Las Vegas Labor Day Weekend: What to Expect
Las Vegas is set to experience a busy weekend as the unofficial end to summer begins. From September 1 to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, the city is expected to welcome a significant influx of visitors.
According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau (LVCVA), approximately 331,000 tourists are expected to visit Southern Nevada during this three-day period. This represents an increase of over 5% compared to last year’s holiday.
With close to 151,000 hotel rooms available, the LVCVA reports strong bookings and forecasts an occupancy rate of over 92% for casino hotels. This indicates a high demand for accommodations in Las Vegas.
While rain is usually rare in the desert, there is a 70% chance of rain on Saturday, accompanied by a high temperature of 85°F. The National Weather Service warns of possible flash flooding in Clark County’s rural areas.
Fortunately, Sunday and Monday are expected to have ideal weather conditions, with no rain and sunny skies, and temperatures in the upper 80s.
Last-Minute Rooms Still Available
For visitors who have not yet secured their accommodations, there are still rooms available in Las Vegas for the Labor Day weekend. However, these last-minute bookings come at higher rates than usual.
Here are some examples of room rates for popular hotels on the Strip:
- The Venetian: $383 per night (inclusive of resort fees and taxes)
- The Mirage: $233 per night
- Treasure Island: $202 per night
For those on a more luxurious budget, options include the following:
- Wynn: $501 per night
- Aria: $426 per night
- Caesars Palace: $432 per night
- Bellagio: $421 per night
Alternatively, budget travelers can find more affordable options on the Strip, such as Harrah’s, Sahara, and Luxor, with rates around $185 per night. The Excalibur offers rooms at a slightly lower price of $169 per night. In downtown Las Vegas, Four Queens is $168, the Downtown Grand is $155, and Fremont is $138.
Las Vegas is expected to experience a total economic impact of $676.2 million during the Labor Day weekend, with direct spending in Clark County estimated at $382.6 million, according to tourism officials.
For those traveling to Las Vegas from Southern California, state transportation officials advise that the busiest time on Interstate 15 will be between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday.
AAA predicts that this Labor Day will be one of the busiest on record nationwide, despite some travelers scaling back their plans due to high costs.
“If not the busiest, it’ll certainly be right there at the top,” said AAA spokesperson Clay Ingram. “Most of our holidays this year have broken the record high set in 2019.”
Ingram concluded, “We expect Labor Day this year to follow suit and probably set an all-time high.”
Star-Studded Weekend in Las Vegas
Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas always attracts a lineup of top performers and celebrities. This year, notable acts include Drake at T-Mobile Arena, Lady Gaga at Park MGM, LL Cool J at MGM Grand, and Luke Bryan at Resorts World.
Additionally, UNLV kicks off its football season on Saturday with a game against Bryant University at Allegiant Stadium. This presents an opportunity for visitors to explore the stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders. Tickets for this game start at just $15. However, for the Raiders’ home opener on September 24 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the cheapest tickets are priced at over $400.