Things To Do

Plan to arrive early for pre-conference activities!

After all, they don’t call Las Vegas the “Entertainment Capital of the World” for nothing…

Explore the city’s earliest roots at the Springs Preserve, also home to the Nevada State Museum. Let original showgirl costumes dazzle you alongside geology, atomic era, and Hoover Dam exhibits, all while surrounded by magically lush gardens. You can also tour the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, the historic adobe building in downtown Las Vegas that launched the city we know and love today.

Looking for something glitzier, or grittier? The Neon Museum takes you through the history of Las Vegas via a jaw-dropping collection of vintage neon signs, while The Mob Museum tells the true stories of the city’s ties to organized crime (like when mobster “Bugsy” Siegel owned the Flamingo).

If Vegas vacation vibes are what you seek, you’ll have endless options. Root for the home teams at a Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Aces, or Las Vegas Aviators game, or shop ‘til you drop at spots like the Container Park and Fremont East District. All this fun will work up an appetite, so come hungry to Golden Steer Steakhouse, The Bootlegger Bistro, and all the other foodie favorites the locals can’t recommend enough.

Whether a celebrity chef’s restaurant and an A-list performance at the Smith Center is on your to-do list, or wallet-friendly eats and free entertainment at the Fremont Street Experience are a better fit for your budget, Las Vegas is ready to welcome the world!

Museums & Attractions

Mob Museum

Mob Museum

Explore the real stories and actual events of Mob history – including its ties to Las Vegas – through interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind artifacts. Be sure to slip underground for a speakeasy cocktail, too.

themobmuseum.org

Neon Museum

Neon Museum

History’s never been more fun (or flashy). Walk with expert guides through decades of iconic neon signs, all of which come with a vintage Vegas story sure to dazzle and delight.

neonmuseum.org

Spring Preserve

Springs Preserve

A hidden oasis mere minutes from downtown Las Vegas, the Springs Preserve is 180 acres of botanical gardens, walking trails, and ever-changing museum and art exhibits. Make your visit extra special with a stop inside the seasonal butterfly habitat.

springspreserve.org

Nevada State Museum

Nevada State Museum

Located on the lush Springs Preserve campus, this museum takes you through the Silver State’s origin stories in the most fascinating ways. Peruse showgirl costumes and Atomic Era relics while in the shadow of mammoth and ichthyosaur skeletons.

nvculture.org

Old Mormon Fort

Old Mormon Fort

When Mormon missionaries built an adobe fort along a spring-fed creek back in 1855, they had no idea how globally famous Las Vegas would become more than a century later. See the remains for yourself alongside historic artifacts and photos.

parks.nv.gov

Food & Drink

Fremont Street

Fremont Street Experience

Bring an appetite for all sorts of eats housed under the world’s largest video screen. You can splurge on casino steakhouses, keep it more casual with Asian and Mexican fare, or grab a beer from one of many local breweries.

vegasexperience.com

Fremont East District

Fremont East District

No matter the cuisine you’re craving, the Fremont East District has seemingly endless options for dining on any budget. And the bar scene? Cannot be beat. From sushi and hot dogs to craft cocktails and classic milkshakes, we bet you’ll be back more than once.

fremonteast.com

Container Park

Container Park

Need a nosh while admiring the Container Park’s fire-breathing praying mantis? Enjoy a quick bite or a full meal with pizza, barbeque, and vegan options (to name a few).

downtowncontainerpark.com

The Bootlegger Bistro

The Bootlegger Bistro

Open 24/7 and just five minutes from the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, The Bootlegger Bistro serves up award-winning Southern Italian dishes perfected by 65 years of passed-down family recipes.

bootleggerlasvegas.com

Golden Steer Steakhouse

Golden Steer Steakhouse

Pair old school Vegas vibes with five-star dining and you’ll have the Golden Steer Steakhouse, which has counted the likes of Elvis Presley, Joe DiMaggio, and Frank Sinatra as customers since 1958

goldensteerlasvegas.com

Shopping

Container Park

Container Park

Need a nosh while admiring the Container Park’s fire-breathing praying mantis? Enjoy a quick bite or a full meal with pizza, barbeque, and vegan options (to name a few).

downtowncontainerpark.com

Fremont Street

Fremont Street Experience

Take your souvenir shopping to a whole ‘nother level at the Fremont Street Experience, where you can find Vegas mementos and tchotchkes you didn’t even know existed. Some seriously epic photos ops – like Binion’s pyramid of one million dollars in cash and Vegas Vic – will be waiting for you, too.

vegasexperience.com