How to Spend Your Extra Hour of Evening Sun in Vegas

How to Spend Your Extra Hour of Evening Sun in Vegas

We probably can’t complain about lack of sunshine in Las Vegas, but even so, springing our clocks forward on March 11th and getting an extra hour of daylight is something to be celebrated. How are you going to spend your extra hour of evening? In a city jam-packed with activities and entertainment, the Las Vegas outdoor attractions are endless.

Here are some of the best ways to spend your extra evening hour in Vegas:

Dine and Drink Outdoors

Salmon dinner plate available in Las Vegas.

Enjoy the extra hour of sunshine by indulging in food and a couple drinks al fresco. There’s nothing like feeling the sunshine on your skin while you enjoy some delicious snacks and libations. The gorgeous Vegas afternoons, now elongated by the time change, present the perfect setting to sit back and enjoy a meal with loved ones. One of the best al fresco patios in Vegas is 17° South Booze & Bites at Tahiti Village. Decadent starters like Calamari and Spinach Cheese Dip lead the way into an indulgent outdoor meal in Las Vegas. Favorite entrees include Steak Frites, Atlantic Salmon Filet, and Slow Cooked Ribs. Wash that down with a signature cocktail like the Chocotini or the Manhattan and you’re sure to kick Spring off with a bang!

Explore the Grand Canyon

View from above of the Grand Canyon.

One of the best perks of visiting or living in Las Vegas is the close proximity of the Grand Canyon and a longer day means more opportunity to appreciate its beauty! Take advantage of the convenient location and go explore! Whether you like to sit back and take in the views or partake in some canyon adventuring, there is a Grand Canyon activity for you. Boating, hiking, observing, walking, rock climbing, and even riding in a helicopter are all options. If you’re interested in having someone guide you through, visit Grand Canyon Tour Company. Knowledgeable experts with extensive Grand Canyon experience will lead the way as you take in the magnificence of this world-famous attraction.

Watch the Sunset from Above

Beautiful view of the sunset.

Vegas sunsets are beautiful year round and the longer days give you more time to make an activity of watching them. Want to go on a hike or walk after work to get the perfect view? Go ahead. Always wanted to catch a ride on the High Roller in time to see those gorgeous colors? Now you can! Daylight saving gives you the opportunity to experience the desert sunsets as they’re meant to be experienced. To catch the sun setting on the city from above, head over to the High Roller observation wheel. Each ride takes about 30 minutes, so if you time your boarding right you’ll catch the sunset at the very top.

Peruse Outdoor Markets

Vegetables available at the farmer's market.

Forgo the grocery store and pick up your market necessities at one of Vegas’ farmers markets. Many people choose to shop at farmers markets instead of conventional grocery stores because the produce is extra fresh and it’s an outing in itself. You’ll find ready-to-eat meals, groceries, services, and goods. Bring your family and friends and say goodbye to stuffy, corporate grocery stores. Favorite Vegas farmers markets include the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market, Fresh52 Farmers and Artisan Market, and the Downtown Summerlin Farmers Market.

Walk and Hike

Hiking shoes on hiker standing on top of the rocks.

Though most think of Vegas as a flat desert, there are plenty of walking and hiking opportunities in and around this desert city. Take advantage of the extra hours of sunlight by getting outside and being active. You’ll notice both physical and mental benefits, including a boosted mood, stronger body, and less stress. If you’re more the walking type, check out the parks and botanical gardens at Springs Preserve. If hiking’s more your thing, check out the trails at Mount Charleston!

Lounge by the Pool

Family enjoying the Tahiti Village pool and lazy river.

Of course, no Vegas afternoon would be complete without lounging by the pool. Daylight saving time gives you an extra hour to sit back and enjoy one of the best Las Vegas outdoor activities. A favorite pool for both locals and visitors is the Las Vegas Pool and Lazy River Complex at Tahiti Village. Spend your extra hour of sunshine moseying along the lazy river or sipping on a cocktail in a lounge chair. The options are endless when it comes to having a good time at the pool.

There are plenty of activities in Vegas that make an extra hour of sunshine worthy of excitement. As March 11th approaches, think about what you’d like to get out of the extra time in the day. There’s sure to be a Vegas offering that’s just waiting to exceed your expectations!