Las Vegas has always been a popular choice for group trips. While the pandemic unfortunately forced the city to hit pause on many of its most famous attractions and events, it is once again coming back to life, with very few restrictions still in place.
Yes, at long last, Las Vegas is once again open to visitors.
Here are a few reasons why you and your friends should consider it for your first post-pandemic getaway!
Out of This World Attractions
Everyone knows Las Vegas is packed to the edges with casinos—but that’s certainly not all the city has to offer. Within the city, you’ll find all kinds of other attractions, from museums to shopping malls to theme parks. You’ll also find attractions like FlyOver, AREA 15, and the Neon Boneyard, which frankly need to be experienced to be properly understood. Trust us! You won’t regret it.
We admit this isn’t exactly a well-kept secret, but the nightlife in Las Vegas is absolutely world class. From swanky clubs to charming bars, from epic concerts to unforgettable live shows, the city has a bit of everything.
Pro tip: Ask your hotel for night club recommendations. They’re usually up to date on what’s happening—and they might even be able to hook you up with some drink deals.
Las Vegas is a foodie’s paradise. The city is full of so many world-class restaurants—many of which have been opened by celebrity chefs—that it can be difficult to know where to start.
Of course, the city is also home to plenty of cheap late-night eats if you’re looking for fuel after a night out, whether you spent it at a club, a casino, a concert, or a sporting event—which brings us to our next point…
Hockey, Boxing, MMA and More
Las Vegas is home to three major sports teams: the NFL’s Raiders, the NHL’s Golden Knights, and the WNBA’s Aces. That alone makes it a great choice for traveling sports fans.
Of course, those teams aren’t all Las Vegas has to offer. The city has been nicknamed “The Fight Capital of the World” due to its prevalence of major boxing and MMA events. Everybody from Floyd Mayweather to Manny Pacquiao to Conor McGregor has fought in the city. In fact, it’s the home base of the UFC!
It can be easy to forget with all the excitement inside the city, but Las Vegas sits amid the natural grandeur of the Mojave Desert. It’s also just a short distance away from iconic attractions like the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam. Throw in a solid selection of hiking and biking trails, and a hidden oasis or two inside the city, and the city is a definite winner for lovers of the great outdoors.