District 15, Las Vegas’ immersive activity and entertainment district, is reason enough to plan a visit— Photo credit to Lois Alter Mark
Las Vegas has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet, and after two years at home, tourists return with joy, craving top-notch food and entertainment. Don’t worry, the city is ready with many new restaurants, shows and attractions.
Here’s the latest experience to prove you don’t have to be a gambler to win big in Las Vegas.
fly over las vegas
Live your life at FlyOver Las Vegas— Photo credit to In Color Studios
Las Vegas’ newest attractions, Overview, you can be in the most breathtaking scenery in the world without ever leaving the Las Vegas Strip. Legendary Iceland takes you to the land of ice and fire for up-close encounters with volcanoes and glaciers, while the true Wild West lets you visit 17 of the most iconic destinations in the American West.
Buy a package to experience both, then buckle up and fly away. Feel the wind and smell nature as you glide, dive, dive and spin through mountains, oceans and deserts. You’ll swear you’re really in these places! After the ride, toast your trip with a refreshing cocktail at The Lost Cactus, the lobby bar.
Nellie’s Southern Kitchen
Chicken and Waffles at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen— Photo credit to Lois Alter Mark
If you’re wondering what it’s like to have dinner with the Jonas Brothers, this New restaurant at MGM Grand Probably the closest you can get. Homage to the Jonas family matriarch — Nick, Joe and Kevin (and Frankie!) Nellie’s late great-grandmother — this cozy venue brings Southern hospitality to dazzling Las Vegas .
Live music naturally plays a role (sorry, there are no plans to involve the brothers themselves at the moment), but the food inspired by Nellie’s recipes is the real star of the show. All the signature dishes are classics, from “chicken and dumplings” to prawns and fried green tomato grits. Chicken and waffles, dripping with cinnamon honey butter, will make you want to sing along.
The 15th arrondissement is full of amazing sights and attractions – Photo credit to Lois Alter Mark
District 15 It’s about feeling overloaded in the best possible way. This neon haven of art, music and food is home to some of the city’s most original offerings, including Wink World, a psychedelic extravaganza created by one of the founders of the Blue Man Group, an infinite mirror room.
Food options at Area15 are equally innovative, and you’ll want to fill your stomach in The Beast; let your nose take you there. It features an “I eat everything” type menu designed by four-time James Beard Award winner Todd English, including pulled pork, St. Louis ribs, sliced brisket and more. Do yourself a favor and order a sampler so you don’t have to choose between them.
Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart looks like a supermarket, but… Photo credit to Lois Alter Mark
Meow Wolf’s second permanent facility is in its proper place in Area15, but it’s worth mentioning because it’s really one (well, two) of them. Although their New Mexico location was designed to be a home, Omega Supermarket At first glance, it looks like an ordinary supermarket. Once you start paying attention to it, you’ll find that it contains a whole hidden world that you can find by carefully searching for clues.
You’ll be delighted to discover secret stairs to climb and tunnels to pass through, leading you to a new room where you can piece together all the history behind it. Or you can appreciate the art and have fun testing the doors to see what’s in front of you. It’s about opening your mind – and blasting it.
Cirque du Soleil’s Crazy Apple
Mad Apple takes Cirque du Soleil to a whole new level – Photo credit to Matt Beard
NEW YORK – This pop-up drama at the New York Hotel & Casino targets a young, hip audience with a difference Cirque du Soleil Show you have never seen before. More like a variety show, it features jaw-dropping acrobatics, plus what you’d expect from a brand, plus singing, rap, and an unexpected New York attitude.
The biggest surprise, however, was the comedy. The other performances are interspersed with three comedians, and while they’re often hilarious, their obscene material isn’t for everyone. Like its homage to the Big Apple, the show is fast, energized and can’t sleep.
Garden Tables for Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
The best seat in town is The Garden Table at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens — Photo Credit: MGM Resorts International
The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful and iconic places in Las Vegas. Now you can relax and enjoy a pre-fixed multi-course feast at a private table in the gazebo, surrounded by an enchanting floral design of nearly 10,000 plants and flowers.
Dinner at MICHAEL MINA Bellagio or brunch at Sadelle’s Café are award-winning meals perfect to complement the beauty around you. It is truly an experience that pleases all five senses.
Subway at the Gangster Museum
The secret code will allow you to access the underground Speakeasy of the gangster museum — Photo credit to Lois Alter Mark
The Gangster Museum is a must-see, filled with fascinating history about the shady characters who helped build Las Vegas. It’s interactive and full of interesting facts and artifacts.
However, the most interactive exhibits — the ones you actually want to taste — take place in the basement, where you suddenly travel back to the days of Prohibition. You’ll need a password (hint: check it out on their website) to get into Speakeasy, which has an eclectic selection of handcrafted cocktails like Giggle Water, Bee’s Knees and Bathtub Fizz served in a miniature tub!
Sensing Las Vegas
Perception offers a new way of looking at Leonardo da Vinci and his works – Photo credit to Lois Alter Mark
The first permanent digital art museum on the Las Vegas Strip, Sensing Las Vegas Offers an innovative way to appreciate the masters behind the Mona Lisa. “Leonardo: The Universal Man” is an immersive experience that uses state-of-the-art light and sound to help you understand Leonardo da Vinci, not just as a painter and sculptor, but through His lens art expertise in other fields includes architecture, engineering, philosophy, chemistry and anatomy.
You’ll also be able to see the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper” from new and surprising perspectives, which will make you wonder what Leonardo would have created if he had had access to modern technology.
Eataly’s Tuscan Restaurant and Bar
Taste the Tuscan countryside at Eataly’s Toscana Ristorante & Bar – Photo courtesy of Eataly at Parks MGM
Taste the authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside Eataly’s new restaurant in Las Vegas, they offer a huge selection of classic Italian dishes, including the best lasagna you’ll ever eat. Tucked away in a corner of Park MGM Market, this restaurant is bustling with life – happy people indulging their taste buds.
Treat yourself to a three-course menu for two, paired with a bottle of selected Tuscan wine and a chef’s meal.
The Hunger Games: Exhibition
Catch up on The Hunger Games exhibit before the next movie – Photo credit to Lois Alter Mark
Tribute to the hit show, this Fan Favorite Turns MGM Grand into Panem, where you can join District 12’s Katniss Everdeen in his rebellion against the Capitol. There are plenty of photo opportunities when you’re posing in instantly recognizable locations like the courthouse, train, or President Snow’s office.
You’ll be able to see real clothes worn in the movies, play lore games, explore 13 regions, and star in your own commercials. Better yet, you can try archery and see if you can become the next mockingbird. This will come in handy when The Hunger Games: Song of Songbirds and Snakes hits theaters next year. May the odds always be in your favor.