When it comes to finding some of the best things to do in Las Vegas, the options can seem like a lot. However, our trustworthy MGM Rewards Magazine team has some of their favorite things to do in Las Vegas for Fall 2019. Read more from the MGM Rewards Magazine with exclusive extras only available to online readers.
Jenn Michaels, Editor in Chief
There’s nothing quite like game day. I love the sense of community that you feel when you attend a sporting event. But after decades of living in Las Vegas, we finally have two professional sports teams – the Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL—playing at T-Mobile Arena and the Las Vegas Aces playing at Mandalay Bay Event Center. Season tickets secured, I now have to work out my game wardrobe and game-day rituals. The sense of anticipation is palpable. So if you’re looking for me, and it’s a home-game night, you know where I’ll be.
Jessica Villano, Deputy Editor
I’m not an alarmist but I do spend quite a bit of time wondering how I’d do in a zombie apocalypse. Like, a lot. So when Zero Latency’s Zombie Survival VR experience debuted inside LEVEL UP at MGM Grand I was there. Players roam untethered through the arena and are outfitted with goggles, perfectly weighted weapons and headsets so they can stay in contact with their team. If you’re not as fascinated with the threat of zombies as I am, there are two other games – one with rogue robots and the other whimsical and exotic world’s in which you have to solve physics problems to advance. So. Much. Fun.
Lauren Clulow, Creative Director
Lions and tigers and dolphins, oh my! If you’re looking for an experience as educational as it is fun, you have to check out Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. Get an up-close look at white tigers, lions, leopards and bottlenose dolphins all while learning about their species, natural habitat, care and training. I also enjoyed learning about the habitat’s conservation efforts and got schooled on all things environmental at the Sustainability Discovery Center.
Maren Fritz, Associate Editor
One of the highlights of living in Las Vegas during the holiday season – besides the amazing weather – is being able to visit Bellagio and wander through the stunning displays at the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. And there is no better seat in the house to take in the beauty than at Sadelle’s. Overlooking the Bellagio’s famous conservatory, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a meal. Open early and closed late, Sadelle’s will satisfy your every craving, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all day long.
Sara Childress, Executive Editor
I am a proud Las Vegas native who loves everything about this city, especially the weather (yes, even those hot summers). But the drawback to all the sunshine? No snow days, sledding or ice skating with friends; all of which I’d longed for growing up in the desert. Now my childhood dreams have come true. This season The Park will bring to life a storybook version of the quintessential holiday experience: a community gathering place chock full of seasonal decor, a giant Christmas tree complete with a ceremonial tree lighting, ice skating on Toshiba Plaza and, of course, Santa. I can’t wait to lace up my skates and glide around the whimsical landscape. Another dream realized…assuming, of course, I’m actually gliding, not clinging to the side as my feet flail underneath me.
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Grab your boots and hats because MGM Resorts is going country for the year’s biggest rodeo event: Wrangler’s National Finals Rodeo (NFR). As “Home of the Champions,” MGM Grand hosts the Gold Buckle Zone to enjoy free viewing parties, giveaways, dancing, and live entertainment nightly. The Mirage is the place to be for Rodeo Vegas, the official NFR After-Party, along with nightly viewing parties and FREE concerts from Nashville’s biggest stars. Visit Mandalay Bay and shop at Cowboy Marketplace during the day. Last, but not least head over to New York-New York for bareback rider signings, drink specials, and live entertainment