So, you’ve been to Las Vegas a lot over the years and you’re looking for something different. Well, it looks like you’ll find that at the Flamingo next year. “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” opens in late January inside the theater that used to be home to Donny & Marie at the Flamingo.
Many visitors in Las Vegas enjoy gambling at a casino bar. One of the many reasons to gamble at a bar is that drink service is usually quicker than on the casino floor. Even with new(ish) added drink monitoring systems the complimentary drinks can still flow quickly as long as you’re playing video poker, keno, and on the rare occasion slot machines.
There are always big plans for Las Vegas. Majestic Las Vegas is the latest project announced for Sin City. We have a while before it is scheduled to open. The new non-gaming luxury hotel is set to see its first guests in 2023.
Visiting Las Vegas is sometimes about enjoying a life that you don’t normally live. Before moving to Las Vegas I often used my trips Las Vegas to explore living above my means for a day or two. My friends and I would often take one night to live above our means.
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, Happy Place opens at Mandalay Bay. This self-described “interactive, immersive pop-up experience” has been called “the most Instagrammable pop-up in America” by Urban Daddy. It’s entirely possible this is a fitting tagline for Happy Place.
The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is as much a part of Las Vegas as any event that takes place during the year. There used to be a quiet period after Thanksgiving until Christmas day when I first started to visit Las Vegas. That’s not quite the case anymore.
I recently visited the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood for the first time in a while. I visit Planet Hollywood pretty often but don’t venture too deep into the shops. This recent visit was to meet some friends for lunch at Nacho Daddy, so I walked through the mall just to check out the scene.
The Las Vegas Festival Grounds has been an underutilized plot of land for MGM Resorts (That could change next year if the rumors are true). That’s starting to change with multiple events happening in the second half of 2019. The multipurpose outdoor venue is across the street from Sahara on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Blvd.
The transformation of Monte Carlo to Park MGM was supposed to be finished by the end of 2018. NoMad, Eataly, and the new nightlife venue On The Record all opened just as the year ended. Well, 2018 ended and work continues inside Park MGM. Another restaurant, The Crack Shack recently opened.
Las Vegas is slowly becoming a beer city. Local breweries and craft beer bars have been popping up all over Las Vegas for the past five years or so. Downtown Las Vegas is home to five breweries and there are two more tap rooms coming soon.