Plan a Last-Minute May Trip to Las Vegas
Las Vegas is certainly a year-round destination, but spring is especially appealing. May in Sin City offers milder temperatures, beautiful blooming scenery and a wide array of events you can’t experience in any other month.
What to Experience
Explore Outdoor Festivities. Throughout May, travelers can join thousands of revelers at several outdoor events, concerts and other exciting celebrations like the Art Festival of Henderson. The two-day festival features all kinds of artists exhibiting paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, photography and more at the Henderson Events Plaza. On top of that, the festival has two stages for live performances, a variety of food vendors and plenty of children’s activities.
Feeling more musical? Head to the Fremont Street Experience, a five-block pedestrian mall in downtown Las Vegas, where an annual free concert series—beginning in late May—is held on three stages, featuring a variety of acts from local talent to world-famous music stars.
Cheer at a Professional Sporting Event. Las Vegas hosts a variety of professional sporting events in May, and with more pleasant temperatures in spring, it is the time to be a sports fan outdoors in Sin City. This year, the Las Vegas Aviators—formerly the Las Vegas 51s—will showcase their new name and stadium this season. The minor league baseball team will be in town throughout May at Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin.
You can also head to nearby Cashman Field to catch the Las Vegas Lights FC of the USL Championship soccer league. The team debuted in 2018, and it has already turned heads with its fun gimmicks like rewarding players with casino chips after wins. Prefer to catch a game indoors? Cheer on the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA as they kick off their season at the end of May at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Visit Valley of Fire State Park. In addition to discovering rare desert animals and unique rock formations, May visitors can enjoy and explore the park’s springtime blooms, including the colorful desert marigold, indigo bush and desert mallow. Located just an hour outside the Strip’s bright lights, Valley of Fire State Park is a lovely spot to watch the sun set on Nevada.
Where to Stay
Club Members can stay close to all the action at Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Boulevard, at the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip.
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