The weather is cooling off as the year winds down in Las Vegas
Even before 2020, November was traditionally known as a quiet month for Las Vegas. As the weather cools off, hotel rooms and flights can be scored for a great price. While the four-day Thanksgiving weekend does attract visitors, it’s traditionally one of the slower holiday periods in Las Vegas.
Things to do in November
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Shows Return to Las Vegas
It’s been a quiet year in Las Vegas, thanks to shutdowns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the city slowly returns to normal, entertainment is finally making a comeback. Seven MGM Resorts productions resume Nov. 6. They included David Copperfield, Jabbawockeez, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, Carrot Top, Fantasy, Australian Bee Gees and Thunder from Down Under. Over at Caesars Entertainment properties, Absinthe, Piff the Magic Dragon and X Country already resumed performances in late October.
As always, Lavish Vegas has the best prices on all available shows. Seating is limited with social distancing guidelines in place. So buy your tickets today.
Ice Skate at the Cosmopolitan
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Las Vegas. The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan returns on November 18 at the Boulevard Pool. Take a spin on the ice or hang out by the fire pits with seasonal cocktails, s’mores and light bites. Holiday movies will be shown on the resort’s digital marquee, beginning with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on November 23.
Enjoy Thanksgiving in Las Vegas
Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 26. As with any long weekend, travelers from across the country will flock to Las Vegas for shopping, dining and more. Whether celebrating with family, friends, or just someone special, you can enjoy special holiday menus from the city’s top restaurants. Many offer Thanksgiving meals to go if you feel more comfortable dining in your hotel room.
More Things To Do in Las Vegas in November
See a Comedy Show in Las Vegas
Comedy shows are resuming at the Plaza hotel on the west end of the Fremont Street Experience. See Nick Di Paolo November 20-21 at the Comedy Works.
Visit the Hoover Dam
After shutting down for much of the pandemic, the Hoover Dam is once again welcoming guests. The landmark is being reopened in phases. You can visit the walkways and observation areas. No tours, visitors center or cafe for now.
With outdoor temperatures averaging around 55 degrees, November is an ideal time to hike through Red Rock Canyon, rent an ATV, helicopter over the Strip, or visit the Grand Canyon.
Recommended November Attractions
Walk The Strip: Fall brings pleasant weather for strolling the Strip, Fremont Street (Downtown) and everything in between. Be sure to use our interactive Las Vegas Strip Map to help navigate. Our map provides locations for bars, restaurants and even walk times. Visit art galleries, fountains, outdoor sculptures and boutiques at CityCenter, which includes the Waldorf Astoria, Aria, and the Shops at Crystals. Or explore The LINQ, which has dining, bars and the High Roller observation wheel.
Visit the Arts District: The Downtown Arts District is quickly becoming the hottest neighborhood in Las Vegas, especially for drinking. Bar options include wine at Garagiste and cocktails at Velveteen Rabbit or Jammyland. However, the beer scene is exploding. Visit Hop Nuts, CraftHaus, Beer District Brewing, or Able Baker to grab a pint.