Things To Do In...the MGM

The Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open of Supercross is entering its 10th year, all of which have been held inside the confines of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, part of the MGM Grant Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas. So for this installment of RXR Protect’s Things To Do In, we’re going to focus on the epicenter of the U.S. Open, the MGM Grand.

And remember, for reservations you can call 1-877-880-0880, or visit For tickets to the race, check out

First off, if you want a place to stay for this race, why go anywhere else? The MGM offers various rooms and suites to meet everyone’s needs, including Bungalow suites, Celebrity Spa suites, Hollywood suites (Scott Sepkovic probably stays there), Glamour suites and Skylofts Penthouse suites (that’s where I’m staying… I wish).

Hungry? Look no further as the MGM has several fine restaurants to satisfy whatever you’re craving. Here’s a list:

Joel Robuchon – Opened by Legendary French Chef Joel Robuchon, this restaurant offers a traditional French cuisine. (Look for DV12 and family here.)

Craftsteak – Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio insists on using the finest ingredients from small family farms and other specialized venues. Some signature dishes include Lobster Bisque, Braised Short Ribs and Grilled Kobe Skirt Steak. (If my man Fukudome is racing, he’ll be having the Kobe Beef, I’m sure!)

Fiamma Trattoria – Traditional Italian cuisine in sleek, sexy surroundings. (That’s got Erin Bates written all over it!)

Nobhill – Inspired by San Francisco, Nobill brings in organic produce and poultry from the Bay area. 

Shibuya – Ultimate destination for Japanese cuisine. (Shiba and Shintaro from Dirt Cool might like this.)

Pearl – Chinese cuisine which captures the essence of the Canton and Shanghai provinces. Four Chinese cooking methods are utilized: steamed, braised, baked and fried. (Ping always treats his old team here.)

Seablue – Seafood prepared over a wood-fired grill. Signature dishes include 16 oz. Prime Bone-In NY Strip. (The Aussies will love this place.)

Ready for some entertaining nightlife? Look no further than the MGM Grand, which has several popular destinations, including the Tabu Ultra Lounge, Centrifuge, Zuri, Vida, Rouge and Studio 54.

Or maybe you want to check out a show? One of the most popular, exclusively at the MGM Grand, is Ka from Cirque du Soleil. Or check out something at the Hollywood Theatre.

The MGM also offers several luxury amenities. You can get a soothing massage at the Grand Spa & Health club, get a haircut at the renowned Cristophe Salon, relax at the swimming pool or get married at MGM’s Wedding chapel.

Finally, maybe besides catching the supercross, your main interest is gaming. You can find everything inside the MGM, and if you want to play some Poker, sign up for Road 2 Recovery’s 3rd Annual Hold ‘em or Fold ‘em Charity Poker Tournament presented by Toyota on Thursday inside the MGM. To sign up or for more information, click here.

And the racing just doesn’t end on Saturday night. There is a full amateur program on Sunday, giving you a glimpse of tomorrow’s next generation of supercross stars!