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Top Things To Do In Las Vegas In February

By Elle
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February is a surprisingly fun time to be in Vegas. It’s a much quieter time to visit, which is perfect for people who need a break from the typical hustle and bustle of the Strip. The Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and Lunar New Year are just some of the things to get excited about and work into your Las Vegas itinerary!

Since it’s not quite pool season yet, you might find a lot more free time during your trip to Las Vegas compared to if you had visited in the warmer summer months. All this extra time can easily be filled with all the cool things you can do in Vegas during the month of February.

From hiking at Valley Of Fire State Park to seeing the Lights of Love at Ethel M Chocolates to enjoying all the spectacular Lunar New Year displays at various hotels, use this guide to discover all that the sweet month of February brings to Las Vegas.

Feburary Weather In Las Vegas

  • Average Temps in February: high of 66°F, low of 33°F
  • Average Rainfall: 2 days, 0.7 inches
  • Humidity: 40%

Contrary to what you’d think from watching all those movies that take place in the desert, the desert is not always blazing hot.

It can actually get quite chilly, especially at night after the sun goes down and in the early mornings! You’ll definitely want to pack a jacket with you for your trip.

Top 5 Things To Do In February

There are so many fun things to do in Las Vegas year round, but here are our top 5 recommendations for February:

Special Concerts In February

  • February 1: Lettuce, Brooklyn Bowl
  • February 2-3: Styx, The Venetian
  • February 2-3, 9-10: Christina Aguilera, The Venetian
  • February 2-4: Santana, House of Blues
  • February 2-18: U2, MSG Sphere
  • February 2-24: Adele, Caesars Palace
  • February 3: Los Tigres Del Norte, Mandalay Bay
  • February 7: Soulful Celebration, Palms
  • February 9: Zach Bryan, The Cosmopolitan
  • February 9-10: Kelly Clarkson, Planet Hollywood
  • February 9-10: Wu-Tang Clan, Virgin Hotels
  • February 12: Babytron, House of Blues
  • February 13: Little Stranger & DENM, Virgin Hotels
  • February 14-18: David Blaine, Wynn
  • February 15-24: Barry Manilow, Westgate Las Vegas
  • February 16: Colter Wall, Palms
  • February 16: Matisyahu, Brooklyn Bowl
  • February 17: Playboi Carti, MGM Grand
  • February 17: Amy Grant, Palms
  • February 18: Tool, T-Mobile Arena
  • February 18: Gov’t Mule, Palms
  • February 21-29: Chicago – The Band, The Venetian
  • February 23: Los Dos Carnales, Virgin Hotels
  • February 23-24: Bad Bunny, T-Mobile Arena
  • February 24: Tyrese, Virgin Hotels
  • February 24: Joker Xue, MGM Grand
  • February 24: Juanes, Palms
  • February 25: Marc Anthony, Mandalay Bay
  • February 28: New Edition, Wynn
  • February 29: Sleater-Kinney, Brooklyn Bowl

Comedy Shows In February

  • February 2: Leanne Morgan, Wynn
  • February 3: Heather McMahan, Wynn Las Vegas
  • February 3: Howie Mandel, Westgate Las Vegas
  • February 9-10: Sebastian Maniscalco, Wynn Las Vegas
  • February 9-10: Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam, Resorts World
  • February 10: Tom Segura & Bert Kreischer, MGM Grand
  • February 16-17: George Lopez, The Mirage
  • February 24: Brad Williams, The Mirage

See the Lunar New Year displays

Bellagio Conservatory Lunar New Year 2024

These days, it’s more than just Chinese New Year that’s honored, it’s multiple Asian cultures through the celebration of Lunar New Year (which encompasses all cultures that follow the lunar calendar).

One must-see Lunar New Year attraction is the rotating display at the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Every year during February, you get to enjoy a massive display of plants, flowers, and over-the-top decor built to honor the new year.

In the past years, we’ve seen epic Year of the Rabbit and Year of the Dragon displays, and all of them are worth seeing with your own eyes. They are incredibly grand! The display at the Bellagio typically runs into the first week of March before they swap it out for a new spring theme.

See the Lights of Love at Ethel M Chocolates

Ethel M Chocolates Lights Of Love

Ethel M is a local chocolatier that has a really large and cute cactus garden that you can explore onsite. For Valentine’s Day, they usually set up a special event called Lights of Love where the cactus garden is decorated with string lights to celebrate the holiday.

During the 2-week event, the 3-acre garden is decorated with one million romantic Valentine-themed lights. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a stroll and snap some photos with your love or the gal pals.

Be sure to snag one of their signature hot chocolates from the Cactus Café before taking your stroll if it’s chilly during the night you visit!

Valentine's Day Ethel M Lights of Love

Have a Vegas-style Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fully embraced in Las Vegas.

You can usually find a lot of special events happening for Valentine’s Day, such as special Valentine’s Day menus at restaurants and even V-day-themed pub crawls.

Some quintessentially Vegas date ideas include riding on the High Roller at The LINQ in a private cabin or enjoying the Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

If you happen to be visiting during the week of Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out all the ways you could celebrate and plan the perfect romantic date in Vegas for your sweetheart. Here are 20+ ways you could celebrate Valentine’s Day in a very Las Vegas way.

Walk the Strip and see the iconic sights

Bellagio Fountain Show

Cooler weather means you’ll last longer when walking the Strip. After all, you won’t have 100-degree sunlight beating down on you during February!

This is the perfect time to see and do all the iconic Las Vegas attractions you’ve had on your list, such as seeing the Bellagio Fountain show, cruising on a gondola ride at The Venetian, ziplining on Fly LINQ, and more.

If you’re daring enough, head to the north side of the Strip to try out the hair-raising SkyJump at The STRAT. This heart-pumping open-air bungee jump will see you hurtling at speeds of up to 40mph from a height of 855 feet!

See a Las Vegas show

Awakening Wynn Las Vegas
Courtesy of Awakening

Las Vegas has a world-class theater scene. From burlesque to magic, Cirque de Soleil to comedy, there is a show for every type of person and every sort of budget. And the best part is, there’s a show happening every single night in Vegas.

A few shows that we think are perfect for February include:

Awakening – The Wynn’s brand-new spectacular production featuring fantastical creatures, dazzling visuals, compelling narrative, and a touch of lighthearted comedy.

Atomic Saloon Show – You get comedy, circus, high-energy rowdiness, country, and sexy all wrapped up in one show.

“O” at Bellagio – Another mesmerizing Cirque du Soleil show, “O” combines water, acrobatics, and theatrical performances to create a unique and romantic experience.

Marriage Can Be Murder Dinner Show

Marriage Can Be Murder Dinner Show Las Vegas
Courtesy of Marriage Can Be Murder

Get in the festive spirit of February (the month of love) by celebrating your significant other!

Marriage Can Be Murder is an award-winning interactive comedy and murder mystery dinner experience where the audience members become part of the show. If you liked the movie Glass Onion or the game of Clue, then this is a dinner show that you won’t want to pass up. Plus, it’s marriage-themed!

Taking place at The Orleans Hotel & Casino, this murder-mystery comedy features a mix of intrigue, shenanigans, and a suspect hidden among the guests, turning the audience into detectives playing alongside the cast.

Seated at banquet tables, you’ll enjoy a chef’s tasting menu with options like smoked bourbon brown sugar tri-tip and grilled lemon butter chicken.

Explore Red Rock Canyon

Red Rocks - GoVegas Guide
Papu and I hiking the Calico Basin area.

If you’re looking for the perfect February adventure that’s not too hot and not too cold, Red Rock Canyon is where it’s at. Red Rock Canyon is locally famous for its unique rock formations painted in shades of red and orange against a backdrop of clear blue skies.

Plus, with temperatures that can warm up to the mid-70s during the day, you can explore to your heart’s content without worrying about overheating. During the month of February, Red Rock comes alive with both day hikers and rock climbers!

We like to go there for the hiking. There are both easy and challenging trails to choose from, making this a great option if you want to burn off all those Las Vegas buffet calories. Some of the most popular hikes here include the Calico Tanks Trail (2.2 miles roundtrip), Turtlehead Peak Trail (4.6 miles roundtrip), and Ice Box Canyon Trail (2.3 miles roundtrip).

If you’d rather not deal with the logistics of how to get there (or want to visit the park without hiking), there are tour companies that will take you there and show you the park in all its glory.

Go hiking at Valley of Fire State Park

Valley Of Fire State Park

Another otherworldly park to hike at is Valley of Fire State Park. If you can imagine yourself hiking among towering sandstone formations glowing with fiery hues of red and gold under the warm winter sun, this park is for you. Personally, this is one of my favorite parks in all of Nevada — I love it even more than the Grand Canyon!

It’s like walking through a natural wonderland straight out of a dream! Again, the weather in February is perfect for exploring miles of hiking trails and marveling at ancient petroglyphs etched into the rocks.

If you only have time to do one hike, make it the 3.2-mile Fire Wave, White Domes, and Seven Wonders Loop. If you love hiking, make time to visit Valley Of Fire SP – you won’t regret it.

Visit a national park or two

Grand Canyon National Park

If you’re open to venturing out further, you’ll be glad to know that there are at least three national parks within driving distance from Las Vegas.

From Vegas, you can easily visit Grand Canyon National Park and explore the breathtaking landscapes of the United States’ most recognizable natural monument.

If you’re up for a longer adventure, a 2.5-hour drive will bring you to the spectacular views of Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park.

These two parks showcase the wild landscapes of Utah, complete with orange-y red canyons, mountains, hoodoos (spindly rock formations), the world-famous Narrows hike and Angels Landing, and the famous Checkerboard Mesa.

Don’t have a car? Not a problem. There are lots of tour companies that’ll bring you out there as part of a full-day tour. They’ll take care of the driving and the itinerary so all you have to do is bring your camera, a comfortable pair of shoes, and your excitement.

Winter sports at Mount Charleston

Would you be shocked if we told you there was snow in the Las Vegas area? Yes! Despite being a flat desert for the most part, you will still find mountains in the area, perfect for all your winter sports adventures.

Lucky for you, the Lee Canyon Ski and Snowboard Resort at Mount Charleston is only 50 miles from the Strip.

Skiing and snowboarding at Mount Charleston is a quintessential winter activity, offering outdoor enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to hit the slopes and enjoy some winter fun.

The best months to hit the slopes at Mt. Charleston typically range from December to March, with February being an ideal time due to its consistent snowfall and milder temperatures.

Tips For Visiting Las Vegas In February

  • Although daytime temperatures can be warm and pleasant, evenings can get chilly. Pack layers to stay comfortable throughout the day and into the night, especially if you plan to be out late.
  • Even though Feb in Vegas is considered winter, the sun is usually still shining brightly during the day. Sunscreen is a must, especially if you’re doing outdoor activities.
  • The sun sets early in February (around 4:30-5 PM), so plan to start your days earlier if you want sunlight.
  • If you plan on doing a lot of paid attractions, Go City can save you money on multiple attractions with their All-Inclusive Pass or Explorer Pass.
  • Las Vegas is a popular destination for Valentine’s Day celebrations. Book restaurants and shows in advance if you plan to celebrate the holiday with your loved one. Many hotels and restaurants offer special packages and events for couples!
  • Traffic on the Las Vegas Strip is usually bad at all times of the year, so plan to leave earlier if you have reservations that require you to be somewhere at a specific time.
  • Getting around by rideshare and taxi are equally as popular in Vegas. A taxi can even be cheaper than Uber/Lyft during peak hours, while an Uber/Lyft is cheaper during off-peak hours.

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About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!

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