Local Love - Las Vegas Picks

Las Vegas homes millions of visitors each year, and me? Well, I call it home for now. If you are like me (and maybe why you landed here) you have to almost over research somewhere just so you can feel that you got the most out of your time when you visit somewhere new. Or, maybe you are coming back to our city and want to experience new things. Either way, here is what I love about Las Vegas right now.

On The Strip:

The New Taco Bell Cantina – I love how bold this infamous taco shop is being with their flagship cantina store. It’s located on the corner of Harmon, which isn’t too far from the strip. It serves beer and twisted freezes. It’s an incredible site to see.

The M&M Store – This store is massive, and what used to be a couple of floors has expanded to four stories. The M&M wall boasts flavors you won’t find anywhere else. Right now, my favorite is a cherry M&M, dark chocolate M&Ms, and that I can get all yellows for Logan.

Sake Rok in the Park – If you see a show at the T-Mobile Arena, Sake Rok has to be on your go to. It’s atmosphere, gender neutral bathrooms, menu’s the size of your table, and delicious sushi, do yourself a favor and head over there.

Marvel S.T.A.T.I.O.N – If you are a Marvel fan, head over to TI and go through Marvel S.T.A.T.I.O.N. We had so much fun training to see what we’d end up doing if we worked at S.H.I.E.L.D. I didn’t feel rushed, the Ant-Man room was my favorite, and the staff if very willing to take group photos.


Zappos Tour – It’s weird to want to tour a place where people are working day and night, but it’s cool to get to see the world’s most famous cultural workplace.

EAT – Oh geez, get to this place. It’s phenomenal and so charming.

The Container Park – There is a great little bar that you can sit, and people watch, an amazing Taco and BBQ place (take your pick you can’t go wrong), a snow-cone shack that will make you feel like you are back in Hawaii, and someone of the cutest local businesses. Oh, and the park itself is full of plenty of photo ops.

Off The Strip:

Lockdown – I love this escape room location the most. Their rooms are fun to tear apart and figure out clues that are the hardest easiest thing you’ll ever do.

Pinball Hall of Fame – About a ten-minute drive East of the strip this warehouse has hundreds of old pinball games, and you still get to play with a quarter.

Monta – A tiny shack-like building that has some of the best ramen in Las Vegas. The wait can be extremely long, but people wait and wait until they get their seat.

Red Springs Hiking – Everyone goes to Red Rocks, but I love Red Springs. You can hike on the bridges if you don’t feel like going off on a trail. It’s scenic, safe, and wheelchair friendly (I’d recommend someone pushing you though).

Fork and Burger – Okay, this place is only open M-F from 7:30am-2:30 pm, but if you can get there do it. Best burger in Las Vegas.

Downtown Summerlin – The only thing that would have made this place better was Nordstrom as a flagship store. The food, shops, decor — It is beautiful in the evening.

Day Trips:

Zion National Park – It’s a two-hour drive to get to Zion, and you won’t be disappointed. It’s breathtaking, and if you want to spend more time there check out my travel tips found here.

Mount Charleston – I’m partial to the Lee Canyon side because there is a lot of snow in the winter, but Kyle Canyon is the most popular. Easy to see why when you get there, it’s breathtaking.