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Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat

If you’re planning to visit Las Vegas in 2021, you’ll be happy to know that the Sin City has a huge lineup of new experiences. That is why we have compiled a list of Top Things to do in Las Vegas 2021 to help you plan your next trip to Las Vegas.

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This guide on Top things to do in Las Vegas 2021 features new hotels where you can stay; top Las Vegas shows to watch; new attractions; new restaurants; new spas for relaxation and rejuvenation; and new activities to pump up your adrenaline.

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New Hotels & Resorts

Resorts World Las Vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas, the Strip’s highly anticipated new resort, officially opened its doors in June 2021.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat

Resorts World Las Vegas offers 3,500 luxury guest rooms and suites from three premium Hilton brands.

Guests can choose from over 40 food and beverage options ranging from fine-dining and quick-service venues to original and exclusive concepts like Kusa Nori, Genting Palace, Sun’s Out Buns Out, Famous Foods Street Eats, Wally’s Wine & Spirits, and Craig’s Vegan.

The resort presents two levels of unique boutique shops and experiential offerings from luxury and lifestyle brands, including Fred Segal, Judith Leiber, Hervé Léger, and Pepper.

There is also Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub featuring can’t-miss performances by resident DJs Tiësto and Zedd, in addition to a diverse lineup of talent featuring an unprecedented number of female artists including Becky G, Madison Beer, and more.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat

The resort offers additional amenities, including an expansive 5.5-acre pool complex featuring five unique pool experiences, including the only infinity-edge pool on the Strip.

For some rest and relaxation, check out the spectacular 27,000-square-foot, world-class spa.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas officially opened in 2021 and delivers a one-of-a-kind integrated resort experience with 1,500 Chambers and suites; a 60,000 sq. ft. Mohegan Sun Casino; a five-acre desert pool oasis including a multi-functional event lawn; twelve food and beverage venues; and signature Virgin Hotels restaurants and bars including The Kitchen at Commons Club, The Bar at Commons Club, The Shag Room and Funny Library Coffee Shop. 

Las Vegas Shows 2021

The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas

Global music stars Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan will become the founding headliners at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas starting November 2021.

Performances will begin with Celine Dion’s return to Las Vegas with a brand-new show and a special opening night performance to benefit COVID-19 Relief on Friday, Nov. 5.

Carrie Underwood follows in December with an exciting all-new production beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Katy Perry will take the stage on Wednesday, Dec. 29, to launch a spectacular run including exclusive New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day performances.

Shania Twain

Shania Twain, the top-selling female country artist of all-time, has announced 14 new dates for her residency show, Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

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The shows will be held December 2 – 21, 2021 and February 11 – 26, 2022, including a special Valentine’s Day performance.

The high-energy production is a nonstop party, taking fans on a spectacular journey through Shania’s monumental catalogue of hits, including “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!,” “You’re Still The One,” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much.

Lionel Ritchie

Following multiple sold-out engagements at Wynn Las Vegas, international music icon Lionel Richie will return to the Encore Theater for ten performances Fall 2021.

Richie will present his all-new “Lionel Richie: Back to Las Vegas!” show on select nights in September, October and November.

The Oscar, Golden Globe, and four-time GRAMMY Award winner will share stories from his multi-decade career and present his iconic hits such as “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Easy,” and others in this exclusive production.

Bruno Mars

Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars has confirmed four additional 2021 performances at Park MGM. The new dates at Park Theater are July 30 – 31 and Aug. 13 – 14.

Keith Urban

Global music superstar Keith Urban has announced five new performance dates for “Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The shows will be September 17 – 25, 2021.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat
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The shows are a once-in-a-lifetime concert event – an arena-sized production in a theater setting, up close and personal.

“Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas” utilizes The Colosseum’s new general admission capability on the main floor, creating a dynamic and reimagined fan experience for the landmark venue.

Rod Stewart

Legendary Rockstar Rod Stewart will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his acclaimed residency “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace when he returns to Las Vegas for nine shows this fall.

“Rod Stewart: The Hits.” will perform select dates October 6 through 23, 2021.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat
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Bryan Adams

GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will make his Wynn Las Vegas debut as he takes the stage at Encore Theater for his only tour stop in the United States.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat

Adams will present his celebrated songs with six shows taking place on select nights from Nov. 10-20, 2021.

Hailed as one of the most exciting live musicians in the world, Adams’ energetic performances, effortless stage presence and incredible vocals have been entertaining audiences for more than four decades.

Eddie Griffin

Summer fun is heating up when actor, comedian, and Las Vegas resident Eddie Griffin returns to the stage with “The Eddie Griffin Experience.”

Voted one of the 100 greatest stand-up comics of all time, Griffin has delighted crowds with his sharp humor and witty observations on a variety of topics and current affairs. 

Debbie Gibson & Joey McIntyre

Iconic pop artists Debbie Gibson and Joey McIntyre are teaming up to bring “Debbie Gibson & Joey McIntyre Live from Las Vegas” to The Sands Showroom inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat

The original pop princess and member of the multiplatinum selling pop super-group NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK will join forces for six unforgettable nights, performing their top smash hits and legendary catalogues.

The shows are Aug. 26 – 29 and Sept. 16 – 19.

Cirque du Soleil

After announcing the reopening of two of its most iconic shows in Las Vegas, “O” and Mystère, Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to confirm The Beatles LOVE, a Cirque du Soleil creation and co-production with Apple Corps Ltd., will reopen at The Mirage on Aug. 26, 2021.

The Laughlin Event Center

The Laughlin Event Center has a star-studded, rocking concert schedule of performances in 2021.

Miranda Lambert (Sept. 4); Roger Daltrey with special guests Billy Idol and Steve Stevens (Sept. 11); Lynyrd Skynyrd and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts (Oct. 2); Kid Rock (Oct. 16); Toby Keith (Oct. 23)

The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

The initial entertainment lineup inside the newly renovated and world-class Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, kicks off this fall, spanning a wide array of genres and formats.

Live performances include Gary Clark Jr., Lady A, Porter Robinson, Russ, Dropkick Murphys & Rancid, Machine Gun Kelly, Primus, Karol G, Little Big Town and more.

Festivals

2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival

The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival takes place Sept. 17-18, 2021 at T-Mobile Arena, and its Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 18 at the new immersive event and entertainment district, AREA15.

2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival

This year, the epic two-day lineup for the iHeartRadio Music Festival main stage will feature performances by Billie Eilish, Cheap Trick, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Florida Georgia Line, Journey, Khalid, Lil Baby, Maroon 5, Nelly, Sam Hunt, Weezer and more.

The Daytime Stage will feature live performances from DaBaby, Olivia Rodrigo, The Kid LAROI, Saweetie, All Time Low, 24kGoldn, Russell Dickerson, Yungblud, Gabby Barrett, Tate McRae, Conan Gray and Addison Rae, with more to be announced.

Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful’s return to Downtown Las Vegas is bigger than ever as Las Vegas’ premier music, arts, culinary, comedy, and ideas festival takes place Sept. 17-19, 2021. 

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Where to Eat in Las Vegas

Amalfi by Bobby Flay at Caesars Palace

Award-winning chef Bobby Flay has opened his highly-anticipated first Italian restaurant, Amalfi by Bobby Flay.

Amalfi by Bobby Flay at Caesars Palace

Inspired by Flay’s extensive travels to Italy and the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi transports guests to the Mediterranean with its vibrant blend of coastal ease and fresh, bright flavors.

Delilah at Wynn Las Vegas

Delilah at Wynn Las Vegas is a modern-day supper club offering a beautiful and lively social dining atmosphere, which opened July 2021.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat

Located in the exclusive Tower Suites enclave, Delilah at Wynn Las Vegas presents a true “dinner and a show” atmosphere.

The venue is inspired by the earliest showrooms and supper clubs of Las Vegas in the 1950s with a nod to both Parisian salon interiors and the epic set design from Hollywood’s “golden age” and embodies charm, elegance, and charisma unlike any other in Las Vegas.

You can enjoy a menu that reimagines classic meets modern American cuisine, offering an elevated twist on traditional beloved dishes.

Helmed by Executive Chef Joshua Smith, the menu will feature signature dishes such as King Crab Caesar and Short Rib “Surf & Turf,” alongside favorite items from Delilah’s Los Angeles counterpart.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat

The menu will also feature expertly crafted, creative cocktails by resort mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini with modern flourishes and avant-garde presentations.

Carversteak at Resorts World Las Vegas (opening December 2021)

Carversteak at Resorts World Las Vegas will be a modern interpretation on the classic steakhouse experience headlined by dry-aged American cuts and Japanese-certified wagyu steaks served in a lively environment.

With a 70-foot bar, multiple Private Dining Rooms and an expansive terrace, bar and outdoor garden lounge overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, guests should sharpen their appetites. Opening in December 2021.

Vegas Chocolate Tour

You can now explore the sweet side of the destination with a variety of tour options from Vegas Chocolate Tours.

The Vegas Deluxe Chocolate Tour includes a guide, transportation and an extended exploration of all things chocolate in the city.

There is also the walking only Vegas Chocolate Tour or Sweet Tastings Tour which includes a visit to Coca-Cola World for tastes of the iconic beverage from all over the globe.

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours New “Afternoon Culinary Adventures’’

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours launched its newest excursion, “Afternoon Culinary Adventures,’’ which spotlights renowned restaurants in The Venetian and Wynn.

Offered daily at 1 p.m., this 2.5-hour tour takes guests to four top restaurants to enjoy a feast of more than 10 signature dishes.

The tour begins at The Venetian with Smith & Wollensky, followed by Sugarcane raw bar grill and Estiatorio Milos and concluding with Cipriani at Wynn.

An expert guide leads the way, offering insightful information about the resorts, restaurants, and other landmarks along the way.

Sports

NBA Summer League 2021

The 16th annual MGM Resorts NBA Summer League will take place August 8-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat
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This will feature all 30 NBA teams playing five games apiece during the 10-day, 75-game event.

After every team plays four games, the two teams with the best records from the first four games will meet in the Championship Game on August 17.

Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion will host either seven or eight games per day during the 10-day competition.

Summerslam

WWE SummerSlam will take place from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 21, marking the first time the annual event has been held at an NFL stadium.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat

SummerSlam will be one of the first sporting events held at full capacity at Allegiant Stadium.

NASCAR

The four-day NASCAR Weekend kicks off on Sept. 23 with the Star Nursery 150 ARCA Menards Series West event at the Bullring.

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The action shifts to the superspeedway on Sept. 24 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event followed by the Alsco 302 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Sept. 25.

The weekend concludes with the fourth annual South Point 400 on Sept. 26.

Family-Friendly

Museum of Selfies at The LINQ Promenade

A family-friendly attraction, Museum of Selfies features iconic photo opportunities made famous by celebrity visitors at its Hollywood location, such as the mind-blowing Upside-Down room, the joyful Emoji Pool, the optical illusion-filled Bathroom Selfie and many more.

The interactive exhibition provides guests premium selfie opportunities featuring works by artists from around the world.

New vignettes exclusive to the Las Vegas location include the Private Jet Experience, an installation built to give all visitors the chance to plunge themselves into the world of luxury.

Visitors are encouraged to use their smartphones and selfie sticks to make the most of the opportunity to capture hundreds of stunning photographs.

Museum of Selfies is located on the LINQ Promenade next to the Welcome to Las Vegas gift store.

Tickets: Adults $30, Kids 3-12 (Ages 0-3 Free): $25

Pet-Friendly

Encore At Wynn Las Vegas Now Dog-Friendly

Encore at Wynn has launched a new dog-friendly resort program.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat

Guests of Encore can enjoy their stay in any room or suite with up to two furry friends and indulge in exclusive amenities that meet the needs of this new breed of resort VIPs – Very Important Puppies.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat

The pampering begins at check-in with a complimentary doggy bag of welcome gifts that includes a fetching Wynn-logoed neckerchief, fun toy for playtime, and an all-natural dog treat.

Guests can work with Encore’s Concierge team to arrange a schedule of dog walking or sitting services, order from Bone Appetite, the new room service doggy dining menu, and shop a new collection of doggy clothing and accessories available for purchase exclusively at the resort.

Performing Arts

Las Vegas Philharmonic

The Las Vegas Philharmonic (LVP) and Music Director Donato Cabrera recently announced the 2021-22 concert season, and a return to Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

The 23rd season for the LVP will include seven beautifully curated performances from Nov. 20, 2021 through May 7, 2022.

Dynamic works include all of Beethoven’s Symphonies interwoven with contemporary works by female composers including Anna Clyne, Gabriela Lena Frank, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery and Carolyn Shaw.

Nightlife

Wynn Field Club

Wynn Resorts will launch a new club concept, Wynn Field Club, at Allegiant Stadium in late 2021.

Wynn Field Club is located at field level, spans the entire length of the north end zone, and offers ticketed guests an upgraded high-energy nightlife experience in the center of the action.

Top Top Things To Do in Las Vegas 2021 + Where to Stay & Eat

The nearly 11,000-square-foot venue will feature appearances by Wynn Nightlife’s legendary roster of world-class DJs, premium bottle service and over-the-top access that can only be found in Las Vegas, Nevada