Summer is a great time to visit Las Vegas because there’s never a shortage of fun things to do. Visitors can enjoy a dip in the pool, a refreshing drink, the cool casino floors, and a delicious bite to eat at one of the many award-winning restaurants in the city. However, summers can be scorching in the Las Vegas sun if you’re not prepared. Here are 6 ways to stay cool this summer in Downtown Las Vegas.
1. Relax by the Pool
One of the easiest ways to keep the desert heat at bay is to spend some time by the pool. Wading in the water and cooling off poolside is perfect for the hot Downtown Las Vegas summer days. The Citrus Grand Pool Deck at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a fresh new take on a classic infinity pool that offers cool sparkling water, cabanas, daybeds, a restaurant, full bar, and grassy area with backyard games like corn hole, table tennis, and foosball.
Downtown Las Vegas visitors have the option of reserving a private table or cabana, so you and your crew have more room to relax and unwind. Also, the menu at Citrus Grand Pool Deck is hand-crafted by Chef Scott Commings. With a cold drink in hand and gourmet food on its way, there’s really no need to go anywhere else!
2. Check Out the Mob Museum
When the sun is at its peak and the heat is just a little too intense, it’s the perfect time to pop into The Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas. Just steps away from all the action on Fremont Street, it’s easily accessible and, most importantly, nice and cool! The beautiful setup in the restored 1933 former courthouse and the engaging displays and exhibits are the perfect way to cool off and learn how organized crime played a part in the history of Las Vegas and other American “mobster” cities.
The Mob Museum is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily and offers guided group tours, audio tours, or the option to roam the award-winning museum on your own. Be sure to check out The Underground while you’re there. This area is all about Prohibition and features a working distillery, speakeasy bar, and private VIP room. Also, if you plan on staying at Downtown Grand, the Mob Museum package is an excellent option to consider.
3. Grab a Cold Cocktail
When in Vegas, you might as well take advantage of the awesome selection of specialty drinks and signature cocktails being served around the city. Even with so many options, there’s really nothing like an ice-cold cocktail on a hot summer day. Some places you’ll want to check out in Downtown Las Vegas include Park on Fremont, Corduroy, The Smashed Pig Gastropub, and Hogs & Heifers.
Of course, we can’t forget to mention the classic Triple George Grill when it comes to crave-worthy cocktails. Triple George Grill takes a nostalgic step back into the Rat Pack era with classic portrait art on the walls, a beautiful wooden bar, and deep private booths. Best of all, their unrivaled cocktail menu serves up the best signature drinks in all of Downtown Las Vegas. Check out the 9 Best Cocktails to Try at Triple George to keep you cool this summer.
4. Cool Off in the Casinos
There is no shortage of casinos along Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas, so there’s plenty of places to duck into when looking for a little break from the summer heat. You know the air conditioning will be a welcome relief from the desert temperatures outside, but if you’re going to be in the casino, you might as well test your luck with a little gambling!
Downtown Grand offers all the most popular table and slot games, as well as sports betting at the William Hill Sportsbook on the casino floor. The crowds in Downtown Grand are always hyped, and the enthusiastic dealers help make it an experience to remember. Even if you’re a gambling newbie, our friendly team is here to walk you through every step. You’ll be an expert in no time!
5. Try a Downtown Las Vegas Restaurant
With so many restaurants in the Downtown Las Vegas area, you really can’t go wrong no matter what you might be craving. As a way to avoid the scorching sun during the day, consider taking your pick of casual cuisine, a more savory meal, or a quick happy hour bite to keep cool. Even if you happen to choose a restaurant with a patio and decide to sit outside, there’s plenty of shade and misting fans to keep the heat in check.
Some restaurants you’ll want to add to your list while in Downtown Las Vegas are Carson Kitchen, Le Thai, Therapy, Pizza Rock, and Triple George Grill. For the best brunch in town, head straight to Freedom Beat by Chef Scott Commings. Not only will you have a chance to escape the heat for a couple of hours, but you’ll also be trying the most delicious all-you-can-eat brunch selection complete with bottomless mimosas or bloody marys. For more suggestions, check out the Top 10 Places to Eat and Drink in Downtown Las Vegas.
6. Take a Ride on SlotZilla Zipline
Maybe taking a ride down a high-flying zip line in the middle of the day is not something you considered before, but it’s the perfect way to feel the wind in your face as you soar over the Downtown Las Vegas crowds. The SlotZilla Zipline is a unique urban experience that allows you to get the best views all the downtown casinos while under the shaded canopy on Fremont Street.
Just a block away from Downtown Grand, it will only take you minutes to walk to the zip line launch point. Before heading out, swing by the Furnace bar on the casino floor if you need a little liquid courage! The bar is open 24/7, so you’ll always have a cold drink waiting for you there.
Summers in Downtown Las Vegas
With pool season upon us, Downtown Grand wants to make your stay as comfortable as possible. In addition to our many amenities, restaurants, and world-class casino, we’re offering an exclusive summer package called The Big Squeeze. When you reserve this deal, you get a hotel room at Downtown Grand plus a nightly $50 food and beverage credit to use at the Citrus Grand Pool Deck! To learn more or to book your reservation, contact the Downtown Grand sales team online or call 1-855-DT-GRAND.