For the first time in history, the Super Bowl is being held in Las Vegas. It’s the entertainment capital of the world hosting America’s biggest annual entertainment event. In a city where excess is the norm and extravagance is the expectation, the prospect of combining the thrill of the Super Bowl with the vibrant, neon-lit energy of the Strip promises an experience unlike any other. It truly does not get bigger than this.
According to city officials, Superbowl Weekend 2024 (February 9th through the 11th) will be the biggest weekend in Vegas history, with an estimated 330,000 descending upon Sin City and all 152,000 of its hotel rooms occupied. From the hottest and most opulent resorts to star-studded parties to world-class dining, join us as we take you on a comprehensive guide for the big weekend, including where to stay and play, and the biggest and best Super Bowl parties and experiences during the big game in the desert.
The newest addition to the city’s vast resort portfolio, Fontainebleau Las Vegas aims to be a centerpiece of Super Bowl Weekend. A testament to modern luxury and sophistication, this 3.7-billion-dollar hotel’s greatness lies in its contemporary design, with sleek architecture and spacious rooms adorned with stylish furnishings and cutting-edge technology. With a focus on providing a well-rounded upscale resort experience, the Fontainebleau houses an array of high-end dining options, fantastic nightlife venues like LIV Las Vegas, and a state-of-the-art spa, making a premier choice for the big weekend.
For well over a decade, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas have epitomized luxury and elegance on the Strip. The greatness of these lies in their meticulous attention to detail — from the stunning floral displays in the atrium to the opulent design of the accommodations — their cultivated atmosphere of refined luxury, and first-rate amenities and entertainment throughout. With immaculately landscaped pools, indulgent spas, and a commitment to providing unparalleled service, Wynn and Encore create an atmosphere of refined luxury that has solidified their status as premier destinations for those seeking an elevated stay in Las Vegas.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas stands out as a vibrant and eclectic destination, seamlessly blending contemporary design with a dynamic and immersive atmosphere. The greatness of The Cosmopolitan lies in the unique cultivated cool you feel from the lobby to the iconic Chandelier bar to the artfully designed rooms and suites with features private terraces offering views of the Strip. With its incredible collection of lively restaurants like STK Las Vegas, nightlife, and upscale party atmosphere, The Cosmo regularly attracts celebrities and athletes, so the who’s-who quotient is sure to be cranked to the max during Super Bowl Weekend.
The Venetian and The Palazzo transport guests to the romantic streets of Venice while offering the epitome of grandeur on the Las Vegas Strip. From the intricate canals to the sculptures and hand-painted frescoes adorning the ceilings, The Venetian and the Palazzo create a comprehensive and immersive experience. With a vast array of exquisite dining options (like Bouchon and LAVO), upscale Grand Canal Shoppes (an indoor shopping mall with a canal running through it), and lavish and expansive rooms befitting royalty, these resorts make a wonderful escape from the madness of Super Bowl Weekend.
Super Bowl Parties
For many in Vegas for Super Bowl Weekend the true draw is not the Big Game, it’s the big parties. The combination of the largest athletes, actors, and musicians assembled in one place makes for perhaps the most star-studded collection of annual events anywhere on earth. While many are invite-only, most can be attended at a cost. For events without tickets available online, suggest you consult a casino or VIP host at your resort for assistance securing your spot at one of the Big Game’s big parties.
On Friday, February 9th Post Malone is headlining The One Party by Uber at the Fontainebleau at 6 pm (free for Uber One members), the same time as The Fanduel Party Powered by Spotify at LIV. EA Sports Presents The Madden Bowl is taking place at House of Blues Las Vegas and features performances by Green Day, Big Boi, and Killer Mike. Also on Friday, Shaquille O’Neal is throwing his annual Shaq’s Fun House bash at XS at the Wynn featuring performances from Lil Wayne, Diplo, and the NBA legend himself (as DJ Diesel). The same night you can catch Vegas residency DJs like Alesso at OMNIA (Caesars Palace), TYGA at Hakkasan (MGM Grand), or Lil Jon at Marquee Nightclub (Cosmopolitan). Or, if comedy is more your thing, Bill Burr will be headlining the BetMGM Big Game Bash at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand.
Saturday sees the lion’s share of A-list events including The Maxim Casino Royale Experience at Resorts World Las Vegas, Sports Illustrated The Party with performances from Chainsmokers and Kygo at XS, legendary former NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski’s annual Gronk Beach with Afrojack and more Encore Beach Club, BetMGM Big Game Bash sees Luke Combs rocking The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, and Michelob ULTRA Country Club at Top Golf Las Vegas features performances from T-Pain and Lil Wayne. And you can always expect to see pretty much every celebrity at what is usually the most tough-to-get-on-the-list annual event, Michael Rubin’s Fanatics party.
For a more epicurean experience, Taste of the NFL 2024 on Saturday offers a tasting menu curated by celebrity chefs alongside opportunities to mingle with NFL greats. Or kick it up Sunday morning before kickoff with the king of Flavortown at Guy’s Flavortown Tailgate featuring food from over 25 restaurants including 10 Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives pop-ups, and performances from Diplo and Dustin Lynch.
Super Bowl Experiences
Starting on Wednesday, February 7, and extending through Saturday, February 10, the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center is the exclusive home of the NFL for the Super Bowl Experience. Immerse yourself in a football-themed park with interactive games like the 40-yard dash, collect autographs from star players, capture memorable moments with Super Bowl rings and the Vince Lombardi trophy, and explore the NFL Shop presented by Visa. The event is the quintessential Super Bowl Week extravaganza and an easy recommendation to those visiting for the Big Game.
Experience the Super Bowl Breakfast at Caesars Palace on Saturday, February, 10. The focal point of this event is the bestowal of the Bart Starr Award upon a current NFL player recognized for their outstanding character and integrity. The 37th iteration of this annual gathering will bring together influential figures from Las Vegas’s business and civic circles, avid sports enthusiasts, iconic football figures, and esteemed recipients of the Bart Starr Award from previous years.
It is hard to recommend a visit to Vegas nowadays without stopping by its latest and greatest attraction. The Sphere is a first-of-its-kind cutting-edge music and entertainment arena located east of the Strip boasting an impressive 18,600-seat auditorium, a remarkable 16K resolution wraparound interior LED, and groundbreaking, immersive 4D video and audio features. You can still catch legendary rockers U2 and their UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere experience on Friday and Saturday on Super Bowl Weekend as well as Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s Postcard From Earth.
Las Vegas Dining
Las Vegas in 2024 is a culinary mecca, boasting an array of extraordinary dining establishments, each with its unique charm and culinary prowess. The following are a few of our favorite places to dine on the Strop. (Note: if you are looking for a reservation at one of the premier spots on Super Bowl Weekend, we suggest you book now.)
For a traditional fine dining experience, few restaurants on earth can compete with Joël Robuchon. Located at the MGM Grand, this three-Michelin-starred beacon of brilliance is routinely named among the best restaurants in the nation. From the meticulously crafted plates to the impeccable service, dining at Joël Robuchon is an immersion into the artistry of French gastronomy. Located in The Venetian, CUT by Wolfgang Puck offers prime steaks, fresh seafood, and a selection of contemporary sides in a sleek and modern setting. With unparalleled service, an extensive wine list, and an overall pervading atmosphere of refinement, it earns its reputation as perhaps the best steakhouse in Las Vegas.
For a more lively dining experience befitting the madness of Super Bowl weekend, there are many uptempo options. Located in the ARIA Resort & Casino, CATCH offers an innovative fusion of Asian-influenced sushi, and seafood, in an electric and Instagrammable setting. Beauty and Essex Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan is a perennial favorite of ours for its grand, speakeasy-inspired setting and mouthwatering bites like poke tacos and famed tomato soup dumplings. As the newest entry in Vegas’s burgeoning loud and fun dining category, Papi Steak Las Vegas brings the Miami staple to the Strip, offering prime steaks in a stunning modern setting with a nightclub-like atmosphere.
The Big Game
And then, of course, there is the main event, the reason why all this madness has descended upon Las Vegas. As the pinnacle of American sporting events, few live entertainment experiences can compete with the thrill of attending the Super Bowl in person (and this is only exponentially amplified if your team happens to be one of the two playing). With a halftime performance from Usher (who just wrapped up a very successful 100-show Vegas residency) and a recent history of close and exciting games, the afternoon has the makings of a fantastic memory.
As for tickets, it goes without saying that you can expect to shell out a pretty penny for a chance to catch the action live. As of writing, tickets in the nosebleed section on Seat Geek are fetching around $7,000 before fees. While resale sites like Seat Geek and Stubhub offer great peace of mind, we recommend waiting and consulting your hotel’s concierge or VIP host during your stay for a better price last minute.
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on tickets but still wish to watch the Big Game in Vegas on Sunday, there are several swanky and unique viewing parties on or near the Strip (including some…adult options), but our favorite place is Stadium Swim at Circa. Featuring six pools, a 40-foot HD screen, swim-up bars, private cabanas, and more, it makes for a lively and truly one-of-a-kind viewing and party experience.
From exclusive parties at iconic to star-studded events along the famed Vegas Boulevard, the city is set to offer an array of options for both sports enthusiasts and those seeking the epitome of luxury and entertainment. Get ready to witness the fusion of football fervor and Sin City allure as Las Vegas takes center stage, setting the tone for what is to become a glitzy celebration that transcends the game itself.