Get a First Look at the Hottest New Hotel in Las Vegas
Circa is one of the most anticipated new additions to Las Vegas in 2020. It won’t be complete until the end of the year, but the resort will begin welcoming its first guests on October 28. Only the first five floors will be open, but you’ll get a feel for what the new hotel is all about. Circa, the largest hotel on Fremont Street, will include a rooftop pool deck and two-level casino with the largest sports book in the world.
Vegas Pride Weekend
Las Vegas traditionally celebrates Pride Weekend with a Downtown parade and festival each October. Obviously, those plans are very much up in the air this year. At the very least, expect the celebration to adapt to a virtual format, perhaps with smaller, socially distant events throughout town.
Things To Do Outdoors in Las Vegas in October
October provides fantastic weather for visiting the Downtown Container Park, an outdoor park built from cargo shipping containers. Enjoy brunch on the rooftop deck of Downtown Terrace or grab a hot dog from Cheffini’s. There’s also a giant treehouse, lawn and stage for live performances and presentations.
If exploring the desert is more your speed, take a ride with Las Vegas ATV Tours. Enjoy the adrenaline of riding among sand dunes and navigating canyon trails without the overbearing heat from summer.
Recommended October Attractions
Stroll the Strip: If your luck runs out at the tables or you need to burn off calories from the buffet, one of the best ways to enjoy Vegas for free is walking up and down the Strip. The mild weather is perfect in October. Be sure to use our interactive Las Vegas Strip Map to find walk times, restaurants, bars and activities. Try starting at the Aria and explore the CityCenter complex, which also includes the Waldorf Astoria, Vdara and Shops at Crystals. From there, wander across Harmon Blvd. to see the exciting Cosmopolitan where you can try a pick-up game of pool on the third floor. Finally, get a good spot in front of the Bellagio and soak in a spectacular fountain show before heading inside to see the seasonal floral display at the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Downtown Arts District: Fremont Street gets the most attention Downtown, but make sure to also visit the up-and-coming Arts District. Enjoy dinner at Esther’s Kitchen, order Jamaican-themed cocktails in the courtyard of Jammyland or sip on wine at Garagiste. The neighborhood is also a hub for coffeehouses and breweries.
More Things to Do in Las Vegas
Free Drinks in Las Vegas
If you’re looking to save on drinks, check out our Las Vegas bar page. It gives the inside scoop on open bar events at some of the top bars and nightclubs on the Strip. Login with your Facebook account to review the special offers.