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Tips for coping with the heat

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Tips for coping with the heat

I am coming from a cool English summer to Vegas very soon for the first time. It is 64F over here so cant wait for some hot weather! Are there any tips for coping with the heat- I have not experienced that much heat before- other than Florida in August.

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1. Re: Tips for coping with the heat

Drink a lot of water and do your sightseeing at night. Have fun !

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2. Re: Tips for coping with the heat

I live in Phoenix AZ and our climate is very similar to Las Vegas.....quite hot in the summer! If you have any outdoor plans, early morning and late evening are best. The sun can be quite intense between 12-4 PM. Keep hydrated and drink LOTS of water. If you are going to be out walking on the strip take a bottle of water with you.

Bring a hat and sunscreen with a high SPF factor. Wear the sunscreen when spending anytime outdoors. If you plan on hanging out by the pool, find a shady spot for a place to escape the sun during the heat of the day. Also be careful when drinking alcoholic beverages in the heat, they can dehydrate you.

Hope this helps. Enjoy your trip. I am going next week and I can't wait!

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3. Re: Tips for coping with the heat

A HAT!

Get a light straw or cotton canvas one with a largish brim and pop it on your head every time you step outside. It makes a tremendous difference.

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4. Re: Tips for coping with the heat

Drink lots of water and some Gatorade (a sports drink...not sure if they have it in the UK). That will keep your electrolytes up. I also agree with a previous poster. Watch your alcohol intake during the day. The dry heat can lull you into thinking it's not THAT hot. It is. I choose to stay indoors for the really hot hours and do my walking around in the evening. Have fun!

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I just got back from Las Vegas yesterday morning. Temperatures were over 100 degrees so definitely take a bottle of water with you when you go out. Also I would take vaseline or similar for your lips as you might find that they'll dry out. Take the Duece bus or taxi when going somewhere rather than trying to walk it as the heat really is something else. I would even jump on the Duece for just the one stop if I had to. You can get a 24 hour pass for $5. There are usually plenty of seats of the stairs on the bus. For whatever reason, plenty folk try and pack themselves in downstairs. Limit your alcohol during the day and also take a pair of good sunglasses.

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6. Re: Tips for coping with the heat

As other's have indicated, the heat is "dry". It will be much more comfortable than Florida in August.

Although it will be very hot, a light hat and plenty of water are really all you need. If you burn easily, a parasol will not be out of place.

Many of the outdoor places you're likely to be, particularly along the strip, have misters the are very helpful in keeping you cool(er).

When you step out of a shady area into the sun, Las Vegas is one of the few places in the civilized world where you can actually feel your body's natural cooling system operating.

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7. Re: Tips for coping with the heat

If you have survived Florida in August, you will be fine in Vegas in August. The one thing I would suggest is wear cotton clothing as much as possible.

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8. Re: Tips for coping with the heat

Since it's a "dry heat", you will only feel like you're in an oven instead of a sauna. Drink lots of water. Avoid direct sunlight when possible...Because the air holds little moisture, it also holds little heat, so just standing in the shade makes you feel much, much cooler). Save your outdoor walking for evenings and night time. Wear light clothing. Bring lotion if your skin dries out (my wife said her hand looked 10 years older the last time we went in July). If you're fare-skinned, wear sunblock and preferably a hat. Take advantage of free air conditioning. Don't go so far as to get naked. It may be Las Vegas, but you'll still get arrested.

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9. Re: Tips for coping with the heat

As everyone else has said, during the day it is very hot,so it is easier to hop from casino to casino and walk through them , and then wander the strip at night. the biggest problem i had (got back two weeks ago) was chapped lips. i would advise buying a chapstick before you leave as some places (in particular venetian/palazzo) were charging exhorbitant prices in Vegas.

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10. Re: Tips for coping with the heat

Florida is very humid so you are always sweating, in LV it is so dry so as everyone says drink lots of water. Avoid the mid day sun and wear loose fitting clothes, linen works well and confortable shoes, are those flip flops really good for the miles of walking you will be doing.