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Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020

Las Vegas has so much to do – concerts, shows, hockey, sports, shopping, dining, nightlife, spas, tours, events, adventure, and much more.

Check out my guide on top things to do in Las Vegas in 2020 featuring top Las Vegas shows to watch, new attractions, new restaurants, spas for relaxation and rejuvenation, and activities to pump up your adrenaline.

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Check out this guide on top things to do in Las Vegas in 2020 featuring top Las Vegas shows to watch, new attractions, new restaurants, spas for relaxation and rejuvenation, and activities to pump up your adrenaline.



Top Las Vegas Shows to See in 2020

Shania Twain at Planet Hollywood (January – June 2020)

Shania Twain’s “Let’s Go!” Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood runs from January – June 2020. The show features inspirations from her iconic videos and her 2018 sold out global NOW tour.

Shania will take you on a nostalgic journey and you will be amazed by the visual elements and mind-blowing concepts.

Shania will perform her most celebrated hits including “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!,” “You’re Still The One,” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much.”

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: Shania Twain at Planet Hollywood (January – June 2020)
Credit: Denise Truscello

$1 of every ticket to the show will be donated to Shania Kids, a charity that provides services that promote positive change in kid’s lives in times of crisis and financial hardship.

Tickets start at $60 (plus applicable tax and fees). All shows begin at 8 p.m. See more at www.ticketmaster.com/shaniavegas

Kelly Clarkson at Planet Hollywood (April, July, August, September 2020)

Kelly Clarkson will be performing at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood in a one-of-a-kind-close music experience, “Invincible,” during April, July, August, and September of 2020.

Fans will be immersed by Kelly and her longtime band who will perform award-winning smash hits from her nearly twenty-years of music.

VIP Experiences that bundle premium tickets with show perks like a stage-side bar as well as meet and greets are available.

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: Kelly Clarkson at Planet Hollywood (April, July, August, September 2020)

The dates for the 16 performances are:

  • April 2020: 1, 3, 4, 10, 11
  • July 2020: 29, 31
  • August 2020: 1, 5, 7, 8
  • September 2020: 18, 19, 23, 25, 26

Tickets start at $59 (plus applicable tax and fees). All shows begin at 8 p.m. See more Ticketmaster.com/KellyVegas.

RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE at The Flamingo Showroom at Caesars Palace (January – August 2020)

If you’re a fan of the Emmy Award-winning show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, then you’ll be excited to know that a live show be debuting in 2020.

Held at Flamingo Las Vegas, RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE! features an all-star cast including the world’s most famous queens: Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Eureka O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Shea Couleé, and Yvie Oddly.

Each live performance is packed with outrageous comedy, eye-popping fashions, over-the-top singing and dancing, heartwarming moments, plus twists and turns that will leave the audience “gagging” for more.

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE at The Flamingo Showroom at Caesars Palace (January – August 2020)

The atmosphere of the show is interactive and encourages audience members’ participation as if they were attending a live episode of the world-famous competition.

Performances are held Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 p.m. starting in January 2020.  

Line-up varies by show and is subject to change. Tickets start at $49 (plus applicable tax and fees). See more at Ticketmaster.com/DragRaceVegas.

Jerry Seinfeld at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace (April 3 & 4, May 15 & 16, 2020)

The beloved comedian, actor, writer, and producer known for his long-running TV show and projects will have limited performances at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in 2020.

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: Jerry Seinfeld at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Tickets start at $80 (plus applicable tax and fees). See more at caesars.com/caesars-palace/shows/jerry-seinfeld.

Gwen Stefani @ Planet Hollywood (February 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, May 1 & 2)

Gwen Stefani will be having the final 16 performances in 2020 for her two year-long residency, “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

The eye-popping show celebrates Gwen’s musical career with fan-favorite hits, including “Hollaback Girl,” “The Sweet Escape” and “What You Waiting For?”

The dates for the final 16 performances are:

Feb. 2020: 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22
May 2020: 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16

Tickets start at $40 (plus applicable tax and fees). See more at www.ticketmaster.com/gwen

Vegas Golden Knights Hockey Games (January – April 2020)

Las Vegas’ professional ice hockey team, the Vegas Golden Knights, will be playing home games at the T-Mobile Area on the Las Vegas Strip during January – April 2020. Find out more at www.nhl.com/goldenknights.

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: Vegas Golden Knights Hockey Games (January – April 2020)
Credit: NHL

Las Vegas Hotel & Resort Deals

Las Vegas hotels and resorts have put together some great deals for the rest of 2020 including free room upgrades, exclusive rates, dining credits and free parking. Check out my guide here.

Here are a few feature deals:

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

  • 20% off hotel rooms plus a $50 pool credit
  • Must book two-night minimum stay by September 3, 2020
  • Available dates through Sept. 3, 2020 
  • Book here

Caesars Palace

  • Stay Three Nights for $240 
  • Must book three-night stay in a Forum Classic King Room by July 31, 2020 
  • Available dates through December 24, 2020 
  • Booking code: CL240

Paris Las Vegas

  • Stay Three Nights for $135 
  • Must book three-night midweek stay (Sunday – Thursday) in a Burgundy King or Queen Room by July 31, 2020 
  • Available dates through December 24, 2020 
  • Booking code: STAY3

The Venetian Las Vegas

Book your stay at The Venetian through the Give LOVE offer and the resort will donate a suite night on your behalf to someone who has selflessly given of themselves.

The Get LOVE offer provides the opportunity for those first responders and essential workers to receive a complimentary night at our iconic resort.

  • Up to 25% Off
  • No nightly minimum stay
  • Must book by August 31, 2020
  • Available dates through December 29, 2020
  • Book here

See the full guide on Las Vegas Hotel & Resort Deals 2020 here.

Top Las Vegas Attractions in 2020

Seven Magic Mountains

The Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale public art installation comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than thirty feet high.

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: Seven Magic Mountains
Credit: Seven Magic Mountains

Created by internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, the Seve Magic Mountains is a creative expression of human presence in the Mojave desert with a poetic burst of form and color.

How to get there:

From Las Vegas, follow I-15 S to Sloan Rd (exit 25). Turn left (east) to Las Vegas Boulevard. Drive approximately 7 miles south on Las Vegas Blvd. and the artwork will appear on your left (east).

There is no admission fee to visit the installation. It is FREE and open to the public.

Tim Burton Exhibit at Neon Museum

For the first time in almost a decade, the renowned American film director producer, writer and animator will have an exhibition of his original fine art.

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: Tim Burton Exhibit at Neon Museum
Credit: Neon Museum

Until February 15, 2020, The Neon Museum is hosting the works of Tim Burton featuring sculptural and digital installations that celebrate Burton’s link to Las Vegas’ historical neon heritage.

General admission is $30 while museum members have free admission. Tickets are available to purchase through the Neon Museum’s website.

Haus of Gaga at Park MGM

Curated by long time Lady Gaga collaborator and Fashion Director Nicola Formichetti, Haus of Gaga is an exhibit at Park MGM that will immerse you into some of her most iconic moments, and allow you to witness never before seen memorabilia.

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: Haus of Gaga at Park MGM
Credit: Park MGM

Items shown at Haus of Gaga include cultural landmarks such as the iconic 2010 MTV Video Music Awards meat dress, custom bodysuit worn during her breakout performance of Paparazzi at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Versace gown worn to the 2012 Presidential Inauguration, custom Alexander McQueen lace gown worn in the Alejandro music video, and more.

Entry is complimentary. Haus of Gaga is adjacent to Park Theater which is located at Park MGM on the casino level.

Happy Place at Mandalay Bay

Happy Place is an interactive, immersive pop-up exhibit with larger-than-life installations and multi-sensory themed rooms that will induce smiles and laughter.

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: Happy Place at Mandalay Bay
Credit: Happy Place

The hit massive pop-up exhibit that attracted more than 750,000 visitors during its sold-out stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and Boston now has a residency at Mandalay Bay.

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: Happy Place at Mandalay Bay
Credit: Happy Place

You will find seven-foot stilettos made of a million candies and six-foot-tall mirrored X and O letters surrounded by a wall of one thousand red lips. There will be a whole lot of selfie moments that you don’t want to miss.

General admission is $35 and child admission is $28. Buy tickets online here.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor

Travel back in time at the Titanic Exhibition at the Luxor. There you will get the opportunity to see 250 artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the Titanic, as well as extensive recreations of some of the most famous rooms from the ship.

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor
Credit: Titanic Exhibition

The 25,000-square-foot exhibit features numerous items from the Titanic, including luggage, the ship’s whistles, floor tiles from the first-class smoking room, a window frame from the Verandah Cafe and an unopened bottle of champagne with a 1900 vintage.

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor
Credit: Titanic Exhibition

In addition, the exhibit features a piece of Titanic’s hull, a full-scale re-creation of the Grand Staircase, as well as a newly expanded outer Promenade Deck, complete with the frigid temperatures felt on that fateful April night the Titanic sank.

Tickets are available online. General admission is $32, seniors are $30, and children ages 4 – 12 are $24.

The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art presents 物質から存在へ Material Existence: Japanese Art from Jōmon Period to Present.

Top Things to Do in Las Vegas in 2020: Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art at the Bellagio
Credit: Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

This two-part, year-long exhibition features Japanese art including large-scale installations complemented by smaller, intimate works; some of which are being shown in the United States for the first time.

Many pieces originate from Japan’s Kansai region, and all are unified by an attitude towards materiality, the natural world, and a spirituality unique to Japanese tradition and culture.

Part one of Material Existence is on view from November 16, 2019 to April 26, 2020. Tickets are available online and are $10.


Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020

Sixth + Mill Pizzeria and Bar

Opened in September 2019, the Sixth + Mill Pizzeria and Bar serves a taste of Southern Italy in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020:  Sixth + Mill Pizzeria and Bar
Credit: Sixth + Mill Pizzeria and Bar

On the menu are hand-crafted Neapolitan style pizzas and traditional wheat pastas. The restaurant is open daily from 11 am – 11 pm.

Best Friend at Park MGM

Opened in 2018, Best Friend at Park MGM is a new venture by Chef Roy Choi who is known for pioneering the gourmet food truck revolution in Los Angeles with his Kogi BBQ truck.

Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020:   Best Friend at Park MGM
Credit: Best Friend

At Best Friend, you get a dose of Los Angeles’ Koreatown in Las Vegas with hip hop-to-bibimbop to kimchi-to-spaghetti.

Scotch 80 Prime at Palms

The newest restaurant at Palms, Scotch 80 Prime, is where rare steak meets the rarest whiskey.

Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020: Scotch 80 Prime at Palms
Credit: Scotch 80

Some of their specialty sourced items include certified Japanese Kobe, tomahawk ribeye and Colorado bison filet.

Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020: Scotch 80 Prime at Palms
Credit: Scotch 80

Sadelle’s at Bellagio

The Bellagio welcomed Sadelle’s, NYC’s popular vintage-style restaurant to the resort in 2019.

Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020: Sadelle’s at Bellagio
Credit: Sadelle’s

The 10,000 square foot restaurant features a menu that ranges from fine dining to New York City-style classics. You’ll find hand-rolled bagels, lox towers, chopped salads, sandwiches to spicy fried chicken, whole warm lobster and grilled branzino.

Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020: Sadelle’s at Bellagio
Credit: Sadelle’s

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. – midnight.

Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Rose. Rabbit. Lie is a new concept at the trendy Cosmopolitan Las Vegas featuring a modern supper club serving reinvented American classic fare and cocktails.

Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Credit: Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

Signature dishes and drinks include caviar tacos, beef wellington, cookie jar, and whiskey smash.

Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Credit: Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

On Sundays, the restaurant serves an inventive four-course family-style meal with live entertainment (including a tap dance on a table).

Mama Rabbit Bar at Park MGM

Las Vegas is now home to the country’s most extensive collection of tequila and mezcal including agave-based spirits that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020: Mama Rabbit Bar at Park MGM
Credit: Mama Rabbit

Opened in 2019, Mama Rabbit Bar at Park MGM features modern Mexican cocktails, live entertainment, a pop-surrealist art installation from Okuda San Miguel and more than 500 labels of tequila and mezcal.

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen

The first-ever Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace opened in 2018 in Las Vegas.

Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020: Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen
Credit: Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen

The restaurant is designed as an experiential and immersive destination restaurant where guests will feel like they are in the studio set of the globally popular FOX television show.

Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020: Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen
Credit: Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen

You will be met with the signature fiery pitchfork – direct from the set of the popular TV show – that marks the entryway as well as a life-size video screen of Chef Ramsay that greets guests upon arrival.

The recommended dishes at Hell’s Kitchen include Beef Wellington, Eggs in Purgatory, Hell’s Kitchen Burger and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden by television star and restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump opened up at Caesar’s Palace in 2019. There you’ll find exclusive cocktails and bites, all in a garden oasis setting.

Where to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2020: Vanderpump Cocktail Garden
Credit: Vanderpump Cocktail Garden

Where to Pamper Yourself in Las Vegas in 2020

Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace

Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace is a tranquil, 50,000-square-foot oasis inspired by ancient Roman traditions of relaxation.

Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace
Credit: Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace

They offer a full range of spa services from traditional massage, to luxurious facial that incorporates virtual reality headset for guided meditation, to an Ayurvedic series that includes signature chakra balancing and Shirodhara treatments.

Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace
Credit: Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace

One of their signature treatments is the Cleopatra Golden Goddess Facial which is 80 minutes of luxurious relaxation and rejuvenation. The facial includes exfoliation with Natura Bisse luxury skincare products, followed by 24K gold masks by Knesko on the face, eyes, lips, neck, décolleté and hands for anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Rio Spa & Salon at Rio

Rio Spa & Salon exudes a touch of vintage Hollywood glam and this is a place where you can experience relaxation from beginning to the end.

Credit: Rio Spa & Salon at Rio

Signature treatments include the Signature Massage, Bodyluxe Hydrating Wrap and Anti Aging Facial.

They also offer a full range of services from haircuts, color, perms, highlights, scalp treatments and styles to manicures, pedicures, makeup application (including airbrush) and waxing.


High-Adrenaline Fun in Las Vegas in 2020

Maverick Helicopters

Take a helicopter flight over the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip with Maverik Helicopters as you pass by iconic landmarks such as Bellagio, Caesars Palace, the Eiffel Tower, MGM Grand, Luxor, The Strat, T-Mobile Arena and more.

This Las Vegas helicopter tour is designed to impress and includes complimentary ground transportation to and from Maverick’s Las Vegas Strip terminal as well as a champagne toast upon arrival.

Prices start at $104 per person. See more information at Maverick Helicopters.

Dream Racing

Dream Racing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway features the world’s largest and fastest selection of supercars. You get to go behind the wheel of a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche or Lotus Race Car.

Dream Racing
Credit: Dream Racing

Prices vary by car and number of laps. See Dreaming Racing for more information.

Fly Linq Zipline

Fly Linq is the first and only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip where fly 12 stories above The LINQ Promenade. You can fly seated, like a super hero or backwards.

You can also fly with up to 10 of your friends at the same time. The zipline reaches speed of up to 35 mph. Tickets start at $25 and are available online.


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