Like many States in the U.S., Nevada (and Las Vegas) took a massive hit from Covid-19. The Las Vegas Strip was completely shut down, which included turning off the famous neon lights that illuminate sin city, the brightest city in the world.
After many months of lockdown, social distancing, and stay-at-home orders, Las Vegas is OPEN and welcoming guests to the many hotels, shows, restaurants, and events surrounding the Las Vegas Strip.
While restrictions continue to change, there are a few precautions set in place to mitigate the spread.
Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos are open at full capacity (with indoor masking)
The hotels on the Las Vegas Strip remain open to guests and operate at the same capacity as before the pandemic. However, masks are required indoors unless you are eating, drinking, or smoking. Furthermore, there is limited seating at shows and events.
If you are questioning whether or not to visit Las Vegas at this time, the answer is YES. There is plenty to see and enough to do; even a little weekend getaway will seem like the adventure of a lifetime.
Not only are the hotels operating at total capacity, but Las Vegas shows are also currently open to guests, with some of the most popular being Absinthe, Carrot Top, The Beatles LOVE, and Cirque Du Soleil “O.” Seats are limited at this time, so be sure to grab your tickets ASAP. Shows are continuously being updated, so check-in for the latest news.
New Las Vegas Hotels and Experiences for 2021
In addition to the hotels fully operating (minus the Palms that will hopefully open early next year), restaurants being open, and shows performing live, there are new hotels and features that have arrived recently that visitors and locals are loving.
A new mega-resort recently opened called Resorts World, and visitors love the contemporary urban theme. Along with Resorts World, Virgin Hotels was added to the Las Vegas Strip, previously the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Martha Stewart now joins other celebrity chefs bringing a new restaurant to the Las Vegas Strip, and the Zappos Theatre is now home to a mini-residency by the band KISS. To add even more excitement to Sin City, Elon Musk has unveiled a transportation project called “people mover” to transport individuals along the Las Vegas Strip with a possible extension to McCarran Airport.
The status of Las Vegas seems to be thriving with limited restrictions and new hotels and attractions. Visitors arrive daily, and in July, Las Vegas saw 3.3 million visitors since the pandemic – this number is only rising. The numbers are not where they once were but appear to be moving in the right direction.
The future for Las Vegas is shining as bright as ever and the city continues to welcome guests with open arms and an endless supply of adventure!