Las Vegas Boasts a New Hockey Team

T-Mobile Arena is the new home of the Vegas Golden Knights NHL hockey team.
T-Mobile Arena is the new home of the Vegas Golden Knights NHL hockey team.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas– except for Vegas’ new hockey team which just entered the National Hockey League for the 2017-2018 season.

After much push from Vegas’ citizens, the city finally has their own hockey team to root for, the Vegas Golden Knights. The team is the first major professional sports franchise to be based in Las Vegas. See them play at home in the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip.

And incredibly, this expansion team has done something no other expansion team has ever done–they made it to the final round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, losing to the Washington Capitals!

After the game, head down to the bright lights of the famous Las Vegas Strip.

The stunning fountains at Bellagio are a sight you don’t want to miss. With over 1,000 fountains rocketing hundreds of feet into the sky, prepare for the waterworks. Don’t worry about missing out on the show, the fountains go off every thirty minutes from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and every fifteen minutes between 8 p.m. and midnight during the weekdays. On weekends, they happen even more often, giving your eyes a nice break from all the flashes of neon.

Neon Museum in Las Vegas
Neon Museum in Las Vegas. Max Hartshorne photo.

Speaking of neon, modern art connoisseurs should stop by the Neon Museum, especially at night, for a tour of some of the discarded neon signs that tell the history of the gambling city.

If you don’t get enough colorful signage on the streets, head down to the museum’s “Boneyard” to see the history of Vegas unfold with over 200 neon signs.

If the fountains at the Bellagio intrigued you, book a room at the extraordinary Bellagio Hotel And Casino through Bonwi for $179 a night.  Before hitting the casino at night, enjoy the outdoor atmosphere by hanging poolside. When you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, head over to the spa for a massage, body treatment, or facial.

You have plenty of mealtime options, with 13 restaurants, five bars, and a cafe on the resort. If you’re in town to cheer on the Vegas Golden Knights, the Bellagio is the perfect candidate, being close proximity to the T-Mobile Arena. Booking today can get you 2,770 points per night to spend toward your flight home.

The Bellagio is also walking distance to The Park, an entertainment and dining district created in 2016 by MGM Resorts. Put yourself in the center of great eateries, creative displays, and the exhilarating energy of Sin City. If you’re looking for a less expensive hotel, try the Monte Carlo Resort or the New York-New York Hotel & Casino, both minutes from The Park.

The Monte Carlo is $92 per night, complete with a 24-hour fitness center, three pools, and even personal cabanas you can rent out. Earn a total of 1,792 per night when you book today. The New York-New York Hotel & Casino is $89 per night with a 1,808-point reward. Get a break from the Vegas heat in your air-conditioned getaway, or embrace Sin City culture by dancing the night away at their nightclub. They even have their very own Coyote Ugly, inspired by the hit movie.

Don’t forget to snap a picture with the legendary “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” sign too!  Don’t wait–find hotels in Las Vegas now, on Bonwi!