Ray Ho – 11/12/2022

I visited the 2022 SEMA show in Las Vegas last week. Hotels were understandably more expensive during conventions so Airbnbs were always good options. The Las Vegas Convention Center did not offer public parking due to the various SEMA activities. Parking was about $40/day at the Westgate Resort and Casino next door or at the various lots offered by the adjacent businesses. Advice for anyone attending the show next year, if you can’t find a good spot or just don’t want to pay for one, you can try parking at various casino garages and take the shuttle or monorail to the show. Or if you feel like you need more exercise, Circus Circus Hotel and Casino offers free self-parking and it is literally a parking lot away from the recently built West Hall of the convention center.

This year’s SEMA was roughly the same as prior years though it did seem like there was fewer attendees comparing to the shows before the Pandemic. I did see more than several unoccupied stalls. But never the less, it was still fun and exciting experiencing the sight and sound of the show. Note that it was very tiring to walk around all the halls and outside lots. At least we had the option of getting shuttled around through underground tunnels in Teslas between the various convention halls using the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop. The service was free and the Teslas were driven by drivers as current regulations do not allow activating the autopilot function. According to the driver, even when autopilot will eventually be used, it would still require a driver present. Yeah we are still far away from full autonomous transportation.

I also stopped by Resorts World and snapped a few pictures.

Check out these pics from the main attraction.