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As you prepare for an upcoming Las Vegas conference or trade show this winter, get ready to be dazzled by the Vegas Strip and impressed by the incredible destination. The desert oasis offers a unique fusion of one-of-a-kind experiences and things to do, sure to delight and excite every visitor. For starters, the winter in Vegas is unbeatable. With average daytime temperatures around 60 degrees, you’ll have the opportunity to get outdoors, soak up the sunshine and enjoy the fresh air! So, start the preparations and use this guide to navigate your way to a memorable trip!

Vegas’ Fine-dining Scene 

Food isn’t just a meal in Las Vegas, it’s an experience. The Strip is teeming with world-renowned celebrity chefs and their headliner restaurants. With that knowledge, it’s best to make reservations in advance, ensuring you and your companions get into these delightful Vegas restaurants!

  • Located on the Strip: Extremely popular, Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas offers seating indoor. The Parisian-style restaurant also offers unrivaled views of the Fountains of Bellagio, directly across the street. Relax and take in the charming ambiance and enjoy a leisurely dining experience of delicious, modernized French cuisine and sip on perfectly paired French wine.

  • Near The Venetian Expo: Led by celebrity and Michelin starred chef, Tetsuya Wakuda, WAKUDA, a renowned, high-end Japanese restaurant, providing guests an immersive dining experience. Patrons will enjoy Japanese cuisine that infuses traditional flavors with a modern twist, demonstrated through the meticulously crafted dishes. Pair that with exceptional service, elegant design and it’s close proximity being located within The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, marking this as a perfect spot to enjoy a post-conference meal. 

  • Close to Las Vegas Convention Center: A famed Vegas classic, Piero’s Italian Cuisine, serves up traditional northern Italian cuisine and high-quality seafood in a classy, 1980’s styled eatery. Family owned and operated, this award-winning establishment is known for its food and the exceptional service that greets each customer. They do have a business casual dress code, so plan accordingly. 

  • On site at Mandalay Bay Convention Center: Located within Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, StripSteak, is the first steakhouse by celebrity Chef Michael Mina. Offering an experience focused on the finest cuts of aged beef and seafood, this establishment aims to redefine the meaning of a steakhouse restaurant. Focusing on serving highly inventive and curated menu options, as well as a spectacular setting, this award-winning restaurant is a must-visit.   

Daytime Activities  

With incredible daytime temps, sunshine, a clear-blue sky and plenty of outdoor activities, you’ll have a great time during winter in Vegas. There’s plenty of things to do to suit varying activity and intensity levels. So, if you’re looking for an easy hike or a thrill-seekers’ adventure, read on.   

  • Take in the picturesque landscape and rock formations located less than 40 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip at Red Rock Canyon. This expansive area boasts a scenic drive, plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails with varying degrees of difficulty, and picnic areas. Plan ahead and prebook your timed registration slot to secure your reservation.  

  • Get the adrenaline pumping via a tour with ATV at Eldorado Canyon. Enjoy a desert adventure riding through the famous Eldorado Gold Mine as you take in the sights and learn the historical significance of each spot you encounter. Afterward, enjoy a complimentary meal and refreshments.  

  • Pink Jeep Tours Las Vegas is an easy way to explore some of the most breathtaking sights of the West. With multiple tour options offered, you’ll have your pick of seeing the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam, and Eldorado Canyon Gold Mine.  

Evening Activities  

As the day’s events wrap up, it’s time for you time! And what better place than Las Vegas to unwind and take part in your favorite activities or seek out a new experience that you can cross off your bucket list.  

  • Get excited and check out the local Stanley Cup champions during an NHL game at T-Mobile Arena as the team take the ice and the competition.  

  • Be in awe as you attend two-time winner of “America’s Got Talent” for his incredible sleight-of-hand magic tricks. Shin Lim: LIMITLESS at The Palazzo Theatre at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas is modern-day wizardry and a must-see show starting in October of this year!

  • Mad Apple by Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York Hotel & Casino includes acrobats, music, magic and comedy set in Manhattan. The combination of live entertainment, circus acts and New York-inspired nightlife will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • Nightly live entertainment can be found at the Fremont Street Experience with the Viva Vision light show display, street performers and stunning art murals throughout Downtown Las Vegas.  

  • Also located in Downtown Las Vegas is The Underground at the Mob Museum, which is a 1920s-styled speakeasy. As you enter, you’ll be transported to the Prohibition era, which is carried all throughout the space. From authentically inspired 1920s cocktails to modern mocktail options, everyone will be covered. 

  • Additionally, Vegas is home to incredible performers taking the stage nightly, so check out the various shows throughout the destination ranging from headliner comedians to award-winning magicians to superstar residencies to chart-topping DJs.

Las Vegas Your Way – Every Day 

From team-building adventures to world-class cuisine, Las Vegas is a destination you won’t want to skip seeing when it’s conference season. Plus, there’s something new opening all the time, so each trip will be unique. Prepare to have an incredible stay in Las Vegas.