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Top 7 Best New Things To See and Do In Las Vegas (Vegas Hacks)

Top 7 best new things to see and do in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2020 (Vegas Hacks):

  1. Area15
  • 3215 S Rancho Dr. (Just off-Strip behind Trump Hotel)
  • Expected opening in June 2020.
  • Art, entertainment, dining, & retail complex.
  • Meow Wolf immersive, interactive art.
  • 12-foot tall glowing skull (great selfie spot).
  • Emporium bar/arcade.
  • Nomadix location-based VR.
  • Indoor Zipline.
  • Duelling Axes axe-throwing.
  • Oddwood Bar with a glowing LED-lit Japanese tree.
  • 32-foot high bamboo volcano.
  • Local art throughout & outdoor Art Island
  • Todd English food hall.
  • Free entry and free parking.
  • Venues for concerts & live theater.
  1. Fremont Street Experience Viva Vision Canopy Multi-media show
  • On Fremont Street (Old Las Vegas).
  • Upgraded in 2019.
  • Largest video screen in the world.
  • The Viva Vision screen is 1,375 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above Fremont Street’s renowned pedestrian mall, lined by iconic casinos and hotels and “interesting” street performers.
  • It recently got a $32 million upgrade and now boasts 16.4 million pixels (4 times sharper & 7 times brighter) and 600,000-watt, concert-quality sound.
  • Shows start every hour on the hour from 6 PM to 1 AM.
  1. Allegiant Stadium
  • South-end of the Strip (past Mandalay Bay).
  • Expected opening in Fall of 2020.
  • 65,000 seat stadium with a view of the Strip.
  • New home to the NFL’s Raiders.
  • Will also hold large concerts from musical superstars.
  1. Virgin Resort & Casino
  • 4455 Paradise Road (Formerly Hard Rock Hotel & Casino).
  • Expected opening in Fall of 2020.
  • New “desert cool” design, but retaining most of the rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia.
  • New Todd English restaurant.
  • 60,000 sq. ft. casino floor.
  1. Sahara Hotel
  • Re-opened as Sahara Hotel in 2019 (formerly SLS across from Circus Circus).
  • Trying to re-capture the feeling and nostalgia of old Las Vegas.
  • Sweeping poolside lounge.
  • Exceptional bars and lounges with live entertainment.
  • State-of-the-art live entertainment venue with shows like Magic Mike & Eddie Griffith.
  • 60,000 sq. ft. casino with dramatic chandeliers, rich colors, and an intimate vibe.
  1. X Pot restaurant
  • At the Venetian
  • Asian Hot pots served by robots
  • Interactive light shows
  • BONUS TIP: For another cool robotic experience, go to Tipsy Robot at the Miracle Mile Shops, where robots mix & serve your drinks.
  1. Resorts World
  • 3000 South Las Vegas Boulevard (next to Circus Circus on the Strip).
  • Originally scheduled to open at the end of 2020, but possibly delayed until mid-2021.
  • New Asian-inspired casino resort.
  • 59-story resort with 3,500 hotel rooms.
  • 110,000 sq. ft. casino floor.
  • 200,000 sq. ft. of food and beverage space with new restaurant concepts.
  • 220,000 sq. ft. pool complex with 7 pools (including an infinity pool overlooking the Strip).
  • This resort will have huge LED screens, including a 100,000-sq. ft. West Tower LED screen (one of the largest LED building displays in the U.S.), a 19,000-sq. ft. East Tower LED screen, a 10,000-square-foot Property Marquee, and a 50-foot diameter video globe to display over 6,000-square-feet of captivating LED content.


  1. BONUS #1: Park MGM (formerly Monte Carlo) – Opened in 2018 after an expensive renovation.
  • Closest hotel to T-Mobile Arena.
  • Minus5 ice bar.
  • Park Theater has lots of live entertainment and musical artists.
  • Walls are lined with art.
  • Eataly Marketplace, a concept from New York with more than a dozen authentic Italian eateries, opened in 2019. It also has live cooking demonstrations.
  • Haus of Gaga museum of Lady Gaga costumes.
  1. BONUS #2: LINQ Promenade – Opened in 2015 and many people still haven’t checked it out. New places still open there every year.
  • Open-air dining, retail and entertainment district across from Caesar’s Palace with 30 stores and restaurants.
  •  Block party with DJ’s near the center fountains on Tuesday nights after 9 PM.
  •  Free Polaroid exhibit and museum.
  •  Free shortbread cookie samples at Honolulu Cookie Company.
  •  Brooklyn Bowl bowling,
  •  Gordon Ramsay Fish and Chips,
  •  O’Sheas Pub (beer pong tables, drink specials, 50 types of beer, & cheap craps),
  •  In-N-Out Burger,
  •  Tilted Kilt (like Hooters),
  •  ICEBAR (a bar where everything is made of ice, from the furniture to the glasses),
  •  VR Adventures (immersive Virtual Reality 4D simulators that opened in 2019),
  •  Fly LINQ Zipline (opened in late 2018 and 12-stories high),
  •  High Roller Observation Wheel – the world’s highest observation wheel at 550 feet tall. Takes 30 minutes to go around. Costs $25 per adult before 7 PM and $37 after 7 PM (save $5 if purchased online).

2021 Fall Update

One new place that opened with little advance fanfare, but is getting a lot of buzz since opening is the Circa Resort and Casino on Fremont Street. It has a year-round, multi-level pool amphitheater with giant video screens called the Stadium Swim and it has the world’s largest three-story sportsbook.

Finally, to draw people to the north part of the Las Vegas Strip, The Strat recently erected a giant double arch over Las Vegas Boulevard that says “City of Las Vegas” which makes for a good photo op.


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