Laughlin, Nevada, is the ideal getaway for showgoers who want a dazzling show experience in a small-town setting. For visitors in search of world-class comedy, headliner performances, water-based activities, hiking, golfing and, of course, casinos, this is the place to be! Read on for our guide of what to do while in Laughlin for a show, including pre- and post-concert experiences.


Stay Close to the Action  

Conveniently located less than a mile from one of the most popular concert venues, Laughlin Event Center, sit three incredible resorts. Each resort offers incredible on-site dining, as well as various bars and lounges to check out before or after the show. At Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort, you’ll have the option of a mountain or river view, plus it often offers concert packages, which typically include transportation, event tickets and a few nights’ stay. Tropicana Laughlin has an outdoor pool, open seasonally, with cabana rentals for guests to enjoy, so if poolside is your preference, give this resort a try! Edgewater Casino Resort includes two towers, each offering incredible sights of the Colorado River. And, of course, it’s where you’ll find the L.A. Comedy Club, another popular show venue in Laughlin.

Get right by the water and right into the action at Edgewater Hotel Casino in Laughlin, Nevada!Edgewater Casino Resort


Take in the Sights, Relax and Shop

Nestled along the tranquil banks of the Colorado River, Laughlin has a robust offering when it comes to experiences and activities. Whether you’re an adventure seeker or prefer to spend your time relaxing at the spa, there’s plenty of things to do!

Take in breathtaking views and the unforgettable Southwestern landscapes while on a scenic Laughlin River cruise with Laughlin River Tours. If you’re choosing to go before a show, opt for the 90-minute tour that has a full-service bar onboard and provides details of the city’s history. If you’ve already caught your show and want to spend a relaxing evening on the river, enjoy the two-hour sunset cruise, which includes a freshly prepared dinner.

Bask in the picturesque beauty of the surrounding Mojave Desert by strolling on the Laughlin Riverwalk, a paved path that’s accessible by six of Laughlin’s resorts. For a preshow treat, take a stroll at sunset to catch the gorgeous sights!

A couple enjoying a walk at Laughlin River Walk.Laughlin Riverwalk


Indulge in pure bliss and relaxation at Jean Jeffrey The Salon & Day Spa inside Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort. With a team of stylists and therapists, treat yourself as you select from head-to-toe pampering services and treatments including facials, massages, manis and pedis, and more.

To get your shopping on, check out Pioneer Country Store at The New Pioneer to get travel essentials, souvenirs and unique gifts. You can choose from a variety of chic hats and bags as well.


Before Your Show in Laughlin, Nevada  

After a fun-filled day, check out the various places where you can catch a preshow drink or bite to eat.

Bourbon Street Sports Bar at Laughlin River Lodge Hotel & Casino is a New Orleans-themed sports bar featuring TVs, a pool table, arcade games and, of course, classic bar food and drinks. Alternatively, you can grab pre-dinner drinks at Hideaway Martini Lounge in Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort, located on the second floor in the north tower. This is an ideal spot if you’re seeking a relaxed environment with an inviting atmosphere.

For dinner, you’ve got options. Check out The Range Steakhouse at Harrah’s Laughlin Beach Resort & Casino for an unbeatable, fine-dining experience featuring views of the Colorado River, complete with a diverse menu including seafood, steaks and a sophisticated wine list. Or enjoy a cozy and rustic atmosphere at Stockman’s Steakhouse in Edgewater Casino Resort, which is ideal if you’d like to be within walking distance of the Laughlin Event Center. Note, a casual, fine-dining dress code is required, so be sure to dress accordingly.


Postshow, Keep the Fun Going

After an exhilarating show, check out some incredible spots where you can get a nightcap, enjoy live music, and perhaps get on the dance floor and bust a move or two.

For a more sophisticated atmosphere and a live DJ, head over to Rush Lounge at Golden Nugget Laughlin. This lounge serves up handcrafted artistry when it comes to its drinks – they won’t disappoint. Plus, if you want to go all out, get VIP treatment by reserving a booth and getting bottle service.

Rush lounge LaughlinRush Lounge at Golden Nugget


Keep the evening going at Tango's Lounge inside Tropicana Laughlin, which regularly has live bands, making it the perfect pairing with its dance floor just waiting to be explored. Not feeling bold enough? Grab a drink or two and sit back and enjoy the lively environment from the bar instead. 


Whether you’re drawn to the soothing ambiance of the river, the thrill of water-based activities, or the top-notch entertainment, Laughlin is the ideal getaway destination! Book your weekend in Laughlin today and be sure to check out the deals!