There’s way more than one way to experience Sin City. Whether you’re a foodie, adventurer, gamer or in desperate need of some R ‘n’ R, check out our top four Vegas vacation itineraries to try.
Dinner and a Show
You’ll never run out of fantastic places to eat in Vegas. If you plan your vacations around top-rated restaurants and foodie trends, plan to spend your hours along the Strip savoring the all-you-can-eat buffets and multi-course menus. Round out your days with an award-winning show while you digest today’s feast.
Where to Brunch: Relax with endless rosé and eggs Benedict at Micheal Mina’s Bardot Brasserie. Located in the Aria hotel, this favorite brunch spot knows how to put a fun twist on traditional favorites. How does sticky sweet brioche French toast topped with mascarpone and crunchy almond brittle sound?
Where’s Dinner? For an unforgettable Michelin Star dining experience, prepare your palate for the sophisticated Joel Robuchon in the MGM Grand. This celebrated restaurant was designed to resemble a luxurious Art Deco townhouse, complete with a lush garden terrace and marble floors.
For a more social dining experience, head to The Cosmopolitan to enjoy Spanish tapas, paella, and sangria at Jaleo.
Shows to See: A Cirque du Soleil show, like The Beatles Love, Micheal Jackson ONE, Zumanity, KA, or the water show O, are all incredible choices. Then there’s the impressive magic shows by David Copperfield or Mat Franco. Go for a full-blown production and prepare to be entertained by Jabbawokeez, Absinthe, or the family-friendly Blue Man Group. Or plan your stay around the roster of concerts taking center stage in Las Vegas.
Discover the Desert, Canyons and Red Rocks
There’s so much to do outside of the air conditioning and flashing lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Take a Jeep tour, cycle through Red Rocks Canyon, or splurge on a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon.
Just an hour drive from the Strip is the Valley of Fire State Park. This gorgeous park is filled with rock formations and ancient petroglyphs. Take an early morning or late afternoon hike for the most stunning color palette for photos.
Next, take to the water in a kayak on the Colorado River. Paddle by the Hoover Dam, then head downstream through the river canyon and stop for a hike at the natural desert hot springs.
Then, head to the desert terrain of Bootleg Canyon. At the top, you can strap into a paragliding harness to take off on a series of 50 mph downhill ziplines – the longest line being half a mile!
To pick up speed on your adventure vacation, rent a dune buggy to race in the desert sand. Better yet, ski or snowboard just an hour away from the Strip at Mount Charleston!
Slow it all down by taking a leisurely cruise of Lake Mead, the artificial lake created when the Hoover Dam stoppered up the Colorado River in the 1930s. Take to the water on a 19th Century Mississippi River paddle boat to take in the spectacular views.
For a trip planned around the action and excitement inside the heart of the Strip, center yourself around the tables and the stage.
Tables to Play: Head to one of the biggest casinos on the Strip, The Mirage, for an exciting roulette game. For a more intimate experience, head to the Golden Gate on Fremont Street where you can play a game or two of Riverboat Roulette and really get your money’s worth. The Tropicana has a trick up its sleeve – Double Ball Roulette! Players win for picking a color that either ball lands on, or can take their chances and bet on the color both balls will land on.
Concerts to See: After you’ve played your share in the casino, there are so many music performances in Las Vegas to choose from. Make sure you check the Vegas.com calendar for your favorite musicians and to get tickets to a residency show like Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, Sting, and more!
Relax and Unwind with Ultimate Spa Time
You can spend your entire trip to Las Vegas laying by the pool, soaking in hot tubs, and choosing from a full menu of luxurious spa options.
Spa-Hopping to Try: Start your spa experience by booking a treatment at eForea Spa, the 4,000 sq. ft. full-service spa located inside
Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Boulevard. Treat yourself to the Mojave Rainfall Cascade, where you’ll be showered with fossilized desert sea salt to exfoliate and re-mineralize your skin, then massaged with wild sage and lavender oils to melt your stresses away.
Next, travel to The Wynn for a Forbes five-star experience at The Spa at Encore. This high-end spa boasts 51 luxurious treatment rooms inspired by the natural elements of sunlight, water, and limestone. You can also spend part of your day in the resort’s movement studios, offering spinning, yoga, and private meditation.
For tranquil steam rooms, vitality pools, and ice fountains book an afternoon at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental – an oasis inspired by traditional Eastern philosophies. Try a Mahjong Balance treatment, a two-hour session focusing on pressure points and energy centers. Named after the Chinese game, Mahjong, cool jade game tiles are placed on the body to soothe, calm, and invigorate.
Pool Time: Hilton Grand Vacations has some of the top and most private pools in Vegas. Celebrate your stay by joining the lively pool parties at The Flamingo, a luxurious cabana at Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, or a family-friendly game of water volleyball at Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Boulevard.
When it comes to your Vegas vacation, you call the shots. We’d love to hear your itinerary!