4 Things to Check Out While You’re in Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent 2019

By: Thelen Blum 11.27.2019
4 Things to Check Out While You’re in Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent 2019

AWS re:Invent is one of the most exciting conferences on the calendar. This year, as always, the whole global cloud computing community will be present. At the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, from December 2nd – 6th, we will be discussing anything and everything to do with the cloud.

At Aporeto, we’re super excited to be a bronze sponsor of AWS re:Invent this year. Don’t forget to drop by our booth #2033 to catch our latest demo on How to Secure your AWS EKS Cluster in under 5 mins!, learn about our Federated Identity for Users that can work for any AWS cloud resource that requires IAM, learn more about our Zero Trust cloud security solutions for all AWS hybrid and AWS cloud environments, and pick-up some fun swag for your kids. You can also book a time to meet with us 1:1 here.

And though the conference is a blast, we all need a break from time to time. Especially when we’re in “the Adult Entertainment Capital of the World.” Here is a list of the best ways to spend some time when you’re taking a break from AWS re:Invent.

1. See These Icons: the Las Vegas Sign + the Bellagio Fountain Show

This iconic, 25ft tall sign has been there since 1959, and it is one of the most beloved landmarks in Vegas. The sign is in the median at the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard, better known as the Strip. The most convenient time to get your photo is on your way to or from the airport. The sign looks best at night, when it’s lit.

Another iconic sight is the  Bellagio Fountain Show, which is totally free and well worth seeing. More than a thousand fountains, shooting water almost 500 feet into the air, accompanied by beautiful jazz music. The shows run every 15 minutes at night and every 30 minutes during the day. Make sure to stop by if you can.

2. Get Artsy: Visit a Museum or an Art Gallery + Wander Around the Vibrant Arts District

You might be surprised to know that Vegas is home to many unique museums. This town loves to explore its legacy of organized crime. Start with the Mob Museum, where you can see exhibits dedicated to the most devious mobsters in history. Iconic hotels like The Flamingo even have a Bugsy Siegel memorial and bar, dedicated to the gangster who built the hotel. If you love vintage autos, check out the Nostalgia Street Rods Museum. At the Neon Museum, in the outdoor Neon Boneyard, you can see lots of cool retro Vegas signs. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the exhibits.

The Downtown Arts District is an 18-block neighborhood about one mile south of Fremont Street. You can grab cocktails at Velveteen Rabbit, shop for secondhand knick knacks at Antique Alley, enjoy coffee at either Vesta or Makers & Finders, and eat dinner at Esther’s Kitchen. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The community is expected to expand in the next few years.

3. Food + Drinks: Go on a Vegas Foodie Tour Then Sip on Creative Cocktails at the Downtown Cocktail Room

The first question on every traveller’s mind upon arriving to a new city is: “Where’s a good place to eat?” If you have a hard time answering, check out Lip Smacking Foodie Tours. This culinary walking tour allows guests to sample signature dishes and drinks at top restaurants downtown or on the iconic Vegas Strip.

We aren’t about to skip drinks! Sip the best and most creative cocktails in town at the Downtown Cocktail Room. This place was ahead of its time, even before the craft cocktail trend took off in Vegas. This bar is deemed to be one of the best in town, despite its meek and unassuming appearance. They have a team of mixologists that come up with a new menu about four times a year, adding different twists to their classic drinks each time.

4. Geek Out: Marvel’s Avengers Station on Las Vegas Blvd

Only at Marvel’s Avengers Station can one train to become an Avengers agent. This one-part museum, one-part interactive exhibit, is a superhero haven found inside the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. They offer fans an exclusive and hands-on deep dive into the Marvel Universe. At Marvel’s Avengers Station, you can learn to operate Iron Man’s suit, explore Bruce Banner’s laboratory, and see Captain America’s actual uniform and shield used in the movies. Get your tickets here.

See you all at AWS re:Invent 2019 in Las Vegas! 

While at the show, don’t forget to stop by booth #2033 and learn more about how Aporeto can help you hide your apps from hackers, granularly manage and lock down your cloud credentials, accelerate your DevOps deployment, and seamlessly secure your AWS EKS multi-cluster environment, we’ll be at booth #2033. You can book a time to meet with us 1:1 here. In the meantime, check out our website for more of our Zero Trust Cloud Security Solutions for AWS.

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