If you have not been to the beautiful desert oasis of 180 acres attraction located on the south side of Las Vegas now is the perfect time. It’s not only family friendly, it’s a great place to go alone or just with your significant other with tons of outdoor & indoor fun for just about anyone. The Preserves have been closed since March last year and will reopen March 19th. The state museum which is located at the preserve will also be opening on March 20th. There are timed entry tickets that start at 9am – 3pm with members having an hour early access to tickets at 8am. Indoor areas, including the Origen Museum, Gift Shop and Nature Exchange, remain temporarily closed. Masks are mandatory and capacity rules apply so you have must make a reservation. Tickets are just $5.00 it’s worth the trip!
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)
Tao Beach – Closed for renovations
Citrus Pool – TBD
Sahara Pool – TBD
Finally something positive to say about COVID restrictions, Las Vegas has made it a little easier to enjoy the strip. Firstly Thanks to the people of Las Vegas for getting the COVID rate down enough to make these changes. The governor announced last week that guests will no longer need reservations to visit a restaurant. Also uping the capacity in general from 25% to 35%. Private events have moved from 10 to 50 guests. March 1 private events will be allowed for up to 125 guests. Finally! Not only that but the Golden Knights will be trying to open its games up to fans! That means jobs for Nevada! Things are going on the right direction! Omnia And Wet Republic open in March! No dancing, no more than 6 guests at a table, reservations required, and virtual menus are the changes I have seen. So head on to Vegas for Memorial Day weekend!!! We Are Open! I will have your Las Vegas Memorial Day Guide out this week and don’t forget to visit Letzgitit.com for more Las Vegas Info
Bellagio Gardens: It is always beautiful but probably pretty hard to socially distance considering the area size is kind small and a lot of people go to see it. Worth it! Especially for a great snapshot.
Cosmo Ice Rink: Not sure how they do this with social distancing all I know is they are doing it. Probably hard to socially distance but they have great fire pits. You can make s’mores or at least you could before covid.
Ethel M’s: I hesitate to even mention them because they are all booked up reservations only.
Racetrack: What a perfect way to social distance and have some holiday fun!
Area 15: Visit there winter “wanderland” akes place Nov 27 – Dec 3 for all sorts of entewractive immersive fun filled holiday surprises and activities.
The Sand Dollar Christmas Pop Up Bar: This is brilliant, considering it’s just a bar with Christmas decorations. It’s very cute! The drinks are amazing, it is a bar so you might have to put some elbow in when your trying to order. Service is great, people are friendly and fun! Do it!
Santa Baby Pop Up Bar Tivoli Village: Ornament making, Staggered appointment, wall to wall Christmas decoration, drinks, so I guess make a reservation. Entry does cost.
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.
Gilcrease Orchard – local farm, try the apple cider!
Drive in Movie – how can you go wrong? Weather is perfect around this time.
Mt Charleston – go site see and then eat at the cafe when you get to the top. they have a great place for pictures, very IG worthy.
Laughlin – they have casinos too.. try a staycation.
Worth it Restaurants Over $100 – Giving you views and great food!
Bazaar Meats $95 (SLS/Sahara); Allegro (Wynn); Bouchon Bistro (Venetian); Eifel Tower $89 (Paris); Lakeside $81 (Wynn)
Worth it Restaurants Under $100- Great Food Reasonable Priced and Great atmospheres.
Lawry’s (Off the Strip); Buddy V’s $45 (Venetian); Capital Grille $45 (Fashion Show Mall); Jardin $61 (Wynn); Mon Ami Gabi $50 (Paris); Oscar’s $65 (Off the Strip)
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