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To Do in Las Vegas: What’s New in 2024

Events & AwardsMay 31, 2024

To Do in Las Vegas: What’s New in 2024

National Jeweler rounded up five ways to spend the evening or treat your team.

Famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign
The Sphere, a bougie cocktail lounge, and a new mini golf course are among the new ways to enjoy Las Vegas outside of the convention center.
Las Vegas—It’s that time of year again.

The jewelry industry has been planning for months to make the most of business at the Las Vegas trade shows, but what’s work without a little play?

Whether you’re making the most of a rest day, looking for the best place to celebrate a big business move, or searching out a dinner recommendation, here are five new things to do that have popped up since we were last in Sin City.

Entertainment: The Sphere
The immersive entertainment venue opened a few months after the trade show ended last year.

There are two shows playing over the next few days – resident rock band Dead & Company’s celebration of the Grateful Dead legacy, “Dead Forever,” and “The Sphere Experience,” a two-part program involving a look into technology’s influence on the human experience followed by a cinematic feature, “Darren Aronofsky’s Postcard from Earth.”

There is a special promotion for JCK attendees.

Casual Dining: Happy Camper
Feeling whimsical? Happy Camper, located at Fashion Show Las Vegas, is the ultimate patio pizza party.

The restaurant opened earlier this year, and it’s the first Vegas placement for the eatery, which has four locations in Chicago and one in Denver, and it occupies the site of the old Stripburger and Chicken.

Come for the disco balls and neon lights; stay for the famous tavern-style pizza.

Happy Camper is open until 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Fine Dining: Safta 1964
If leaving the hotel isn’t on the menu, the Wynn has you covered.

The resort’s limited-run celebrity-chef residency from Alon Shaya is a delicious way to spend an evening close to your room.

Safta 1964, which debuted in April, is a playful taste of Shaya’s Michelin-recommended restaurant in Denver, named Safta (which is Hebrew for “grandmother”). 

It features Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, botanical cocktails, and several vegetarian and vegan options.

It’s open for dinner Thursday-Monday nights and is located within Jardin at the Wynn Las Vegas.

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Cocktail Lounge: The Pinky Ring
Back in February, Bruno Mars opened an old-school cocktail bar and entertainment lounge inside the Bellagio Hotel & Casino.

The Pinky Ring is glamorous, with an extensive cocktail list and live performances curated by the artist himself.

There’s no food on this menu, so grab a bite beforehand.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, so there’s no phone use in the club.

It’s open from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. Monday-Thursday and Sunday, and until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

You can catch the live music sets around 9-10 p.m. until midnight.

Team Bonding: Atomic Golf
Think Top Golf, but on the Vegas strip.

Atomic Golf, described as “golf entertainment,” boasts four floors and more than 100 “high-tech” golf bays.

According to its website, the venue serves local beers (and other booze) along with chef-inspired meals.

(If, perhaps, you are looking for a less techy and more elevated environment in which to practice your swing, Tiger Woods opened a mini-golf experience called PopStroke not too far away.)

While reservations are always recommended, there’s plenty of time to freshen up after the show, as Atomic Golf stays open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and until 10 p.m. on Sunday.

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