After a year spent connecting on-screen, the fashion industry will reunite in-person in Las Vegas for some long-awaited apparel trade shows. Informa Fashion Markets returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center Aug. 9-11 for Magic Las Vegas and Project Las Vegas, and Aug. 8-11 for Sourcing at Magic.
But no matter how many times you may have been to Las Vegas, it doesn’t compete with the city’s post-pandemic energy. On June 1, the city lifted its restrictions surrounding capacity limits and mask mandates, making the area ripe for social activities that many remember enjoying before the pandemic.
With the shows quickly approaching, Rivet put together a list of must-see attractions to get you back into the Las Vegas spirit, and introduce you to some new spots.
Zouk Las Vegas
Located in Resorts Worlds Las Vegas, one of the first resorts to open in the city in more than a decade, Zouk Las Vegas is a must-see this summer for its vast array of food options. Spanning over 100,000 square feet, the property offers a world-class street food hall, boasting 16 diverse food stalls from top chefs that make it the only destination in the country with the most Michelin plate and Bib Gourmand recognized concepts under one roof. While you’re there, be sure to stop at the Zouk Nightclub, where Zedd just signed on as the resident DJ.
Also part of Resorts World, the Ayu Dayclub offers a Bali-inspired escape from your daily routine. An outdoor bohemian oasis, the lavish pool area is surrounded by bamboo huts and strategically placed greenery that transports visitors directly to Southeast Asia.
Museum of Selfies
Opened June 1, the Museum of Selfies offers visitors the chance to fill up their camera roll with Instagram-worthy photos. Located at the Linq Promenade, it’s situated among some of the area’s best shopping and entertainment, including an observation wheel and ziplines for the more adventurous. The museum’s upside-down room and emoji pool will serve as the perfect backdrop for your best selfies, so make sure your outfit is on point.
Circus Acts at Circus Circus
Free hourly circus acts are back in action at the Circus Circus hotel. More than that, the hotel just added 30 new installations to its iconic midway, including crane machines and virtual reality games. Try them out and catch a show while you make your way through the strip.
Money, Baby! is a new nightclub and sports bar at the brand-new Virgin Hotel that combines sports viewing and betting, nightlife and interactive games under one roof. The venue features state-of-the-art golf simulators and an indoor standup shuffleboard, complemented by more than 200 HDTVs for a 360-degree sports viewing experience. For those not obsessed with sports, the space also offers a 5,500-square-foot patio overlooking the Virgin Pools.
Amalfi by Bobby Flay
Foodies can enjoy an ode to Italian fare at the new Amalfi by Bobby Flay restaurant located at Caesars Palace. The Food Network star opened the restaurant in May and packed the menu with some of the greatest dishes from the Amalfi coast, with a heavy emphasis on seafood. Diners can choose from fresh fish arrivals that can be grilled whole over charcoal or roasted al forno.
Azilo Ultra Pool
A trip to Las Vegas in the summer would be incomplete without a pool party. Even if you can’t make it during the day, be sure to stop by the Azilo Ultra Pool, which just opened in July. Located in the Sahara, the pool features Moroccan décor and lush greens, and will be home to concerts and sports viewing events throughout the summer.
Attendees from New York can feel a sense of home away from home at Ghost Donkey, a speakeasy situated behind Block 16 food hall in the Cosmopolitan hotel. With nothing more than a photo of a donkey on the bar’s exterior, a main draw at the Mexican-inspired tequila and mezcal bar is exclusivity.
Located in the Virgin Hotels, One Steakhouse offers dining and entertaining across 9,000 square feet and two floors. Brothers Michael Morton and David Morton developed a dining experience filled with delicious and beautifully presented dishes that please every palate. After dinner, guests can venture to the upper level to mingle and take in sporting events on an LED video wall.