Las Vegas in February

If you are planning a trip to Las Vegas in February, it’s essential to know

  • The weather
  • What to wear during the day and in the evenings
  • If it’s crowded or not
  • Which events are taking place

We answer all of your possible questions about a visit to Vegas 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:

Early February:

  • 8 AM: 48°F
  • 12 PM: 58°F
  • 3 PM: 63°F

Late February:

  • 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.

February Tour Tips


The Mojave, Red Rock Sign, 7 Magic Mountains Tour takes five hours and starts in the morning. We loved this tour and highly recommend it in February. However, you are free to choose any other great tour, of course:

We loved all three of these, but our highlight was the helicopter ride over the strip. We know it’s pricey, but for us, it was worth every penny. What a view! Unforgettable!

What to Wear and Pack

Wandering Las Vegas Fremont Street

Make sure you have a light jacket in your suitcase that you can wear in the mornings when it’s colder outside. When visiting in 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.

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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.

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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.

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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. We recommend a pair of stylish sneakers!

Visiting Casinos and Shows

While there is no official dress code, we always recommend dressing smartly when visiting casinos or shows. For women, this is an eye-catching dress with complimenting jewelry and accessories.

For men visiting casinos or shows, you should wear smart pants and a blazer or fitted jacket over a button-up shirt.

Accessories | Bags

Bring a suitable bag in February! You will need one for carrying water, your wallet, phone, jacket, and hand sanitizer.

We always suggest a bag with anti-theft features (see our recommendations above) to keep your belongings safe in the city!

🔒 Tourists in Vegas are an easy target for thieves, particularly in congested areas such as downtown, Fremont Street, the Strip, and on the monorail. Be cautious and carry an anti-theft bag.

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, especially for 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.’
Packing Lists

Women:

  • Medium coat for early February
  • Light jacket for mid- and late February
  • Light sweater
  • Long-sleeve T-shirts or blouses
  • Leggings/Jeans/Trousers
  • For warmer afternoons: T-shirts / short sleeves
  • Comfortable flat shoes for walking (many underestimate the amount of walking!)
  • For dinner and a show: a long dress with flats
  • For bars/clubs: a shorter dress and high heels (option, keep flats in your purse for later)
  • Jewelry that elevates your look
  • For heated pools: Your favorite swimsuit and sandals (just in case)

Men:

  • Medium coat for early February
  • Light jacket for mid- and late February
  • Light sweater/vest
  • Long-sleeve T-shirts
  • For warmer afternoons: T-shirts / short sleeves
  • Jeans
  • Athletic shoes
  • For dinner and a show: dark jeans/slacks and a button-down shirt
  • To get into clubs: dark jeans/slacks and a button-down shirt, plus a sports coat/blazer or a full-fitted suit
  • Dress shoes or minimalist sneakers
  • For heated pools: Swimwear

Additional for outdoor activities:

  • Plenty of water
  • Sunscreen + a hat + sunglasses
  • Layers, including a moisture-wicking T-shirt and a light baselayer
  • A light or medium jacket (bring a warmer jacket if you leave early)
  • Comfortable athletic shoes/hiking boots

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.



Booking.com

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.

Even on the warmest days, especially in early February, it’s not ideal summer-like pool weather pools for most people. Mainly, it gets cold, and you will shiver when you come out of the water. In late February, it gets slightly warmer and a little more pleasant around the heated pools.

Good to know: Even the heated pools close in the winter months, when the weather is bad, too cold, and especially when it’s too windy.

Hotels on Las Vegas Strip that have open pools in February and year-round (subject to change):

  • MGM Grand: One heated pool is open during February. However, the majority of the Grand Pool Complex is closed. Unfortunately, their famous Lazy River Pool is closed as well.
  • Bellagio: The pool deck is open in February, and the two bigger pools are heated to 84°F.
  • Park MGM: Usually, their South Pool is open in February. They heat it to 80 degrees during the winter months.
  • Aria: The Sky Pool is open to all Aria and Vdara guests. It’s heated to 80°F.
  • Mandalay Bay: Moorea Beach Club pool will stay open throughout the month.
  • Wynn/Encore: A pool remains open in the winter, which you can use in February (heated to 82°F)
  • Resorts World: This is a fantastic pool complex in Vegas. It’s open in February and throughout the other winter months. They have seven great pools, and from one, you can even overlook the Strip.

Other ‘Strip-Pools’ that remain open in February:

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Luxor (open on weekends only)
  • Palazzo
  • Sahara
  • Trump International

Vegas Downtown Hotels, which have pools open in February:

  • Plaza Hotel & Casino
  • Circa Las Vegas
  • Downtown Grand

Events and Shows in February 

The following is a list of shows, concerts, stand-up comedy at the most popular hotels and casinos. It’s not 100% complete and subject to change; always check the official site for updates and special shows:

MGM Grand
The Venetian
Planet Hollywood:

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:

2. Mojave, Red Rock Sign, and 7 Magic Mountains Tour

February is the perfect time to be at these locations as you’ll avoid the higher temperatures that Las Vegas is known for. Marvel at the inspiring sights of Red Rock Canyon, The Spring Mountains, and The Mojave Desert.

Additionally, the tour guide is spectacular. There aren’t enough stars to express how much fun we had on this tour. He knows the area’s history, is an enthusiastic storyteller, and is super-friendly!

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
Photo by jericl cat on flicker

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!

Neon Museum

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].

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