Get ready to be welcomed to a whole new neighborhood on the Las Vegas Strip. We recently covered the opening of the T-Mobile Arena, but MGM Resorts International‘s big $100 million investment dubbed The Park, is also set to change the game for outdoor dining and shopping in Sin City.
Many have lamented Las Vegas’s lack of proper outdoor settings on The Strip, but that’s all changed with The Park, which gives Sin City a vintage pedestrian experience akin to other major cities, but something that is definitely Vegas. This immersive outdoor dining and entertainment district is sandwiched right between the New York New York and Monte Carlo hotels, offering you the chance to walk through a sea of beautiful trees and art installations, while providing plenty of places to eat and shop in the process. If you’re thinking that Vegas already has that with the opening of The LINQ, you’re not too far off, but The Park is completely different. For starters, it actually looks and feels like a park, albeit with a decidedly Vegas twist. Walking through and seeing the sights, lights and new haute spots, you can feel the excitement in the air. You enter The Park from Las Vegas Boulevard and after parking; you’ll feel as though you’re in another world. You will be immediately struck by all the greenery. Next, you’ll be mesmerized by the jaw-dropping 40-foot-tall permanent art sculpture, Bliss Dance, that has been brought in from Burning Man. She’s absolutely breath-taking, especially when she lights up after the sun finally sets. This sculpture is just begging for selfies and will quickly establish itself as one of the most popular landmarks in Vegas.
If you’re feeling hungry or want to grab some drinks, The Park has plenty of new places for you. Beerhaus is home to a plethora of premium craft beers that aren’t normally found in Vegas, plus it has a huge outdoor patio that comes complete with free games to entertain yourself with while you people watch. Sushi lovers will be in heaven with Sake Rok, which is inspired by Japan’s vibrant pop culture and culinary traditions. Should you crave something a little more decadent and savory, Bruxie is bringing gourmet chicken and waffle creations to The Park. There’s even a fine-dining version of California Pizza Kitchen, and trust us, this is unlike any CPK you’ve ever been to. Featuring a new menu and décor that rivals some of the top spots on The Strip, making it a great place to enjoy some fine dining. There’s also one of our favorite new restaurants, Ton’s Urban at New York New York, which has a beautiful outdoor patio adjacent to The Park, along with a fun and flavorful menu that caters to all different foodies. Yusho at the Monte Carlo is where you want to go after seeing a show at the T-Mobile Arena as they stay open late and also boast one of the more impressive cocktails. No matter where you ultimately end up, exploring and sampling is part of the experience at The Park.
The next time you’re looking for a great place on The Strip to get together with friends, grab a drink or take in a show, make a day of it at The Park, Sin City’s newest must-see attraction.
3780 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Featured photo via MGM Resorts International