Yes, Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World, but did you know the destination is home to a slew of ‘only-in-Vegas’ experiences? Want to impress your friends and bring the wow-factor to your trip? Feel like a Vegas insider with this list and make it a journey to remember. #OnlyVegas
Entertainment on Lock
World-class concerts and residencies, jaw-dropping shows and outstanding festivals secure the fact that we’re known as the Entertainment Capital of the World.
On any given weekend you can catch stars such as Shania Twain and Kelly Clarkson at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino or Lady Gaga and Aerosmith at Park Theater at Park MGM slaying on the stage during their residencies.
The sheer number of shows in town are their own category (see Cirque du Soleil) but you can be sure that you’ll only find the hilarious antics and crazy acrobatics at OPIUM at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Atomic Saloon Show inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.
Life Is Beautiful is a staple of Las Vegas’ celebration of life that happens every September and brings Downtown Las Vegas to the center stage. Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) and its massive production has called Las Vegas home since 2011. Every year has a theme that is expressed through performers, costumes and decor.
Where else can you ride the tallest observation wheel in the world and do yoga, meet for happy hour or indulge in a chocolate tasting, all at the same time? The High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ Hotel + Experience tops out at 500 feet and offers these unique experiences with 360-degree views of the Vegas landscape.
Dinner in the round is a literal event at the Top of the World at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod. The only revolving restaurant in Las Vegas gives diners the opportunity to see Las Vegas in its entirety if they’re able to stay for at least 80 minutes, the time needed for one full rotation. Located 844 feet in the air, you’re bound to get a great view of the city with its massive floor-to-ceiling windows. Then head up 11 more feet to the outside deck and check out the spectacular view from four of the world’s highest thrill rides.
Night (and Day) life Like No Other
Topgolf Las Vegas ups the ante with a roof top pool. Unique to Vegas, the Hideaway Pool is open to the public with no entry free, and lounge chairs and day beds available on a first come, first serve basis.
Drai’s Nightclub and Beachclub at The Cromwell is infamous for bringing in the most popular artists. Become a baller yourself and get the crowd hyped when you spray them with two bottles of Moet Ice Magnum from two-gold plated spray guns. #lifegoals
Mama Rabbit at Park MGM is the only bar in Vegas (are you sensing a theme here?) where you’ll find the largest collection of agave spirits in the U.S. The space one-of-a-kind art by Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel, featuring a “Mother Natura” mural on the wall as well as three, 3-D fiberglass slot machine sculptures.
Sports Town USA
From the destination’s very own major league professional teams, the Vegas Golden Knights skating at T-Mobile Arena and the WNBA Las Vegas Aces shooting hoops at Mandalay Bay, as well as exhilarating NASCAR races and unprecedented boxing and UFC events, Las Vegas continues to be the ultimate sporting destination for fans and visitors. Add Allegiant Stadium and the Raiders to the mix and the destination is undoubtably destined for sports greatness.
What are you waiting for? Pack your bags, book that trip and make your own Vegas-only experience a reality.