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Las Vegas Guide: Spending a Day in Summerlin

A quick guide to great eats, drinks, and shops in Summerlin.

If you’ve ever wondered what Vegas life is like off of the Strip, spend a day in Summerlin.

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With so much to see, do, and eat, it’s no wonder this residential neighborhood is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. See some of our favorite editor’s picks below.


The Strip may be a culinary destination for upscale chain restaurants and celebrity chef fans but off the Strip is where you’ll find smaller local spots with equally great cuisines and lower price points. Whether you’re enjoying the patio at Hawthorn Grill, indulging in healthy but delicious fare at True Food Kitchen, marveling at the exquisite dining room in La Strega, or satisfying your sushi cravings at Blue Ribbon Sushi, you’ll find something for even the pickiest palate in Summerlin.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill Las Vegas, Nevada | WhereTraveler
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill (©Clint Jenkins)


Not all great shopping is Strip adjacent. Summerlin boasts some great local shopping hubs of its own. Visit Downtown Summerlin for all your retail favorites, specialty boutiques like Joeleene, and gourmet pieces from stores like Oil & Vinegar. If you’re looking for items or decor from a smaller locally-owned spot, swing by Tivoli Village and try D’Annata for gifts or Hub Modern Home for home goods. 

  • Oil & Vinegar 10975 Sage Park Dr., 702.405.7444.
  • Joeleene 1980 Festival Plaza Dr., Ste. 135, 702.527.6354.
  • D’Annata 400 S. Rampart Blvd., #160, 702.457.4457.
  • Hub Modern 420 S. Rampart Blvd., #120, 702.863.1757.
Gifts at D'Annata Las Vegas, Nevada | WhereTraveler
Gifts at D'Annata (©Melanie Lee)


If you’re in need of a great spot to unwind with a drink, there are numerous options in Summerlin. From casual locations to watch the game like Parkway Tavern, comfortable places with great drinks and great food like Distill, swankier locales to enjoy a cocktail in the evening, or upscale cigar bars like La Casa, you’re sure to find a great spot to match your beverage preference. 

La Casa at Tivoli Village Las Vegas, Nevada | WhereTraveler
La Casa at Tivoli Village (©Marqetech)


Summerlin is the perfect spot for anyone hoping to spend a little time outdoors. With numerous courses like Angel Park Golf Club, miles of walking and biking trails throughout, and its close proximity to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, there are plenty of ways to explore outside. Not feeling particularly outdoorsy? The Red Rock Casino, Resort, & Spa is also a great way to spend the day and unwind. 

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Las Vegas, Nevada | WhereTravel
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (©Kace Rodriguez)