Last Updated on January 23, 2024

Las Vegas F1 guide

It’s a very exciting development in the annual F1 race calendar with another street circuit now added to the 20+ races that already exist each season. The newest street circuit is around Las Vegas, making for a thrilling F1 venue.

Where and When Is the Vegas F1 Grand Prix?

  • 21st to 23rd November 2024

The race takes place at the Las Vegas street circuit, which is a circuit created especially for the race.

Vegas F1 Street Map Layout

Las Vegas F1 street circuit map
Image with permission of Hmdwgf.

Best Place to Watch the Las Vegas F1 on the Street Circuit

One of the best places to watch the Las Vegas F1 on the street circuit is at Turn 3. This turn is situated right in front of the famous Bellagio Hotel, giving you a prime view of all the action.

On turn 3, watch the drivers as they steer through the tight corners to make and catch a glimpse of the pit lane.

You’ll also get a decent view of the cars racing around turns 7, 8, and 9.

Turn 14 is also a great option as this is one of the longest straights on the circuit.

One of the very best options is the East Harmon Grandstand.

The East Harmon Zone Grandstand seats up to 4,000 people and offers an impressive and unparalleled view of the race track, providing an ideal spot to view the action.

The grandstand itself is made up of three levels, including a lower level for general admission seating, an upper club section, and a VIP area.

The grandstand includes comfortable seating, food and beverage areas plus restrooms, making it one of the most sought-after spots for watching the Vegas F1.

How to Get Tickets

There are several ways to get tickets for this exciting event.

One way to buy tickets is directly from the official Formula One website. You can choose from various types of tickets, such as general admission or premium seating packages.

You can also find tickets for the Grand Prix on popular ticketing sites, such as StubHub and Ticketmaster. These websites may offer discounted rates or package deals that include accommodation and other benefits.

Where to Stay for the Las Vegas F1 Weekend | Hotel Recommendations

With its bright lights, world-class casinos, and nonstop entertainment, there’s no shortage of excitement during a Las Vegas F1 weekend. But when you’re not watching the action on the track, where should you stay?

These are all hotels I have stayed in and can recommend:

1. Flamingo Hotel

Valeria in Flamingos hotel in Vegas
Valeria (wife) in Flamingos hotel

Valeria and I love staying in Flamingo Hotel (and seeing real-life flamingos that roam the gardens in the back of the hotel pool area). Quite a large hotel, it’s in a great location and overall you cannot go too far wrong staying here.

>> Read about Flamingo Hotel

2. La Palazzo

It’s one of the most luxurious hotels on the strip and has many great dining options and a lovely pool area. It’s a sizeable hotel with sizeable rooms and overall a fantastic option.

>> Read more about La Palazzo

3. Palms Hotel

If you’re looking to be part of the action but not stay in one of the larger hotels on the Strip, the Palms is an excellent option. It’s located just off the Strip, providing quick access to all the main attractions without being in the hustle and bustle of the larger hotels.

>> More on Palms Resort Hotel

4. The Venetian

Whether you stay in the Venetian or not, you must visit it and take a look at the gondolas and design of the hotel. This hotel is perfect if you want to be on the main strip and with all the facilities you need. We loved the main restaurant in the Venetian and if you can get a room for the F1 weekend, it is a great option. Love this hotel.

>> More on The Venetian

5. Circus Circus

In its day, Circus Circus was one of the first and one of the most important hotels. Newer and much bigger hotels have now been built but what I love about Circus Circus is that it gives you a sense of the old Vegas and its traditions. The hotel is also still on the main Strip and offers basic rooms at reasonable rates and is close to plenty of places to eat and close to some good bars.

>> More on Circus Circus

Other Sporting Opportunities in Las Vegas

Whilst in Vegas, as a sports fan, it makes sense to make the most of your time in this amazing city and I recommend trying some outdoor activities.

The desert-like terrain on the outskirts of Vegas is ideal for trying quad biking, for example. Or why not try:

  • Exotic Car Driving Experience
  • Kayaking or SUPing on Lake Mead
  • Red Rock Canyon Horseback Ride

You can learn more in the post I did recently on outdoor sports activities in La Vegas.

Indoor Activities

1. Indoor Skydiving at Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Visiting the Indoor Skydiving facility in Las Vegas is certainly worth considering if you have any extra spare time in Vegas.

With a giant wind tunnel and experienced instructors, you can enjoy the thrill of freefall without ever leaving the ground.

The first few minutes will be spent getting suited up in your flight gear and safety equipment before receiving instructions from one of their world-class instructors.

After taking a few steps into the chamber, you’ll be introduced to the sensation of true freefall. You’ll quickly start to feel weightless as you soar through the air like a bird.

As your flight progresses, they’ll show you how to make more advanced maneuvers and even do some tricks.

2. Allegiant Stadium Tour

You can do a stadium tour of the Las Vegas Raiders (American Football) stadium and it’s a decent tour that is worth doing.

Get a close-up look at the new home of the Raiders and UNLV Football.

You can see the locker rooms, press box, team store, and inside the main stadium area.

The tour offers stunning views from different angles inside and outside of the stadium, as well as a detailed look at the $1.8 billion construction project that was completed in 2020.

Weather in November (F1 Weekend)

Although the average high temperature is about 70°F, temperatures can range anywhere from the 40s to nearly 90°F throughout the month.

Las Vegas also experiences an abundance of sunshine and clear skies during November, with just over 8 hours of daylight on average each day.

Rainfall in November is typically scarce, with an average precipitation of 0.36 inches throughout the month and little chance of significant rainfall.

The low humidity level makes for a much more comfortable climate than other cities located in similar latitudes.

The evenings might be chilly, however, due to Las Vegas’ high elevation which causes the temperatures to drop quickly after sunset. Layers are suggested if you plan on spending time outdoors after dark.

November is a great month to visit Las Vegas with pleasant temperatures and plenty of sunshine.

It’s also the perfect time to take part in some of the city’s outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, or golfing.

With its comfortable climate and abundance of attractions, November is a great time to explore the city and all that it has to offer.

5 Other Things I Highly Recommend Doing and Seeing in Las Vegas

I know that I am straying here away from F1, but if you are going to be in Las Vegas for the formula one weekend, there are a couple of things I urge you to try and set aside time to see and do!

These are all things we have done in Vegas and that really make for a great Vegas experience.

1. Grand Canyon Day Trip

You can easily book a day trip to see the Grand Canyon and what we actually do was a combo of:

  • Trip to see the top of the Grand Canyon
  • Helicopter ride to the bottom of the canyon
  • A boat ride on the Colorado River

2. Red Rock

Red Rock
Valeria and I visiting Red Rock

Red Rock is one of Nevada’s most beautiful natural attractions and is located just outside of Las Vegas.

It offers breathtaking views and here you can explore the cliffs and valleys of the area by hiking, climbing, or taking a jeep tour.

It’s worth adding on a day to your Vegas stay if it means being able to visit Red Rock!

3. Hoover Dam

Located on the border of Nevada and Arizona, this incredible feat of engineering stands at 726 feet tall and stretches 1,244 feet across the Black Canyon.

The sheer size of the dam will leave you in awe as you take in its beauty from a variety of viewing platforms around it.

From the top of the dam, you can see into the depths of the canyon and across to the other side.

4. Atomic Testing Museum

Atomic testing museum
Here I am outside the Atomic Testing Museum

The Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas is a non-profit educational institution that tells the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program during the Cold War.

The museum houses numerous artifacts, photographs, documents, and interactive activities related to atomic energy and its use during this period.

You can learn about the history of nuclear development in the United States and around the world as well as explore the science and engineering behind these weapons.

Additionally, you can also walk through a replica of an underground nuclear test site which depicts what it was like to be part of one of the tests conducted during the 1950s and 1960s.

5. The Mob Museum

A museum that I found especially interesting and that you might too, is the Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas.

It features interactive exhibits, educational programming, and iconic artifacts depicting how mobsters shaped the city’s culture as well as its laws and law enforcement practices.

You can explore three floors filled with stories told through hundreds of vivid photographs, videos, and interactive displays.

A visit to the museum also offers a chance to learn about unsolved mysteries, high-profile court cases, and notorious mobsters such as Al Capone.

>> Visit the Mob Museum


Sports Travel Booking Resources

Traveling around the world to watch & experience sports, I tend to always use the same resources for booking trips. These are the ones I use most frequently and that I find to have great customer support and competitive prices.

  • Sports Event Tickets – Tickets for all sporting events
  • Get Your Guide – is an excellent site as a one-stop shop for booking attractions, local tours, activities, and excursions. Great customer service and an easy-to-use site.
  • Booking.com – The best site I have found for hotel and accommodation bookings.
  • Flights – are also now offered by booking.com and as I love the brand this is my first port of call now for flights.
  • Safety Wing Travel Insurance – I love Saftey Wing as they cover everything I need to be covered and they have a simple-to-use site, and again, I have found their customer service very good, when I needed to ask questions.
  • Hostelworld – Book backpacker hostel rooms around the world with Hostel World.