Las Vegas casinos and attractions are opening for business after closing to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The Las Vegas experience is somewhat muted with casinos offering fewer amenities and less entertainment. This is changing how guests enjoy Las Vegas today. Anecdotally, guests are spending more time eating dinner since there are no shows to rush off to see. Having said that, activities and attractions are opening regularly. Thankfully for visitors, there are some positive changes happening.
Nightclubs As Lounges
Nightclubs and Dayclubs are slowly reopening with a new vibe. The nightclubs are opening as upscale lounges and a place to hang out and enjoy a cocktail. This is quite different than the dance clubs from their previous incarnation. This could change in the future but some of the clubs are offering something new just to be open.
Dayclubs are also reopening with a different model. Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas is open as a more vibey pool experience. Meanwhile, Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan is now The Pool at Marquee. The new experience still has a live DJ. The big change is that the club offers brunch and lunch to go along with the frozen cocktails that have always been available.
Topgolf at MGM Grand
The fantastic golf gaming attraction at MGM Grand recently reopened. They recommend guests reserve bays but will accept walk-ins if there’s room. Bar areas throughout Topgolf are also open for dining with social distancing in place. Guests can also order food to eat at their gaming bay. This could be an activity that’s more attractive since it’s a covered outdoor experience.
Social distancing protocols are in effect throughout the venue. Topgolf disinfects every outdoor hitting bay after a party leaves. This includes golf clubs, golf balls, and game screens.
The Neon Museum and Boneyard was one of the first Las Vegas attractions to reopen. They’re offering discounts for locals and museum members. The number of people admitted to the Neon Museum is limited to account for social distancing. Because of this, tours have limited space and they recommend guests make a reservation before visiting.
The staff all wears a face mask and gloves. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear protective masks as well. No-touch digital forehead thermometers are used to screen guests and employees. Lastly, all frequently touched surfaces are disinfected at least once an hour.
Maverick Helicopters are once again in the air. The helicopter tour company is currently flying to and from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Like all businesses in Las Vegas, they’ve improved their health and safety protocols.
All guests will be screened for a mandatory temperature check prior to entrance into the flight terminal. Guest check-in stations and payment processing machines will be sanitized after every transaction. The helicopters are sanitized and the cabin is refreshed after each landing. You can also reserve tickets online if you prefer.
The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas has reopened. Visitors to Las Vegas once again can learn about organized crime’s history and its impact on American society. Access is limited and they recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
Entry is limited to approximately one-third of its previous operating capabilities. Exhibit spaces will have capacity levels monitored to half of the posted fire code. All guests are required to wear face masks for the entire visit. The museum is offering a complimentary face mask if a guest doesn’t have. You can see all the health and safety information here.
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Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.