Over 20,000 trade shows and conventions roll through Las Vegas every year, meaning an upcoming business trip to Las Vegas is most likely inevitable. If you’re looking to do something more than play your hotel slots or check out the Fountains of Bellagio for the 20th time, here’s some insider knowledge from our local Las Vegas staff. Enjoy perusing our Best of Las Vegas list – a compilation of our Las Vegas employees’ favorite restaurants, bars, attractions and more.
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Grouchy John’s is known to brew the best coffee in Las Vegas and they strive to maintain that standard. Their menu is filled with Star Wars references and silly quips that will leave you smiling to the very last drop of your Evil Monkey Dirty Chai or Chewbacca blended drink. Great for exhibitors who need to rush through for an energizing cup of Joe or for attendees to relax with a dirty chai before the show.
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Even if you’re in Las Vegas for business, find an excuse to relax in the serene setting of the Tea Lounge. Pairing your favorite exotic teas and scones with a dazzling view of the city, this oasis is a must visit for tea lovers and those in need of a little R&R. Ideal for business meetings and social calls alike! For reservations, call 888.881.9367 or click here.
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With their locally sourced ingredients, house-grown herbs and passion for being eco-friendly, Vegenation is setting the standard for plant-based restaurants. With delicious vegetarian options, they pair locally brewed beers and craft cocktails. Vegenation dares that even the hardiest of carnivores will be satisfied, so try this delightfully healthy option for your next trip to Vegas!
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For those unfamiliar with this West Coast favorite, prepare your palette for the mouth-watering double-double animal style burger. In-N-Out Burger is what every fast food place wishes it could be, with the freshest burgers, hottest fries and a menu created with the highest quality ingredients. Perfect for those quick lunches or late night snacks that will always leave you satisfied.
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If you’re hunting for an authentically delicious Italian meal that comes with a breathtaking view of the strip, look no further than Panevino. With the option of their classic or fully plant-based menu and extensive wine selection, this local favorite has become known as the place to wine and dine. Voted the best Italian restaurant in Las Vegas by USA Today and TimeOut Las Vegas, be sure to check out what everyone is talking about! For reservations, call 702.222.2400 or click here.
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Belly Dancers, Mediterranean delicacies and a plush Mediterranean tent style setting… what more can you ask for? Marrakech Mediterranean is ideal if you’re looking to enjoy an evening of endless entertainment and to be whisked away from the Vegas strip to a land of wonder in the Sahara Desert. Their dining packages include group rates; so don’t forget to make a party out of it after your next trade show! For reservations, call 702.222.2400 or click here.
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Opening their doors in 1967, Osaka Japanese Bistro was the first Japanese restaurant in Las Vegas and year after year, they continue to be the best. Their menu is authentic and extensive, allowing options for everyone from the sashimi lovers to the curry fiends. Fully embrace the culture with their Japanese style seating as well for your next dinner meeting or evening out.
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This multi-story glistening tribute to the glamour expected from Las Vegas will be the bar experience of a lifetime on your next trip. With the entirety of the bar nested within a massive chandelier, this will be the perfect place to enjoy a handcrafted cocktail after a long trade show. Our part time Las Vegas resident and CEO, Chris Griffin, highly suggests taking a seat at the second level bar in the Chandelier and order the Verbena. His tip for enjoying the Verbena to the fullest is to chew the flower quickly! You’ll thank us later!
The Fremont Street Experience is an old favorite, but their SlotZilla zip line attraction will knock your socks off! With their 10 story high zip lines stationed at the top of the world’s largest slot machine, you have over 1,750 feet to take in the sights and sounds of downtown as you soar overhead. However, this is not an activity for the faint of heart, as flyers have been reported to reach speeds of 40 miles per hour!
Just 10 minutes from the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign is a wonderland for all speed demons. If you find yourself with a couple free hours on your agenda, head over to the only place in Las Vegas where you can enjoy racing exotic supercars on a private track. With no speed limits and multiple thrilling corners to power through, this is a driving experience like no other! To learn more, click here.
When you find a quiet moment in your schedule, take a couple hours to stroll through a museum dedicated to presenting an authentic look into Las Vegas’s legendary organized crime history. Interactive experiences paired with real life stories will challenge everything you thought you knew about the Mob.
For those thrill seekers with a rental car and a beautiful day to see the sites, head to Grand Canyon West’s Skywalk just 2 hours outside of Las Vegas. Take a bold stroll onto a glass bridge located 4,000 feet above the canyon floor and see an unbelievable panoramic view of the Grand Canyon.
Now you are ready to explore Sin City like never before! Thank you again to our Trade Show Supply Las Vegas locals for their insight on their home turf. If you happen to stumble across someplace that you think should be on this list, tweet @ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our interactive map of our local’s favorites to better plan your next Vegas visit!
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