Things to do in Las Vegas:
Vegas Golden Knights game

Looking for things to do in Las Vegas? You should absolutely head to a Vegas Golden Knights hockey game.

Las Vegas is known for its casinos and glitzy shows, of course, but there's a new player in town: The exciting Vegas Golden Knights hockey team.

When my husband and I decided to go to Vegas over the November long weekend, seeing a Golden Knights game at T-Mobile Arena was high on our list. 

The verdict? This young team is so much fun, the family friendly crowd is there to have a good time and the 17,500-seat arena is stunning. 

If you're a hockey fan, I can say without reservation: Yes! Go and see a game in Vegas.

Here's T-Mobile Arena in photos, with more information below.

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, home of the Vegas Golden Knights. (This photo from

A look at the sleek and expansive second and third levels just above the main concourse of T-Mobile Arena.  

Here's the view in the other direction. T-Mobile is wide open throughout. 

A look at the main entrance. Security checks were done swiftly and efficiently and it didn't take long to get in.

Here's a look at Level 2. The stairs and walkway behind the officers lead to a fantastic outdoor patio.

The awesome outdoor patio at T-Mobile Arena that runs along the entire front of the building. 

And here's the view of Toshiba Plaza from the outdoor patio.  Directly ahead is The Park, New York New York's outdoor restaurants and entertainment area.

The Monte Carlo hotel is situated left of T-Mobile as you're looking out from the arena.

The New York New York hotel, with all of its high-energy restaurants and entertainment, is located to the right of T-Mobile. It is a five-minute walk from New York New York to T-Mobile.

Opening faceoff! Inside T-Mobile, it's just as impressive.

The arena features a beautiful panoramic photo of the Las Vegas Strip, as well as banners of every NHL team.

Picking up on the T-Mobile logo, there's a lot of pink everywhere including at the concession stands. 

There's lots to do before and after the game right next to the arena.

One of the best parties going is at New York New York's tailgate party at the hotel's Brooklyn Bridge attraction. 

Any guesses as to which team was playing the Knights when we attended?

It's ridiculously easy to get to Las Vegas from many North American cities, especially if you live in the West or Midwest, making Sin City a perfect weekend getaway.

We flew Alaska using our two-for-one companion pass, and WestJet has a similar offer. And if you don't mind driving to Bellingham in Washington state, you can fly Allegiant for under $100 return.

Looking for a place to stay? There's no shortage of hotels in Las Vegas, of course; however, I highly recommend New York New York, which is just a five-minute walk to T-Mobile Arena. And New York New York's The Park is filled with outdoor restaurants and entertainment that are buzzing day and night. 

If you go:

⇝ Vegas Golden Knights: Buy your tickets here. If your game is sold out and you have to buy at a resale site, we found good prices at StubHub. You could also check  

⇝ T-Mobile Arena: Plan your visit here.

⇝ Unlike many arenas, T-Mobile still allows purses. But they can only be a maximum size of 12" x 12" x 6". Backpacks are not allowed. See a list of prohibited items here.

⇝ Las Vegas: Plan your visit here.

⇝ Airlines that fly to Las Vegas include AlaskaWestJet, and Allegiant.

⇝ Accommodations: Find your hotel here. 

⇝ New York New York: Sign up for an Mlife Rewards membership and get a discount on your hotel rate. 


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