Sin City will play host to one of the biggest sporting events in history, but there is plenty more to be enjoyed outside of the stadium's confines.
On February 11, the 2024 instalment of the Super Bowl LVIII will be kicking off. For the first time, the landmark NFL event will be hosted in Las Vegas Valley in Paradise, Nevada at the Allegiant Stadium.
This state-of-the-art stadium is located in prime Vegas real estate at the southern end of the strip, offering unrivalled access to some of the biggest hotels, casinos and entertainment options in the city.
With an event capacity of 65,000 people, there will be no shortage of sports fans descending upon the city, expecting to be entertained far further than the game itself. There is a reason Las Vegas is referred to as the ‘entertainment capital of the world,’ so prepare to be dazzled and delighted during your stay there.
Below, a curated guide of the must-do activities on offer.
Indulge In The Best Dining The City Has To Offer
With a rare three Michelin stars to its name, Joël Robuchon has designed its menu with the sophisticated palate in mind. The 11 course degustation is highly lauded for a reason, plating up an array of innovative dishes from shaved truffles and foie gras to caramelised black cod and Maine lobster. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling purple curtains, glistening chandeliers and marble flooring makes for an overly decadent backdrop to round off the experience.
As the first Chinese restaurant in North America to receive a Michelin star, Wing Lei is in a league entirely of its own. Serving an expansive range of flavours including Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechuan, manifesting in tableside carved Peking duck and decadent wok-fried lobster. With gorgeous interiors drawing inspiration from classical Chinese jewel boxes, it promises to be a gold-drenched affair to remember.
Boasting prime views of the nightly Lake of Dreams show, diners can expect to have each of their five senses tantalised while dining at SW Steakhouse. With a highly curated selection of certified Japanese and domestic Wagyu served alongside premium drops of wine, guests are guaranteed a memorable experience at this fine dining establishment.
Inspired by the cuisines of France where Pablo Picasso spent much of his life, this namesake restaurant is surrounded by his artworks and paintings, offering a truly immersive dining experience. Located in the Bellagio, Picasso has earned two Michelin stars with a five-course degustation which is not one to be missed.
Enjoy A Quintessential Vegas Show
Attending a Las Vegas show is a rite of passage, meaning there is absolutely no shortage of acts to see, whatever your taste.
Notorious Vegas magician Mat Franco is already selling out shows over the Super Bowl weekend, so any sleight of hand enthusiasts are encouraged to book their seats now. The incredible circus acts of Cirque du Soleil are equally popular, with multiple shows running throughout early February which are already filling up.
For anyone seeking a dose of nostalgia, Kool & The Gang’s residency coincides with the NFL weekend, as they perform at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on February 9th and 10th.
Visit The Hoover Dam
Just a 47 minute drive away lies one of the greatest feats of engineering in the United States. The Hoover Dam is visited by around 7 million tourists every year, and for anyone who has stared down at its expansiveness, it’s not hard to see why. Constructed to control the flooding of the Colorado River during the Great Depression, it now irrigates over 1.5 million acres of land and provides water to 16 million people. Be sure to book a helicopter tour while there to enjoy this great spectacle from every angle.
Witness The Fountains Of Bellagio
No stint in Vegas is complete without witnessing the Bellagio’s famed dancing fountain display. Stopping visitors in their tracks as they pass through the strip, you can watch as over 1200 fountains erupt in a musically accompanied display, every 30 minutes until midnight.
Pay A Visit To The Neon Museum
Given that the city is illuminated on a constant basis, it is no surprise that Vegas is synonymous with oversized, neon signs. While there is no shortage on the main strip, you may find yourself wishing to discover even more of Vegas’ iconic artforms.
Set over two sprawling acres, the museum has saved over 250 historics signs from casinos and businesses, rehousing them for public viewing. Wander through and find newfound appreciation for the rich history of the city, as seen through these larger-than-life signs.
Recharge At The Spa At Aria
Vegas has been known to exhaust even the most seasoned of travellers, meaning some well-earned rest and rejuvenation is an absolute must. Enter a world of serenity, courtesy of The Spa at Aria, a full-service wellness experience with unique relaxation rooms. A lie down on one of the heated-stone ganbanyjoku beds will soothe your tired muscles before an Asian bathhouse ritual and seaweed body wrap hydrates and detoxes you from head-to-toe.