July marks the first full month of the Strip casino comeback in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is slowly getting back to business as usual. The Strip was a virtual ghost town during the COVID-19 shutdown, but casinos and major resorts began to resume operations on June 4. Not everything is back open, but demand is exceeding expectations and Sin City is feeling like a tourist destination again as the hot July temperatures roll in.
Things to do in July in Las Vegas
Book a Vegas Vacation in July
Many of the top Strip casinos are once again welcoming guests, including Caesars Palace, the Flamingo, Bellagio, Cosmopolitan, Venetian, MGM Grand, Wynn, and many more. Resorts are currently dropping parking fees and the Sahara is hopefully kicking off a trend of dropping resort fees. Casinos, pools and restaurants are back in action with new sanitation standards and restrictions in place. However, nightclubs are concerts remain on hold for now.
Celebrate July 4th in Las Vegas
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t completely behind us, but Las Vegas is still expected to celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks, parties and drinks throughout the holiday weekend. July 4th falls on a Saturday this year for maximum enjoyment. While it’s traditionally a busy period, this year will likely provide discounts on airlines and hotels. Many resorts are offering same-day cancellation deals to make planning worry-free.
Where to watch 4th of July Fireworks?
Celebrate America’s birthday by watching fireworks around the valley. Click here for the best locations and show times.
See a Concert in Las Vegas
At last word, concert have not yet been approved to resume in Las Vegas. However, a number of venues have tickets on sale for dates in July. Consider those shows tentative. You may need to request refunds if and when they are officially cancelled. That includes a “Sin City Nights” mini-residency by The Scorpions, scheduled for nine shows in July with Queensryche opening.
Eat at a New Steakhouse in Las Vegas
A new steakhouse is opening its doors in Las Vegas. Bugsy & Meyer’s is accepting its first reservations for Thursday, July 2. The new restaurant will mix an old-school vibe with the latest culinary expertise. Expect juicy steaks, fresh seafood, a deep wine list and whiskey cocktails. There’s even a hidden speakeasy in the back.
Recommended July Attractions
Wet ‘N’ Wild: For those traveling with kids, Wet ‘N’ Wild has more than 25 water slides and attractions guaranteed to keep family members of all ages entertained. The water park is southwest of the Strip, but easy to reach with a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft.
High Roller: The 550-foot-tall High Roller is the tallest observation wheel in the world. A full ride takes about 30-40 minutes and passengers soak in incredible 360-degree views day and night. Book a Happy Half Hour package and enjoy an open bar inside the cabin.
Ziplines: Fly LINQ is the first and only zipline on the Strip. Strap in and soar through the air from Las Vegas Boulevard to the base of the High Roller wheel. Other ziplines around town include Slotzilla on Fremont Street, the VooDoo Zipline between the towers of the Rio hotel and Bootleg Canyon, a zipline park in Boulder City.
Drink FREE in Las Vegas: Lucky for you, Lavish Vegas knows about special events that include free drinks and open bars, often at the top clubs and bars on the strip. However, these deals are usually announced without much notice. Check our club page before and during your visit to Las Vegas, where you can login with your Facebook account and review special offers.