There is always something happening in nearby Las Vegas, which is home to numerous sporting events, conventions and trade shows. But Henderson offers a slower pace that will let you escape from the bright lights of the Strip, so consider staying for a few extra days after that next big event. Henderson will let you decompress from the intensity of Las Vegas, plus its close enough that you can still get back to the excitement very quickly should you desire.

The weather in Southern Nevada is hot and dry during the summer… as well as much of the spring and fall too! The hottest months can be July and August, but temperatures can still peak above 100 degrees in June and September. This heat can be intense, but the low humidity makes it bearable for most visitors. Just be sure to stay hydrated and bring a hat and sunglasses if you’re going to be out in the sun.

The winter season is generally the rainiest. In January and February it isn’t uncommon for temperatures to average in the 50s during the day, and a bit cooler at night. It is rare that snow falls, but it does happen from time to time. You won’t get a chance to build a snowman, or likely even make a snowball, as it seldom sticks however. But a coat or heavier jacket is a good idea for winter visits

To beat the heat, and avoid any unseasonable cold snaps, plan your trip in the spring and fall. This is a perfect time to hit the golf courses, or to take in the sights. If lying out in the sun and water sports are your thing, with a bit of gambling action at night, then summer can be a great time to soak up some rays!