder months of December or January.
February Quick Facts
Attractions/Shows: Every attraction is open, and all of the shows are running.
Pools: Only a few hotel pools are heated in February. Check our list below and ask your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel prices are moderate or low, except around Valentine’s Day in mid-February and during Superbowl.
Clothing: Wear layers and bring a sweater, a light jacket, and a medium jacket for the night. T-shirts, and shorts for a few warmer afternoons.
Weather in February
For everyone visiting Las Vegas from the southwestern states, the temperatures will feel slightly lower in February. However, the weather will feel more like a pleasant spring month than a cold winter for those from northern states or many European countries.
The city of Las Vegas is located in the state of Nevada, in the Mojave Desert. Because of its location in the desert, the city has a relatively dry environment with low humidity levels and very little rain, even in February.
In Las Vegas, most days are clear in February, and the daytime temperatures are mild. The weather is pleasant with average highs of 66°F (19°C) degrees, and it only rains on two or three days. It’s about 15°F degrees cooler in the mornings.
Even if you are visiting from a warmer state or country, the cooler temps in February in Vegs shouldn’t create an issue as you can spend a large portion of your time inside, enjoying the attractions and the nightlife.
It can be colder than expected at the beginning of February. However, temperatures gradually rise slightly as the month progresses:
- Early February: 61°F (16°C)
- Mid-February: 64°F (18°C)
- Late February: 68°F (20°C)
Wind: Keep in mind that the perceived temperature is sometimes noticeably lower due to some windy days. It feels much colder when it is breezy, or even windy, with up to 30-35 MPH in the city.
Rain: February also sees a little more precipitation than other months of the year, but nothing that would prevent you from enjoying your vacation. On average, you can expect to see light rain, about an inch in total, throughout the month.
Additionally, the rain showers are usually light and quickly moving. It’s unlikely that you get soaked.
Colder Mornings and Evenings: As desert nights can get especially cold, be prepared for fairly chilly mornings and nights in February. It’s roughly 15 degrees colder in the early morning at 8 AM compared to 3 PM.
Typical examples of average temperatures at different times:
- 8 AM: 48°F
- 12 PM: 58°F
- 3 PM: 63°F
- 8 AM: 50°F
- 12 PM: 62°F
- 3 PM: 65°F
Is There Snow in Vegas in February?
It rarely snows in Las Vegas. In February, the average snowfall is only 0.1 inches, and it snows on 0.1 days on average. Therefore, it’s unlikely to see snowflakes during this month. While it happens very rarely, there are years when a snowstorm hits the city on one or two days in February.
What to Wear and Pack
Make sure you have a light jacket in your suitcase that you can wear in the mornings when it’s colder outside. When visiting early February, pack a medium coat as well. If you’re going to The Strip at night, you’ll want to layer up, so put layers of sweaters and t-shirts into your suitcase first.
If you plan on visiting golf courses or hiking some trails this month, make sure to have proper footwear and clothing for that kind of activity. If you’re going to Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day, bring a couple of smarter outfits to follow the dress codes in restaurants, clubs, and casinos.
Morning vs. Afternoon: Because the days in February start chilly, it is necessary to bundle up in the mornings. However, you can usually shed those layers later, around noon, and wear a t-shirt when the temps are nearing 70°F degrees.
Can you wear shorts and t-shirts? In Las Vegas, shorts and t-shirts can be worn on sunny afternoons in February, especially in the second half of the month. Due to cooler temperatures in the mornings or evenings, Jeans, a sweater, and a jacket are more suitable.
Weather Visitor Reports and Clothing Tips
- ‘I’ve been in Vegas in February, and it snowed one morning, but two days later, it was 65°F and very comfortable.’
- ‘Temps do vary, but nights are usually pretty chilly, even on lovely days. Visitors sometimes forget about the wind. The main temperature may be 70°F, but it can feel a lot colder if the wind is blowing hard.’
- ‘I always check average temps and bring layers and a jacket and gloves, especially mornings and nights in early February. Visiting in late February, you won’t need the gloves.’
- ‘I visit Las Vegas every February. It’s my favorite time to escape the harsh Canadian winter. It’s pleasant enough for me, but not pool weather. Generally jeans and tangier climate and a light sweater for the night. Maybe a light sweater for the daytime if you chill easily.’
Las Vegas Guide | Itineraries – Maps – Activities
Regardless of the month you visit, we recommend the Fodor’s Las Vegas Guide (on Amazon): It’s up to date, has the best map, genuine recommendations from locals, and the best tips for everything: gamble in a casino on the Strip, party at a club, or take a tour to Hoover Dam. It’s quite detailed and the insights are honest. The big advantage is, that you don’t have to spend time searching all those things on Google. What we loved most:
- The list of restaurants for every part of Vegas!
Crowds and Rates | Is Las Vegas Busy in February?
In February, Las Vegas is not too busy. The most crowded times are around Valentine’s Day and during Superbowl. In general, this month sees a moderate number of visitors escaping colder weather patterns in other regions.
Rates: Hotel rates are roughly the same as in January, particularly in the last two weeks. Rates go up in mid-February around Valentine’s Day and during the Super Bowl. In general, you’ll find good hotel deals during the week in February, but avoid Valentine’s Day and the weekend close to it.
Find deals via the daily deals from booking.com (see above), or with this link: Las Vegas Hotel Deals (Tip: sort by start rating and price!)
We select our hotels in Vegas based on their facilities (its restaurants, pool, and entertainment, etc.) and the price or discount of course.
Are Pools Open in February?
There are no pool parties in Vegas in February, as the majority of pools are closed in the winter months. However, some pools are open and heated. We recommend checking with your hotel ahead of time.
Find a list of heated pools below:
- The Bellagio
- Caesars Palace Venus Pool
- The Cosmopolitan: The Chelsea pool
- The Soliel pool at The Paris
- The Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay
- The pool at Vdara is open in the winter
Events and Shows in February (2022)
The following is a list of shows, concerts, stand-up comedy at the most popular hotels and casinos. It’s not 100% complete, always check the official site for updates and special shows:
MGM Grand: 1-28 February
- David Copperfield
- The Hunger Games: The Exhibition
- Jabbawockeez [Ticket reservation here]
- 1-28 February- Absinthe
- 17-20 February – Van Morrison
- 1-28 February – Shin Lim Magic Show [Ticket reservation here]
- 1-28 February – The Beatles LOVE
- 18-19 February – Bill Maher
- 1,26 February: Vegas Golden Knights Home Games
- 2 February: Justin Bieber
Cirque Du Soleil: 1-28 February
- Michael Jackson: ONE
- O Bu Cirque Du Soleil
- The Beatles LOVE
Mandala Bay: 1-28 February
- Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson: ONE
- Shark Reef Aquarium [Ticket reservation here]
- 1-5 February- Celine Dion
- 11-26 February – Luke Bryan
- 1-28 February- Atomic Saloon
- 1-28 February- Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
- 16-26 February – Chicago – The Band
- 27 February – Erasure
- 2-5 February – Lionel Richie
Planet Hollywood: 1-28 February
- The Jets 80s 90s Experience [Ticket reservation here]
- All Shook Up
- Criss Angel
- V The Ultimate Variety
- Zombie Burlesque [Ticket reservation here]
- Vegas! The Show
- 1, 19-29 – Kiss
Things to Do in February | Our Tips
Besides exploring the Strip and Freemont Street, there is a variety of things to do in Vegas in February. Our recommendations:
Shin Lim Magic Show
Shin Lim and his up-close magic at the Mirage Hotel and Casino is fascinating. His magic 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
February is the perfect time to hike at Red Rock Canyon as you’ll avoid the higher temperatures that Las Vegas is known for. There is also a scenic drive available. For those who arrive on a day with pleasant weather, a picnic area is open, along with multiple hiking trails.
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 won America’s Best Dance Crew. It’s a great show! You’ll be able to watch exciting, choreographed dances that will impress you and your family. Jabbawockeez is the perfect activity when wondering what to do in Las Vegas in February.
Additional details and tickets: Jabbawockeez At MGM.
Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam Tour
For those seeking a break from the usual Vegas activities, you can take a tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam in February. This is a full-day tour (11-12 hours) featuring sights of the West Rim along. Your tour guide will drive you 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, 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 February!
The Neon Museum is a must-see in February. The iconic neon signs from prominent Las Vegas establishments such as the Sahara, Golden Nugget, and Stardust are skillfully and lovingly refurbished here. The attraction was built in the 1930s, and there are now over 200 neon signs on the spacious property.
The Neon Museum is ideal for a February visit because everything is outside and it often gets far too hot in the months from spring to fall.
Tip: Read our complete guide with tips for the best time to visit Las Vegas [with monthly weather details].