The pandemic has changed the entertainment scene. But as the famous saying goes, “the show must go on.” That’s certainly the case in Las Vegas, with shows, concerts, sports and other events back in full swing.
If you’re looking to visit Las Vegas in 2022, there are plenty of new things to see and experience. New restaurants and hotels have opened, and more are coming. Major renovations are happening at iconic properties, and a whole slate of performers have announced residencies.
Las Vegas has no official mask mandate and the city is following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means promoters and venues are free to determine their own COVID-19 protocols. Check with your destination before you go.
Here’s what’s new in Las Vegas in 2022.
What’s new at Caesars Palace for 2022
If Caesars Palace is your destination, you’re in for a treat. The hotel is getting a facelift with renovations to the front entrance, a new lobby bar and new games on the casino floor.
Peter Luger Steak House will open at Caesars Palace at the end of 2022. The venerable restaurant began in Brooklyn in 1887.
Renovations at Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace will take place in 2022. The new rooms will give a more residential and modern feel, according to Rockwell Group, an architecture and design firm based in New York that’s in charge of the changes.
And last but not least, Adele has a residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace from Jan. 21 to April 16. Visit this link for tickets: https://seatgeek.com/adele-tickets.
Hot Las Vegas restaurants in 2022
You can find any type of flavor and cuisine in Las Vegas, and in 2022 the selection is only getting bigger. Visitors can expect new Mexican eateries, a new sports bar, a Chinese restaurant that specializes in soup dumplings, and a Japanese tapas-style restaurant.
Here’s Eater’s roundup of the hottest Las Vegas restaurants in January 2022: https://vegas.eater.com. You can find everything from cheesesteaks to a caviar bar.
The return of a famed gay nightclub
Eater also reports that Gipsy, an iconic gay nightclub that stood at the corner of Paradise Road and Naples Drive for over 40 years until it was demolished in 2021, will return in 2022. The highlight will be an outdoor seating area surrounding a carousel.
Las Vegas residencies in 2022
It’s no surprise that Las Vegas is often called the entertainment capital of the world when Adele, Santana, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and the Scorpions are among the big names performing multiple shows there this year.
To find out all the artists who are doing residencies in Las Vegas this year and where they’re performing, go to https://seatgeek.com.
Omega Mart by Meow Wolf
Meow Wolf is a collective of Santa Fe artists that formed in 2008 and has created surreal interactive art experiences in Santa Fe, Denver and Las Vegas.
Omega Mart is Meow Wolf’s supermarket-themed attraction in Las Vegas. It envelops visitors in light, sound, art and storytelling as they explore the trippy environment. Find out more at https://meowwolf.com/visit/las-vegas.
Other cool things to do in Las Vegas
Vegas Weekly reports that these are some of the biggest things to expect in Las Vegas this year:
See the late Whitney Houston sing again at “An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert.” The performance will be surreal and include a live band and dancers. It’s at the Harrah’s Las Vegas Showroom. Info: https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-las-vegas.
Cannabis lounges, where people can relax and sample the wares, lounges are set to open in late 2022.
Support independent and international films. In late 2022 the Beverly Theater is expected to open downtown.
The Todd English-curated English Hotel, a 74-room, adults-only boutique property downtown, is set to open in early 2022.
You can connect with Arizona Republic Culture and Outdoors Reporter Shanti Lerner through email at [email protected] or you can also follow her on Twitter.
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