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Things are constantly changing in Las Vegas so it makes sense that there are plenty of shiny new things to look forward to in 2013. It’s out with the old and in with the new as a handful of new Las Vegas shows, restaurants, nightclubs and more are scheduled to open throughout 2013. Book your Las Vegas hotel and get ready for what’s new in Sin City in 2013. Here are the 10 coolest new things coming to Las Vegas in 2013.
1. Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace: Caesars Palace is upping the ante in 2013 with the opening of the Nobu Hotel. Designed by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace will be a new choice for luxury on the Las Vegas Strip. The rooms, which open in February, feature upgraded minibars with unique and organic snacks, sleek bathrooms with authentic Japanese bathhouse features and even room service from the Nobu Restaurant! Try the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace on your trip to Las Vegas in 2013 for completely fresh lodging.
2. Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil: Cirque du Soleil had international success with the Michael Jackson IMMORTAL World Tour. Their newest production is also set to be a Michael Jackson-themed show but will be completely new material. This new Cirque du Soleil production featuring the King of Pop’s best hits will open at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in May 2013.
3. The Linq: Perhaps the most hyped attraction to open in Las Vegas in 2013, the Linq will have something to offer every type of Las Vegas tourist. This new Las Vegas attraction in 2013 will have restaurants, stores, a 550-foot-tall observation wheel and other venues. Brooklyn Bowl should be the Linq’s most popular attraction with live music nightly and bowling, restaurant and bar options all-in-one! The Linq will open between the Flamingo and Quad hotels in December 2013.
4. LIGHT Nightclub: Mandalay Bay will be all-Cirque in 2013 with the aforementioned Michael Jackson and LIGHT Nightclub, a completely Cirque-inspired nightlife venue set to open in March of this year. The new Mandalay Bay nightclub will feature elements of the popular production like creative costume design and acrobatics!
5. Hakkasan: The MGM Grand will have another nightlife venue to offer guests when Hakkasan opens in April 2013. Hakkasan will be a 5-story Las Vegas attraction that will have club, lounge and restaurant venues. Las Vegas partiers will be able to have a complete night in one, new spot when Hakkasan opens at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this year!
6. Sapphire Pool & Day Club: 2013 will see the opening of a stripper pool adjacent to Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas. The Sapphire Pool & Day Club will open with pool season in March 2013 to the joy of many mostly-male Vegas visitors. Of course, you probably won’t want to bring your kids to this Las Vegas pool.
7. The Quad: The change from “Imperial Palace” to “The Quad” has basically already happened, but renovations are still going on at this Las Vegas hotel. Many of the hotel’s public areas are being remodeled and square footage is being added to the casino. Sadly, the rooms aren’t being renovated so The Quad will still have some of the lowest-end rooms on the Vegas Strip.
8. SlotZilla: A ziplining attraction is coming to Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas in 2013. SlotZilla will be an 11-story, slot-machine-styled ziplining experience down the popular Fremont Street Experience. The 8 zipline Las Vegas attraction is scheduled to open sometime during the summer of 2013.
9. Wet ‘n’ Wild: Las Vegas will also get a premier water park in 2013. Wet ‘n’ Wild will be a 41-acre, 25-slide, family-friendly water park right near the Las Vegas Strip. A day in the 1,000-foot-long lazy river sounds like a perfect way to cool out during a hot Las Vegas day. Wet ‘n’ Wild will open in Las Vegas on Memorial Day 2013 in May.
10. SkyVue: An observation wheel is being built at the Linq set to open in December and will directly compete with SkyVue, another observation wheel set to open near the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas in late 2013. The observation wheel will be 500-feet-tall, 50 feet shorter than the Linq, and will have retail stores and restaurants at the base.