How to get to the MGM Grand Garden Arena

Las Vegas is home to some of the biggest entertainment, sporting, and concert venues and with so much entertainment in one place, it can be tricky navigating from one place to another. The Strip may just be over 4 miles long but we really like to pack it in.

The MGM Grand Garden Arena is one of the most versatile on the Strip. From events including UFC matches, sporting events and mega-star concerts, the Grand Garden Arena is always a great time for tourists and locals alike. With a capacity of nearly 17,000, it’s easy to find a good seat.

To make your life a little easier, we’ve got your guide to the Garden Arena. From pre-event drinks to parking, here’s everything you need to know.

Inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena
MGM Grand Garden Arena via

How do I get to the MGM Garden Arena after I get to Las Vegas?

You’ve got a couple of options here. Parking at the MGM Grand is available and you can find information on parking fees here. If you plan on parking or making use of a taxi or ride-share, you may want to adjust your arrival and departure times. People tend to leave at the same time which could mean you spend more time waiting around than you would like.

The Las Vegas Monorail is a great alternative for those of you staying at other properties or if you have pre or post-event plans along the route. You can check out a map here.

From the MGM Grand Monorail stop, guests can make their way through either the MGM Underground or by way of the District Connector. Either way, once you’re in the casino just follow the overhead signs to Grand Garden Arena.

Single-ride tickets are just $5 and you can find more info on our ticket information page.

I have time for a drink before my event, suggestions?

We have a few! TAP Sports Bar is a great options with their 60 HD flat screens you won’t miss a minute of the pre-game commentary. Whiskey fan? Whiskey Down has over 50 variations—you won’t find these in grocery store aisles.

What about dinner?

You’ve got tons of great options. Hakkasan Restaurant does Cantonese with a seriously delicious and unique approach. MGM Grand is home to some of the most impressive celebrity chef restaurants. Take your pick from L’Atelier Joel Robuchon, Joel Robuchon, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. 

One last one, we’re not ready to call it a night after the event, what are our options?

We’re glad you asked! Nearly everyone knows about Hakkasan and for a good reason. They have been bringing the biggest names in entertainment to Las Vegas for fifteen years. If you’re looking to wind-down instead of turn up, both the Lobby Bar and Centrifuge are great options.

After all the excitement, let us drive! From Friday to Sunday we’re open until 3am. Unless you’re a real night owl, in which case, we’ll see your bright and early at 7am. 

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