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® MAGAZINE YOUR GUIDE TO EVERYTHING LAS VEGAS MAY 19. 2024 Find the Hottest Looks for Spring Miracle Mile Shops Celebrate National Wine Day Here You’ll Love the Healthy Food at This Eatery Catch an Amazing Fireworks Display Downtown


Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood

The shopping mecca has all the spring fashions you need PAGE 32

Carrie Underwood

The country superstar returns to her smash Resorts World Las Vegas residency PAGE 40

Mad Apple

The energy of the City That Never Sleeps comes alive in this New York-New York spectacular PAGE 42


Note PAGE 7



FlowRider PAGE 12

Kool & The Gang PAGE 14


Catch Plaza’s downtown displays every Friday PAGE 17

Flight Club

Enjoy a great brunch at this Grand Canal Shoppes destination PAGE 18

Celebrate Summer PAGE 20

7 Days

Our publisher gives you everything you need to plan the perfect week PAGE 8

True Food Kitchen

You’ll love the healthy food at this Forum Shops at Caesars eatery PAGE 21


The Wine Cellar May 25 is National Wine Day, and if you’re a connoisseur of reds, whites and everything in between, there’s no better venue to celebrate the occasion than this Rio Las Vegas destination, now celebrating its 27th year PAGE 24

Friends With Benefits

Ashton Bray PAGE 26


Top of the World

For amazing views of the city, coupled with a world-class menu, it doesn’t get better than this STRAT restaurant, which is always updating its menu with surprises, both in cuisine and cocktails PAGE 28

Showbiz Weekly Listings

Your guide to everything from dining to entertainment in Las Vegas PAGE 47

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Fun With Fashion

When planning your night out in Las Vegas, what’s the fi rst thing you think about? Is it where you’re going for dinner? Is it what show you want to see? Or is it what you should wear? I’d be willing to wager it’s defi nitely the last question. After all, you defi nitely want to look good doing whatever is you decide upon. I go back to the immortal line Billy Crystal delivered while impersonating Fernando Lamas on Saturday Night Live : “It is better to look good than to feel good.” While I’m sure many would argue with that statement, it does hit on our all-too-human instinct to pay attention to our appearance.

And if that applies to you, you’ve defi nitely picked up the right issue of Las Vegas Magazine. If you’re looking for some fun ways to spruce up your wardrobe for spring, check out our spread on the many brands available at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood (“Coastal Chic,” p. 32).

As soon as you get your ensemble prepared, get ready for some serious Vegas fun, starting with Carrie Underwood, who brings back her Reflection residency to Resorts World Las Vegas (“All-American Girl,” p. 40). Or, if you’re more in the mood for a Cirque du Soleil show, defi nitely check out Mad Apple at New York-New York, a lively production that celebrates the Big Apple (“Take a Bite,” p. 42).

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Looking for a great meal? For one of the best dining experiences in town, head to Top of the World at The STRAT, where the food is only exceeded by the amazing views (“The Height of Invention,” p. 28). If you’re more into healthy food, the creations at True Food Kitchen at The Forum Shops at Caesars are sure to please (“Fuel Up!” p. 21).

Whatever you choose to do this week, have fun with it—and that includes your outfit.

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Editor’s Note

What to do in Las Vegas this week

Katie Dixon, Publisher

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Maverick Helicopters

If you’re attending Electric Daisy Carnival, don’t miss out on one of the most exclusive rides in town: arriving via helicopter. You’ll be brought straight to the EDC heliport at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in luxury. 6075 Las Vegas Blvd. S., maverickhelicopter.com

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This world-famous restaurant offers delicious fresh dishes, all prepared directly in front of you while you enjoy the lush surroundings inspired by Japanese gardens. Westgate Las Vegas, westgatelasvegas.com

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The multisensory exhibits are inspired by nature, showcasing beautiful landscapes. Make sure to visit the Arte Tea Bar while you are there for a oneof-a-kind teahouse experience. 3716 Las Vegas Blvd. S., artemuseum.com

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WSKY Stadium

Each week, the venue, located right across from Allegiant Stadium, hosts WSKY Wednesdays, with buy-oneget-one drinks plus live entertainment.

5625 Polaris Ave., wskystadium.com

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Chéri Rooftop

Nothing beats cocktails on a patio during the warmer months, and this lounge has one of the most incredible views on the Strip. Sip on fabulous cocktails.

Paris Las Vegas, cherirooftop.com

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Fireworks at Plaza

This new show, which will be running every Friday night through Labor Day Weekend starting today, is the perfect way to kick off your weekend. Watch the show while you hang at Carousel Bar. plazahotelcasino.com

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Wet Republic

Head over to this amazing pool complex for the ultimate party. Martin Garrix and Justin Mylo are performing, spinning all the hits to set the vibe for the day.

MGM Grand, mgmgrand.mgmresorts.com

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Surf’s Up, Dudes!

Poolside attraction mimics ocean waves for max fun

Surfing a wave in the middle of a desert? Pish! But it’s too true … kinda. Head over to Planet Hollywood’s the Scene Pool Deck and check out FlowRider, a watery attraction that pumps out machine-made waves.

Riders can ride the waves classic surf style (or bodyboard style if standing up on the board is a little too scary). But don’t worry about falling, as FlowRider is built with a special surface that absorbs impacts. There is also an instructor on hand—they’ll help guide you into the waves and hold on to your arms or hands until you feel steady enough to conquer the waves on your own.

Masters of the board will also enjoy FlowRider thanks to its special wave simulation technology that really does mimic what you might find out on the ocean on an optimal surfing day.

Guests must be at least 42 inches to bodyboard and at least 48 inches to surf standing up. And it goes without saying, riders must be able to swim comfortably in case, you know, you wipe out and all. Day passes are available for purchase so you can surf FlowRider multiple times throughout the day, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

In between hanging ten, check out the Scene Pool Deck’s other amenities, including multiple pool areas, for both families and those 21+, as well as the restaurant and bar area serving specialty cocktails and delicious poolside bites. –Kiko Miyasato

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Planet Hollywood. 702.785.5555
Show schedule subject to change. Accessible and companion seats are available via the Disabled Services Department at 725-258-6724. the sphere experienceTM buy tickets now | thesphere.com “THERE’S NOTHING BETTER than this experience.”
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It’s a Celebration

Get down on it at this iconic group’s residency

My introduction to Kool & The Gang was in 1977—the year I first listened to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. They had but one song on that monstrously successful album, “Open Sesame,” but it quickly became one I returned to again and again. From its opening gong to its deep funk groove and its One Thousand and One Nights -themed lyrics, this is a song designed to get you on your feet and swaying like no one’s watching.

This song perfectly encapsulated two things: The wackiness, anything-goes vibe of the disco era; and Kool & the Gang’s ability to take any material and turn it into an instant classic. There’s a reason we’re still hearing this group’s vast array of hits across all platforms (TV, movies, commercials and more)—their sense of fun and propulsive beats is timeless. And they will be bringing that everlasting party to a variety of dates at Westgate Las Vegas until late 2024.

Just like me in 1977, generations of listeners will be familiar with Kool & The Gang for reasons of their own: Maybe you first heard them in the ’80s during the movie Jumping Jack Flash (“Misled”); maybe your first exposure was in the ’90s during the opening scenes of Pulp Fiction (“Jungle Boogie”); maybe you comedy fans first got the Kool kraving from Legally Blonde in 2001 (“Get Down On It”); or maybe you younger tykes first danced to their music in 2012 during the opening scenes of Wreck-It Ralph (“Celebration”). And odds are all those different age groups will be in the aisles of the International Theater, exchanging high fives when the group launches into “Ladies Night.”

What’s that? Not a big movie fan? And not really into the “classics”? Well, odds are you’ve been a fan of the band’s sound and not even known it. Kool & Kompany have been sampled in more songs than we have space to list here, from “Summer Madness” (sampled in “You Know How We Do It” by Ice Cube) to “N.T.” (sampled in “N.Y. State of Mind” by Nas). –Ken Miller

Westgate Las Vegas. westgatelasvegas.com

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Have a Blast

Downtown property launches weekly fireworks program

Summer is about to get a whole lot more fun in downtown Las Vegas. Starting on May 24 and going until Aug. 30, Plaza will offer a fireworks show from its towers at 9:15 p.m. every Friday, complete with a special guest “igniting” them by pushing a detonator button on an oversized TNT box.

“The Plaza is known for its great fireworks on New Year’s Eve and July 4th, but who says fireworks are only for those holidays?” said Jonathan Jossel,

CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino, in a press release. “This summer, we wanted to celebrate and give a gift to everyone downtown by sharing the excitement and fun of our fireworks shows with them every Friday night.”

The property’s Welcome to the Weekend Summer Friday Fireworks, inspired by the fireworks shows at Disneyland, will also feature a rooftop pool party for hotel guests, complete with themed cocktails like the Frozen Fire-

cracker, a cocktail featuring all the colors of the American flag and featuring strawberry daiquiri, pina colada and blue lemonade spiked with Don Q rum. The party fun continues at the property’s Carousel Bar with a DJ and specialty cocktails like the Watermelon Agua Fresca, made with Mi Campo tequila, Jägermeister, rose aperitivo, watermelon juice, chamoy and an aloe leaf garnish. –Ken Miller Plaza. 702.386.2110

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Hitting the Bull’s-Eye on Brunch and Fun

Social darts venue offers daytime recreation while you eat

Sitting down at a table for brunch is sooo yesterday. Throwing lil’ pointy things at a target while munching on a breakfast flatbread is where it’s at. More succinctly, Flight Club is where you want to brunch.

The social darts entertainment venue just launched its new brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Guests get to book a 90-minute reservation that includes a private oche (pronounced like “hockey” without the “h”) where you can dine, drink and play darts. Enjoy playing a variety of different dart games through Flight Club’s own proprietary scoring system, which tracks the darts’ scores so you don’t have to keep track of the points yourself.

Beating your opponent always works up an appetite, and at Flight Club the brunch options are plentiful and delicious. We suggest trying the bottomless options for a really decent price. You can order bottomless mimosas (in flavors like classic, cranberry and pineapple) that come in a cool, picture-worthy tower for just $47. For just $37 you can order bottomless flatbreads and mix and match. Our favorite recipes include the breakfast flatbread with crispy prosciutto, fontina cheese, caramelized onions, mushrooms, arugula,

fried egg and balsamic glaze, and the smoked salmon flatbread with whipped cream cheese, everything bagel spice, cold smoked salmon, crispy capers, shaved red onion, chive crème fraîche, lemon zest and fresh dill. And the four-cheese flatbread has a real nice spice to it. If you want both bottomless options, it’s only $57!

The brunch menu offers more than just flatbreads, though, and you can order a la carte if that’s a better option. Dig into breakfast-y delights like sliders with scrambled eggs, maple-glazed pork belly, cheddar cheese, peppers and onions on a brioche bun and the avocado toast on multigrain bread with sprouts, pickled red onion, microgreens, pumpkin seeds and olive oil. And not to be missed are the churros, pictured, with caramel filling and a dulce de leche whipped cream.

Fight Club offers an impressive specialty cocktail menu, too. Our faves are The Panda with bourbon, honey whiskey and peach, and The Capuchin with mezcal, ancho chili, pineapple and Tajín—just enough bite to help you beat your dart competition. –Kiko Miyasato

The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. 702.848.4188

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Party on the Block

Summer fun series kicks off with free, fun, family-friendly activities

If you hit up Vegas a couple of times during the summer, you’ll want to check the free Summer Vibes events at FSLV— Fashion Show Las Vegas, happening several Saturdays a month through the end of July. It all starts this week on May 24-26 with a variety of family-friendly activations in the Great Hall, a block party atmosphere all centered around the art installation Mi Casa, Your Casa

The whimsical red-home frames of Mi Casa, Your Casa, reminiscent of green-

house structures, run up and down the length of the hall, with swings and seating that encourage you to slow down and enjoy, and get a pic or two as well. The tiny houses, created by artists Esrawe + Cadena and produced by Canadian-based art agency Creos, have also appeared across the globe in multiple configurations in parks and public spaces.

Also this week, enjoy the Summer Saturdays series on May 25, including a DJ, break-dance performances, free

henna tattoos and much more. In June, enjoy activations that include celebrating PRIDE, creating art, enjoying free hair-braiding and taking part in a cornhole tournament. July sees more opportunities to create art, ice cream scoop giveaways for National Ice Cream Day, and a final celebration with hair-braiding and face-painting. –Nina King

FSLV—Fashion Show Las Vegas. 702.784.7000

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Fuel Up!

Good-for-you options pack this spring menu

One of the Strip’s healthiest menus is also one of the most delicious. True Food Kitchen at The Forum Shops at Caesars recently announced its spring menu and more than 20 new items. Some of the most intriguing are the yam and cheese sandwich, with Gouda, pickled vegetables and black garlic vinaigrette, plus thin-sliced yam, which creates a meaty feel, and the Bougie Blanco, a white pizza that layers Parmesan cream, black truffle and hot honey on a sourdough crust.

Speaking of which, earlier this year True Food Kitchen began serving all its pizza on sourdough. In a news release, True Food Kitchen’s CEO John Williams laid out the goals of the company’s new TRUE standards, which the pizza dough embodies: “We believe in the power of whole, real food. We partner with each of our growers, ranchers and producers so that every ingredient meets our TRUE standards. That means better food for you, your family, and the planet.”

Grass-fed beef is used in the ultimate pot roast beef dip, designed to capture the idea of both pot roast and a French dip. Other items include a Thai peanut noodle bowl and an Italian meatball sub, as well as cocktails featuring healthy ingredients. –Nina King

The Forum Shops at Caesars. 702.340.2600

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Massive, all-in-one immersive destination AREA15 truly has something for everyone, from restaurants and arcades to rides and interactive experiences. But even if you’ve been here countless times, there’s something you should know: You still haven’t seen it all. AREA15 is absolutely jampacked with secret quests and hidden areas. There’s just one question you have to answer: Are you up to the challenge of finding them all?



Grab your phone and get ready for a scavenger hunt like no other! Communicating with AREA15’s Multiverse Maintenance Department by text, you’ll explore the entire facility, solving puzzles at six di erent stations, all in the service of investigating strange signals appearing on AREA15’s systems. Who’s trying to contact the Department? And why? In solving the mystery, you’ll also fi gure out how AREA15 came to be.




This bar, highlighted by a nearly 23-foot-high Japanese maple tree with more than 5,000 twinkling LED leaves, has a Secret Menu that only intrepid explorers will be able to find. Look around AREA15 for small stickers resembling the tree’s leaves. Scan their QR code to unlock not only the Secret Menu but also special discounts and o ers at AREA15. And if you complete the Particle Quest augmented reality experience, you’ll discover a cool light setting at Oddwood.

One of the most iconic figures at AREA15 is Mechan9, a half-buried robot created by Portland, Ore., artist Tyler Fuqua. It’s also an enigma to be solved, with secret hatches everywhere containing mysterious text unknown to any scholar. Are they pure decoration or clues as to its mysterious origins? Those who discover the truth about Mechan9 and decode the final message can redeem a special surprise (and delight) from an AREA15 ambassador.


Omega Mart is full of hilarious products and mysteries to explore, but their best-kept secret is actually Datamosh Bar, tucked away within the exhibition. Most Omega Mart shoppers walk right past it, searching for portals and other dimensions and overlook it entirely. If you’re lucky enough to find it (spoiler alert: it’s in the Pharmacy), you’ll also find that, like everything they do there, the drink options go beyond the ordinary and venture into the deliciously weird.

While enjoying a bottle of Signal Lager, a Mexican-style beer from Able Baker Brewing available at various locations throughout AREA15, scan the QR code on the back to unlock and solve puzzles.

Vineyard, Vegas Style

This wine and spirits lounge is one of the city’s oldest and best-kept secrets

Celebrate National Wine Day, May 25, or celebrate wine any day, all day, at the city’s vino hidden gem, The Wine Cellar at Rio Las Vegas. This place is literally hidden underneath the property, operating and impressing wine connoisseurs and newbies since 1997. Take the winding staircase down to a Tuscan-inspired cellar with wrought iron, wine barrels, brick, stone, fine furnishings, cozy nooks and an air of European chic. The lounge stores more than 1,000 bottles of fine wines and spirits, as well as rare and unlimited selections. Peruse wines from around the world as well as more singular selections like after-dinner wines, sparkling wines, ice wines and tawny ports. Fans of tequila, whiskey and bourbon can peruse an impressive, high-end list, too.

The least expensive glass of wine will run you about $15 a glass all the way up to $75; bottles start around $50 with rare options costing up to $3,500. But what’s great about The Wine Cellar is its flight options—a program that wine manager Hung Nguyen is very proud of, as he curates all the flights. “Every guest has a chance to try something here,” Nguyen says. “I welcome the

customer just like if they were coming to my house, and if they don’t like the flights that are on the menu I can put together a special flight for them. I have two rules down here in The Wine Cellar. Rule No. 1: Always have the guest walk in here and have the best time and the best value. And second rule is: Always follow rule No. 1.”

But fans of white or red shouldn’t miss two very delicious flights Nguyen has recently put together on the menu. (All flights include a 3-ounce pour of

three different selections). The first, Nothing But Buttery Chardonnay Flight, features Cakebread Cellars from Napa Valley, Duckhorn Migration from Russian River Valley and the Rombauer Carneros from Napa-Sonoma Valley. The second is for red wine lovers, Kevin’s Cab—Cabernet Sauvignon Flight, with Justin Isosceles from Paso Robles, Orin Swift Papillon from Napa Valley and Caymus from Napa Valley. For a real treat each flight, or any for that matter, can be accompanied by The

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Kevin’s Cab—Cabernet Sauvignon Flight, accompanied by a steak from VooDoo Steak

Wine Cellar’s charcuterie or cheese plate or red meat options like lamb chops or porterhouse.

Not only is Nguyen proud of the wine selection, but he raves about the cheese selection, too—so cheeseheads might want to make their way to The Wine Cellar if only for the artisan cheese flights. A favorite is the Washed-Rind Cheese Flight No. 2 with 24-month-

Tips/Insider Knowledge

Meals at The Wine

The Wine Cellar has its retail license, so if you find a wine that you like you can purchase the bottle and take it home or to your hotel room.

For a special wine-tasting experience, reserve the King’s Table.

On May 24, join Nguyen for his monthly Hung’s Grand Tasting Experience. Each experience is themed, this one celebrating women and wine and including an exclusive nine-flight tasting accompanied by a lavish dinner.

Artisan charcuterie board selections come in 2-ounce servings, and you can choose from such goodies as black truffle salami, lavender honey, Sofia salami, roasted almonds, Turkish dried apricots, olives and jam fig Mitica.

aged Parmigiano-Reggiano, 5-yearaged Gouda and 12-year-aged sharp cheddar (this writer tried the latter, and has to say it’s the best cheese I’ve

ever tasted). The cheese is served with fruit and an 8-year-aged balsamic.

Rest assured though, if the wine world seems a little intimidating, Nguyen and everyone at The Wine Cellar couldn’t be more welcoming and accommodating while being some of the most knowledgeable in the field of wine and spirits. Over its tenure, The Wine Cellar has had too many repeat visitors to count, and that’s a testament to the service and overall offerings and experience.

“I make people have fun down here,” Nguyen says. “They don’t have to pay for a ticket to a show to have fun and be entertained—they can come down here to The Wine Cellar. Try something unique and different here than other spots in town.” –Kiko Miyasato

Nothing But

Rio Las Vegas. 702.252.7777
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Buttery Chardonnay Flight, accompanied by WashedRind Cheese Flight No. 2 Cellar come from the VooDoo Steak kitchen.

Friends With Benefits

Ashton Bray

The whole package on and off the stage

Beauty and brains and talent for days. Meet Ashton Bray, performance director for—and cast member of—Fantasy: The Strip’s Sexiest Tease at Luxor.

Beauty and brains shined bright as she attended Oklahoma City University, where she earned a fine arts degree and was also crowned Miss Black Oklahoma in 2008. Talent came through when she sharpened her skills as a professional dancer, and while she thought she was Broadway bound, she ended up in Las

Vegas in 2011. She booked her first show on her very first audition and by 2012 she joined the cast of Fantasy

Not only does Bray dance in the show six days a week, she oversees day-to-day operations, mentors new cast members and is the go-between the cast and crew. “Fantasy is special because it’s approachable,” she says. “It’s not overly sexual. It’s very fun. ... We’re a new-age showgirl show. We really try to have variety in our cast. Everyone is their own star.”

• Product • Swag Bag

Book a Fantasy VIP Experience and receive a swag bag of some show merchandise to take home, like the recently released calendar of the cast. The 30-minute experience includes a tour of the backstage and the theater, behind-thescenes information on the cast and show history and a photo-op with the entire cast. –KM

Onstage, Bray gives off “a mature vibe since I’m older. I’m really comfortable onstage with a large, elegant presence.” When she’s not onstage, you can find Bray spending time with her two dogs, gardening, cooking vegan meals and hosting friends at her home. But it’s really being onstage that she loves. “Performing—someone is going to have to give me the tap to get me off the stage one day,” she says, smiling. “There’s nothing like performing.” –Kiko Miyasato

Benefit You want to meet Ashton Bray? You’re in luck—she’s one of the cast members that gives the Fantasy VIP Experience

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Top of the World rolls out new dishes for spring

When you return to a favorite restaurant in the spring or fall, one of the prime pleasures is enjoying new dishes and twists on signature items, thanks to the variety of fresh ingredients available at that time. Top of the World at The STRAT recently announced its spring menu refresh, and that’s sure to make your meal an exciting experience.

Start off with a great drink—Top of the World features a seasonal Old-Fashioned, plus a variety of

others created with Golden Entertainment’s private barrel selections, including Whistle Pig, W.L. Weller and Frey Ranch. You can also choose from other cocktails, wine, beer and spirits.

A fabulous Old-Fashioned deserves a great starter, and wait until you find out what is in store at Top of the World. The heirloom panzanella salad turns the traditional one on its side, serving up pieces of focaccia, shaved onion, roasted tomato and burrata with rosemary vinaigrette in

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Berkshire “pastrami” pork chop

a colorful, flavorful dish. For seafood, the Fire & Ice display includes clams, oysters, poached shrimp king crab, mussels and a 16-ounce Australian lobster tail with garlic butter, sauces and grilled bread. Another impressive appetizer, the baked ricotta sacchetti (aka beggar’s purse pasta) comes with tomato vodka sauce and burrata, creating a pretty setting on the plate. The same goes for the Skull Island prawns, huge Australian crustaceans with distinctive striping.

You’ll find several interesting mains, such as a vegan wild mushroom Bolognese with rigatoni and cashew cream, crab- and scal-

lop-staffed sole and Berkshire “pastrami” pork chop. For a flavor punch, try the garlic-Parmesan fries, which are topped tableside by shaved black truffle. For lobster lovers, the linguini and meatballs provides an unusual combination of lobster meatballs and a lobster and roasted tomato sauce.

Top of the World’s beef program is strong, and you’ll find offerings from ranches in Colorado, California, Kansas and Australia, with filets, rib caps, tomahawks and more, as well as a plethora of toppers and sauces.

Accompany those with one of the

It’s important to make reservations at the popular dining spot.

There is a dress code, and you can be turned away.

Every 80 minutes, the dining room revolves 360 degrees, which means excellent views for you.

You might see a thrill-seeker plummet past your window in a harness. It’s the SkyJump, and they are safe.

A minimum purchase is required.

tempting sides, like mac and cheese with fontina, cheddar and caramelized onions; the lobster mac and cheese with fontina, truffled lobster bechamel and lobster meat; or the caramelized heirloom carrots with lemon-ginger beurreblanc and feta.


End your excursion at Top of the World with a new dessert like the Key Lime Explosion, with key lime cheesecake and key lime curd, plus Chantilly cream; or On the Rocks, a wild combination of coconut nougatine, coconut mousse rum cake, mojito curd and mojito jelly. My, oh my!

Food photos by Anthony Mair Interior photo courtesy of Golden Entertainment, Inc. Fire & Ice seafood display Panzanella salad




It’s time for alfresco dining at Resorts World! As the weather warms up, indulge in exquisite cuisine and cocktails at FUHU, Brezza, ¡VIVA! and Eight Cigar Lounge — featuring their picturesque patios.

FUHU welcomes guests to discover the secrets of their contemporary Asian fare and elevated mixology program. The venue’s lush indooroutdoor dining room and patio provide the perfect backdrop for all-day dining including seafood, sushi, specialty cocktails and sake.

At Brezza, Executive Chef Nicole Brisson transports you to the glimmering coast of Italy with her housemade pasta and premier seafood paired with masterfully crafted cocktails as you immerse yourself in the dreamy and vibrant patio. Sip and savor all season long.

Every day and night is a celebration at ¡VIVA! with Chef Ray Garcia’s fresh take on Latin cooking. Enjoy a collection of cultural favorites such as handmade corn masa tortillas and bold flavors of Mexico at their blossoming and luxuriant terrace.

At Eight Cigar Lounge, choose from more than 150 premium cigars and an extensive collection of spirits. The modern and sophisticated outdoor lounge beckons you for an unforgettable evening.

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Carrie Underwood’s Reflection residency has become her Las Vegas home away from home

There are two live venues every Carrie Underwood fan should make a pilgrimage to. Underwood has performed multiple dates at the Grand Ole Opry, country music’s most hallowed hall, nearly every year since being invited to become a member by Randy Travis in 2008. Her other performing home away from home is Resorts World Theatre, where Reflection: The Las Vegas Strip Residency is well into its second year as a top Strip entertainment draw.

Underwood has been embraced by Vegas since her debut as a headliner in December 2022, when she became the first artist

to play the venue’s high-ceilinged stage. Resorts World Las Vegas celebrated her March 10 birthday during her last slate of shows with propertywide tributes ranging from specialty drinks and dishes at restaurants to spa treatments. She was presented with a stunning, innovatively constructed portrait composed of 6,400 dice before her March 9 show and was serenaded by the audience with a roof-raising rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

What more could a country girl who hosts a Sirius XM show, Savior Sunday, want from headlining a gig in Sin City, other than the matching heart tattoos she got with her moth-

er and sisters last summer? There’s been no talk of an end to the residency. While being a working mom is tough, Underwood has managed to optimize her time as of late by confining her concerts to a handful of locations, including Vegas. Preparing for the Reflection experience can start with Underwood’s Sirius XM channels. Her weekly Savior Sunday spiritual show started on Carrie’s Country and now has its own daily channel featuring spirituals from her favorite artists, including Travis, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. Songs from her 2022 faith-based album, My Savior, including “How Great

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Thou Art,” which is part of her Reflection set, are in rotation. Her influences can be heard on recent shows Carrie’s Country Cousins Countdown and Carrie’s SHE-roes Countdown, while her Carr-dio high-energy music channel can provide the soundtrack to both pre-Vegas preparation workouts and post-Vegas recovery efforts. iTunes, meanwhile, provides a 20-song playlist reflecting the Reflection set beginning with opening number “Cowboy Casanova.”

Many of the musicians who play those songs live at Reflection have been with her for a long time. Music director and bassist Mark Childers is married to Underwood’s best friend Ivey, making the band something or a family affair. That has included guitarists Matt Reviere and Ed Eason, steel guitarist/ multi-instrumentalist Chad Jeffers, keyboardist Scott Sheriff, drummer Seth Rausch, violinist Jordan Lawson and background vocalist Sydni Perry as of late. Underwood picks up guitars, both acoustic and electric, during the show as well. She sought to make a spectacular with Reflection, and the results have been wildly successful. That’s partly due to the production with its pyrotechnics, dancers and aerialists. Fashion is a major aspect, with Underwood’s multiple wardrobe changes demonstrative of her good taste. Another is the enthusiasm that Underwood generates from fans, which is beyond her control but on full display at every Reflection performance.

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O beat antics and artistic talents abound at Mad Apple

you know the defi nition of “double entendre,” you meet the criteria for being an audience member at next-level variety show Mad Apple Risqué comedy is the thread that ties the variety show’s dynamic acts together within a theater that has the only stage-side bar on the Strip. Ticket holders are encouraged to arrive early to order drinks and mingle with an assortment of cast members who clown around or perform sleight of hand before showtime.

This is the world Cirque du Soleil has created inside New York-New York. It’s an urban cabaret that brings together acrobatics, live music, singing, dancing, comedy, shadow puppetry and magic in an environment geared toward a more adult demographic than most Vegas productions. Emceed by “The GM” and given voice by singing music director Xharlie Black, Mad Apple makes an indelible floor-toceiling impression on all witnesses.

The show has 16 acts in its stable, with up to 13 starring in every performance. The common factor among them all is electricity. With a large mirrored Forbidden Apple as the set design centerpiece, the talent train usually begins with juggler Adam Kuchler before Taxi Tumblers Tomas Alemu and Tamrat Ayalew fl ip out the crowd with their variation on Icarian Games, a time-honored acrobatic tradition.

Erin Blaire’s high-altitude En Vogue act descends into view from above. Spinning in mid-air while a healthy head of human hair enables her to be suspended above the stage is an unforgettable sight to behold without feeling some sort of empathetic tingling in the scalp. It’s hard enough for limber people to do a split, let alone execute one

while supported by one’s own long locks. Blaire makes it look absolutely e ortless.

Gravity defying continues with the City of Dreams segment of the show featuring duo straps daredevils Stephen Brine and Sara Knauer, and single cradle specialists Dima Liubashenko and Lena Tereshchenko. Both acts are aerial and depend on strength, muscle memory and, above all, trust between partners.

Teamwork trust is the common denominator that creates synergy between the hoop diving and acro dunking teams during The Game, a segment of the show that’s also about split-second timing but more fantastic than gymnastic. The participants are blurs of motion as they dive through small circles or take basketballs places the sport’s inventors never imagined.

Gymnastics enthusiasts may recognize world champion bronze medalist Valentin Chetverkin demonstrating hand balancing skills, while rotating contraption Wheel of Death may be familiar to habitues of neo-circus productions. High-energy musical interludes and dynamic dance choreography keep the show moving at a brisk pace.

Black, a nephew of Nat King Cole and cousin to Natalie Cole, sings with Mad Apple ’s troupe of vocalists as well as leading the musicians. Trombonist/keytarist Tracyan Martin, trumpeter Isaac Tubb, sax player JF Blais and drummer Bruce Briggz are the original cast members among the ensemble, a testament to the fact that they have some of the most coveted gigs on the Strip in a show that has achieved must-see status among audiences seeking the adult side of Vegas entertainment.

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Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club The comedy star brings his signature sense of humor to the Strip. MGM Grand, 21+. bradgarrettcomedy.com

Carrot Top Props comedy extraordinaire. Luxor, 16+. 702.262.4400

Comedy Cellar Rio Las Vegas. 866.746.7671

Gordie Brown Combining impersonations with comedy and song. Golden Nugget. ticketmaster.com

Jeff Dunham Planet Hollywood, 8 p.m. May 24, starting at $49 plus tax and fee. ticketmaster.com

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club The Linq Promenade. 855.234.7469

L.A. Comedy Club The STRAT, 21+. bestvegascomedy.com

Tape Face The America’s Got Talent finalist creates a fun and inviting show through simple, clever humor. MGM Grand. mgmgrand.mgmresorts.com

Vegas Stand Up & Rock Bringing comedy and music to the same stage. OYO Hotel and Casino. lvstandup.com

Westgate’s Comedy Cabaret Westgate Las Vegas. westgateresorts.com

Wiseguys Live Comedy Have a laugh at one of two locations with well-known acts. 1511 S. Main Street, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Suite B-222. 702.272.0786


Amon Amarth Palms, 8 p.m. May 24, starting at $46.50 plus tax and fee. ticketmaster.com

Babyface Palms, 8 p.m. May 25-26, starting at $55 plus tax and fee. ticketmaster.com

Barry Manilow Expect to hear all your favorites from this master showman, from “Mandy” to “Copacabana” Westgate Las Vegas, 5+. westgateresorts.com

Los Bukis: La Residencia Las Vegas Park MGM. ticketmaster.com

Carrie Underwood: Reflection: The Las Vega Residency Resorts World Las Vegas. axs.com

Chaos and Carnage Mandalay Bay, 4 p.m. May 26, starting at $35 plus tax and fee. ticketmaster.com

Christina Aguilera The Venetian. ticketmaster.com

Dead & Company Dead Forever 255 Sands Ave. deadandcompany.com

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Westgate Las Vegas. ticketmaster.com

Foreigner: Feels Like The Last Time Farewell Tour The Venetian. ticketmaster.com

Garth Brooks/Plus ONE Caesars Palace. ticketmaster.com

An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 10-time

Grammy winner Carlos Santana headlines in this intimate venue. Mandalay Bay. 702.632.7600

Jason Derulo Get ready to dance the night away with this electric performer. The Venetian, ticketmaster. com

Kool & The Gang Get down to iconic songs from an iconic band. Westgate Las Vegas. ticketmaster.com

Local Natives Mandalay Bay, 7 p.m. May 20, starting at $27.50 plus tax and fee. ticketmaster.com

Lord Huron Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, 8 p.m. May 25, starting at $39.95 plus tax and fee. axs.com

Maroon 5: The Las Vegas Residency Park MGM, ticketmaster.com

Raiding the Rock Vault The hits get an authentic touch courtesy of current or former members of famous rock bands. Hard Rock Café, 5+. 702.777.2782

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band The Venetian, 8:30 p.m. May 22, 25-26, 29, 31 and June 1, starting at $69.95 plus tax and fee. ticketmaster.com

Rod Stewart: The Hits Caesars Palace. ticketmaster.com

Sean Paul Mandalay Bay, 7 p.m. May 25, starting at $81.99 plus tax and fee. ticketmaster.com

Shania Twain: Come On Over Planet Hollywood Resort. ticketmaster.com

Soul of Motown High-energy show honors Motown-era legends. Westgate Las Vegas, 5+. ticketmaster.com

The Wailers Plaza, 8 p.m. May 23, starting at $32.50 plus tax and fee. plazatix.com

Wayne: Up Close and Personal Through a combination of song, video clips and storytelling, Mr. Las Vegas Wayne Newton takes fans on a tour of his storied, amazing life. Flamingo. ticketmaster.com

Weekends With Adele Caesars Palace. ticketmaster.com


Criss Angel MINDFREAK One of the biggest names in magic brings some of his biggest illusions ever to the stage. Planet Hollywood. 702.777.2782

David Copperfield Expect his Vegas show to be filled with both sleight of hand and his renowned grand illusions. MGM Grand, 5+. 702.891.1111

The Magic of Jen Kramer The Yale graduate astounds audiences with magic of the mind. Westgate Las Vegas, 5+. westgateresorts.com

The Mac King Comedy Magic Show Today the Kentucky native is doing what he always wanted— mystifying people and making them laugh at the same time. Excalibur. 702.597.7600

Mat Franco—Magic Reinvented Nightly The America’s Got Talent winner has a lot of tricks up his sleeves! The Linq. ticketmaster.com

Penn & Teller The duo offers up some slightly inhumane humor, spirited practical jokes and a lot of

awesome feats of trickery with a little fire-swallowing thrown in Rio Las Vegas, 4+. 866.746.7671

Piff the Magic Dragon This magician/comedian, a finalist on America’s Got Talent, mixes magic with sardonic wit to great effect Flamingo, 8+. 702.777.2782

Shin Lim: Limitless The magician has redefined close-up magic with precise, self-choreographed routines. The Mirage, 5+. ticketmaster.com


Chippendales Some of the hottest men in Vegas create an ultimate girls’ night out with singing, dancing, up-close interaction and a whole lot more. Rio Las Vegas, 18+. 866.746.7671

Fantasy: The Strip’s Sexiest Tease Features 15 numbers full of steamy choreography, powerhouse vocals and high-energy music. Luxor, 18+. 702.262.4400

Lady Like Features a fun plot, talented performers and a touch of humor. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, 18+. etix.com

ROUGE Get naughty at this coed erotic show, featuring acrobats, aerialists, comedians and more. The STRAT, 18+. tickets.thestrat.com

Thunder From Down Under Chiseled bodies, sexy dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm. Excalibur, 18+. 702.597.7600

“X” Burlesque Rock, pop, country and hip-hop are combined with a variety of dance styles to set hearts racing. Flamingo, 18+. 702.777.2782

“X” Country Giddy up as the women in this bareskinned adult show dance to popular country songs. Harrah’s Las Vegas, 18+. 702.777.2782

Special Events

Jordan B. Peterson Park MGM, 8 p.m. May 19, starting at $41.28 plus tax and fee. ticketmaster. com


All Elite Wrestling: Collision MGM Grand, 4:30 p.m. May 25, starting at $25 plus tax and fee. axs.com

All Elite Wrestling: Double or Nothing MGM Grand, 3:30 p.m. May 26, starting at $31 plus tax and fee. axs.com

BattleBots: Destruct-A-Thon You’ve seen the TV show—now see the metal machine melee live and in person! Caesars Entertainment Studios at Horseshoe Las Vegas. ticketmaster.com

Las Vegas Aces vs. Indiana Fever Mandalay Bay, 7 p.m. May 25, prices vary. axs.com

Las Vegas Aces vs. Phoenix Mercury Mandalay Bay, 7 p.m. May 21, prices vary. axs.com

Vince Morales vs. Luis Guerrero Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, 5 p.m. May 24, starting at $50 plus tax and fee. ticketmaster.com


Absinthe Be mesmerized as exotic burlesque, vaudeville and circus acts unfold. Caesars Palace, 18+. spiegelworld.com or 702.534.3419

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Arabian Nights The Venetian, 8 p.m. May 25, starting at $150 plus tax and fee. ticketmaster.com

Atomic Saloon Show The creators of Absinthe have made the Wild West even wilder. The Venetian. 702.534.3419

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil The magic of Cirque du Soleil comes together with the spirit and music of The Beatles. The Mirage. 702.792.7777

Belle De Nuit This eclectic show features aerialists, acrobats and dancers in a high-energy, Studio 54-themed production. The Venetian. voltairelv.com

Blue Man Group Combines comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party for a multisensory experience you’ll never forget. Luxor. 702.262.4400

Dita Las Vegas: A Jubilant Revue Revel in a bona fide showgirl—and showboy—spectacular, brimming with extraordinary costumes by Bob Mackie, via the dazzling lens of the international queen of burlesque. Horseshoe Las Vegas. ticketmaster.com

Drag Brunch Enjoy some of the most well-known female impersonators plus a buffet-style brunch. Treasure Island. 702.337.7577

Donny Osmond From singing and dancing to comedy, this master showman does it all. Harrah’s Las Vegas. ticketmaster.com

Luminate Incredible dance moves are combined with state-of-the-art technology. The STRAT, 5+. tickets. thestrat.com

Jabbawockeez Take a trip through decades of music styles while enjoying some of the most amazing dance moves you’ll ever see. MGM Grand. 702.531.3826

KÀ This Cirque du Soleil show combines acrobatics, martial arts, puppetry and pyrotechnics in an unprecedented performance space. MGM Grand. 702.891.1111

Mad Apple Cirque du Soleil delivers a dynamic production with comedians and magicians alongside its iconic acrobatic and dance acts. New York-New York, 18+. 866.606.7111

Menopause The Musical When four women of a certain age meet in a department store, there’s a lack of estrogen, but there’s no shortage of laughs. Harrah’s Las Vegas. 702.777.2782

Michael Jackson ONE Cirque du Soleil explores the King of Pop’s greatest hits in this theatrical spectacular inspired by Jackson’s music. Mandalay Bay. 702.632.7580

Mystère Cirque du Soleil’s production features a blend of circus arts and street performance, colorful and outrageous costumes, dramatic sets and original live music. Treasure Island. treasureisland.com or 702.894.7222

“O” The centerpiece of this Cirque du Soleil show is a 25-foot-deep pool that holds 1.5 million gallons of water. It serves as a stage to showcase high-divers and synchronized swimmers. Bellagio. 702.693.7068

Potted Potter Enjoy the magic of all 7 Harry Potter books condensed into a fantastically funny comedy magic show. Horseshoe Las Vegas. 855.234.7469

RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! This interactive production features all the outrageous comedy and eye-popping fashions you love. Flamingo. ticketmaster.com

Terry Fator: One Man, a Hundred Voices, a Thousand Laughs! The unparalleled ventriloquist is also a talented singer and celebrity impersonator. The STRAT. thestrat.com

Tournament of Kings Watch kings joust, dragon-warriors fight and beautiful damsels dance, while you have a wonderful dinner. Excalibur. 702.597.7600

WOW–The Vegas Spectacular Thirty artists fly, flip, dance and defy imagination in a 180-degree setting with holograms and finalists from America’s Got Talent! Rio Las Vegas, 4+. 866.746.7671


The Australian Bee Gees Show Brings the sound of the legendary trio to life with superb sound, graphics and lighting. Excalibur. 702.597.7600

Spice Wannabe—The Spice Girls Tribute Blast back to the past with this ’90s throwback tribute to the best-selling girl group of all time. Excalibur. excalibur.mgmresorts.com


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The following is a select list of some of the top Las Vegas restaurants. The capsule reviews have been written by the Las Vegas Magazine staff. Subject to change.

Around the Valley Battista’s Hole in the Wall Enjoy Italian favorites such as eggplant Parmigiana and linguini with chopped clams. 4041 Linq Lane. 702.732.1424 $$$

Buca di Beppo Family-style items such as spaghetti with meatballs and veal saltimbocca 412 E. Flamingo Road. 702.866.2867 & 7690 W. Lake Mead Blvd. 702.363.6524 $$

Dick’s Last Resort Sassy service, outlandish decor and giant portions. 3200 Las Vegas Blvd., Suite D700. 702.479.1266 $

Hard Rock Cafe Everything from live music to casual American dining, plus a cool gift shop. 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. S., No. 120. 702.733.7625 $$

Ahern Hotel

Joel’s Chophouse Enjoy steaks and classic American fare in a casual dining room. 725.214.4950 $$


Bardot Brasserie Michael Mina embraces French cuisine in this tribute to the classic Parisian brasserie. 702.590.8610 $$$

Carbone A luxurious dining experience with captains who deliver exquisite service from beginning to end. 702.590.2663 $$$

Catch Globally inspired high-end seafood dishes make this a go-to restaurant. 702.590.5757 $$$$

Cathédrale Expect decadent French-Mediterranean cuisine from the Las Vegas outpost of this New York City favorite. cathedralerestaurant.com $$$

Jean Georges Steakhouse Meats are flown in daily from around the world to the Michelin three-star chef’s steakhouse. 702.590.8660 $$$$

Julian Serrano Tapas Traditional and innovative tapas from Spain are this menu’s stars. 702.590.8520 $$$

Proper Eats Food Hall Enjoy elevated eats in a fast, casual setting. Highlights include Pizzaoki and Shalom Y’all. 702.590.8664 $


Lago by Julian Serrano Dishes include artisanal pizzas, fresh pastas and top cuts of meat in a lakeside locale. 702.693.8888 $$$

Le Cirque Dictates style and elegance via its award-winning creations 702.693.8100 $$$$

The Mayfair Supper Club The restaurant mixes elegant dishes with live entertainment and an impeccable view of the Fountains of Bellagio. 702.693.8876 $$$

Michael Mina Don’t miss the extensive list of wines from American and Europeans vineyards. 702.693.7223 $$$$

Picasso The only difficult time you’ll have is deciding who is a better artist: the Spanish painter or chef Julian Serrano. 702.693.8105 $$$$

Prime Steakhouse Any steak lover in Vegas will tell you Prime is No. 1. Nothing can subtract from your having a grand time. 702.693.8484 $$$$

Spago Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant features homemade pastas, wood-oven pizzas, fresh seafood and prime steaks. 702.693.8181 $$$

Caesars Palace

Amalfi by Bobby Flay Flay’s newest restaurant in Vegas celebrates flavors of the Italian coast, with handmade pasta and fresh seafood. 702.650.5965 $$$$

Bacchanal Buffet This buffet is the largest in Vegas and features interactive kitchens, daily chef specials and many new dishes 702.731.7928 $$$

Brasserie B by Bobby Flay Indulge in french-inspired dishes and libations from your favorite TV chef, Bobby Flay. 866.227.5938 $$$

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill This rustic pub features traditional English dishes and a wide variety of beer, both on tap and bottled. 702.731.7410 $$

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen The celebrity chef delights with signature dishes like beef Wellington and a Red and Blue Kitchen theme. 702.731.7373 $$$

Nobu Las Vegas Chef Nobu Matsuhisa presents teppanyaki tables, a sushi bar and bar and lounge. 702.785.6628 $$$

Peter Luger Steak House This Vegas outpost of the New York restaurant even has its own state-of-the-art dry-aging room. caesars.com $$$

Restaurant Guy Savoy Three-Star Michelin chef Guy Savoy opened his first restaurant outside of Paris here. 702.731.7286 $$$$

Stanton Social Prime Chef Chris Santos brings his signature shareable dishes, including

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French onion soup dumplings and pierogies to the Strip. 702.650.5985 $$$

Caesars Palace: The Forum Shops

Carmine’s Las Vegas This famed N.Y. Italian eatery serves pastas, seafood entrées and homestyle antipasto. 702.473.9700 $$

True Food Kitchen This health-conscious eatery offers inventive dishes that are great for your tastebuds and your body. 702.340.2600 $$

Circa Resort & Casino

Barry’s Downtown Prime There’s something for everyone at this world-class steakhouse. 702.726.5504 $$$

Saginaw’s Delicatessen From its famous Reuben to matzo ball soup, prime rib and latkes, this delicatessen will keep you coming back for more. 702.726.5506 $$

Circus Circus

The Steak House A legendary go-to spot for mesquite-grilled steaks, prime rib, lobster, lamb chops and crab legs. 702.794.3767 $$$

The Cromwell

Giada The Food Network star showcases California-influenced Italian fare in the first restaurant she opened in Vegas. 855.442.3271 $$$

The D

Andiamo Steakhouse The beloved Italian restaurant serves handmade pastas and quality cuts of meat. 702.388.2220 $$$

Downtown Grand Freedom Beat Take a culinary road trip with dishes like Wisconsin cheese curds, a Philly cheesesteak sandwich and ale-battered Alaskan cod. 702.719.5315 $$

Triple George Grill San Francisco-style seafood and steakhouse with an old-fashioned ambience. 702.384.2761 $$


Buca di Beppo Family-style Italian favorites such as spaghetti with meatballs, lasagna and veal saltimbocca. 702.795.1010 $$

Dick’s Last Resort Sassy service, outlandish décor and giant portions set the tone for this unique dining experience. 702.597.7991 $$

Tap Sports Bar Showcasing the greatest in professional and college sporting events while serving up fan-favorite food and an extensive beer selection. 702.597.7777 $$


Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse This must-try steakhouse experience is both a nod to Las Vegas’ history and a superb showcase for amazing appetizers, entrées and cocktails. 702.733.3111 $$$

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Veranda Enjoy modern American cuisine in the dining room or on a stylish garden terrace. A relaxing experience. 702.632.5121 $$

FSLV—Fashion Show Las Vegas

The Capital Grille Dry-aged, hand-cut steaks along with more than 350 selections of wine. 702.932.6631 $$

Emmitt’s Vegas Indulge in Southern favorites at this lively dining destination founded by Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith. emmittsvegas.com $$

Galpão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse This churrascaria will leave you satisfied, with a large selection of fresh meats brought to your table until you’re full. 702.602.0384 $$

Happy Camper Pizza, drinks and a fun atmosphere make this casual patio the place to be. happycamper. pizza $

El Segundo Sol Features a tequila tasting room and authentic Mexican cuisine. 702.258.1211 $$

Golden Nugget

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen Enjoy a variety of tapas, tacos, specialty margaritas and an extensive list of high-end tequilas. 702.386.8242 $

Chart House Feast on seafood and steaks while watching exotic fish swim. 702.386.8364 $$$

Saltgrass Steak House A lineup of tender, mouthwatering steaks is accompanied by fresh seafood, barbecue ribs and juicy burgers. 702.474.2588 $$

Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse Restaurant group Landry’s presents a version of its acclaimed Houston steakhouse. 702.386.8399 $$$

Grand Bazaar Shops

Giordano’s The heritage of Chicago deep dish pizza is evident in the flaky, fluffy crust. 702.850.2420 $$

The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

Mercato della Pescheria Italian restaurant inspired by the quaint fish markets off the coast of Italy. 702.837.0309 $$$

Smith & Wollensky “America’s Steakhouse” offers a variety of flavorful dishes like a 24-ounce rib-eye and a rotisserie roasted chicken. 702.637.1515 $$$$

Tao Asian Bistro Specializing in Hong Kong, Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine. 702.388.8338 $$

Trattoria Reggiano Signature dishes like filet mignon meatballs. 702.369.2053 $$

Zeppola Café Indulge in classic Italian sweets and baked treats from this Vegas outpost of a New York favorite. 725.204.6595 $

Harrah’s Las Vegas

Ramsay’s Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay Enjoy original Gordon Ramsay specialties such as beef Wellington and sticky toffee pudding, served up with a little Vegas flair. 800.214.9110 $$

Hilton Garden Inn

The Garden Grille & Bar Enjoy steaks and seafood plus a variety of other American favorites here. 702.322.9000 $$

Hilton Lake Las Vegas

Medici Café and Terrace The flavors of Italy and wholesome, seasonal fare prepared in an open kitchen. 702.567.4700 $$

Horseshoe Las Vegas

Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Sports Kitchen Nosh on game-day favorites and inventive, over-the-top fare

surrounded by Flavortown memorabilia and more than 30 TVs for optimal sports viewing. 702.794.3139 $$

Jack Binion’s Steak Indulge in steaks, seafood, sides and sweets, along with signature cocktails and a warm, inviting atmosphere. 702.967.4711 $$$

JW Marriott

Hawthorn Grill A cozy, romantic steakhouse serving American classics. 702.507.5900 $$$

Las Vegas Marriott

Café325 American menu with steak and seafood. 702.650.2000 $$

The Linq Hotel

The Boss Cafe by Buddy Valastro Serving casual Italian fare, this eatery features a mozz bar, where patrons can get fresh mozzarella creations. 775.490.2873 $$

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar The celebrity chef shows off his flair for bold, in-your-face fare. 702.794.3139 $$

The Linq Promenade

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips Experience pub dishes like fish and chips and the Fishwich. 702.322.0529 $

Virgil’s Real Barbecue Taste some of the country’s most sacred schools of barbecue: Memphis, Kansas City, the Carolinas and Texas. 702.389.7400 $$


Diablo’s Cantina A spin on traditional Mexican cuisine, with a wide array of libations, including, of course, margaritas. 702.262.5225 $$

Mandalay Bay

Caramá A fine dining experience inspired by the mother of renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. 702.740.5522 $$$

Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar Kick back with elevated sports bar bites and an ice-cold beer at this fan-focused experience. flankerlv.com $$

Foundation Room Antique chandeliers complement steaks, seafood and handcrafted cocktails. 702.632.7631 $$$

Orla This inspired restaurant serves a seafood-forward menu with dishes featuring Greek and Middle Eastern flavors. mandalaybay.mgmresorts.com $$$

StripSteak Enjoy certified Angus beef cooked over a wood-burning grill while sipping on one of the many classic,a handcrafted cocktail. 702.632.7414 $$$$

MGM Grand

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse presents Big Easy-style seafood. 702.891.7374 $$$

Hakkasan Combines modern Cantonese cuisine with exquisite mixology and a dynamic nightlife scene. 702.891.7888 $$$

Joël Robuchon “Chef of the Century” Robuchon’s first fine dining restaurant in the U.S. 702.891.7925 $$$$

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon The less formal sibling to Robuchon offers counter service with tapas and entrées. 702.891.7358 $$$

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Luchini Enjoy Italian-American classics including handmade pasta and pizzas. Also, don’t forget to imbibe at this spot’s speakeasy. 702.891.7600 $$

The Mirage

Heritage Steakhouse With juicy cuts cooked over an open flame, this traditional steakhouse serves elevated classics. 702.791.7330 $$$$

Osteria Costa Handmade pastas and Neapolitan-style pizzas. 702.682.8482 $$$

New York–New York

Nine Fine Irishmen Take in Irish vibes while noshing on Irish smoked salmon, deviled Scotch eggs and much more—and indulging in a Guinness! 702.740.3311 $$

Shake Shack Big Apple Burger joint serves juicy burgers, flat-top dogs and fresh frozen custard, and craft beer. 702.740.3311 $

Tom’s Watch Bar Small plates, entrées inspired by street food from around the world. 702.740.6766 $$

NoMad Las Vegas

The NoMad Library Inside this posh restaurant lined with books, expect a bit of theatrical flair and such menu items as a signature roast chicken. 702.730.6788 $$$

OYO Hotel & Casino

Hooters The famous wings still punctuate this sports joint. 866.584.6687 $


Scotch 80 Prime Caviar, seafood and juicy steaks, including A5 Kobe beef, plus a whiskey program with rare and vintage Scotches. 866.942.7777 $$$$

Paris Las Vegas

Alexxa’s This Stripside dining spot serves up classic American cuisine, plus specialty cocktails and bean-tobar chocolate made in-house. 702.331.5100 $$

The Bedford by Martha Stewart Get a taste of the celebrity’s lifestyle at this chic eatery based on her own farmhouse. 702.946.4361 $$$

Eiffel Tower Restaurant Enjoy superior French food with spectacular views. 702.948.6937 $$$$

Gordon Ramsay Steak The chef presents dishes such as beef Wellington. 877.346.4642 $$$

Mon Ami Gabi Enjoy al fresco dining along the Strip at this French bistro. 702.944.4224 $$$

Nobu Las Vegas Dine on chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Japanese cuisine in an intimate setting. Offers fresh fish and other seafood in addition to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free delights. 702.946.4007 $$$

Vanderpump à Paris Reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump opens her second Vegas venue where guests can nosh on Parisian-inspired bites while lounging in a lush Parisian courtyard and garden. 702.946.7000 $$

Park MGM

The Chef Truck Grab a bite from this casual, movie-inspired walk-up window, with items like the Cubano and the famous chocolate lava cake. 888.529.4828 $

Eataly Las Vegas Immersive marketplace offers a mix of gourmet Italian foods, quality restaurants and live cooking demonstrations. 702.730.7010

Planet Hollywood

Gordon Ramsay Burger The Hell’s Kitchen chef offers a twist on American comfort food. 702.785.5462 $

Strip House New York’s famed steakhouse has redefined the steakhouse paradigm with prime cuts of beef and sexy cocktails. 702.737.5200 $$$

Planet Hollywood: Miracle Mile Shops

Cabo Wabo Cantina The flavor and rowdiness of the Mexican resort to Las Vegas. 702.385.2226 $$

Nacho Daddy Vegan chicken nachos, all-day breakfast and margarita pitchers 702.462.5000 $


Oscar’s Steakhouse A tribute to Las Vegas attorney Oscar Goodman. 702.386.7227 $$$

Renaissance Las Vegas

Envy Steakhouse Everything from breakfast to surf and turf. 702.784.5716 $$$

Resorts World Las Vegas

Carversteak Top cuts, a massive bar and a huge dining space round out the offerings at this luxury steakhouse. 702.550.2333 $$$$

Crossroads Kitchen Enjoy plant-based fine dining with Italian and Mediterranean flavors by Chef Tal Ronnen. 702.676.7000 $$$

Famous Foods Street Eats Food hall concept with 16 stalls featuring authentic street food and cuisines from top chefs and restaurateurs. 702.676.7000 $

¡VIVA! by Ray Garcia A modern take on regional Mexican cuisine. 702.676.6020 $$

Rio Las Vegas

Canteen Food Hall Nosh on creative cuisine including Philadelphia cheesesteaks, Japanese street food and Sonoran-style burritos. riolasvegas.com $

VooDoo Steak Fall under the spell of VooDoo, American cuisine with French-Creole flair. 866.746.7671 $$$

The Shoppes at Mandalay Place

Rí Rá Irish Pub Dine on dishes such as Irish potato cakes and the Reuben with corned beef brisket. 702.632.7771 $$

The Shops at Crystals

Mastro’s Ocean Club Delicious fresh seafood and steaks complemented with live piano music nightly. 702.798.7115 $$$

Silver Sevens

City Café Offers a variety of tasty diner-style fare as well as build-your-own pizzas. 702.733.7000 $

Silverton Casino Lodge

Mi Casa Grill Cantina Authentic Mexican recipes. 702.263.7777 $$

Twin Creeks Steakhouse Classic entrées with an elegant, friendly atmosphere. 702.263.7777 $$$


Chi Asian Kitchen Enjoy inventive Chinese dishes and bold flavors in a street-inspired atmosphere. 800.998.6337 $$

McCall’s Heartland Grill Steak and seafood specialties. 702.380.7777 $$$

Top of the World Fine-dining restaurant rotates 360 degrees every 80 minutes, offering endlessly entertaining views. 702.380.7711 $$$$

Treasure Island

Gilley’s A restaurant with everything from barbecue to other country favorites, plus Las Vegas Strip and Sirens Cove views. 702.894.7223 $$

Trump International

DJT Modern American cuisine combined with an extensive wine and cocktail list. 702.982.0000 $$

Tuscany Suites & Casino

Bistecca Italian Steakhouse Fresh Italian pastas, steaks and seafood specialties with amazing cocktails, mocktails, wine and beer. 702.947.5910 $$$

The Venetian

Delmonico Steakhouse Emeril Lagasse’s twist on the familiar steakhouse. 702.414.3737 $$$

Mott 32 Modern Hong Kong meets the vibrancy of N.Y.’s Chinatown with flavors representing Cantonese, Szechuan and Beijing cultures. 702.607.3232 $$$$

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Nobu Las Vegas World-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa serves up his signature Japanese cuisine. 702.693.5000 $$$

One Steakhouse Staying true to their family’s legacy, David and Michael Morton place importance on fine steaks and fresh seafood. 702.693.5000 $$$$

Waldorf Astoria

Zen Kitchen Asian cuisine with American influences. 702.590.8888 $$$

Westgate Las Vegas

Benihana Chefs prepare Japanese cuisine exhibition-style on hibachi tables. 702.732.5755 $$$

Edge Steakhouse Quality aged prime steaks, fish, seafood, tableside dining experiences and an extensive wine list. 702.732.5277 $$$


The following list of Sin City places to relax is as on top of the scene as possible.

Around the Valley

WSKY Stadium Pregame your night within walking distance of Allegiant Stadium at this full-service bar and restaurant with a 638-vehicle parking garage 5625 Polaris Ave. 725.240.7652


Easy’s Cocktail Lounge Find this glamorous speakeasy hidden within Proper Eats Food Hall for imaginative libations and fine foods. easysvegas.com

Jewel A luxe nightlife experience adorned with mirrored walls, swanky VIP skybox suites, a DJ booth featuring dual-sided LED video screens and top-notch talent 702.590.8000


The Pinky Ring by Bruno Mars Get down in style just like the superstar himself at this high-energy party

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destination. On a lucky night, you may catch Mars’ own band, The Hooligans bellagio.mgmresorts.com

Caesars Palace

Montecristo Cigar Bar A large selection of cigar brands, along with specialty cocktails and premium whiskeys caesars.com

Omnia With lavish décor and resident DJs, the club incorporates both indoor and outdoor spaces, plus magnificent views of the Strip. 702.785.6200

Circa Resort & Casino

Legacy Club This intimate 60th floor lounge pays tribute to Vegas’ founding fathers and offers outstanding views of the city. 702.247.2258

Vegas Vickie’s One of the most iconic signs in Vegas’ history, Vegas Vickie, is the centerpiece of this elevated lobby cocktail lounge. 702.247.2258

Stadium Swim at Circa The “best pool in history” can back it up: three levels, six pools, beaucoup day beds and cabanas, and a giant 40-foot tall high-def screen. 21+. circalasvegas.com

The Cromwell

Drai’s After Hours Relax on sofas and listen to house and hip-hop, while enjoying fine wines, champagnes and cigars. 702.777.3800

Drai’s Nightclub This lavish rooftop party spot is manned by some of the best DJs and hip-hop performers in the business. 702.777.3800

The D Longbar Sip cocktails while watching the game on 15 large screens at one of the longest bars in Nevada. 702.388.2400


Margaritaville Three levels, five bars, balconies overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, plus a volcano. 702.733.3302

Golden Nugget

Troy Liquor Bar One of New York City’s gems stakes its claim in Downtown Las Vegas, offering second-level balcony views and all-encompassing nightlife experience. 702.386.8382

Grand Bazaar Shops

Ole Red Las Vegas A full bar and restaurant, live music and rooftop party area, all inspired by country music legend Blake Shelton. olered.com

The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

Flight Club Hit a bull’s eye or two while you socialize, sip craft cocktails and snack in this lively darts bar with a Victorian theme. 702.848.4188

Tao Asian flavor blends with Las Vegas spice at one of the city’s perennial hot spots. 702.388.8588

Harrah’s Las Vegas

Carnaval Court A mecca for flair bartenders, this outdoor party presents live music. 702.693.6138

Horseshoe Las Vegas

The Cabinet of Curiosities Bar and Lounge

A bespoke bar and lounge filled with unusual items, and home to The Lock, a speakeasy where you need to solve an escape room-style puzzle to enter. thecabinetlv.com

The Linq Promenade

Minus5 Icebar It’s winter all year round in this glacial attraction that features interactive ice experiences and creative, frosty cocktails. 702.293.3388

MGM Grand

Chez Bippy Indulge in elegant, reimagined cocktails from this hideaway inside Luchini. 702.891.7600

Hakkasan Resident DJs lead an extraordinary lineup at this sprawling nightclub. 702.891.3838

Mandalay Bay

S Bar Indulge in craft cocktails, shareable apps, flatbreads and decadent desserts. 702.632.7707

The Mirage

Rhumbar Tropical Ultra Bar Stylish rum cocktails are the stars of this retreat. 702.791.7111

New York–New York

Nine Fine Irishmen Sip a Guinness or Irish whiskey while listening to authentic Irish bands. 702.740.3311

NoMad Las Vegas

NoMad Bar This New York City-export offers classy craft cocktails and an eclectic menu in an environment that’s upscale without pretension  702.730.6789


Ghostbar Sip creative cocktails and enjoy pop-up performances on the 55th floor. 866.942.7777

Paris Las Vegas

Chéri Rooftop Take a Parisian detour with a view of the Strip’s most iconic landmarks at this chic rooftop lounge. 702.776.7777

Park MGM

Juniper Cocktail Lounge Home to the largest collection of gin in Las Vegas. 702.730.6773

Planet Hollywood

Glass Bar This is the perfect place to enjoy a preshow drink. caesars.com

Planet Hollywood: Miracle Mile Shops

Blondies Sports Bar & Grill Known for its rowdy atmosphere and beer pong. 702.737.0444

Cabo Wabo Cantina The Red Rocker brings Mexico’s hottest party to Las Vegas. 702.385.2226


Carousel Bar Sit down at this outdoor hot spot for unique drinks in a fun, dynamic atmosphere. 702.386.2110

The Sand Dollar Downtown Catch a live show or kick back with some cocktails, pizza and pool tables. 702.386.2283

Resorts World Las Vegas

Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge An upscale lounge with vintage and rare champagnes, artisanal cocktails and wines. 702.676.6013

Zouk Nightclub Innovation meets nightlife at this new, technologically advanced nightclub that offers multiple experiences. 702.676.7000

The Shoppes at Mandalay Place

Minus5 Icebar This lounge made of ice also features a warmer, woodsier lodge 702.632.7714

Rí Rá Irish Pub Take in Irish vibes while indulging in a Guinness and munching on Irish dishes. 702.632.7771

Treasure Island

Golden Circle Sportsbook & Bar A great bar menu of drinks and food, and tons of seating. 866.286.3809

The Venetian

Juliet Cocktail Room A posh nightlife experience with live music, DJs and expertly crafted cocktails. 702.414.1948

Voltaire Imbibe with friends, enjoy an intimate evening with top-notch performers or close out a wild night at this all-in-one lounge. voltairelv.com

Waldorf Astoria

SkyBar Boutique cocktails from molecular mixologists and panoramic views define this plush 23rd-floor gem. 702.590.8888

Westgate Las Vegas

Velvet Lounge For those craving a chic setting, settle in and order a cocktail at this trendy bar. 702.732.5111

Pool Clubs & Parties

Ayu Dayclub Top EDM DJs and musical artists perform at this oasis inspired by the islands of Southeast Asia. Resorts World Las Vegas, 21+. 702.676.6000

Daylight Beach Club A lavish stage highlights this complex. Mandalay Bay, 21+. 702.632.4700

Drai’s Beachclub At 11 stories above the Strip, this rooftop hot spot commands an impressive view and top DJ talent. The Cromwell, 21+. 702.777.3800

The Pool at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Multiple levels that overlook a sandy beach and stage. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, 21+. 702.693.5000

Flamingo GO Pool Palm trees, waterfalls, DJs, cabanas and daybeds. Flamingo, 21+. 702.697.2888

Liquid Swim alongside A-list clientele while enjoying some of the largest cabanas around. Aria, 21+. 702.590.9979

Moorea Beach Club Poolside massages, personalized attendants and killer views. Mandalay Bay, 21+. 702.632.9095

Tao Beach Dayclub A Balinese-inspired oasis. The Venetian, 702.388.8588

Temptation Sundays Everyone’s welcome at the fun-filled weekly LGBTQ+ party. Luxor, 21+.  temptationsundayslv.com

Swim & Social This pool and lounge offers panoramic views of the valley. The STRAT, 21+. 702.380.7777

Wet Republic Cabanas, bungalows with private pools and a shaded lounge area. MGM Grand, 21+. 702.891.3563



Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood One of the city’s premier shopping destinations features an indoor rainstorm. Browse top retailers such as H&M, Sephora and Guess, and eat at engaging restaurants. 702.866.0704

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The Art of Richard MacDonald See bronze sculptures, paintings, lithographs and more. theartofrichardmacdonald.com

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Currently, you can view From Grain to Pixel: Contemporary Chinese Photography 702.693.7871

Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Flowers and vegetation change seasonally in this feast for the senses. 702.693.7111

Fountains of Bellagio More than 1,000 water jets are used for this spectacular free display. 702.693.7111

Caesars Palace: The Forum Shops Fall of Atlantis Fountain and Aquarium In the heart of The Forum Shops, animatronic Greek gods seem to come to life in this free attraction. 702.893.4800

Circus Circus

Adventuredome This indoor theme park features top attractions including El Loco, plus some circus acts. 702.794.3939


Wildlife Habitat A lush, 4-acre, outdoor home for the Flamingo’s friendly family of creatures. Free. 702.733.3349

Golden Nugget

Hand of Faith This 61-pound gold nugget is the largest existing one in the world and the second-largest ever found. Open 24 hours daily, free to view. 866.946.5336

The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

Gondola Rides Ride a half-mile down the Grand Canal as your gondolier serenades you. 702.414.4300

Spirits & Spice Shop oils, vinegars, wine, spirits and spices at this specialty store. You can even taste before you buy. 702.388.2022

Minus5 Icebar It’s winter all year round in this glacial attraction that features interactive ice experiences and creative, frosty cocktails 702.293.3388

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Take pictures with dozens of your favorite stars. 702.862.7800

Horseshoe Las Vegas

Arcade at Horseshoe This 7,000-square-foot space is a gamer’s paradise 702.967.4222

Dino Safari: A Walk Thru Adventure Interact with more than 30 dinosaurs including Nevada’s own Nevadadromeus. dinosafari.com

REAL BODIES at Horseshoe Las Vegas Experience 20 real human bodies and over 200 specimens in artistic and thought-provoking galleries. 702.777.2782

Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf Enter the fifth dimension while putting on a wonderfully weird, glowin-the-dark 18-hole course. 702.333.2121

The Linq Promenade FLY LINQ Zipline Soar over the Linq Promenade at speeds up to 35 mph on the Strip’s only zipline. Height and weight restrictions apply. 702.777.2782

High Roller Passengers can enjoy breathtaking views of the city from a spacious cabin on one of the world’s tallest observation wheels. 855.234.7469

Minus5 Icebar It’s winter all year round in this glacial attraction that features interactive ice experiences and creative, frosty cocktails 702.586.8925


Bodies ... The Exhibition Real human bodies have been preserved through an innovative process and put on display. 702.262.4400

Discovering King Tut’s Tomb—The Experience Be amazed at the opulence of everything that accompanied him to the afterlife. kingtutvegas.com

HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas This state-ofthe-art center offers a 50-foot LED video wall and delectable food and beverage offerings. 702.723.2345

Particle Ink Enter the house of Shattered Prisms and experience an unknown world made of light and ink full of wonder. particleink.com

Play Playground Have the time of your life at this menagerie of oversized nostalgic games that features a full bar. 21+. playplayground.com

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition More than 250 artifacts are on display, plus re-creations of the ship’s cabins and Grand Staircase. 702.262.4400

Mandalay Bay

Minus5 Icebar It’s winter all year round in this glacial attraction that features interactive ice experiences and creative, frosty cocktails 702.740.5800

Shark Reef Aquarium Come nose to snout with some of the ocean’s most awesome creatures in an underwater environment. 702.632.4555

MGM Grand

Topgolf Las Vegas Interactive games in climate-controlled hitting bays get a luxury touch. 4627 Koval Lane. 702.933.8458

New York–New York

The Big Apple Coaster and Arcade New York City taxi-themed ride twists and dives around the perimeter and through the center of the hotel. 702.740.6969

Paris Las Vegas

Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck Take an elevator ride to the top of this half-scale replica of the Paris landmark for spectacular views. 888 .727.4758

The Shops at Crystals

Princess Diana & The Royals the Exhibition Gather in-depth knowledge about the “People’s Princess.” dianalasvegas.com

Silverton Casino Lodge

Bass Pro Shops Whether you’re looking for hunting, fishing or outdoor gear, this sportsman’s paradise has it all. 702.730.5200

Mermaid School Have you ever wanted to trade your feet for fins? Now you can with this 90-minute swim in the casino’s iconic fish tank as you learn how to be a real-life mermaid. silvertoncasino.com

Silverton Aquarium A 117,000-gallon, huge artificial reef, home to several species of stingrays, sharks and tropical fish. 702.263.7777


Atomic Golf Las Vegas This sports haven has a putting district, astrocade, tap room and so much more. 1850 S. Main Street. 702.899.4633

Insanity, Big Shot and X Scream The three highest thrill rides in the U.S. 702.380.7777

SkyJump Las Vegas The highest sky jump in the world is a controlled plummet from 829 feet with a 40 mph drop. 800.998.6937

Treasure Island

The Cove Bar & Arcade Play games like shuffleboard and air hockey while enjoying delicious cocktails at the bar. treasureisland.com

Around the Valley

AREA15 Explore popular art experiences like Omega Mart from Meow Wolf and Wink World from Blue Man Group founder, Chris Wink. Guests can also check out arcade games, axe throwing, a zipline ride, virtual-reality experiences and more. 3215 S. Rancho Drive. area15.com

ARTE MUSEUM Stimulate all your senses at this captivating immersive media art exhibition. 3716 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Suite 208. 702.725.7200

Atomic Museum Vegas Explore the age of atomic bomb testing in the Nevada desert. 755 E. Flamingo Road. 702.409.7366

Ethel M Chocolates Factory & Cactus Garden Enjoy a self-guided factory tour, samples and a gift shop with tons of candies. 2 Cactus Garden Drive. 800.438.4356

Grand Canyon West Get a unique view of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim at SkyWalk, ride a zipline at Hualapai Ranch, or head to Peach Springs for a whitewater rafting adventure. 5001 Diamond Bar Road, Peach Springs, Ariz. 888.868.9378 or grandcanyonwest.com

Liberace: Real and Beyond Explore the legacy of the Las Vegas icon through rarely seen costumes, personal items and more. Nevada State Museum, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. lasvegasnvmuseum.org

Maverick Helicopters Enjoy VIP excursions to the Grand Canyon and over the Strip daily. Fly in a state of-the-art helicopter and enjoy narration by your pilot 6075 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702.261.0007 or 866.644.8687

Museum Fiasco This immersive art experience uses light, sound and space to create large-scale installations. AREA15. 702.846.1900

National Park Express Plan the perfect day-tour adventure from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Zion and more! Offers shuttles, tours and more. nationalparkexpress. com or 702.948.4190

Omega Mart This supermarket on steroids (or something else) from Meow Wolf lets you shop and explore a store with surprises in every display case. 3215 S. Rancho Drive. meow.wf/lvm

Postcard From Earth Experience Sphere’s immersive and futuristic technology firsthand at a showing of this specially commissioned film by Darren Aronofsky. 255 Sands Ave. thespherevegas.com

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The Range 702 Choose from a full line of guns to rent or shoot at this indoor range, including fully automatic machine guns. A VIP room with seven private lanes, and firearm safety and training are also available. 5999 Dean Martin Drive. 702.425.5312


In-Room Services

Hospitality Network Watch Hollywood hits from the comfort of your room. Ordering is quick and easy. Just press the menu button on your remote control.

Lapis & Oak Spa and Salt Lounge This service comes to you and o ers everything from aromatherapy to percussion therapy. 15 S. Green Valley Pkwy. 702.848.2424, lapisandoak.com


Curaleaf One of the top health and wellness cannabis operators in the United States o ers a variety of inventive products. 1736 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 21+. curaleaf. com

MedMen First-class facilities o ering the latest in marijuana products. 823 S. 3rd St., recreational 21+,

medical 18+. 702.527.7685; 4503 Paradise Road, recreational 21+, medical 18+. 702.405.8597

Oasis Cannabis Dispensary This 24-hour marijuana dispensary serves the community with quality cannabis products. 1800 Industrial Road, Suite 180, 21+. 702.420.2405

Zen Leaf From service to presentation to selection, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. 5940 W. Flamingo Road, 21+. zenleafdispensaries.com


CVS 3758 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702.262.9028

Walgreens 3339 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702.369.8166; 3717 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702.262.0635; 3025 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702.628.5537


BabyQuip Make traveling with your little one easy with this convenient childcare gear rental service, o ering delivery and pickup. babyquip.com/leslee219

Transportation Limousine/Coach Rentals AWG 702.740.3434

Bell Trans 702.739.7990

Kaptyn 702.688.7351

Presidential Limo 702.731.5577

Rental Cars Alamo 844.354.6962

Budget 800.331.1212

Dollar Rent a Car 866.434.2226

Enterprise 800.736.8222

Fox Rent a Car 702.964.1320

Hertz 800.654.3131

Thrifty 800.367.2277


Bellagio-CityCenter-Park MGM Stops at Crystals and Aria. 8 a.m.-4 a.m. daily, every seven minutes

Excalibur-Luxor-Mandalay Bay 10 a.m.-midnight, daily, every three to seven minutes

Treasure Island-The Mirage Service 7 a.m.-2 a.m. daily, every 15 minutes


Marriage Licenses Obtain your license before you head to the chapel. Don’t forget identification. 201 E. Clark Ave. 702.671.0500

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Ahern Hotel (G1) 725.214.4800

Aliante Casino & Hotel 702.692.7777

Aria (D3) 702.590.7111

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder 702.951.9000

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur 702.258.5200

Artisan Hotel Boutique (F2) 702.214.4000

Bellagio (D3) 702.693.7111

Bu alo Bill’s 702.386.7867

Caesars Palace (D2) 702.731.7266

Cannery 702.507.5700

Casino Royale (E3) 702.737.3500

Circus Circus (F2) 702.734.0410

The Cosmopolitan (D3) 702.698.7000

The Cromwell (E3) 702.777.3777

Delano (A4) 702.632.7888

Emerald Suites 702.948.9999

Encore (F2) 702.770.7171

Excalibur (C4) 702.597.7777

Flamingo (E3) 702.733.3111

Fortune Hotel & Suites (F4) 702.732.9100

Four Seasons Hotel (B5) 702.632.5000

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(E2) 702.369.5000
JW Marriott 702.869.7777 The
(G1) 702.214.4000 The Linq (E2) 702.731.3311 Luxor (B4) 702.262.4000 M Resort 702.797.1000 Mandalay Bay (A5) 702.632.7777 MGM Grand (D4) 702.891.1111 The Mirage (E2) 702.791.7111 New York–New York (C4) 702.740.6969 NoMad Las Vegas (C3) 833.706.6623 The Orleans (A3) 702.365.7111 OYO Hotel & Casino (D4) 702.739.9000 The Palazzo (F2) 702.607.7777 Howard Johnson OYO Las Vegas The Range 702 Gold Coast Four Seasons Mandalay Bay Delano Luxor Excalibur Park MGM Dolby Live Rio Palms WorldMark Hampton Inn Motel 6 La Quinta MGM Grand Chinatown Harry Reid International Airport Mandalay Place THESTRIP HaciendaAve. RenoAve. LasVegasBlvdS. GilesSt. TropicanaAve. DukeEllingtonWay SpringMountain FlamingoRd. DeanMartinDr. FrankSinatraDr. ValleyViewBlvd. ArvilleSt. TropicanaAve. ValleyViewBlvd. HaciendaAve.DeanMartinDr. FrankSinatraDr. MandalayBayRd. Waldorf Astoria Aria Vdara DesertInnRd. Motel 6 Travelodge by Wyndham Las Vegas Airport Near The Strip Silverton M Resort Green Valley Ranch Resort and The District Las Vegas South Premium Outlets New York-New York NoMad Polo Cosmopolitan CameronSt. The Orleans The Shops at Crystals Showcase Mall T-Mobile Arena The Park HarmonAve. 63 Las Vegas South Point Hotel & Casino Town Square Las Vegas WSKY Stadium Allegiant Stadium Home of the Las Vegas Raiders Maverick Helicopters RussellRd. Vegas Excalibur MGM Dolby Live 6 MGM TropicanaAve. Vdara District NoMad Showcase Park 63 South Point
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Lake Las Vegas 702.567.4700 Horseshoe Las Vegas (E3) 702.967.4222



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Palms (C2) 866.752.2236 Paris (D3) 702.946.7000 Park MGM (C3) 702.730.7777
Planet Hollywood (D3) 702.785.5555
Platinum (E3) 702.365.5000 Primm Valley 702.386.7867
Las Vegas (G3) 702.784.5700
World Las Vegas (F2) 702.676.7000 Rio (C2) 702.252.7777
Silver Sevens (F4) 702.733.7000 Silverton 702.263.7777
Point 702.796.7111 The STRAT (G2) 702.380.7777 Suncoast 702.636.7111
Island (E2) 702.894.7111
International (F2) 702.982.0000 Tuscany Suites & Casino (E3) 702.893.8933
(D3) 702.590.2767 The Venetian (E3) 702.414.9000
Hotels Las Vegas (F4) 702.693.5000 Waldorf Astoria (D3) 702.590.8888 Westgate Las Vegas (H2) 702.732.5111 Westin Las Vegas (E3) 702.836.5900 Westin Lake Las Vegas 702.567.6000 Wynn (F2) 702.770.7000 Driving/Walking Distances (miles) Mandalay Bay to Tropicana .8 Tropicana to Flamingo 1 Flamingo to Treasure Island .8 Treasure Island to The STRAT 2.3 The STRAT to Fremont Street 1.8 The STRAT to Mandalay Bay 4.1 Fremont Street to Mandalay Bay 6 Madame Tussauds El Dorado Cantina The Palazzo Residence Inn by Marriott Embassy Suites Las Vegas Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Tuscany Suites & Casino Super 8 Ellis Island Bluegreen Club 36 Alexis Park Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino Caesars Palace The Lexi Palace Station AREA15 Wynn Golf Course Embassy Suites Westgate Las Vegas Resort Hilton Grand Vacations Club Ahern Circus Circus Wynn The Venetian Casino Royale Harrah’s Horseshoe Las Vegas Residence Inn Courtyard Las Vegas Marriott Carriage House Travelodge Thomas & Mack Center Cox Pavilion UNLV Reid International Monorail Las Vegas Convention Center The Venetian Convention and Expo Center The Forum Shops at Caesars The STRAT Bellagio KovalLn. FSLV The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo Hughes Center Treasure Island TropicanaAve. E.NaplesDr. ParadiseRd. DesertInnRd. ConventionCtrDr. RivieraBlvd. LasVegasBlvd.N. CharlestonBlvd. SaharaAve. MountainRd. Industrial Rd. FlamingoRd. HarmonAve. Sands/TwainAve. HowardHughesPkwy SwensonSt. Nobu Hotel Springs Preserve Encore Arizona Charlie’s Boulder Sam’s Town Towers The Cosmopolitan Wyndham Resort The Smith Center for the Performing Arts The English Hotel Sahara Las Vegas Fontainebleau Bonanza Gift & Souvenir Shops Paris Las Vegas The Signature Towers at MGM Grand Topgolf Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Resort Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations The High Roller The Mirage Flamingo The Cromwell The Linq Promenade The Linq Hotel Trump International Resorts World Miracle Mile Shops The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa Vegas Las Vegas Convention Center MSG Sphere El The Las Tuscany Park Embassy Suites Casino Carriage House and TropicanaAve. ParadiseRd. FlamingoRd. Hotel egas Some properties appear outside map boundaries. For downtown map, see preceding pages. 1 2 3 4 5 F F G G H H I I 1 2 3 4 5 F F G G H H I I
Sahara Las Vegas (G2) 702.761.7000 Sam’s Town 702.456.7777

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