lake mead las vegas

lake mead las vegas

Las Vegas is known for its exhilarating nightlife, sumptuous dining options, and world-class entertainment venues, but it is also famous for another attribute that tourists and residents know all too well – the summer heat! The average high temperature in Las Vegas in July is a blistering 106 degrees, which makes finding new and exciting ways to have fun – and cool off, a real priority. Here are four refreshing and fun water activities to consider when visiting Las Vegas this summer:

Get Lazy and Relax

Tahiti Village’s lazy river and sandy-entrance pool deliver the ultimate in relaxation for lucky guests at the tropical-themed resort. More than 20 acres of island-inspired space is located less than three miles from the center of the Las Vegas Strip and is ideally suited to families or those who simply want a cool escape from the heat of the Strip. Additional opportunities for fun abound at the resort – including Sunday evening Luaus and the incredible Mahana Spa.

Unleash Your Wild Side

Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is packed full of exciting water activities, and it is located just 20 minutes from the heart of the Strip. If you’re looking for a way to cool off this summer and lounging in a pool seems a little too relaxing, consider tackling some of the more adventurous water slides at Wet‘n’Wild. We suggest the “Canyon Cliffs Slide” or “The Tornado” challenge for those who like more extreme attractions, while the “Colorado Cooler” or “Red Rock Bay” will gently lull you into a relaxed state of mind. Plenty of water-based attractions are available for the younger kids, too, like “Paradise Falls” and “Kiddie Cove.”

Cool it at Cowabunga

Take a quick trip to nearby Henderson, Nevada (about 20-25 minutes from Vegas, near the Galleria Mall) and explore Cowabunga Bay water park. If you’re looking for the perfect high-adrenaline escape from the heat – you’ve found it! Cowabunga Bay offers several exhilarating water slides for those of all ages, as well as beaches, pools, bays, and rivers. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here!

Chill out at Lake Mead

Lake Mead is a wondrous playground for Vegas residents, and it is fantastic for visitors, too! Plenty of companies offer water sports along the shores of the lake, such as jet skiing, boating, water skiing, knee boarding, wake surfing, tubing, and so much more! Visit Vegas Watersports located at Boulder City, Nevada, and experience one of their uniquely tailored water sports packages to help you cool off this summer!

Las Vegas is hot – and we’re not just talking about the entertainment options available in our incredible city! By finding a way to cool off this summer at a waterpark, our island-themed resort, or by taking a trip to Lake Mead, you’ll create a more enjoyable and fulfilling trip for your entire group.