Key Things To Know About Visiting Las Vegas In November



Tourist visiting Las Vegas in November standing in front of a board with pink feathers and the word Flamingo in italics and trees behind on a cool day with clear weather

If you visit Las Vegas in November you can expect warm weather, fewer crowds and slightly cheaper hotel prices. But it’s not peak tourist season, so most hotel swimming pools are closed and you won’t find as many concerts. We’ve been to Vegas in November, and we think it’s a great time of year to visit if you want to avoid overcrowding and save money, as long as you don’t mind sacrificing sunbathing around the pool.

In this guide we walk you through the 10 most important things you should know about visiting Las Vegas in November based on our experiences.

Our Las Vegas Experience

Tourist in red coat walking along a section of the Las Vegas Strip to a large white ferris wheel with shops to either side
Kristen walking to the High Roller

We spent 5 fun days exploring the Las Vegas Strip, downtown Las Vegas, and nearby attractions like the Hoover Dam, Seven Magic Mountains and Red Rock Canyon in mid-November 2021. We’d already spent 4 days there in October 2019, so we knew what we were getting into. And we know Vegas isn’t for everyone, but we love it!

November is a great month to visit Las Vegas because you’ll save money at hotels, restaurants will be quiet, the Strip isn’t too overcrowded and temperatures are comfortable. We noticed a big difference even between October and November, so if your top priority is to avoid crowds, the late fall season could be perfect for you. Read more about us.

1. Crowds

Long line to take a photo with the Las Vegas sign on a sunny day
This was the line we waited in to get a photo with the Welcome to Las Vegas sign

Las Vegas is one of the most popular vacation spots in the US for both domestic and international visitors, and it also hosts lots of huge conventions. So naturally, Las Vegas attracts year round crowds. But some months are busier than others for traditional tourism, and others are busier for conventions.

According to these Las Vegas visitor statistics, monthly visitor numbers in 2023 were surprisingly evenly spread throughout the year. But if you look closely at the numbers, you’ll see that convention attendance accounts for a higher overall percentage of visitors in shoulder season months like February, March, October and November.

The same visitor statistics show that Las Vegas received over 42 million annual visitors in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. And recovery after coronavirus was apparent in 2023, with almost 41 million tourists visiting the city.

What Does It Mean For You?

Well, it means that November is one of the best months of the year to visit Las Vegas if you’re priority is to avoid overcrowding at attractions, tours, and on the Strip. Lots of people in town are either working at or visiting conventions in November, so typical tourist attractions will be quieter.

Our experience: We visited Las Vegas in the November immediately after covid lockdowns, so people were back to traveling again, but not in full swing. The Strip felt much quieter compared to our trip in October 2019, and even at places like Bellagio Fountains we could tell it was less crowded overall.

2. Weather

Ice Rink at the top of Cosmopolitan Hotel people wrapped up in warm gear on a cold night in November in Las Vegas
Photo we took on The Cosmopolitan rooftop at night

November brings much cooler weather to Las Vegas when compared to the summer months. So, if you’re looking for a hot weather getaway to lounge around the pool with a cocktail, November is not the time for you to visit. You’ll find that mornings and evenings are surprisingly chilly, but daytime temperatures are usually perfectly comfortable.

Las Vegas November Temperatures

Here are the high, low and average las Vegas temperatures in November:

November 1st:

  • High – 74°F (23°C)
  • Average – 63°F (17°C)
  • Low – 52°F (11°C)

November 30th:

  • High – 61°F (16°C)
  • Average – 52°F (11°C)
  • Low – 42°F (6°C)

As you can see, the average temperatures drop fairly significantly throughout November. So, the weather will be far more comfortable if you decide to visit at the beginning of the month.

More weather information:

  • Days are warmest between 12:00pm and 6:00pm
  • Coldest part of the day is between 6:00am and 8:00am
  • Average cloud coverage increases from around 25% to 32%
  • Chance of rain is lower in November vs December, January or February

Source: Weather Spark

Our experience: We noticed a big difference in temperatures between our October and November visits to Las Vegas. In October we had hot days and mild evenings, whereas in November we had mild days and cool evenings. We mostly wore light long layers to go out at night and grab coffee in the morning.

3. Clocks Go Back

Bellagio fountains lit up with yellow light at night
Our photo from the world famous Bellagio fountain display

Sticking loosely with the Las Vegas weather theme, don’t forget the clocks will fall back by one hour at the beginning of November. You can check the sunrise and sunset times for dates you’ll be in town.

The daylight savings change is going to mean two things for your visit:

  1. Sunrise will jump back an hour to a little after 6:00am instead of 7:00am.
  2. Sunset will jump back an hour to 4:40pm instead of 5:40pm.

How Will It Impact Your Trip?

Well, the sunrise time is unlikely to have any impact unless you’re an early riser. But the earlier sunset time might have a substantial impact on your plans for the day.

Let’s say by the time you’ve woken up, grabbed a coffee and breakfast, showered and readied yourself for the day ahead it’s around 10:00am. In the first few days of November you’d still have 7 hours to do any activities requiring daylight such as play golf, hike in Red Rock Canyon or visit the Hoover Dam. But once those clocks go back you’re instantly down 15% daylight time.

Of course there’s no cause for concern and there’s plenty of things you can do in Las Vegas at night. But it means you need to be more aware of what you can fit into your itinerary, and you might have to wake up earlier to fit more things in.

Our experience: We’re early birds by nature, but we really had to be conscious about time on this trip. It began coming in dark by 4:00pm so we had to wrap up activities earlier than we’d have liked.

4. Hotels

The Palazzo Hotel from below lit up at night
Photo we took looking up at the luxurious Palazzo Hotel at night

Las Vegas is bit of a unicorn when it comes to booking hotels. There are so many hotels you can choose between in each budget category but the prices fluctuate wildly by day, week and month. Tourism remains relatively high in November but lots of visitors are only in town for conventions, so they might not necessarily be interested in book a classic Vegas casino hotel experience.

Our experience: We’ve stayed at 6 hotels on the Las Vegas Strip and 1 hotel in Downtown Vegas. Our advice is to book midweek if you want to save money because weekend prices are always heavily inflated. Staying centrally on the Strip is a good idea if you want easy access to everything.

Hotel Recommendations


We thought Bally’s (which is now Horseshoe) offered a good balance between cost, location and quality. Both Luxor and Excalibur were so cheap when we stayed, we paid maybe $29/night.


We’ve stayed at The Venetian and Bellagio, and both were amazing. In November we think you’ve got a better chance of booking one of the more luxurious casino hotels at cheaper prices because you can’t take advantage of certain facilities like swimming pools.

READ: Las Vegas Strip hotels ranked best to worst

5. Expenses

Tourist stood next to life size dunkin' donuts coffee cup
Kristen stood with a life size Dunkin Donuts coffee cup with a cost just as high!

Las Vegas is an expensive place to visit anytime of year. Everything from coffee to cocktails and from pizza to fine dining is ludicrously overpriced from the minute you wake up until the minute you go to bed. But you already know that’s how it’s going to be before you arrive, it’s Vegas after all!

Here’s where you will save in November:

  • Flights to and from Las Vegas are typically cheaper for both domestic and international travel versus summer months.
  • Hotels are typically cheaper and have more availability because it’s the off season.

Here’s where you won’t save in November:

  • Your day to day expenses will be no different to visiting in February or June instead. With that said, you’ll likely save on alcohol because it’s not pool season.

How Much Spending Money Do You Need?

Everyone visiting Las Vegas will arrive with a different budget and vacation goals. But let’s say you’re an average visitor like us, we suggest budgeting for an average of around $200 per person, per day.

That figure will allow you to relax, enjoy the chaos, eat and drink at good places, tick off attractions, take a day trip, see a show, go to a concert or dance in a super club. Hitting the slots or roulette table isn’t for us, but you’ll need to factor in more spending money if it’s something you’re interested in doing.

Our experience: As much as we love the over-the-top atmosphere in Vegas, we do get annoyed at the obscene prices for basic things like coffee. Even at happy hour we were paying $25 a cocktail in Cosmopolitan! Overall, we were spending a lot but we also doing a lot so it’s a trade-off.

6. Swimming Pools

Empty swimming pool with blue water in Nevada
Photo we took at one of the Strip hotel swimming pools

Most Las Vegas hotel swimming pools are closed in November, which we think is one of the major downsides to planning a vacation at this time of year. In truth, it’s too cold to be swimming, but it does detract from the overall Vegas experience because you have nowhere to relax (or recover from a hangover!) during the day with a book, music or a podcast.

Our experience: The pools being closed was our least favorite part of visiting Las Vegas in November. We’d really enjoyed lounging around the pool in the sun at The Venetian in October, so we think it’s something you should strongly consider.

What About Pool Parties?

No, we’re afraid not! All Las Vegas pool parties have ended for the season by the end of October. So if you’re dreaming of splashing around in the pool to blaring beats with hundreds of revelers in the Nevada sunshine, don’t book your vacation in November.

7. Shows

Stage curtain in the Bellagio Cirque Du Soleil O
Stage curtain before we watched Cirque Du Soleil “O” in Bellagio

Back to good news, all the shows you’ve heard about in Las Vegas are in full swing during the month of November. That includes musicians, comedians, circus acts, magicians and more. For us, Cirque Du Soleil is the quintessential Las Vegas show to experience, and there are 6 completely different performances you can see.

Our experience: We’ve personally seen 2 of the 6 Cirque Du Soleil shows so far: “Mystere” at Treasure Island and “O” at Bellagio, and they were both outstanding.


There are always a ton of events taking place in Las Vegas, including concerts (check schedule), conventions, auctions, tech displays and music award ceremonies.

Take a look to see what’s going on during the dates you visit. Sometimes events can cause spikes in visitor numbers and hotel prices may inflate as a result, so it’s worth keeping an eye on.

READ: Las Vegas shows you can’t miss

8. The Food Scene

Hells Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay with Cosmopolitan Hotel behind at night
Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in front of The Cosmopolitan

Did you know that Las Vegas is the most in demand place in the world for celebrity chefs to own restaurants? Anyone who is anyone in the celebrity world of food wants to be front and center in Sin City, and with more than 40 million visitors each year there’s no wonder why!

As a result, the Las Vegas food scene is as varied and quite frankly incredible as always in November. You can eat pretty much anything you desire on the Vegas strip, ranging from typical fast food joints to some of the best food on the planet.

Our experience: Don’t get us wrong, we love food, but food isn’t our top priority when we travel. And Las Vegas has so many restaurants that we honestly feel like we’ve barely scratched the surface. We took a fantastic Las Vegas secret food tour, but otherwise we’ve only eaten at a handful of places.

9. Packing

Woman in dress watching the outdoor gondolas at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas in November
Kristen watching the gondolas at the Venetian on the warmest day we had in November

Packing for a November visit to Las Vegas is going to be more tricky than a summer trip thanks to cooler weather conditions. Layering is the key when it comes to filling your suitcase. We recommend light layers in case you get warmer days, middle layers in case you get cooler days and then clothes to wear at night when you go out.

And despite temperatures being cooler in November, you’ll still be in the Nevada desert so the sun will more than likely be out most of time you are in Vegas. That means sunglasses and maybe a hat or baseball cap in case you go out hiking for the day.

Our experience: We mostly packed shorts, t-shirts, light longer layers, dresses, leggings and light jackets. One thing we can recommend highly is comfortable shoes to wear for walking up and down the Strip, it’s longer than you might think!

Consider Smart Casual

The term “smart casual” can be interpreted in many ways, more so than ever these days, but we recommend you pack some smarter gear in case you want a luxurious splurge.

If you plan to sip on cocktails or dine at a plush restaurant in Cosmopolitan or Wynn, you should pack an outfit to match the surroundings. We felt horribly underdressed when we were slinging back $25 cocktails in Cosmo during happy hour!

10. Things To Do

The High Roller wheel slowly turning behind row of restaurants and bars in Las Vegas in November
Walking past restaurants, bars and shops to the High Roller

Las Vegas is overflowing with countless awesome things to do for the whole family, ranging from free and cheap to outright ridiculous in price. Visiting in November isn’t going to prevent you from doing any of the usual attractions, with the exceptions of what we’ve already discussed like pool parties and maybe concerts because it’s late in the season.

But one thing you can do in November that you can’t any time of year is enjoy the newly thrown up Christmas decorations lighting up hotels, malls and the Strip!

Our experience: We actually found November to be an amazing time to explore places like Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon because it was cooler and quieter. On the Strip everything was still running like clockwork.


  • Walk the strip top to bottom on repeat
  • Explore the best shops, restaurants, bars and attractions in each hotel on the Strip
  • Take a photo with the Las Vegas sign
  • Ride the High Roller
  • Watch the Bellagio Fountains at night
  • Visit the Mob Museum
  • Walk the Fremont Street Experience
  • Watch a Cirque Du Soleil Show
  • Take a gondola in The Venetian
  • Book a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon

READ: Fun things to do on and off the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Pass

If you plan to tick off a lot of attractions when you visit Vegas, we highly recommend looking into buying a Go City Las Vegas Pass or a Las Vegas Sightseeing Pass so you can do more for less money. We always buy attraction passes in new cities around the world because they do save a bit of money that can be spent on beer and food!

Attractions you can save money at include Cirque Du Soleil shows, big bus, lots on the Strip and even day trips to national parks.

National Public Lands Day

One thing you should take advantage of if you’ll be in Vegas on November 11th (Veterans Day) is National Public Lands Day. You can get free entrance to public lands such as Death Valley National Park, Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead and Zion National Park. Note that it doesn’t include Valley of Fire State Park because that’s managed by the state of Nevada.

The Morgan Conclusion

Tourist in shorts and vest stood next to the Hoover Dam sign on a concrete wall
Mark at the Hoover Dam in shorts when we visited in November

All things considered, we think November is a good time to visit Las Vegas if you want to avoid the worst crowds, save a bit of money at hotels or take day trips to nearby desert landscapes where you’ll benefit from cooler hiking temperatures.

As far as we’re concerned, the only downside is swimming pools at Strip hotels being closed for the season. So if you’re not bothered about swimming or sunbathing, we can tell you from experience that Las Vegas definitely feels less chaotic in November, and you’ll likely have a better time for it.

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We hope this guide to visiting Las Vegas in November helps with planning your visit to Nevada!

Please let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

Happy Travels,

Mark and Kristen

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