It’s official: the Las Vegas you know and love is back in business starting June 1, 2021. That’s when Clark County reopens at 100% capacity, with few remaining COVID-19 restrictions. This day has been a long time coming—a year ago, the Las Vegas Strip was just beginning to reopen its casinos after being completely shut down for more than two months. As vaccinations increase and caseloads continue to decline, Sin City is welcoming visitors back with open arms.
June is the perfect time to plan your next vacation and experience the hotels, restaurants, and nightlife that make our city world-renowned. If you’re looking for things to do during your stay, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of the top things to do now that Las Vegas reopening is well underway.
#1: Book Your Stay at Resorts World
Resorts World is making a splash this summer as the newest hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s also the first property built from the ground up on Las Vegas Boulevard since the Cosmopolitan opened in 2010. The hotel aims to blend luxury with technology to create a seamless and elegant traveler experience from start to finish. Resorts World is now accepting reservations for June 25, 2021 and beyond.
There’s lots to look forward to at the new resort. The casino, for one, contains 117,000 sleek square feet of state-of-the-art gaming, including slots, table games, a sportsbook, and a poker room. You can even escape the hubbub for an intimate gambling experience on the 66th floor at Sky Casino.
Resorts World also boasts the largest pool complex on the Las Vegas Strip, with seven different pool experiences to choose from. Shop until you drop at the District boutiques, chill beachside with cocktails and live music at Ayu Dayclub, and let your tastebuds travel the world with more than 40 food and beverage experiences, including Pan-Asian eateries, a Mexican cocina, a wine bar, a traditional Italian restaurant, and so much more.
#2: Hit the Dance Floor
The pandemic put a stop to most kinds of dancing, but you can finally put your dancing shoes back on. Starting June 1, many of the city’s hottest nightclubs will be returning to 100% capacity and will be allowing guests on the dance floor again. Our favorite Las Vegas nightclubs reopening soon include:
- Drai’s Nightclub has already filled out its summer lineup with appearances by Wiz Khalifa, Future, DJ Franzen, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, French Montana, and Rick Ross every weekend in June and beyond.
- Hakkasan Nightclub is welcoming back Fergie DJ, Tyga, Lil Jon, Party Favor, Loud Luxury, Jeff Retro, and Kaskade this June.
- Marquee Nightclub will be hosting DJ Pauly D for five Friday and Saturday nights throughout June and July. Other musical guests for the month include Vice and Deorro. Be sure not to miss Marquee’s 15-hour Halfway to Halloween celebration, including sounds by Beatbreaker.
- Omnia Nightclub returns with resident DJ Steve Aoki, plus appearances by Fergie DJ, Loud Luxury, Party Favor, Jeff Retro, and other special guests throughout June.
- XS Nightclub is kicking off the first weekend of June with Dillon Francis, the Chainsmokers, Meduza, David Guetta, Carnage, Diplo, RL Grime, and more.
#3: Sing Your Heart Out at Karaoke
Singing karaoke with a mask on just isn’t the same. That’s why we’re super excited to sing once again (sans mask) at some of the greatest karaoke joints in town. If you didn’t get the chance to experience the newly-opened KAMU Ultra Karaoke inside the Venetian before the pandemic hit, now is the perfect time to visit this high-end karaoke lounge with bottle service (for liquid courage, of course), the latest audio technology, private rooms, and a truly impressive menu.
For even more karaoke fun on the Strip, be sure to visit The Piano Bar at Harrah’s. Here, you can enjoy a more traditional karaoke experience at Rusty’s All-Star Karaoke and enjoy live entertainment from the Dueling Piano Twins and the legendary Big Elvis.
If you’re headed downtown, don’t miss Dino’s Lounge, a hole in the wall neighborhood bar that, by its own admission, has been getting Vegas drunk since 1962. Karaoke nights here are known for being quite lively and divey, and occur nightly Thursday through Saturday starting at 10:00 p.m.
#4: Eat Your Way Through Vegas Buffets
If there’s one thing that’s been missing from the local dining scene this past year, it’s been the dozens of stellar Las Vegas buffets. All that has changed, though, since several of the Strip’s biggest buffets announced they were reopening this month. Here are a few Las Vegas buffets reopening in the near future:
- Bacchanal Buffet recently reopened on May 20 and debuted a $2.4 million makeover. Located inside Caesars Palace, the 25,000 square foot, 600-seat buffet is now offering more than 100 new menu items, roaming food carts, and revamped, restaurant-quality dishes. With nine interactive kitchens and cuisines ranging from American to Japanese to Mediterranean, you can’t go wrong. Bacchanal Buffet is currently serving dinner only from Thursday to Monday.
- MGM Grand Buffet will be reopening on May 26 for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. You’ll have your pick of standard breakfast fare like buttermilk pancakes, omelets made to order, and an array of pastries. For lunch, choose from pasta, seafood, barbecue, soup and salad, and an endless dessert station. Kids under 5 eat free at this buffet, making it economical for families.
- Wicked Spoon, a Las Vegas buffet well-known for its delicious desserts, is also open for business inside the Cosmopolitan. Breakfast, brunch, and lunch are served Thursdays through Sundays. Enjoy bottomless mimosas, a cold bar, a brunch station, international station, Asian station, grill station, and more at this traditional buffet with some wicked twists.
- Garden Buffet is back, but operating a little differently than your standard buffet. If you’re still a little nervous about buffet dining in a pandemic, Garden Buffet inside the South Point is serving up delicious buffet-style food with the help of servers. This is also the only buffet in Las Vegas currently serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. Bring your appetite and enjoy something from the Mongolian grill, carving station, or soup and salad bar, plus Chinese, Mexican, Italian, barbecue, and seafood stations.
#5: See a Legendary Show on the Strip
Shows on the Las Vegas Strip have been slowly reopening since last November. But this summer, visitors will see some of the biggest and brightest shows return to the stage for the first time since March 2020. Dozens more shows are expected to reopen in July.
Here are some of the most highly-anticipated Las Vegas shows reopening or debuting in June.
- Cirque du Soleil is bringing back one of its most beloved shows beginning on June 28. Mystere will resume production at Treasure Island, followed by O at the Bellagio on July 1. Tickets for these world-renowned acrobatic shows will run out fast, so be sure to book ASAP.
- Blue Man Group will be back at the Luxor Hotel and Casino starting June 24. This iconic show features comedy, music, theater, and dance all on one stage. Perfect for kids and adults alike, this interactive show will keep you guessing and marveling from start to finish.
- 27: A Musical Adventure recently hit the 24 Oxford stage at the newly-opened Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. This brand new musical variety act pays homage to the many musical talents who have joined the “27 Club”, including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Robert Johnson, Jim Morrison, and Amy Winehouse.
There’s Always Something to Do in Las Vegas
Las Vegas reopening is just the beginning. Our beautiful city is back, and it’s only getting better. Whether you’re looking for free things to do or planning a no expenses spared vacation, Things To Do In Las Vegas has got you covered with the best shows, hotels, activities, and restaurants, both on and off the Strip. Be sure to check out our most recent blog posts and follow us on Facebook for all the latest and greatest happening in Sin City.