National Weather Service warns of record high temperatures in Vegas.
Temperatures getting as high as 117 degrees with no relief in sight!
One of the best, and worst, things about Las Vegas is its weather. June, July and August are the hottest months of the year and since the greatest city in the world was built in the middle of the Mojave Desert, temperatures on the strip can reach upwards of 115 degrees Fahrenheit. To put that into perspective, heat stroke occurs when the body’s internal temperature reaches 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Still, every summer, more and more tourists pour into Vegas, unaware of how hot it can actually get, but have no fear, vegaspoolseason.com has found all the ways to beat the Vegas heat, so you can be cooler than you ever thought possible.
1. FIND A POOL, YOU IDIOTS!
Follow me here – Reserve hotel with pool. Check into hotel. Go to pool. Jump into pool. Any questions? Vegas is the only city in the world that revolves around a truly legendary pool culture, and in the summer, it’s the only day game in town. Yes, there’s gambling, there’s clubs for when it gets dark, but when it’s high noon, everyone, and I mean everyone is at the pool. From the go big or go home craziness at Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage, to the quieter, more zen-like atmosphere of the Bamboo Pool at The Cosmopolitan, there’s cool blue water for all types to take a dip.
2. DRINK WATER AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT
Water is your engine’s coolant, and if your car’s ever run out of coolant, you know what happens – the car dies. So, drink plenty of water this summer in Vegas. Even if you spend hours at the blackjack tables in the air conditioning, the second you step outside into one hundred degree heat, your body’s going to want to sweat, and no, gin, while clear like water, doesn’t have the same hydrating properties as good old H20. If you lose only 7% of your body’s water, you can collapse. So, please, after every libation, get your hydration.
3. ICE SKATING AT VEGAS ICE CENTER
Deep down inside, we all have a secret desire to glide effortlessly over the ice, on a single steel blade, like Michelle Kwon, or maybe that’s just me. Whatever. Open year round, the Las Vegas Ice Center is the place to take a break from the heat of the strip and Friday night is teen night, where they dim the lights, crank the music and your spawn can attempt to be cool, while actually being cool. It’s the cheapest 2 hours of fun in Vegas, and the joy of seeing your spouse fall on his or her ass is free of charge.
4. CHILL YOUR ASS OFF AT A BAR MADE ENTIRELY OF ICE
You read that right. At Mandalay Bay, there’s a bar built from ice, and not just the bar, the chandeliers, the seating, and the glasses you drink from, are all made from ice. When you arrive, you get a parka or a faux fur coat, and gloves and you can tour the various rooms and admire beautiful ice sculptures which range from the regal to the raunchy. The temperature inside is kept at 23 degrees Fahrenheit, which is minus 5 degrees celsius. Have a shot of vodka, served in a shot glass made from ice, and chill out dude.
5. GO SKYDIVING
A great way to beat the heat of Vegas is to strap on a parachute, fly up into the wild blue yonder, and jump. Skydiving is not only a surefire way to face your fears, but it’s quickly becoming a unique activity to cool down on those hot summer days. At 15,000 feet, the temperature is a brisk 25 degrees. So, while you may be plummeting to terra firma at 135 mph, take comfort knowing you’re not risking your life, walking around in the blistering Vegas heat.