Hasn’t it seemed like we’ve been collectively holding our breath all through 2020? As we’ve put our lives on hold, perhaps we’ve caught ourselves thinking, “I’ll go there next year.”
The good news is that next year is right around the corner. Las Vegas has been taking the year in stride, sprucing itself up and making itself ready for everyone who spent 2020 #dreamingofvegas.
Sin City will continue its reputation as a world-class destination, with something for every visitor. On the Strip alone are more than three dozen fabulous hotel properties, many of which—such as Caesars Palace, Circus Circus, and Harrah’s—are household names, destinations that have adorned bucket lists for decades. Over the years, these veteran resorts have been joined by newer properties appealing to more specialized tastes. This is not your parents’ Vegas!
Consider the Mirage, which boasts a 200,000-gallon tropical aquarium, as well as a life-like tropical rain forest in which to lose yourself. On the other hand, if you prefer sweeping views of the city, look no further than the Cosmopolitan. There, visitors enjoy spacious, residential-style rooms and unique, and private, terraces. Meanwhile, art lovers will appreciate the Bellagio’s legendary art gallery.
And then, there is the incomparable Wynn Las Vegas—the most expensive resort in the world and the final word in luxury. These resorts compete with each other in offering every conceivable amenity. Get your entourage together and have the weekend—or week—of your life! You don’t have to be a whale to live large in Sin City.
Don’t forget that Vegas remains the wedding capital of the world. Many hotels and resorts include a chapel, with no prior appointment required. Naturally, these properties can also assist with a larger ceremony—complete with all the frills. A plentiful array of stand-alone wedding chapels can also be found on and off the Strip, many of which specialize in themed ceremonies. And yes: you can still be joined in eternal union by the King himself (or a reasonable facsimile thereof).
Sports enthusiasts have come to recognize Vegas as not only the world’s premier gaming mecca, but also as an estimable sports hub in its own right. The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels put Vegas on the college basketball map, but this was just the beginning. As of 2016, the Golden Knights have also put Vegas on ice, becoming one of the most acclaimed hockey teams in the country, making it all the way to the Stanley Cup finals in 2018. And joining these local heroes this year are none other than the legends of the Silver and Black, the Las Vegas Raiders, hitting the gridiron in the brand-new, state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium.
Have you spent the year #dreamingofvegas? Well, get ready. Because in 2021, dreams come true.