There actually is a place to find some relief from the extreme heat of summer near Las Vegas. All it takes is a 45 minute drive up to Mt Charleston to enjoy some cool refreshing mountain air. Mt Charleston can be a very crowded place during the winter snow sports season and just like with most ski lodge communities, the summers are comparatively quiet. In order to increase business during the summer season tourism lull, the mountain resorts nearly always sponsor weekend events that offer a good value for the dollar spent. Everything from chili cook-offs and wine tastings to concerts and star gazing outings are scheduled on the weekends up on the mountain during the summer season and these local events are well worth checking out!
The Resort On Mount Charleston sponsors many weekend events each summer, so it is good to occasionally take a look at their advertisements in the daily Las Vegas newspapers. One such event that caught my eye was back when this resort was doing a Sunday Summer Concert series that featured music from diverse cultures around the globe. At this event there was a BBQ buffet along with wine, craft beer and craft whisky tastings, so this was a festive occasion. On the day that I attended the Resort On Mt Charleston Sunday Summer Concert event, a Hawaiian band was playing some cool mellow island music, which is as relaxing as can be.
Checking the local papers online is the sustainably green way to go when looking for something fun to do on the weekends at Mt Charleston during the summer season. There is always something happening way up on top where a cool breeze can be found and the food at the weekend events is pretty good too. Most Las Vegas tourists do not even realize that Mt Charleston even exists, so expect to rub elbows with the locals while there. Mt Charleston certainly is a great escape from the heat of summer and the weekend events are like the icing on the cake!
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