Las Vegas is a desert oasis that is always shimmering and evolving. It’s only been a few months since we’ve last walked the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, but magnificent new things are already beckoning us when we return to the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in January for IBS 2020.
Here are some ideas to put on your “must do” list while in Vegas attending next year’s Builders’ Show.
The Vanderpump Cocktail Garden is the creation of LA restaurant and lounge queen, Lisa Vanderpump. Located between The Colosseum and the entrance to The Forum Shops, this hotspot is as much a botanical garden as it is a cocktail lounge. The “decadent and majestic space” offers a place for guests to unwind with cocktails with unique names, such as “Velveteen Rabbit,” “Puff the Magic Dragon” and “A Sidecar Named Desire.”
The Underground at the Mob Museum opened in April 2018 in the basement of the museum. Surround yourself with 1920s relics in this immersive Prohibition exhibit that features a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room. Sample moonshine from the working copper still while hearing stories of bootleggers. The Underground posts a password for free entry on its Instagram account each week.
While the Neon Museum is not a new attraction, what’s there is! This Las Vegas non-profit recently received an iconic donation—the Hard Rock Café guitar from its Las Vegas hotel, which closed in 2016 after 30 years. Additionally, an exhibit from director Tim Burton will have a limited run from October 2019 through February 2020.
There’s a new way to get around Vegas—Trip to Strip, a service from the Regional Transportation Commission. A cross between a ride-share and a bus, it allows up to 11 passengers to share a premium van ride. Service areas include the Las Vegas Strip and McCarran Airport, and expands north to downtown Las Vegas. Download the app to request a ride.
The Viva Vision Canopy at Fremont Street—the world’s largest video screen—is currently receiving a lighting upgrade. The $32 million renovation began in Spring of 2019 and is scheduled for its dramatic debut on December 31. The lighting will be seven times brighter and have four times the resolution than the previous upgrade of 2004. The new canopy will feature 49,299,456 energy-efficient LEDs.1
The Builders’ Show will take place January 21-23, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Continue to follow our blog for more ideas for maximizing your time at the show. You can discover why All Homes Start Here—at BuildersShow.com. Registration opens August 1.