A trip for champs in Las Vegas

For decades, Las Vegas has been hailed as the mecca for premier sporting events such as championship boxing, golf, NASCAR and NCAA basketball, and has elevated its profile to new heights in recent years with the arrival of even bigger, more high-profile sports franchises and events.

With the addition of NFL, NHL, WNBA, USL, AHL and IFL teams, the city has burnished its already strong reputation as a top-tier sports destination and along with its world-class entertainment offerings has established a legitimate claim to the title of the ‘Greatest Arena on Earth.’

Here are some suggestions for the ultimate sports getaway in Las Vegas.


In one of the most anticipated franchise relocations in recent years, the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders now call Allegiant Stadium home. Score the ultimate touchdown with a trip to Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII on February 11, 2024.

Suggestion for guests to stay include Mandalay Bay, also home to the Four Seasons Las Vegas, Luxor, Excalibur, Tropicana or MGM Grand.

Dine at Allegiant Stadium featuring food from a number of local and nationally known restaurants, including Guy Fieri Tailgate, Capriotti’s, Evel Pie, Rollin’ Smoke and more. Or check out all of the Mandalay Bay restaurants.


Mandalay Bay is home to Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil, Shark Reef Aquarium, and House of Blues Music Hall.

Luxor features America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE, Carrot Top, Blue Man Group and more.

Guests can FlyOver Las Vegas.

And sports books and sports bars and lounges are abundant in the nearby resorts and all over Las Vegas.

NFL Football


The Vegas Golden Knights made their debut in shining armour in the 2017-2018 NHL season, immediately captivating the sports world with a historic run to the Stanley Cup Finals that permanently established a hockey fan base in Southern Nevada.

On game nights T-Mobile Arena, a.k.a. the Fortress, is one of the destination’s most rollicking spots.

Guests can stay nearby at Park MGM/NoMad, New York-New York or Aria.

The Park Las Vegas features a number of popular dining options just steps from T-Mobile Arena.

Park MGM features options such as Eataly, Best Friend by Chef Roy Choi, Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar, NoMad Library and more.


Dolby Live at Park MGM features residencies by Usher, Silk Sonic and Lady Gaga.

Beginning in May 2022, New York-New York will be home to Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, Mad Apple.

Cirque Du Soleil’s Mad Apple


The Las Vegas Aces relocated to the Strip from San Antonio before the 2018 season, making Mandalay Bay’s Michelob ULTRA Arena their home court. The Aces quickly became one of the most exciting teams in the league and thrilled fans with a run to the WNBA playoff finals in 2020.

The arena is located in Mandalay Bay, also home to the Four Seasons Las Vegas, so it’s a great option to stay.  Also consider, Luxor, Excalibur, Tropicana or MGM Grand, all with many different dining options.


Employing unique Las Vegas flair through its neon-inspired logo, Las Vegas Lights FC debuted in the 2018 season, and has since won a loyal audience thanks to its embrace of both soccer culture and the iconography of its home city.

Stay at any of the hotels on Fremont Street Experience – Circa Resort & Casino just opened in late 2020; Downtown Grand recently opened its new Gallery Tower. Or The English Hotel by Celebrity Chef Todd English just opened in the Arts District.

Dine nearby at Brewery Row, The Underground at Mob Museum, or the many locally owned restaurants and bars are abundant in the Arts District and the Fremont East Entertainment District. Plus the many attactions like the The Neon Museum, The Mob Museum and Fremont East Entertainment District or Arts District.

And because travel agents have had a hard pandemic too…


The LVCVA’s Rewards program is open to all Canadian, U.S., and European travel agencies and agents operating under a current and legitimate ARC/IATA, CLIA or TRUE number. Participants employed by a Call Center may not earn or redeem points toward Rewards catalog items.

Each retail travel agent enrolled in the program will accrue 100 points in his/her program account for every room night booked in Las Vegas and validated by the hotel at which the booking was made.

Points accrued in the agent’s program account may be redeemed for hotel room nights, show tickets or activities provided by select merchants. Check out https://www.taconnect.net/rewards/lvcva.

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