This list will give you the lowdown on some of the city’s newest attractions. Keep checking back for updates – the latest must-see experiences will be added as they arrive!
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The world’s largest and liveliest cannabis dispensary just opened in Vegas! Planet 13 sells medical and recreational cannabis products, but it’s not your ordinary dispensary—there’s an entertainment complex inside with interactive laser graffiti that customers can use, and the lobby is lined with synchronized 3D projections and LED lights. In true Vegas fashion, Planet 13 is open 24 hours, and a visit here will definitely be an experience!
It didn’t take long for Mariah Carey to announce a big return to Las Vegas. Tickets are available now for “The Butterfly Returns” with shows kicking off at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on July 5. Carey’s last residency was limited by an all-number-ones format that ran in chronological order, so expect the new show to dig deeper into the pop diva’s extensive catalog.
On June 27 Gwen Stefani starts her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater. Called “Gwen Stefani – Just a Girl,” the show promises to celebrate the former No Doubt singer’s entire career, with songs ranging from punk to pop ballads.
Between the MGM Grand Race and Sports Book and Hakkasan Nightclub is an innovative adult playground! This interactive hub contains the world’s first indoor laser golf course, beer pong, billiards, and one of the only two functioning Sigma Derby machines in Las Vegas. As a result, Level Up seems like the perfect combination of a lounge and a game-lover’s paradise. Due to its playful atmosphere, this is the perfect attraction for those seeking hands-on fun during a night on the Strip.
After undergoing renovations, the Lounge at Excalibur now features brand new couches, shuffleboard, and foosball in addition to live entertainment four nights a week. If you enjoy taking center stage, the spotlight is yours on Thursdays and Sundays between 8pm and midnight for karaoke. Since some of you probably prefer to sit back and watch without the pressure, don’t worry. There’s also regular live music on Fridays and Saturdays between 9pm and 1am!
This beautiful new attraction is anchored by New York New York, The Park Theater, and the Monte Carlo (soon to be The Park MGM). The Park was designed with the intention of bringing a public gathering space full of greenery and art to the Las Vegas Strip. While serving as home to a myriad of different restaurants, such as Beerhaus, that work to draw visitors into the surrounding casinos, The Park provides easy access to the nearby hotel properties as well as T-Mobile Arena.
Talk about taking things to new heights! When you have a half hour to spare and are interested in absorbing a breathtaking view of the city, hop aboard the High Roller at The LINQ. Towering above the Strip at 550 feet and featuring 28 pods, this observation wheel is the largest ferris wheel in the world. You can even opt for an open bar ticket, giving you full access to your pod’s alcohol selection in addition to its incredible view. Of all of your Vegas adventures, this seems like one experience you definitely won’t be able to forget.
The Tipsy Robot
At The Tipsy Robot at the Miracle Mile Shops, customers choose from either the familiarity of a human touch or the futuristic fastness of a robot bartender. Designing a drink becomes an electronic process while you use a tablet to create your concoctions. Patrons are also invited to upload any captured memories to the bar’s social media wall. As a result, technology lovers and cocktail consumers alike have a great time in this one-of-a-kind watering hole.
Even while on vacation, your gaming obsession doesn’t have to be left at home! Las Vegas’ first permanent eSports arena has set up shop Downtown at Neonopolis! thE Arena features stadium-style seating that accommodates live-streams and broadcasts in addition to competitions. Consequently, those who love diving into virtual competition are sure to have a blast in this gamer’s sanctuary.
The LINQ Promenade
You might be looking to surround yourself with ways to stay occupied during both the daytime and nighttime hours. Therefore, you should stop by The LINQ Promenade! Here, you can either step inside the world of virtual reality, catch a divine meal, hop aboard the High Roller, or browse one of the many shops lining the area. It seems like the possibilities are endless in this 24-hour urban island just between The LINQ and The Flamingo.
Work hard, play hard! Axe Monkeys is the perfect attraction to show off your targeting skills. New to the game? Not to worry; axe trainers will show you the ropes and give you plenty of opportunity to practice. The trainers also teach you four different throwing techniques, provide you with safety instructions, and send you on your way. Most noteworthy, for $25 an hour, you’ll experience the thrill of throwing a sharp object against a wall at full-force.
Gwen Stefani (Photo Credit: Yu Tsai)