This article was published on November 11th, 2018
Sin City. There are so many great things to do in Las Vegas. It’s a city, in the middle of the desert, full of over-the-top and man-made experiences. If you want it, you can get whatever it is that your little heart desires in Las Vegas. Gambling is a big part of Las Vegas history – pull the handle, roll the dice, and place your bets – you could win big! But there’s so much more in store for your upcoming gaycation to Vegas, and MGM Resorts is ready and waiting to take your vacation to a whole new level!
MGM has created a name for itself for over 100 years as an entertainment force to be reckoned with. Their resorts across the globe are completely representational of the company’s desire to provide guests with world class accommodation and experiences while on their properties. And in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts reign supreme as the most popular choice stay when gaycationing in Sin City: the New York New York Las Vegas Resort Hotel and Casino, the MGM Grand, the Bellagio, and the Luxor Hotel.
New York New York Las Vegas Resort and Casino
An entire holiday’s worth of action lies immediately at your doorstep at MGM’s largest boutique hotel in their profile: the New York New York Las Vegas.
Right out the front doors of this extraordinary hotel and resort is the new The Park plaza, featuring bars, restaurants like Bavette’s Steak House and Beerhaus Las Vegas, and amazing entertainment options.
The most sensual show on the strip has plenty of homoeroticism and sexuality to last you for the evening. Zumanity is one of Cirque du Soleil’s most provocative shows yet, and it regularly plays to packed houses at its resident Zumanity Theater.
The Big Apple Rollercoaster and Arcade is a burst of thrill and adventure, thrilling riders to new heights with views of the Las Vegas strip. The rollercoaster is a high-speed ride around replica New York City landmarks encompassing the iconic property.
Stop by Hershey’s Chocolate store at the New York New York to really indulge that sweet tooth, and the other many retail shops inside the property.
Luxor Resort and Casino
The Luxor Hotel is one of the iconic hotels of Las Vegas. Its signature black Egyptian pyramid hotel and life-size Sphinx have made it one of the most photographed Las Vegas hotels over the years. It has also undergone a significant, multi-million renovation, giving guest rooms and amenities a fresh new feel.
As the most LGBT-friendly hotel on the Las Vegas strip, the Luxor is famously known for its spring and summer weekly pool party, Temptation Sundays; the single greatest gay pool party in Las Vegas that is the top quality and memorable party with serious eye candy.
There are two amazing attractions inside the Luxor too: The Titanic Exhibit and Bodies. The Titanic Artifact Exhibition is incredible. There are real artifacts from the ill-fated liner, including an 18-ton piece of the Titanic hull raised from the ocean floor. Plus you can get your photo taken on a replica of the grand staircase.
The Bodies exhibit is a fascinating look at the human body in a way that is rarely displayed outside of an anatomy lab. Using an innovative preservation technique, real human bodies are used to create an incredible and ground-breaking walk through exhibit featuring the human body.
If nightlife is your flavor, visit the Hakkasan night club at the MGM Grand is the place to be. While technically not a gay club, Hakkasan tends to draw in a mixed crowd due to its emphasis on house music and resident DJ’s, like Tiesto. It’s become an incredibly popular destination with the gay EDM crowd who want to have fun in a safe, open club environment.
While the rooms, lobby, and public spaces of the hotel are all amazing, one of the most romantic places along the Las Vegas strip is at the Bellagio water fountain.
Hold hands, lean over the marble railing, and watch the world-famous choreographed fountain show with lights and music set on the lagoon in front of the Bellagio. It’s become a romantic staple and must-do romantic activity in Las Vegas.
While at the Bellagio, visit to the Conservatory, known for its over-the-top seasonal themed display. Throughout the year and for each major season and holiday, from Chinese New Year to Easter, and from Halloween to Christmas, florals and botanicals on the grounds are designed to wow and impress.
MGM Resorts has a long history supporting the LGBT community. The company prides itself for their inclusivity and sensitivity training of all employees at all their properties to help reduce workplace harassment and discrimination and increase customer experience. They are also the biggest sponsor of Las Vegas Pride, which includes participation in the Las Vegas Pride parade, festival, and members of their senior management team on the Las Vegas Pride Board and Committee.
Whether you are vising Las Vegas for work, gaycation, Matinee Las Vegas, Las Vegas Pride, Sin City Shoot Out, or any other reason, make the right choice. Check in at these amazing MGM properties and have memories that will last a lifetime. MGM Resorts proudly supports the LGBT community and we should equally be supporting them!