In a city that is constantly reinventing itself, it’s hard to keep up with the ever changing excitement that is Las Vegas! World-renowned food, entertainment, and nightlife make this sparkling jewel of the desert an international vacation destination. We keep up with the latest and hottest in the Las Vegas travel experiences available in 2017 and deliver to you.
Those who seek an adrenaline rush during their nights out are in luck! Fly LINQ, recently announced by Caesars Entertainment, will be the Las Vegas Strip’s very first zipline. The ride will give 10 riders the chance to simultaneously fly 1,080 feet over The LINQ Promenade in either a flat or seated position. With a growing demand for short, adventurous attractions, this experience is bound to reel in guests of all ages and give them a new perspective on Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Lights Football Club
Professional soccer is coming to Las Vegas in 2018, and it’s going to be lit. The Las Vegas Lights Football Club is gearing up for their Player Combine on December 9th and 10th as part of their search for local talent. The expansion team will be making downtown’s Cashman Field their home as the 51s prepare to transition to a new baseball diamond in 2019. The stadium holds more than enough space for a soccer pitch, and there are plans to fix up seating and add amenities.
With the start of soccer season coming up fast, sports fans are no doubt curious as to what the team’s roster is going to look like. The recent announcement of who Lights FC’s head coach is might give you a pretty good idea. José Luis Sanchez Solá, known as Chelís, is a bold breath of fresh air. He’s dedicated to picking up players from the area, looking for firepower as unique and exhilarating as Las Vegas itself. To add to the excitement, Lights FC will start the year off with matches against Major League Soccer teams in February.
Camden Cocktail Lounge at Palms
The Palms Casino Resort is continuing its massive revamp with the upcoming addition of the Camden Cocktail Lounge. The latest renovations highlight an attempt by Clique Hospitality to bring back a former love and appreciation for Vegas’ physical spaces. There’s bound to be a focus on the room’s ambiance and energy, making it all the more tempting to mingle. The lounge will be moving into the space that previously housed Social and is expected to open in early 2018.
What was formerly the Monte Carlo is transforming into a luxurious new resort dubbed the Park MGM. This revamp offers a high-class experience right across from The Park and in between T-Mobile Arena and Park Theater. The new lobby’s magnificent design and the elegance of restaurants like Primrose are only two of the most alluring details. With all that plus new rooms to curl up in at the end of the day, this property is bound to become a favorite. Keep checking back for more details!
Troy Liquor Bar
Taking over the space that once was the Golden Diggers nightclub at the Golden Nugget, Troy Liquor Bar is set to open on November 24th, 2017. This spot promises a favorable DJ rotation, balcony overlooking Fremont Street, and an interior that feels positively retro. With plans to welcome guests after 9pm Thursday through Sunday, the club will even offer foosball and billiards in addition to a dancefloor.
New Esports Arena
Gamers rejoice! You will soon be able to experience the indulgence of the Las Vegas Strip while gaming! MGM Resorts International along with Allied eSports and eSports Arena are currently in the early stage of converting former mega-club LAX into a massive Esports Arena. Demolition has already started on the planned 30,00-square-foot / two- floor space inside the Luxor. The new Arena is slated to open in early 2018.
Legalization of Marijuana
Nevada’s new law legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults has Las Vegas poised to become a popular destination for the emerging industry of cannabis tourism. While the final legislative details work their way through Carson City and the newly created infrastructure readies to handle the logistics, Las Vegas and the world anxiously await the July 1st implementation of the new law.
Proponents of the law anticipate a flux of new businesses and ancillary tourism that will be beneficial to the state in the form of revenue. New innovations like the machine in the New York Post’s video, that rolls a 100 joints in five minutes, are expected to propel the new market. The law is part of a nationwide trend that has shown positive results in places like Colorado. While the results of the implementation and ultimate financial impact on the state remain to be seen, Las Vegas may pave the way for a new era in international marijuana tourism and serve as a model to other destination cities looking to do the same.
Lucky Dragon will welcome its first guests in December 2016, making it the first newly constructed hotel and casino to open near the Las Vegas strip since the Cosmopolitan in 2010 (these five since have been remodeled). While its small compared to its neighbors (it has only 206 rooms, just above the statutory minimum), it continues the city’s burgeoning boutique trend and is designed to cater to the increasing number of Asian and Asian-American tourists.
With Rock of Ages leaving the Venetian for the Rio in 2016, the resort is replacing the rock-show-themed Bourbon Room with a yet-to-be-revealed $2.5 million remodel called The Dorsey. It remains to be seen if the new lounge will retain the catwalks and dance floor of its predecessor.
GameCo Rolls Out Video-Game Gaming
In an appeal to both Gen-Xers and Millenials, casino-game designer GameCo is introducing the world’s first skill-based video game gambling machines (VGM) to Las Vegas this year. The new machines will be housed in arcade-style cabinets and use controllers familiar to those who grew up on action, sports, racing, and street fighting games.
“Classic Cher” at the Park Theater
She may be fresh off her most recent “farewell” tour, but the 70-year-old songstress isn’t ready to retire her sequined leotards any time soon. On February 8, the legendary vocalist will kick off her residency at the Monte Carlo (soon to be rebranded as the Park MGM).
The “Turn Back Time” singer promises this show will be a feast for the senses. Inspired by the unique features and state-of-the-art technology of the Park Theater, Cher’s production team chose to incorporate plenty of CGI in order to show off the theater’s custom 80-ft X 40-ft LED screen wall with 4K-quality resolution.
Cher plans to sing all of her biggest hits at the new concert, as well as make plenty of the stunning–and sometimes outlandish–costume changes that we’ve come to love about her. “Classic Cher” will run through May 25th, with more dates being added soon to the 18-show schedule.
“Magic Mike Live” at the Hard Rock
In a town that is almost synonymous with women taking their clothes off, it’s nice to know that there is something for the ladies, too. Start collecting your BFFs and fellow bachelorettes, because the highly-anticipated “Magic Mike Live” show is coming to the Hard Rock Hotel March, 2017 and you are not going to want to miss it. The Hard Rock has carved out a very special space for the new show and converted it into a real-world version of Magic Mike XXL’s “Club Domina.” Designed as a cabaret-style nightclub, Club Domina will have three elaborate bars and a stage in the middle of the room, so that the 450 nightly guests can enjoy eye-guzzling the 13 hot male dancers from every angle imaginable.
The 2012 semi-autobiographical Channing Tatum film about the seedy, sexy world of male strippers was such a hit in theaters that it not only spawned a wildly-successful sequel (2015’s Magic Mike XXL), but also Tatum’s idea to bring the show to life as a nightly all-male revue. Tatum conceived of and directed the production, and brings along with him the franchise’s choreographer, Alison Faulk. While he will be keeping his clothes on for the most part (cue disappointed booing noises from the ladies), Tatum teases that we should “not rule out” a cameo performance here and there. The shows will be held at Club Domina inside the Hard Rock Hotel Wednesdays-Sundays at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Backstreet Boys 2017 Las Vegas Residency
The AXIS at Planet Hollywood is home to big acts such as Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez, and come 2017 they’re about to get even larger than life with the residency that has Las Vegas buzzing. The Backstreet Boys, who is the best selling boy band in music history, will have their first performance on March 1, 2017. “Backstreet Boys: Larger than Life” will run for a total of 18 shows during a trial residency.
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