Las Vegas may be known more for its nightlife, when the casino lights burn brightest and the clubs open their doors, but this city still offers plenty to do in the afternoon. Wherever you plan to travel in the city you’ll find some activities to enjoy during the day on a Vegas vacation.

Many Las Vegas attractions are available in the afternoon just as they are in the evening. You can watch the fountains “dance” at the Bellagio every half hour, enjoy a ride on a gondola in the canals at The Venetian or hop a ride on the Manhattan Express roller coaster at New York-New York. The afternoon is also a good time to beat the heat by visiting the celebrity wax re-creations at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas or window shopping at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

One advantage to gambling in the afternoon in Las Vegas is that the table limits are usually lower. While many major casino resorts on the Strip offer $5 or $10 minimum bets on such games as blackjack and craps during the day those limits often increase to $15 or $25 at night. If you’re playing on a limited bankroll or just for recreation you are better off playing in the afternoon.

You have lesser changes of losing big in regular rounds of buktiqq and blackjack as the excitement level is quite low compared to the thrills during morning and night when the mood is fresh.

If you hit the Strip in the afternoon you’ll find the going easy. Traffic — both pedestrian on the sidewalks and vehicles on Las Vegas Boulevard — is lighter during the day than in the evenings. Dining is cheaper during the day for those restaurants and buffets that serve lunch. Shows that offer both afternoon and evening performances are usually cheaper in the afternoon.

Many Las Vegas pools close in the early evening hours so if you plan to take a dip the afternoon may be your only choice.

The heat can get to many visitors in the afternoon, especially in the summer when temperatures regularly exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit and pass 110 with regularity. Drink plenty of water and protect your skin with a hat and sunscreen. Have a transportation in place so that you don’t have to walk too far along the Strip as you see the sights. Rental cars in Las Vegas are relatively affordable and city buses regularly run up and down Las Vegas Boulevard.