Las Vegas is a hot destination right now. For visitors, a weekend is complete with the compulsory visit to The Strip, casinos, The Fountains of Bellagio, The Stratosphere Tower, dinner, and a show. Whether you are dropping in for a weekend trip or live in Las Vegas, here are the top fun things to do for locals this weekend in Las Vegas.
NOTE - Please be safe and protect each other from Covid. More information on how you can be "Vegas Smart" can be found on the visitlasvegas.com website.
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Picnic at the park
With great summer weather continuing, now is a great time for an outdoor picnic. It's also a great way to practice social distancing. So plan your own event and have a picnic. Picnics bring people together.
Bring your own picnic or order takeaways from a restaurant and invite some friends for a day out in one of Las Vegas's parks.
Don't forget to bring rugs, pillows and live music too. You could make it a date night, a family affair, or a party.
TripAdvisor has a range of reviews to help you choose a park, or two of the best ones close to downtown are -
Springs Preserve - 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas.
The Park Vegas - 3782 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas.
A new attraction, in the last year, in Las Vegas is AREA15. The experiential entertainment district is an immersive playground offering live events, immersive activations, and monumental art installations.
Their immersive interactive experience makes you feel like you have stepped into another world. There are many installations on offer, including dining at The Beast, which is a refreshing take on a food hall in the belly of a dragon.
However, our top pick of the fun things to do this weekend is 'Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.' Find out more about the phenomenal experience in the article - Do not miss 'Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience' in Las Vegas.
You can read all about Area15 next - This new Las Vegas attraction has ranked No. 1 in reader's choice awards.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Virgin Hotels' new casino opening recently signals the start of the growing demand for the Las Vegas experience.
With over 1,500 rooms, a 4,500-seat concert hall, a massive pool area with a resort pool, and a 60,000 square foot casino, the new casino is the place to be this weekend.
Spend a few hours at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas's Mykonos-themed day club and dining in their new restaurant, One Steakhouse, or one of the many restaurants or bars on the premises.
There's free parking, free wifi, and no resort fees! So check it out! www.virginhotelslv.com.
Daylight Beach Club
Shows are abundant this weekend - Broadway, dance, magic, light, art; there are even outdoor festivals. But Daylight Beach Club is the place to be if you want to enjoy the excellent weather this weekend.
With a 4,400 square-foot main pool and two additional private pools for cabana guests, Daylight Beach Club is an indulgent way to spend your day in Las Vegas. Additionally, they offer handcrafted cocktails, beachside bites, and summer vibes from 11 am daily.
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas.
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West Wind Drive-In
For those people who are not quite ready to mingle with others, this family-owned retro drive-in movie theater (opened in 1964) screens the latest Hollywood releases. They offer a modern and sharp digital picture with sounds piped into your car via your FM receiver.
West Wind Las Vegas has provided a safe haven for moviegoers during the pandemic and continues in popularity. Ticket prices are only $7.75 for adults and $1.75 for children. Plus, Tuesdays are family nights with tickets only $5.50 for adults. The movies start at 7:25 pm.
"This is my first time on the outdoor movie theater. Very relaxing and good area. The staff at the concession stand was friendly and helpful. We have a very good time. I will recommend to my friends when visiting Las Vegas, spend a evening at the West Wind Drive-in, great time." -Hang Yin R.
4150 West Carey Avenue North Las Vegas. www.facebook.com/WestWindLasVegas5DriveIn.
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