How to Beat the Heat in Las Vegas This Summer

Here at Las Vegas RV Resort, when you’re not relaxing in our refreshing swimming pool, there are plenty of ways to beat the heat this summer. Escape the triple-digit temps by exploring Vegas with these cool activities.

Make a Splash at the Pads

Keep the kids occupied with some fun and refreshing splash pads. It’s a nonslip surface with various splashy features designed for younger kids to play in, and they are offered in parks throughout the city. Most splash pads are open from 8am to 10pm, although hours vary by park. Rainbow Family Park is a good one, as well as Centennial Hills Park.

Lake Mead

For a fun day trip from Las Vegas RV Resort, make some waves at Lake Mead. It is one of Nevada’s more popular destinations, so come early if you can to avoid the crowds. Here you can enjoy wakeboarding, tubing, water skiing, kneeboarding, and more. Vegas Water Sports has rental packages to outfit you with the perfect watersport gear.

Cowabunga Bay

Experience the thrilling slides and rides of Cowabunga Bay Waterpark, located in Henderson, NV. Try the ultimate water slide, “Wild Surf,” what a way to cool off! The park offers over 20 water slides and attractions, including a wave pool and kids’ area. Day tickets start at only $20. Bring your sunscreen and make a day of it!

Dive-In Movies

That’s right, we said “dive-in.” The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas lets you take a dip and then enjoy your favorite films, from the classics to modern blockbusters. Every Monday evening, the marquee at Boulevard Pool transforms into a massive movie screen. Movie-themed cocktails and snacks are on offer, and movies typically start at 8pm.

Minus5 Ice Experience

With several locations at The Venetian, Linq Promenade, or Mandalay Bay, cool off at Minus5 Ice, where everything inside the bar is made of ice! This year-long winter wonderland features an LED light show set to upbeat music, serving refreshing cold beverages in glasses made of…yep, you guessed it, ice. Purchase a package for entry, which includes gloves (to hold that icy glass), interactive ice sculptures, and freshly dry-cleaned parkas. This is a family-friendly attraction, so bring the kids.

Pinball Hall of Fame

Located across from the famous vintage “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, the Pinball Hall of Fame houses the world’s largest collection of pinball machines from the 1950s through the 1990s. The whole family can get in on the fun and play older pinball games for 25 cents per play, while the newer ones charge a whopping 50 cents. For those who aren’t quite into pinball, there are also a few arcade games, such as Pac-Man and Guitar Hero – all in a huge 25,000-square-foot warehouse. It’s a fun place to get inside from the heat.

Ice Skating

Throw on a warm jacket and hit the ice in the height of summer by taking your crew to City National Area. It’s the practice home of the Vegas Golden Knights and you can get in on some skating fun. Visit during open skate for only $10, with skating rentals available at an extra charge. Other popular ices kating venues in town are the Las Vegas Ice Center and Sobe Ice Arena (a/k/a Pepsi Ice Arena) at Fiesta Rancho.