It’s happening!!! Things are opening up in Las Vegas and we are ecstatic! This weekend marked the beginning of pool season and our pools our open! Shows and entertainment are back with Life is beautiful slated for September and numerous live shows having audiences. Even the Golden Knights have let in fans for the first time in a year. Here are all the things you can get into right now in Vegas, Oh and March 1 we moved to 50% occupancy everywhere, it’s almost official we are OPEN!
POOLS – Hakkasan (Wet Republic, Liquid), Cosmo Pool, Encore Beach Club – go to my previous post for specifics.
SHOWS – Live Shows can now have 100 guests and/or 50% occupancy
Jabawokees, Carrot Top, brad Garrett comedy club, Thunder down under, Fantasy, MJ Live, Life is Beautiful (Festival)
We can’t really call them dayclubs anymore more like day-lounging. Here are the top pools you have to see even in a pandemic. Most dayclubs are Friday – Sunday and are under some capacity restrictions until further notice.
Stadium Swim (Crica) – the newest kid on the block boasts the biggest and baddest pool around. With gigantic televisions screens on all sides you can’t miss this soon to be favorite spot for all Las Vegas pool goers.
Wet Republic (MGM) – with no Rehab this year we are calling it a WAP summer with a Wet And Republic Vegas all summer long.
Boulevard pool (Cosmo) – cosmopolitan rooftop experience that’s been a staple in years past with its dome or no dome depending on the season.. it’s sure to give you the thrills your looking for with a beautiful view of the city. They also have dive in movies.
Encore Beach Club (Wynn/Encore) – a pool paradise that is a favorite to a who’s who in town. Probably the best location and the easiest to social distance if your into that!
Daylight (Mandalay Bay) – head to the beginning of the strip to this Lux pool and lounge in style.
Go Pool (flamingo)- Actually open on Mondays!!! Head to margarita Monday’s from the original mobster casino.
Citrus Pool (the D) – 2020 gold winner for best hotel pool downtown it’s bright and Instagram worthy.
Break out your quarentini’s Las Vegas is open for Memorial Day weekend. If you thought the beach club wouldn’t survive your wrong; they have pivoted into more of lounges. Safety being the number 1 priority in this new world, new Vegas has virtual menus, masked bikini cocktail waitresses, virtual pool tours if you want to see before you go and limited capacity cabanas. Yes we are sad to see the packed cabanas with people standing on couches but for now you will be limited to 6 guests per cabana. You can no longer walk up to the bar and order, but relax you wanted to stay by the pool anyway. As of now there are no big name DJ’s scheduled as dancing is not encouraged. The distinguished “guest list” may also be extinct as reservations are required and general admission will be an exception rather than a rule. If you have hit up your usual promoter you might find out they have left Vegas for greener pastures, or had a recent career change. Prices range from $400 for a day bed to $2000 for a grand cabana.
Daylight Beach – March 5
EBC Pool- March 5
The Pool Marquee – March 5
Wet Republic – March 5 ($250 daybeds & saltwater pool)
Here are the budget friendly places to go eat for Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas all under $100. Won’t be no $200 dollar date here! Don’t worry these places will make you look like you spent a ton.
Trevi – Italian restaurant, inside of the Forum Shops has a set menu for just $37 a piece. This is probably the number one place for bang for your buck seeing as you get some good scenery inside obeautiful Caesar’s Palace.
Buddy V’s Ristorante – This is the Cake Boss if you didn’t know located inside of the ultra fancy Venetian. He has a set three course menu for $47 and it comes with a glass of Prosecco.
Maggiano’s Little Italy – this one comes with starters, two salads, two entrees, two alcoholic beverages and one dessert for $80 bucks. Totally worth it if you ask me.
Oscars Steakhouse – The Las Vegas Former Mayor and Husband to the mayor of Las Vegas this is his steakhouse inside the plaza. with Main courses of SKUNA BAY SALMON And FILET MIGNON ‘ROSSINI’ with hudson valley foie gras, perigord sauce for just $80.
Botaglia – located inside of Green Valley Ranch the decor transports you to someplace by the water. Surrounded by crisp white shiplap they offer a $65 for two set menu but the big plus here is they also have a stay at home meal. So if you still want to stay home you can definitely eat good at home with this place.
Sugar Factory – If your girl is into pop culture she will love this Diamond Rose Goblet inspired by Lisa Vanderpump. It featuring a Vanderpump Rose, peach schnapps, raspberry vodka, and a splash of lemon-lime soda, garnished with sour watermelon bears, and candy ring pops, all that sugar for just $40 bucks.
Token Vegas Valentine Things To Do:
The Smith Center – is having a “romantic night in” a virtual concerts one with Brian McKnight it’s $30. Honey Salt – having a Valentine bake and flower shop. Las Vegas Craft Show – will be holding an in-person craft show.
Gondola Ride – in the Paris hotel go take a trip to the Eiffel Tower and ride the Gondolas through “Italy.”
Maverick Helicopter- helicopter ride… how can you go wrong???!!!!
China Town – head to China town and get an amazing massage experience that can not be matched! Get a reflexology massage with stones. I suggest heading to Groupon if your coins are low, it’s something once you start your not going to want to stop.
High roller – get on the worlds biggest Ferris Wheel and enjoy the Vegas view.
Balloons and Tunes Hot Air Balloon Festival- not exactly in Las Vegas but in Kanab Utah, feb 19 – 21st there will be balloon launching, vendors, bands and a lantern release. Looks fun if you want to take a trip away!
Still planning your Las Vegas vacation? Here’s some tips for the new restrictions in November/December we have to tell you about so you can have an awesome vacay!
Tip 1: Reservation, Reservation, Reservation!!! You need a reservation to eat at a restaurant book early and if your going to be late or early or add guests; call the restaurant.
Tip 2: No more than 4 to a table. I know it totally bites, but only 4 people to a table cut your party in half if you must.
Tip 3: No more than 50 guests at an event or 25% of capacity whichever is less… so 50 people.
Tip 4: There is a lot of outdoor activities you can do. Book ATV’s, go to the “beach.” Just outside Las Vegas is full of fun outdoor things to do. Lake Las Vegas, lake Meade, Boulder Beach, Red Rock, Mount Charleston, Lee Canyon, and the Hoover Dam.
Tip 5: All “entertainment” at 25% be aware and be sure to call in advance!!! Back to tip 1… reservations, reservations, reservations.
Tip 6: Mask Up! Private function or public area wear your mask! It’s mandated now. Outdoors or in it doesn’t matter anymore. Stay safe and stay with your mask!
The nightlife has changed in Las Vegas substantially. What people will soon describe as the good old days when clubs had dance floors and you could just wait in line to get inside things are very, very different. Currently the nightclubs are set up as lounges, where you can have up to six guests at each table and there is a minimum. At best you could get a no-limit minimum and at worst 1,000 minimum. Its still worth it to do bottle service if you have a group of 4 or more. I like XS for Thursdays (located at Wynn) its also indoor, outdoor. Our suggestion is to find a great host! Our host can be found at Letzgitit.com and if you have any questions feel free to hit us up.
Whats Open in Vegas, whats not, what to do since the Rona
Whats NOT Open in the hotels/casinos: No In Room Dining; No Buffets (Might be gone forever);
Whats Open at Hotels/Casinos: Some restaurants with weird hours (Service was just ok); No concierge services; Pools are open! Table Games Open! Some shows have just started to open in MGM and Absinthe. Surprisingly the club was very socially distance, they end up being more like lounges where u can only be around 6 people, but if your looking to dance this ain’t it.
If your not Scared: Freemont Street!
Things to do if your not Scared: Top Golf, Pools, Brewery, Bellagio Gardens.
If your scared: Wynn or Sahara (SLS) – Very socially distant; sanitized; just overall seemed to be invested in noone getting sick.
Things to do if your scared: Boulder Beach, Jet Skis, ATV Rentals, Gilcrease Orchard (Seasonal), Ethel M’s (Reservation Only), Amazing Parks/Places to hike.
If your looking for a deal: Book during the middle of the week – its dead the deals are killer.
If you want to blow some money for Brunch: Wynn Terrance Cafe Fabulously Fancy; yet id give it $$$ out of $$$$$. Best service in town!
If you want to blow some money on celebrity Chefs: Giada’s & Gordon Ramsey’s is open.
Whats New: Circa; Its pretty a mix of the Cosmo and the Bellagio