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Las Vegas Promises a Spring Filled with Fantastic Events and Openings for LGBTQ Travelers

Spring is a spectacular time to visit Las Vegas. Warmer weather means lounging in luxury by a sparkling resort pool, partying it up at a Strip-side pool party, and al fresco dining at world-class restaurants. The season is also a warm-up for the sizzling summer entertainment, with headliners opening new residencies across the destination. Plus, spring brings Pride Month—and there’s always somewhere to celebrate in Las Vegas.

This is the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World, and spring is filled with such events to fill out your itinerary. Temptation Sundays, the Strip’s longest running LGBTQ+ pool party, kicks off its 15th season at the Luxor Hotel & Casino on Sunday, May 12. Held on Sundays through September, the splash bash features go-go dancers, appearances by celebrated drag queens and the hottest DJs bringing the noise. On the sports side of things, visitors can watch the reigning WNBA champions throughout the season—or they can plan to attend Las Vegas Aces Pride Night, taking place on Tuesday, June 11 at Michelob ULTRA Arena inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

There’s even more new entertainment to experience this spring in Las Vegas. Pop superstar Jason Derulo debuts his first residency, “The Best Show Ever” at Voltaire inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas on Friday, May 17. Over at Palms Casino Resort, GRAMMY Award winning R&B artist Babyface kicks off his engagement at Pearl Theater on Saturday, May 25. Country fans can look forward to Shania Twain’s return to the residency roster, this time with a new production at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. And if that’s not enough, Lady Gaga brings her Jazz & Piano show back to Dolby Live at Park MGM on Wednesday, June 19—just before the summer solstice!

From splashing under the sun to singing along and dancing to a chart-topping pop star, Vegas can work up an appetite. The destination’s dining scene never disappoints, and new restaurants are constantly popping up on the Strip, downtown and beyond. Ortikia Mediterranean Grill will open this spring at Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa, offering Greek-inspired bites, an oyster and crudo bar and more. Downtown in the Arts District, Palate is slated to open during the season with a Modern American menu, a charcuterie station and tableside presentations. Closer to the Strip at Rio Hotel & Casino, Luckley Tavern & Grill will open in late May to offer a pub-like atmosphere, a menu of American classics and an extensive selection of draft beers and inventive cocktails. And on the Strip, Caspian’s Caviar & Cocktails will open in the spring at Caesars Palace and feature an exceptional collection of caviar, imaginative cocktails and curated champagne and vodka selections.

Solidifying itself as a major culinary capital, Las Vegas will host The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards for the first time on Wednesday, June 5. The annual event is considered one of the premier gatherings of chefs, restaurateurs and culinary icons. Wynn Las Vegas adds to the foodie fun with Revelry, a new culinary festival taking place at the luxury resort from Wednesday, June 5 through Saturday, June 8. With some of the world’s most esteemed chefs, vintners and mixologists on hand, the festival includes several events that culminate with the signature grand tasting, Revelry: The Feast.

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