More Than 40 New Things To See And Do In Las Vegas This Year

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One of the reasons so many people visit Las Vegas each year is that there is always something new to see or do. Casino operators are constantly reinventing their properties. Some of the changes may be as simple as a new hotel room design (no less than eight properties will have new rooms available before the year is over) or a new restaurant.

Some Las Vegas casinos will undergo major renovations that touch everything from the casino floor to the hotel rooms. Monte Carlo, Palms and Palace Station will each see major changes throughout the year. Monte Carlo will even see a new name, Park MGM.

Shows come and go so often in Las Vegas that it’s difficult to keep up with what’s confirmed and definitely happening. Keeping track of the shows leaving is even more difficult. Personally, I don’t have the patience to sit around and watch most shows. There’s so much more to do in Las Vegas than sitting around and I’d rather keep track of those things.

Leisure travelers on vacation aren’t the only people that will see a new Las Vegas. In 2018 and beyond there will be new and upgraded meeting and convention spaces. MGM Resorts is going so far to create a wellness meeting space. The Stay Well meeting rooms at MGM Grand will compliment the Stay Well hotel rooms.

Here are more than 40 new things you’ll be able to enjoy in Las Vegas in 2018. This isn’t a complete list and there will be many more announcements throughout the year. You may notice that some of these became available in 2017 but will be completed this year.

Hotel and Casino

Aria Conference/meeting expansion
Bally’s hotel room renovation
Cosmopolitan hotel room renovation
Esports Arena at Luxor
Flamingo hotel room renovation
Harrah’s hotel room renovation
Luxor hotel room renovation
Mandalay Bay Events Center (arena) renovation
MGM Grand Conference/meeting expansion
NoMad Hotel and Casino (at Park MGM/Monte Carlo)
Palazzo casino floor and hotel room renovation
Palace Station property-wide renovation and upgrades
Palms casino and room (Fantasy Tower) renovation
Park MGM Casino Resort (Currently Monte Carlo)
Westin renovation (no more casino)

Restaurants and Bars

BBD’s (beers, burgers, and desserts) at Palace Station
Boathouse Asian Eatery at Palace Station
Cocktail Lounge (replacing Fizz) at Caesars Palace
China Tang at MGM Grand
Eureka! Downtown across from Las Vegas/El Cortez
Front Yard at Ellis Island
Hell’s Kitchen (Gordon Ramsay) at Caesars Palace
Jose Andres food/restaurant at Esports Arena at Luxor
Lardo at Cosmopolitan
Masso Osteria (Scott Conant) at Red Rock
Osteria Costa at The Mirage
Pronto (Giada De Laurentiis) at Caesars Palace
Red Lotus Asian Kitchen at Tropicana
Spago at Bellagio
Vandal at Palms
Bobby Flay (seafood), Michael Symon (BBQ) and Marc Vetri (Italian) restaurants at Palms
Various new bars and restaurants at Park MGM

Activities, Shows, Entertainment

Earth Wind and Fire at The Venetian
Fly Linq zip line at The Linq
Lady Gaga at Park Theater at Monte Carlo/Park MGM
Las Vegas Aces (WNBA)
Las Vegas Lights (USL)
Opium at Cosmopolitan
Renegades (Jose Canseco, Jim McMahon, etc.) at Caesars Palace
Saw Escape Room (Industrial Ave)
Star Wars Virtual Reality at The Venetian
The Voice at Hard Rock
Wynn Plaza (mall) at Wynn Las Vegas