Las Vegas In March

Old Aug 26th, 2007, 11:38 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Las Vegas In March

Hi,
I want to visit Las Vegas in March 08 and need some info please.
Firstly, what is the weather like that time of year, especially around the middle of March? Will any of the hotel pools be open.
Will all the shows be running normaly?
When is the American college Spring Break? Im from the Uk so have no idea, will Vegas be really crowded?
Thanks for your time everybody
movieguy is offline  
Old Aug 27th, 2007, 05:04 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 576
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
March in Vegas is busy and, consequently, more expensive due to college spring breaks and the college basketball tournament (March Madness). Not sure about pools, although I wouldn't count on them being open, but shows should be normal.
MerryTravel is offline  
Old Aug 27th, 2007, 07:19 AM
  #3  
ltt
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,466
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
march is really busy with "march madness" (basketball). i was there in march and it was unusally REALLY hot. our hotel(flamingo) let people sit around the pool but because they don't normally open it until april, we could not go in the pool cause they hadn't hired a lifegaurd. check with the individual hotels.
ltt is offline  
Old Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:27 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks,
I didnt know about March Maddness, oh well. I'll be there for about a week, so hopefully it wont be busy the whole time.
Cheers
movieguy is offline  
Old Sep 2nd, 2007, 09:47 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
March Madness is the college basketball tournament - which attracts incredible crowds. March is also a bi month for organization annual conferences - for which LV is very popular - but you can check that by looking at the schedule of the convention center (Some groups are 25,000 plus).

College spring break dates vary - but LV is not a super popular spot since 1) under 21s are barred from casinos and 2) the weather is not hot yet and most pools are closed. Much more popular are FL, NO and Mexico and even the Carib - with hotter weather and many places with (unofficial) flexible drinking rules.
nytraveler is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2007, 10:05 AM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thing is by March I will need a holiday, and there are cheap flights then (I live in the UK). Somehow I will find a nice hotel room, fingers crossed
movieguy is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2007, 02:43 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 177
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Expect temperatures to be in low to mid-70's. You could be lucky and get mid-80's but equally could be mid-60's. Pools will be open if it's warm, however most hotels do not heat their pools (they rely on the sun), so the water can be cool in March.

You may want to check the convention schedule to see if any major conventions are on for the time you plan to visit.
nohomers is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2007, 03:18 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 868
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
don't go during March Madness and go during the week, and you'll be able to find good rates for hotels right on the strip.
smartcookie is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2007, 06:59 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 10,338
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The question of when pools are open/closed in Las Vegas comes up very frequently on this board. I really think that the only way to find out with any degree of certainty is to contact the individual hotels that are being considered.
socialworker is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2007, 07:07 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,875
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I go every March for a cheer and dance competition - 2 years ago it SNOWED when we were there - last year the weather was lovely.

It is very busy in March - their was a big NASCAR event (how many mullets in Vegas?) rates are always higher too... do you need to go in March?
dawnnoelm is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2007, 07:09 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,566
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I was there this past March for a convention and the Palace Station's pool was not open. It was nice weather to be outside in jeans, but definitely not warm enough for swimming.
ChristieP is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2007, 08:17 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,963
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Late March you might get a pool open, though it varies from place to place, and if the weather changes for the cooler they may close the pool.
trippinkpj is offline  
Old Sep 7th, 2007, 04:02 AM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 818
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
My husband and I stayed at the Paris Hotel in Vegas in early March of this year and the pool was not open. We were there prior to the craziness of March Madness and we went in the middle of the week. We thought the weather was lovely and the crowds were low.
mikesmom is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Trav
United States
5
Oct 17th, 2007 01:40 PM
jlkids
United States
26
Oct 16th, 2007 07:01 PM
caltobello
United States
8
Jul 6th, 2007 10:12 AM
pegoode
United States
6
Mar 1st, 2005 03:06 PM
swalter518
United States
11
Nov 29th, 2004 01:13 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Your Privacy Choices -