Las Vegas in November

November is a great time to see Las Vegas in the fall. The temperatures are pleasant and the atmosphere is very seasonal, with many hotels decorating lobbies in preparation for Thanksgiving.

Read on and we will tell you everything you need to know for visiting Las Vegas in November

  • When the weather is the best?
  • Is it hot, warm, or cold?
  • What you should pack to wear during November?
  • How you can make the most of the cooler desert temperatures?

Is November a Good Time?

November is a very good time to visit Las Vegas, especially if you are not a fan of the typical baking summer heat which is uncomfortable for some travelers. Most days are pleasant in November with temperatures in the mid-70s, which is fairly warm, especially for visitors from the northern states.

The downside is, that although some pools are open and heated, it’s not really pool weather anymore for most people. Read our pool tips for November in the middle of this article.

November Tour Tip


The Mojave, Red Rock Sign, 7 Magic Mountains Tour (see the stunning photo) takes five hours and starts in the morning. We loved this tour and highly recommend it in November for a great outdoor experience! Other tips for a memorable visit:

We loved all three tours but our highlight was the helicopter ride over the strip. We know, it’s expensive, but for us it was worth every penny.

Weather

Las Vegas in November: Weather and average high temps

While typical winter temperatures are common in the northern states during November in Vegas, you can usually enjoy summer-like conditions. However, the desert environment will significantly lower temperatures overnight while the days get shorter and the nights longer. Yet, temperatures rise during the day due to the strong sun.

The weather in Las Vegas during November is relatively warm with the average day temperature around 65°F (18°C). Conditions can be quite changeable during November, with some days warm and breezy and others cooler and windy. The average rainfall is only 0.4 inches

Unpredictable conditions: Temperatures in November vary a lot. Once, we walked around on Thanksgiving in only shorts and a t shirt. At other times we definitely needed pants and a jacket.

On rare occasions, the peak daytime temperatures can exceed 80°F (25°C) due to a heatwave. However, we would not rely on these very scarce days.

On one of our trips to Vegas in November, we wore shorts during the day. The next year we needed pants and a coat in the afternoon. It is advisable to check the weather forecast a few days ahead of traveling. Typically, the November weather is often beautiful during the day, while evenings are quite cool.

Typical temperature progression during November (average high):

  • Early November: 75°F (24°C)
  • Mid-November: 68°F (20°C)
  • Late November: 62°F (17°C)

Early November is the warmest time to visit during the month, with daytime temperatures in the 70s and when the cloud coverage is lower. Mornings are cool and a sweater or jacket is needed until the air warms up by midday. The afternoons are the hottest part of the day in November and offer the potential for a swim in the pool, for those pools still open.

Mid to late November is colder but still enjoyable. The day temperatures are colder and a sweater is needed for the windy or odd rainy days. Afternoons on the strip are the warmest part of the day. However, if you are planning to explore areas outside of the strip, such as the Grand Canyon, then take a sweater and jacket as the desert weather gets cold.

The daylight hours during November are around 10 hours per day with the sun setting at 5.45 PM at the beginning of the month, and 4.30 PM by the end of the month. Although the days are shorter than in previous months, it is a great time to take advantage of the cooler weather and explore Vegas outdoors.

Typical temperature progression during a day in November :

  • Early (8:00 AM): 44°F
  • Afternoon (1:00 PM): 68°F
  • Evening (9:00 PM): 66°F

The wind speed during November in Las Vegas is a comfortable 7.7 mph, which feels like a moderate breeze. However, on a cold day, a breeze can easily make the air feel colder than usual. Remember to take a jacket for the cooler days.

Is Vegas Cold In November

The weather is changeable in Las Vegas during November as days are either sunny and warm, or windy and cold. The average daily temperature is 65F and evening temperatures can drop to 50F. Pack longer trousers and a light sweater for the cool windy days, and a jacket for the colder evenings.

Rainfall

November is the driest winter month in the city with not much precipitation to be expected.

During November in Las Vegas, there is a very low probability of rain each day. The average rainfall is around 0.4 inches (9 mm) throughout the month, which typically spreads over two days. In most years it rains only on one or two days in November.

Although it rains very rarely on more than two days, in some years, this month is completely rain-free.

Does It Snow in November?

It gets cold at night, however, it does not snow in Vegas throughout November. While rain is possible on very few days, none of the precipitation falls as snow.

What To Wear | What To Pack

In early November and on pleasant days it is warm enough in Las Vegas for t-shirts during the day. Take a light sweater to wear in the evenings and in the cool air-conditioned casinos. In mid-to-late November the weather is colder and you should put on light layers and a jacket.

We have been to Vegas in November quite often and the weather has been fine enough for summer clothing. Coming from a colder region, we often wore shorts and t-shirts during the day while many others didn’t. We even got sometimes odd looks from people who probably thought it was strange that we wore t-shirts and shorts. However, in the evenings it cools down of course and jeans and jackets are the better choices.

November is an ideal time to get outside and explore without the sun beating down on you. Remember to take comfortable walking shoes if you plan to explore, a water bottle for when the sun peeks out from the clouds, and a sweater for the cool days.

November is also a great time to catch a show or visit the casinos. The fall season is now in full swing and there is a happy buzz in the hotels and casinos. It is still expected to dress up for going out, so women should pack a classic black dress with eye-catching jewelry and men should wear a smart suit jacket over a clean button-up shirt and smart pants.

Women’s Clothing Suggestions

Early to Mid November:

Morning to Afternoon

  • T-shirts or a light blouse
  • Light trousers or jeans (in a mid to dark wash)
  • Skirts, or a casual dress
  • Sneakers or sandals
  • Sunglasses, a hat, and suncream for outdoors
  • A swimsuit and a coverup for the poolside

Evenings

  • A smart dress, or a skirt with a smart blouse
  • A light jacket – for example a leather jacket or a blazer
  • Statement jewelry and accessories
  • Flat sandals, or heels

Mid October to Late November:

Morning to Afternoon

  • Long-sleeve T-shirts
  • Jeans or leggings
  • Cardigan or a sweater
  • A jacket – such as a leather or denim jacket
  • Sneakers or flat shoes

Evenings

  • Dresses or smart trousers with a long sleeve blouse
  • A cardigan or smart sweater
  • A jacket – such as a leather jacket or blazer
  • Statement jewelry and accessories
  • Flat sandals, or heels
Men’s Clothing Suggestions

Early to Mid October:

Morning to Afternoon

  • T-shirts either long or short sleeve
  • Light trousers or jeans (in a mid to dark wash)
  • Sneakers
  • Sunglasses, a hat, and suncream for outdoors
  • Swimming trunks and a t-shirt for the pool

Evenings:

  • Smart button-down shirt
  • A fitted suit jacket or blazer
  • Smart pants
  • Smart sneakers or dress shoes

Mid October to Late October:

Morning to Afternoon

  • Long-sleeve T-shirts or shirts
  • Trousers or jeans (in a mid to dark wash)
  • A sweater
  • A jacket such as a leather jacket or denim jacket
  • Sneakers

Evenings:

  • Smart button-down shirt
  • Smart pants
  • A fitted suit jacket or blazer
  • Smart sneakers or dress shoes

Are Pools Open In Vegas in November?

The pool season in Las Vegas runs from March to mid-October, however, some hotels do keep their pools open all year round. Hotels such as the Bellagio and the Aria hotel have heated pools. Most of the pools in Vegas are outside, and some days in November can be too chilly to lounge poolside.

Although some pools are open in November, the pool parties have ended. If you are planning to use the pools during November expect a quiet pool experience, as fewer people use the pools. Although some resorts have their pools open, the usual summer facilities such as the pool bars and cafes are likely to be closed or have limited opening hours.

Early November can see temperatures reach the high 70s, which is warm enough to take a swim in one of the heated pools on the strip. However, as Vegas is situated in the desert the air is dry, making the air feel cooler.

The best time to take a swim during November is in the afternoon when the sun has warmed up the pool (if it’s not heated) and the air is warmer. By all means, pack your swimsuit for an early November trip, but check the daily weather while you are there before heading to the pool.

However, by mid to late November the temperatures drop to the low 60s. Most people visiting in late November skip the pools, so if you do take the plunge expect the pools to be quiet. Again the best time to take a swim in late November will be during the afternoon when the temperatures are around 62°F. If you do go for a swim in late November, take warm clothes to put on afterward.

When do even the heated pools close in November? When the weather is bad, too cold, and particularly when it’s too windy.

Pool Tip: If the hotel you are staying at has shut their pool for the season when checking in ask if you are permitted access to any sister hotels that have their pools open. Often hotels are part of a larger chain, which may permit you access to the pools at associated hotels.

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

  • MGM Grand: One heated pool is open during November. 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 November, and the two bigger pools are heated to 84°F.
  • Park MGM: Usually, their South Pool is open in November. They heat it to 80 degrees during the winter months.
  • Aria: The Sky Pool is open to all Aria and Vdara guests in November. It’s heated to 80°F.
  • Mandalay Bay: Moorea Beach Club pool will stay open throughout November.
  • Wynn/Encore: A pool remains open in the winter, which you can use in November (heated to 82°F)
  • Resorts World: This is a fantastic pool complex in Vegas. It’s open in November 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 November:

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

Vegas Downtown Hotels, which have pools open in November:

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

Recommended Shows

For your November trip to Vegas, we put together a list of the best shows and other special events at the most popular hotels and casinos (subject to change):

MGM Grand
The Mirage
Cirque Du Soleil:
  • Michael Jackson: ONE
  • O By Cirque Du Soleil
  • Mystere
  • The Beatles LOVE
Mandala Bay:
The Venetian
Planet Hollywood:

Hotel Rates

The famous Flamingo Hotel & Casino. Its location is perfect on The Strip. Check details and visitor reviews here: Flamingo via booking.com (low price deals)

The weather is cooler and the days are shorter, however, there is still a buzz around Vegas. As some hotels have closed their pools, there are some brilliant hotel offers during November due to the reduced amenities. The quiet and cheaper times to visit Vegas are Sunday through Thursday.

Veterans Day falls on the 11th of November and there is a national holiday on the weekday that is closest to the 11th. This can often result in a long weekend for Americans, and therefore hotels may become busy and more expensive during this weekend.

As the month progresses and it gets closer to Christmas, more people are attracted to Vegas, and hotel rates can begin to rise.

Crowds

Fremont Street, Las Vegas

November in Vegas can be quite warm making it a great time for a city break. Although it is officially fall season, and the hectic summer parties are over, November can still be a busy month for Vegas. Certain events, conventions, or national holidays can make Vegas suddenly become very busy.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the last Thursday in November, and Americans usually celebrate this holiday with family. However, restaurants on the strip have been known to get busy during Thanksgiving and it is recommended to make reservations if you are planning to dine out.

Black Friday

Las Vegas has many shopping malls linked to hotels and casinos and includes both low-cost shopping and high-end brands. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and it is a large shopping event for Americans.

Many retailers offer large discounts, in preparation for Christmas, on this day. Expect the shopping areas to be very busy as many shops and restaurants offer big Black Friday discounts. It’s a great time to grab a bargain and get a head start on any Christmas shopping.

National Finals Rodeo

The beginning of December sees the National Finals Rodeo come to the strip each year, at the Thomas and Mack Center. Expect the strip to become busier towards the end of November in anticipation of this large sporting event.

Formula 1

In 2022 it was announced that Las Vegas will host a Formula 1 night race down the strip, during November which is expected to take place yearly. The first race, scheduled for November 2023, will be the first time F1 cars have raced down the famous Las Vegas strip, past many iconic hotels and casinos. It is an event that is sure to bring much excitement to Vegas and many crowds of Formula 1 enthusiasts.

Things To Do Mornings / Afternoons /Evenings

It is officially fall season in Las Vegas during November, making the strip quieter although there is still plenty to do and see. Thanks to the cooler temperatures it is a great time to get outside and explore all Vegas has to offer without the intense heat of the sun.

It is Thanksgiving in late November, so a brilliant time to experience one of America’s biggest holidays. Many hotels on the strip offer all-you-can-eat buffets and restaurants will be offering special menus for Thanksgiving.

Black Friday follows Thanksgiving, which is an eagerly anticipated shopping event, with large discounts on everything from electronics to clothing and jewelry. It’s an ideal time to get some retail therapy.

Morning Activities

If getting outside interests you, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the Nevada area around the strip. You can join a Pink Jeep Tour that can take to you to a variety of locations off the strip such as the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area.

An open-air jeep will pick you up from your hotel and whisk you off to enjoy the views of Calico Hills and the Res Spring Mountain range. If you are taking a tour in late November remember to take a sweater as it can get cold in the desert and as always take a bottle of water.

Afternoon Activities

If you are looking for a unique and free Las Vegas activity then consider a trip to the Bellagio hotel, where you can experience the 14,000 square foot indoor conservatory. The Bellagio conservatory is a brilliant skylit space that boasts a botanical garden and is decorated seasonally.

In November the conservatory is transformed into a celebration of fall, with many orange, red, and brown foliage on display. After Thanksgiving weekend the display is changed for Christmas and has been known in the past to include a walk-through snow globe and animals constructed out of flowers.

Evening Activities

With Christmas approaching Las Vegas starts to get festive in November. Every year the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan transforms and becomes an ice rink within a spectacular winter wonderland.

The Ice Rink opens in late November and allows skaters to skate over 4200 square feet of real ice. When you are not whizzing around the rink you can enjoy seasonal food and drinks such as hot chocolate and roast s’mores over the fire.

More Things to Do and (Half-) Day Trips

Tip: Visit our detailed guide with tips for the best time to visit Las Vegas.

The High Roller at The LINQ

There’s no better way in November to see Vegas than from the top of the High Roller at the LINQ.  It stands over 550 feet (around 168 meters) tall and provides an incredible vantage point for viewing everything going on along the Strip. Reserve your tickets: High Roller at The LINQ

  • From 550 feet, take in incredible views of the Las Vegas Valley and The Strip.
  • While on your 30-minute ride, enjoy a party with an open bar cabin for those over the age of 21.
  • Skip the long wait and get right to the front of the line.
Shin Lim Magic Show

Shin Lim and his up-close magic at the Mirage Hotel and Casino is just fascinating. This show is a family-friendly event full of fun magic tricks. Tickets (mobile voucher): Shin Lim Magic Show.

Seven Magic Mountains and Red Rock Canyon

November is a superb time to visit Seven Magic Mountains and Red Rock Canyon.

Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand

This hip-hop dance group offers a fabulous show! You’ll be able to watch exciting, choreographed dances that will definitely impress you. Jabbawockeez is the ideal activity when wondering what to do in Las Vegas in November.

Additional details and ticket reservations: Jabbawockeez At MGM.

Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam Tour

A tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam in November 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. More information and tickets here: Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Tour.

Area15 (Near Las Vegas Strip)
Photo by jericl cat on flickerArea15

Area15 is 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. As everything is air-conditioned, bring a light sweater if you get cold easily.

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 an excellent activity in November as it’s outside and the temperatures are mostly pleasant.