There are countless guides and must-do lists out their on the internet for those wanting to travel to Las Vegas. From visiting every casino on The Strip to getting married by an Elvis impersonator, the lists and travel advice can feel a little overwhelming.
So, how do you choose?
What really are the must-do activities as opposed to the things that you could probably do without?
Here, we’ll give you some ideas when it comes to the main attractions (and tell you that you don’t really have to get married by Elvis unless you really want to). After all, Las Vegas issues about 80,000 marriage licenses a year already before even factoring the King into the equation.
Get a Spa Treatment
The spas in Las Vegas are no joke. They take their services very seriously, so expect great treatment at basically any of the spas you decide to go to. Some recommendations we have are The Moroccan Journey offered at the Sahra Spa & Hammam, which features a wonderful 2-hour 10-minute monster of a spa day including a Turkish heated bathhouse with a mother stone in the middle, where you get a black soap scrub, time in a hydra-tube, and a full body massage. If that sounds like too much (it isn’t, but that’s okay, we aren’t judging), you could visit the Waldorf Astoria Spa. This spa offers a two-hour “Diamond Brilliance Facial”, which is said to brighten and tone skin with massage and a micro-current firming device.
While Vegas has moved on from being entirely gaming-centric, and the endless slot machines in particular have grown somewhat tired, the poker rooms still feel special. And although they can feel a little intimidating, there’s something to be said for having played poker in Vegas as a sort of travel bucket list cross-off.
Some of the best poker rooms in Las Vegas include the Venetian, the Bellagio, and the Wynn Resort. All the aforementioned casinos can be found on the Last Vegas Strip. But if you want to somewhere away from the Strip, there’s also the Red Rock Resort in Summerlin and the Golden Nugget on Fremont Street.
It’s no trip to Vegas without going downtown and visiting Fremont Street. While the main attraction here is still the casinos, you can still visit the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino. Yes, it’s a casino but it’s also home to a screen with more than 12 million LED lightbulbs. The famous Viva Vision, as it’s called, has an hourly show from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. and features music by Green Day, Heart, The Killers, Rock Springfield, and others – not to mention the concerts are free! You can also visit the SlotZilla and zipline your way down for 820 feet or zip down like Superman for 1,640 feet down the Zoomline.
After a long night out in Las Vegas, you’ll need a good breakfast to get you through the rest of the next day. One of the best breakfast buffets you’ll find in the entire city is the Wynn breakfast buffet, with its unparalleled variety and also hefty price tag – but you’re not in Vegas to save money. You can also stop at the Wicked Spoon and eat everything you can for an entire three hours. We’d like to note that these buffets are high-quality establishments, so expect decadent food in smaller portions, even though the portions are quite literally endless.
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