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Las Vegas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

What are the best ways to enjoy the outdoors in Las Vegas? Las Vegas may be known for the glitter and glam of the Las Vegas Strip, but there are dozens of ways to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the Mojave desert. We’re sharing a few of our picks for enjoying the outdoors in Las Vegas. From adrenaline-pumping ideas to relaxing, scenic options–we’re highlighting the best of everything outdoors in Las Vegas.

Explore the Grand Canyon From Las Vegas

It’s easy to imagine Las Vegas as a city of lights in the middle of the desert, but Las Vegas is also located near some of the most beautiful natural wonders. The Grand Canyon National Park opened in 1919 and is celebrating its Centennial year in 2019.

The best and most breathtaking way to visit the Grand Canyon is via a helicopter ride. Helicopter tours will set you back a few hundred dollars but seeing the Grand Canyon from the sky is truly priceless. We recommend checking out tours from SundanceMaverick, and Papillon. Each offers slightly different packages and options so finding the right one for you will be easy.

Get Outdoors Dune Buggy in the Las Vegas Desert

Get off-road with Sun Buggy Fun Rentals. Sun Buggy is an off-road ATV tour company with ten years of experience in the Las Vegas valley. They offer tours with ATVs, Polaris RZRs, 3/4 scale desert racers, and dune buggies. These things are fast, and we know that fast means fun!

Sun Buggy offers free shuttle service on their adventure packages with pick up almost anywhere in Las Vegas. What are you waiting for? Start dreaming up your next dune buggy dream.

Enjoy Art Outdoors in Las Vegas 

Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a 35-foot high art installation in the middle of the Las Vegas desert. The art installation is located just ten miles south of Las Vegas, alongside Interstate 15. Seven Magic Mountains was produced by the Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art.

Originally opened in May of 2016 with a plan of remaining for just two years, the installation has become so popular that it will now remain until the end of 2021. Don’t wait!  We don’t want you to miss the opportunity to see this piece of public art. Plus, it’s a great spot to snap an incredible photo.

Zip-lining in Bootleg Canyon

Are you ready for an exciting adventure and beautiful scenery? Zipline tours allow you a new way to experience the outdoors. Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon offers four ziplines that cover over a mile and a half of the Bootleg Canyon. Tours start at the top of the mountain and guests make their way back down over a series of ziplines and incredible views. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife–they’ve been known to make appearances for tours.

Daytime zipline tours are offered from 9 am to 2 pm, sunset tours begin at 5 pm. Finally, moonlight zipline (yep, tours at night with just the moon to light the mountain) tours begin at 8 pm.

Take a Pink Jeep Tour

Explore the beautiful desert mountains, valley and views with Pink Jeep Adventure Tours. Pink Jeep offers dozens of different tours around Las Vegas. The most popular tours include a 9-hour exploration of Death Valley, a half-day trip to the Valley of Fire–the first and largest State Park in Nevada, and the full-day Grand Canyon South Rim tour.

Pink Jeep Adventure Tours has been providing guests with unforgettable experiences for 58 years. Check out of their tour options to find one that’s perfect for your next outdoor adventure.

Golfing in Las Vegas

Golfing is one of the best ways to spend a morning or afternoon enjoying the outdoors. Las Vegas has dozens of options for every skill level and interest. Enjoy the outdoors on your next trip by making golf plans.

Explore Lake Las Vegas

Head over to Lake Las Vegas for exciting water sports in a gorgeous and serene setting. Lake Las Vegas Water Sports offers several rental options including:

  • Yacht Rental
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Tandem Kayaks
  • Water Pedal Bikes
  • Cable Park Passes
  • Paddle Boards
  • Pedal Boats
  • Flyboards
  • Trevi Jay Boats

Lake Las Vegas Water Sports also offers membership packages for rentals by the month and season. After you’re done enjoying the water, don’t forget to explore the beautiful hotels and restaurants surrounding the lake. Sip on a glass of wine and enjoy the sunset after an activity-packed day.

Horseback Riding

Giddy up and get over to Sandy Valley Ranch. Sandy Valley Ranch is just 45 minutes from Las Vegas but will feel a whole world away. All their horseback rides are private–just your guide and party members. Additionally, all rides are tailored to your party and their skill level and experience.

Looking to up the ante? Sandy Valley Ranch also offers a Cowboy for a Day experience where guests and experience what it’s like to herd cattle, trail ride, and shoot Wild West ’45s. Your day ends with wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a Cowboy Gourmet Dinner and campfire.

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Explore the Las Vegas Outdoors

How are you planning on enjoying the outdoors in Las Vegas? Do your vacations include adventure or just relaxing?

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Shopping and Dining Outdoors in Las Vegas

Are you ready to shop ’till you drop? Are you looking for the best shopping and dining options in Vegas? We know that you know the shopping in Vegas is unparalleled. Even better, the Las Vegas weather makes outdoor shopping and dining possible all year round. If you’re ready to enjoy the outdoors, or at least a patio outdoors, keep reading for our picks!

Grand Bazaar Shops

The Grand Bazaar Shops is an outdoor shopping oasis on the Las Vegas Strip. Located just outside Bally’s Las Vegas, the Grand Bazaar Shops offer dining, shopping, and bars. Plus, its just steps from the hustle and bustle of the Strip.

Our favorite picks for dining include Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, Giordano’s and Wahlburgers. If you’re looking for refreshments of an alcoholic nature, make sure you stop at Born & Raised Craft Pub or Sin City Brewing Company. Finally, take home a commemorative bracelet from Alex and Ani, new sandals from Havaianas, or sunnies from Sunglass Hut. That desert sun is no joke, right?

Arrive at the Grand Bazaar Shops hassle-free thanks to the Las Vegas Monorail. Our Bally’s & Paris Station is nearest to the Grand Bazaar Shops. From there, just make your way to the front of Bally’s Las Vegas.

Outdoor Shopping at the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

Who can resist some spectacular outlet shopping? Not us! Lucky for you, Vegas has some of the best outlet (and outdoor) shopping available!

First, head north for more outdoor and outlet shopping. The Las Vegas North Premium Outlets are located at the north end of the Strip near Downtown and Fremont Street. With over 175 designer and name-brand outlets, you’re sure to find something you can’t live without. While you’re there, don’t miss Shake Shack and not one, but two different Starbucks!

Dining and Shopping at the LINQ Promenade

It’s no secret that we love the LINQ Promenade. We just keep finding reasons to love the promenade. The shopping and dining are just two of a dozen reasons. What do we love the most about the LINQ Promenade? The Promenade combines some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment options–all in one place!

LINQ Promenade Shopping

  • Harley Davidson
  • Goorin Brothers Hat Shop
  • Honolulu Cookie Company
  • Pier 30
  • Chilli Beans

Dining Options at the LINQ Promenade

  • Maxie’s
  • Starbucks
  • Flour & Barley
  • Chayo Mexican Kitchen +Tequila Bar
  • In-n-Out Burger
  • Jaburritos
  • Virgil’s Real Barbecue
  • Gordon Ramsay Find & Chips
  • Off the Strip
  • Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar

Don’t forget to grab a treat at Sprinkles or Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop. There is even more to do at the LINQ Promenade including the High Roller, FLY LINQ, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club, and the locally-loved Brooklyn Bowl.

Getting there is as easy as hopping on the Las Vegas Monorail. The LINQ Promenade is located just steps from our Harrah’s & the LINQ Station.

Outdoor Shopping and Dining at Town Square

Are you imagining a beautiful village square with outdoor shopping and dining? Thankfully, all dream can become a reality in Las Vegas. To find this beautiful shopping oasis, head south on Las Vegas Blvd. and arrive at Town Square.

Town Square is a 100-acre outdoor shopping mall with all the beauty and amenities you could want. Plus, there’s a Whole Food, AMC Town Square 18 and Gameworks. You’ll love perusing the Apple store, Telsa and Sephora. Plus, dozens of other shops.

Have the kids with you? They’ll enjoy the Children’s Park with a Pop-Jet fountain, Springer toys, hedge maze, shade sails, and drinking fountains.

Dining at Town Square is a dream with several dining options with outdoor patios. Don’t worry, hot days are accompanied by plenty of patio misters and cool drinks.

Town Square Dining:

  • Brio Tuscan Grille
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge
  • Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar
  • Yardhouse

Downtown Container Park

Downtown Container Park is the most unique shopping destination in Las Vegas. Located on the corner of Fremont and Seventh, the Container Park is made of 30 shipping containers and houses just as many boutiques, bars, and restaurants.

When you see the 55-foot-tall steel praying mantis sculpture, you will know you’ve arrived. While you’re there, check out local boutiques including Lavo Cigars, a magic shop, Atomic Scooters, Art Box, and Third & Arrow featuring unique pieces from local brands and artisans.

Heads up! After 9 pm, the Downtown Container Park remains open to those over 21. Ready for a happy hour? Be sure you stick around and enjoy the park after-hours.

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Our favorite pick for adult hydration at the Downtown Container Park is Oak & Ivy, an American craft whiskey cocktail bar. The outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy a craft cocktail on a cool night.

Other dining options at the Downtown Container Park:

  • Simply Pure
  • Bin 702
  • Big Ern’s BBQ
  • Berries & Beans
  • Downtown Terrace
  • Waffelato
  • Pizza Zazza
  • Jojo’s Jerky

Equally exciting, the Dome at Container Park is a 4k-visual dome entertainment experience comprised of 14 million pixels. Enjoy a film or animated imagery in one of the 25 recliner-style seats.

Downtown Summerlin

Downtown Summerlin, located northwest of the Las Vegas Strip, is a mecca for those who love shopping and dining destinations. Downtown Summerlin is home to over 125 shops, bars, and restaurants.

Downtown Summerlin Resturants

  • Public School 702
  • MTO Café
  • Lazy Dog Resturant & Bar
  • Pancho’s
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
  • Shake Shack
  • Makers & Finders Coffee
  • Grape Street Cafe, Wine Bar & Cellar
  • SkinnyFATS

Guests will also find a Dave & Buster’s with 33,000 square feet of games, dining, and sports. Two exercise studios: Pure Barre and TruFusion. Additionally, there is a Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm.

Downtown Summerlin is also home to the new Las Vegas Ballpark–home of the Las Vegas Aviators.

The Forum Shops at Caesars

Too hot to enjoy outdoor shopping and dining? Escape the heat but still enjoy blue skies at The Forum Shops at Caesars. With over 160 specialty stores, The Forum Shops transports guests to the streets of ancient Rome. The Forum Shops are adjacent to and accessible from Caesars Palace and directly from the Las Vegas Strip.

Forum Shops Restaurants

  • Carmine’s Italian Restaurant
  • Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
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  • Sushi Roku
  • The Palm Las Vegas
  • Trevi Italian Restaurant
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Outdoor Shopping and Dining in Las Vegas

While there are more than enough shopping options in Las Vegas, these are our picks for the best outdoor shopping and dining in the valley. Are you planning on doing some shopping on your next trip? Let us know what your must-visit retail destinations are!

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Best View on the Las Vegas Strip

What are the best views in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is inarguably beautiful and we’re not just saying that because we’re biased. Vegas is ideal for those who love the majestic scenery of the desert, the lights of the Las Vegas Strip, or just remarkably good weather. No matter what your desired scenery, there’s one thing is for sure. There’s a lot to look at in Las Vegas.

Luckily for you, we’re breaking down some of our favorite views and the best places to soak them up. These are the spots where you can take in a sunset, marvel at all the neon and really enjoy Las Vegas

High Roller at the LINQ Promenade

The High Roller was designed to provide Las Vegas lovers with some of the most exceptional views in the Las Vegas valley. The High Roller is the world’s tallest observation wheel. The 360-degree views (and the height) are absolutely heart-stopping.

One revolution of the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes–plenty of time to take in all of the views. Tickets are available for both daytime and evenings, which means twice as many views to enjoy. Happy half hour tickets, offered between 12 pm and 6:59 pm allow you to enjoy a 20-minute ride an open bar inside the cabin.

Getting to the High Roller is a breeze! Hop on the Las Vegas Monorail and head over to the Harrah’s & The LINQ Station. You can’t miss the High Roller–just keep your eyes to the sky.

Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas

The Foundation Room might be one of Vegas’ best-kept secrets. Located at Mandalay Bay, the entrance to the Foundation Room can be found on the backside of the guest elevators facing the escalators to the beach level.

Enjoy the patio seating and a diverse menu at the Foundation Room. Guests receive complimentary admission to the Lounge after dinner. The Lounge is open daily from 5 pm to 2 am. (or later–that’s Vegas for you!)

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower Observation Deck

The observation deck at the Stratosphere boasts 360-degree views from the tallest freestanding tower in the United States. While you’re there, enjoy a meal at the Top of the World restaurant. There’s no bad seat in the house when the dining room revolves 360 degrees every 80 minutes.

The Las Vegas Monorail is an easy way to travel to the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. The Stratosphere is located a short walk from our SLS Station. Simply cross Las Vegas Blvd outside the SLS Las Vegas and head north until you arrive at the Stratosphere.

Drai’s at The Cromwell

Eleven stories above the Las Vegas Strip, guests will find Drai’s Pool situated on the roof of The Cromwell Hotel& Casino. The Cromwell Las Vegas Pool is open Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm and admission is free for those over 21. Guests can enjoy daybed, lounge chairs, a full bar, and Drai’s Cafe.

The rooftop is also home to Drai’s Beachclub, Nightclub, and Afterhours. With these options, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the sweeping views of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Cromwell Hotel & Casino can be found just south of the Flamingo Las Vegas. The nearest Las Vegas Monorail Station is the Flamingo & Caesars Palace Station.

Paris Las Vegas

Head over to Paris Las Vegas to enjoy several stunning views of Las Vegas. First up, the Eiffel Tower Resturant is a romantic, fine-dining destination with floor to ceiling windowing framing a spectacular view. The restaurant sits 100 feet about the Las Vegas Strip and offers a view of the Fountains at Bellagio.

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Paris Las Vegas is also home to BEER PARK, an open-air bar, and restaurant. BEER PARK has the classic, easy-going feel of a baseball stadium. You’ll love spending a few hours enjoying the views, 36 different beers on tap, lawn games, and delightful food. BEER PARK is perfect for groups or if you’re hoping to catch a big game.

Make your way over to Paris Las Vegas to enjoy the view. Get there by taking the Las Vegas Monorail to the Bally’s & Paris Station.

SkyBar at the Waldorf Astoria

Located on the 23rd floor of the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, SkyBar combines a swank vibe, expertly created cocktails, and a stunning view. The SkyBar is open Sunday – Thursday from 4 pm to 1 am and Friday – Saturday from 12 pm to 2 am.

Their mixologists have created cocktails like The Strip with Hendricks, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto, lime juice, and cucumber house-made lemongrass syrup. Or the Golden Knight with Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Lillet Blanc Aperol, Peychaud’s bitters, and a grapefruit twist. 

Sip on a spectacular cocktail and soak in all of the Las Vegas lights. It’s almost impossible not to feel the transcendent magic of this view.

Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

The Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is aptly named for its spectacular view of Las Vegas Blvd. The multi-level pool destination is perfect for pool-goers looking for something to do. The pool hosts musical performances, movie showing on the marquee and other seasonal events.

Looking to catch some rays and peek at the view over a pair of sunnies? The pool is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm.

Voodoo Lounge at The Rio Las Vegas

Sky high and 51 stories above Las Vegas, you’ll find the VooDoo Steakhouse, Nightclub & Lounge. This is the best place to catch a 180-degree view of the Las Vegas Strip. From this vantage, you’ll be able to see from the SLS Las Vegas to the MGM Grand, plus most of the city beyond the Strip.

VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at the Rio Las Vegas opens every night at 8 pm. It’s the perfect place to take in the view and enjoy the indoor/outdoor vibe and DJ. Make sure you try their signature drink, the Witch Doctor. It’s topped with dry ice. It will keep you plenty cool on a warm night.

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Las Vegas Monorail

There’s just one more view you won’t want to miss. We would be remiss not to include the Las Vegas Monorail in this list. Yes, we’re completely biased but we also know that the Las Vegas Monorail is one of the most unique ways to see Vegas.

The Las Vegas Monorail route travels four miles and stops at seven stations. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy this view from one of our comfortable, air-conditioned trains, and arrive at your destination. That’s a win-win!

Las Vegas Strip Views

Did we include your favorite spot to take in views of Las Vegas? We would love to see your photos of Las Vegas. Share them with us on Instagram. Tag @lvmonorail or use the hashtag #lvmonorail. See you over on the ‘gram!

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Golf in Las Vegas

What’s better than a spectacular golf course? A golf course in Las Vegas. Golf courses in Vegas showcase the magic of a desert transformed into a golfer’s oasis. Las Vegas is home to over 50 different courses, each with unique offerings and specialties.

We’ve rounded up a few of our courses near, or on the Las Vegas Strip. Plus, a few outliers you won’t want to miss.

Golf on or near the Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas Golf Center

Formerly knows as Callaway Gold Center and TaylorMade Gold Experience, the Las Vegas Golf Center is within five miles of the major resort-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. This 42-acre oasis boasts a lighted par 3 course and 113-stall two-tier driving range with both synthetic and natural turf hitting areas. Guests will also find putting and short game areas.

Their L.I.T. (Local Industry Tavern) offers spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip and a full array of dining options. The Las Vegas Gold Center also hosts events including corporate functions, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and weddings.

Las Vegas Gold Center Rates

Monday – Thursday: 9 Holes of Golf

  • Resident $20
  • Non-Resident $30
  • Local Senior (55 and Older) $15
  • Junior (16 and Younger) $15
  • Resident Unlimited Play $49.95**
  • Non-Resident Unlimited Play $59.95

Friday – Sunday & Holidays: 9 Holes of Golf

  • Resident $25
  • Non-Resident $35
  • Local Senior (55+) $15
  • Junior (16 and Younger) $15
  • Resident Unlimited Play $49.95**
  • Non-Resident Unlimited Play $59.95**

Las Vegas Country Club

Originally established in 1967, the Las Vegas Country Club‘s classic course includes several lakes, distinguished bunkering, and two par 5 holes on the 9th and 10th. Perhaps most impressive are the final two holes. They are gorgeously framed by iconic views of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Las Vegas Country Club is located just east of our Westgate and Las Vegas Convention Center Stations.

Bali Hai Golf Club

Bali Hai Golf Club is a championship golf course and oasis in the desert. Guests will enjoy a round surrounded by over 4,000 trees, 2,500 stands of towering palms and 100,000 Balinese tropical plants.

The par-71 course measures a total of 7,002 yards. Favorite holes include #16 which includes an audience from the Cili Restaurant patio and #3, a 468 yard par-4. Tee Times can be booked online. Additionally, Bali Hai offers Hotel & Golf Packages.

Bali Hai’s Resturant, Cili, is open for extended lunch seven days a week and serves modern American cuisine with an Asian twist. Cili also holds private events. We love it most for its power-lunch potential. Is perfect for working meetings where you want to impress with great food and excellent scenery.

Top Golf Las Vegas

Top Golf Las Vegas features 100+ climate-controlled hitting bays that combine a love of golf with patented technology that allows players to see–in real-time–the ball’s path, speed, distance, angle, and accuracy. Do you have friends who aren’t so sure about golf? Make plans to visit Top Golf and their opinion is guaranteed to change!

Golf isn’t the only activity at Top Golf Las Vegas. Guests will also find two pools, five bars and a TLC Gaming Lounge with esports gameplay. There are also VIP cabanas, private suites, and a concert venue that can host up to 900 people.

Top Golf Las Vegas Pools and Events

The Hideaway Pool, cabanas, and pool bar make this Top Golf location truly unique. In the spring, the pool is open on weekends between 10 am and 6 pm. There’s no cover charge, but guests must be 21 years or older.

Top Golf Las Vegas hosts a huge variety of events including Yoga with a View, a comedy club, DJs, and a mimosa summer Sundays series. Check out all the upcoming events at Top Golf Las Vegas.

Top Golf Las Vegas Hours
Mon – Thurs: 9:00am – 2:00am
Fri: 9:00am – 2:00am
Sat: 9:00am – 2:00am
Sun: 9:00am – 2:00am 

Make your way to Top Golf on the Las Vegas Monorail by boarding at any one of our other six stations. From there, ride to the MGM Grand Station.

Kiss By Monster Mini Golf at the Rio Las Vegas

Head over to the Rio Las Vegas to enjoy the KISS by Monster Mini Golf attraction. The13,000-square-foot, 18-hole ”KISS Themed” mini golf course is hard to miss. The indoor glow-in-the-dark attraction also hosts a KISS rock ‘n’ roll gift shop, a KISS museum, and rock ‘n’ roll wedding chapel.

KISS fans can enjoy 18 holes for $11.95 every day from 10 am to midnight.

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Wynn Gold Club Reopening

The widely-loved Wynn Golf Club will reopen along with the convention center sometime in the near future. The newly designed 18-hole golf course has long attracted guests who want to enjoy a gorgeous course, right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

Other golfing options in Las Vegas Prim Valley Golf Club

Approximately 45 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, golf-lovers will find a true sanctuary in the desert. The Primm Valley Golf Club is a 22-acre practice facility. Guests will find a double-ended driving range, target greens, chipping and putting greens. Primm Valley is close enough to feel convenient but enough of an oasis to feel like a true golfing getaway.

Shadow Creek Golf Course

Gold Digest has selected Shadow Creek Golf Course as one of its 100 greatest golf courses and it’s not difficult to see why. The beauty of this course is as breathtaking as the course terrain. It’s one of those courses where everyone will feel challenged but no one will feel defeated.

Shadow Creek is open to MGM property guests. Guests of MGM Resorts International properties can enjoy transportation via a private limousine, personal caddies, and a truly unforgettable golfing experience.

Rhodes Ranch Golf Club

The Rhodes Ranch Golf Club is a 6,909-yard course on a 162-acre property.  It’s one of the most well-known and playable golf courses in the Las Vegas valley. It’s ideal for players of all skill levels.

Looking for lunch after a few holes, or ready for a post-game happy hour? The Ranch House Grille offers a solid selection of dining options for guests. Breakfast is served between 7 am and 11 am and lunch between 11 am and 8 pm. The Ranch House Grille also has a happy hour between 4 and 8 pm, daily.

All Las Vegas Golf Clubs & Courses

We weren’t kidding about the number of golf courses in Las Vegas. Get ready to add all of these beautiful courses to your Las Vegas bucket list.

Get out there and Golf

When you’re in town, where do you reserve a tee time? Are there courses you’re always willing to travel too? We’d love to hear about your favorite courses and give you a lift to those located along the Las Vegas Strip.

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The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) returns to Las Vegas this weekend for an epic three-day festival! EDC Las Vegas 2019 features the biggest DJs from around the world, the best lighting and sound production, and the hottest nightclub and pool parties on the Las Vegas Strip. While the EDC main event is happening at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, here’s some info on exclusive EDC parties happening on the Las Vegas Strip, where to catch EDC shuttles, and how the LV Monorail can get you there:

EDC Transporation & Monorail Discounts

Hakkasan @ MGM Grand

EDC weekend starts off with a bang at Hakkasan Nightclub located inside the MGM Grand. You can dance the night away to the beats of Steve Aoki starting Friday, May 17 at 10:00 pm. Calvin Harris will be gracing the Hakkasan turntables on Saturday, May 18, and Lil Jon will close out the weekend on Sunday, May 19. Remember that you must be 21 or older to get into the club and should purchase tickets ahead of time. The Las Vegas Monorail will take you directly to Hakkasan by using the MGM Grand monorail station exit.

Omnia @ Caesars Palace

If you’re looking for the ultimate nightclub experience during EDC weekend, Omnia at Caesars Palace is a beautiful 75,000-square-foot multi-level venue that will keep you and your friends dancing through the early morning hours. Friday, May 17, features famous DJ Martin Garrix with world-renowned DJ Zedd performing on Saturday, May 18. Use the Flamingo/Caesars Palace monorail station exit for easy access to Omnia.

Drai’s @ The Cromwell

Both Drai’s Nightclub and Beachclub will be featuring the biggest names in hip hop and electronic music for EDC weekend. The trendy rooftop nightclub is one of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas with 2 Chainz performing on Friday, May 17, French Montana on Saturday, May 18, and DJ Sourmilk on Sunday, May 19. As for Drai’s Beachclub, you can enjoy Showtek & Emogee, Audien, Bingo Players, A-Trak, and Laidback Luke poolside while taking in the gorgeous views of the Las Vegas Strip. The Flamingo/Caesars monorail station is just minutes away from Drai’s.

Liquid Pool @ Aria

If you want to experience a real upscale Las Vegas pool party, Liquid Pool at Aria will be pulling out all the stops for EDC weekend. You can relax by the sparkling pool, enjoy a chilled cocktail or cold brew, and dance to the beats of DJ 4B, Max Motif, and Bijou. You can also request bottle service, daybeds, banquettes, and private cabanas for the ultimate VIP treatment in this chic ultra lounge and pool. Use the Bally’s/Paris monorail station exit for quick access to Aria just across Las Vegas Blvd.

TAO @ The Venetian

This Asian-inspired lounge and nightclub at the Venetian is the perfect place to grab a couple drinks and get your dance on this EDM weekend. TAO has some of the top DJs spinning every night, including DJ Scene and Eric Dlux. Before heading into the nightclub, you and your crew can also enjoy a world-class dining experience at TAO Asian Bistro with an exceptional menu from Chef Ralph Scamardella. To get to the Venetian, use the Harrah’s/The Linq monorail station exit and head north on Las Vegas Blvd.

Marquee @ Cosmopolitan

The Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub will be hosting some of the best DJs and music headliners for an epic EDC weekend party. Check out Vice on Friday, May 17, and Chuckie on Saturday, May 18, in the nightclub. If you’re heading over to spend some time relaxing by the pool during the day, treat yourself to the beats of Jeffrey Sutorius, Fedde Le Grand, and W&W at Marquee Dayclub. You can get to Marquee at Cosmopolitan by using the Bally’s/Paris monorail station.

EDC Shuttle Information

When you’re ready to hit up the main event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, EDC has set up transportation to pick you up from various locations on the Strip that will take you directly to the Speedway. With the purchase of a standard shuttle pass, there are five shuttle stops where you can catch a ride to the festival:

  • Rio Hotel & Casino: 3700 W. Flamingo Rd
  • Festival Grounds at Circus Circus: 2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • Downtown: 9th & Fremont Streets
  • Mid-Strip: 3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • Tropicana: 3801 S. Las Vegas Blvd

The Las Vegas Monorail provides direct access to the Festival Grounds at Circus Circus using the SLS monorail station. You can also use the Bally’s/Paris or Flamingo/Caesars monorail stations to get to the Mid-Strip shuttle stop, or the MGM Grand monorail station to access the Tropicana shuttle stop. Here is the Las Vegas Monorail route map to help you plan out your EDC transportation.

Las Vegas Monorail EDC Discounts & Extended Hours

With so much happening on the Strip this weekend, Las Vegas Monorail will be extending hours and offering exclusive EDC transportation discounts so festival attendees can safely and conveniently get to all the EDC action. For more information, visit our EDC 2019 event page to check out monorail hours, discount information, and how to purchase tickets.

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It’s time once again for the ultimate media event, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in Las Vegas on April 8th – 11th, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This event is a collaboration of media, entertainment, and technology professionals who seek new ways to create, manage, and deliver content on the latest and best platforms.

With more than 100,000 attendees expected from around the globe, the Las Vegas Strip is going to be buzzing with NAB convention-goers in addition to the typical tourist crowds. If you plan to be in town for the convention, here are some tips on what you can expect and the best ways to get around while you’re in Sin City.

Who Is Attending?

The NAB Convention is expected to attract 103,000 attendees from over 160 countries around the globe. In addition, over 1,700 exhibitors will be displaying the newest trends, treasures, and innovations in all areas related to broadcasting.

The list of professionals attending the convention come from many different industries including advertising, cybersecurity, digital marketing, education, eSports, film, gaming, podcasting, post-production, social media, TV, and virtual reality, just to name a few. Attendees will be staying in many of the hotels and resorts along the Las Vegas Strip.

NAB Sessions and Events

Special events and key topic sessions will be hosted at the NAB Show where lively discussions will be presented on important themes and new trends. Conference sessions and stage presentations will be conducted in which you can explore specific topics in depth and hear from industry experts.

Here are some of the events you can expect:

Awards Programs – recognizing honors for leadership, innovation, achievements and distinguished service.
Co-Located Events – related organizations will open registration for local events.
Special Events – from receptions and exclusive summits, Very Important Perspectives will be shared by the industry’s most influential leaders.
Connect and Network – establish new relationships through networking and valuable connections.
Global Trade Opportunities – connect with more than 100,000 professionals, 1,700 exhibitors from 160 countries around the world.

Visit the NAB Show website to learn more about the attractions, events, and sessions being offered during the convention.

What To Do in Las Vegas During NAB Convention Dining

No trip to Vegas would be complete without experiencing the city’s culinary delights and awesome dining options that are available between the events at the NAB Show. Check out some of these restaurants close to the Convention Center:

  • The Barrymore – About half a mile from the Convention Center is this modern take on vintage Vegas glamour, complete with plush booths, old film reels, and that classic feel of the Rat Pack era.
  • Piero’s Italian Cuisine – For those longing for Northern Italian specialties, diners will be dazzled by the pasta, seafood, and impressive wine list. Piero’s Italian Cuisine is about a five-minute walk from the Convention Center.
  • ENVY The Steakhouse – This is the place to dine for corn-fed Midwest beef, crab cakes, tuna tartare, lamb, or filet mignon, topped off with the restaurant’s collection of more than 1,500 bottles of wine. ENVY at The Renaissance is less than half a mile from the Convention Center.

For more dining options you can easily access using the Las Vegas Monorail, check out our “Las Vegas Monorail Convention Attendee Guide” for a breakdown on the best places to get breakfast, lunch, coffee, and the hottest happy hours on the Strip!

Casinos and Shows in Las Vegas

Convention-goers have a plethora of options for entertainment while in the city of Las Vegas. Countless casinos with hundreds of shows, clubs, and bars, provide a wide selection for those seeking Vegas adventure.

If you want to go big, check out any one of the six Cirque Du Soleil shows that will be playing in Vegas during the NAB Convention. These are easily the most sought-after shows in Sin City, so you know you won’t be disappointed.

For those of you wanting to visit the most popular attractions in Las Vegas, be sure to stop by the Bellagio Fountains, jump on the High Roller at the LINQ, take a gondola ride at The Venetian, and so many other exciting attractions on the Strip.

If rolling the dice or spinning that wheel is what you desire while in Vegas, there are 104 casinos located right in the city, with 31 of those casinos directly on the Las Vegas Strip.

Riding the Las Vegas Monorail

The Las Vegas Monorail is the fastest, cleanest, most efficient and environmentally-friendly way to get around town. The monorail runs every 4 to 8 minutes and will get you to your destination in less than 10 minutes. Using the LV Monorail for transportation during conventions will provide attendees with direct access to the Convention Center Monorail Station, easy access to all properties on the Strip, unlimited ride tickets, and quick and easy transportation to anywhere in the city.

Avoid the traffic, parking fees, and stress of driving by taking the LV Monorail while in town for the NAB Show this year!

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