Escape the average and indulge in the extraordinary at this internationally renowned travel destination
Whether you’re looking to wind down with a restful getaway or enjoy an adventure-filled escapade in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas is the perfect place to escape the mundane and enjoy a freedom-fueled weekend of fun.
Here’s how to get the most out of your adults-only Vegas vacation...
1. Fuel up at one of these foodie hot spots
Get a taste of the Vegas food scene with a visit to the diverse roster of restaurants offered in and around the booming Las Vegas Boulevard. Feast on celebrity chef creations and savour stunning five-star fare. You’ll quickly discover why this destination is as thrilling for the taste buds as it is for the eyes.
Be one of the first to dine at Hell’s Kitchen, where chef Gordon Ramsay takes his kitchen shenanigans from the screen to the Strip. Though this new hot spot is located in front of Caesars Palace, guests will feel as though they have stepped onto the set of the hit show, as it features the same red and blue kitchen decor and, of course, show-stopping dishes like the famous Beef Wellington and Lobster Risotto.
Want to be dazzled while you dine? Head to Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a modern supper club offering spontaneous live performances (each visit guarantees a new experience) and decadent dishes like the award-winning Caviar Tacos or the Oysters Rockefeller—a signature dish with a tasty twist.
If you’re looking for some more laid-back libations, check out Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, located in The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino. Not only are the award-winning craft burgers a must-try, but the out-of-this-world “CrazyShake” milkshakes will satisfy your sweet tooth with flavours like Brooklyn Blackout (chocolate-frosted rim and mini chocolate chips, topped with a brownie, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle), or the signature Cotton Candy (vanilla-frosted rim with blue, pink and pearl chocolates, topped with a pink lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream and cotton candy).
2. Take thrill-seeking to new heights
Looking to stray away from the Strip? Experience a whole other side of the city by burning some rubber on the world-famous speedway or seeking stunning adventures in the sky.
Fuel your need for speed and get behind the wheel of an authentic NASCAR race car at the Richard Petty Driving Experience on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Start with a real-life meeting with a crew chief and then ride shotgun and hold on tight as you zoom around the track with a professional racing instructor behind the wheel. Or, if you’re feeling extremely adventurous, take the NASCAR race car for a spin around the track by yourself and get your adrenaline revving like never before.
The Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York Hotel & Casino becomes an alien battleground this season as a virtual reality add-on becomes available to riders. As if the speedy twists, turns and drops of the amusement favourite weren’t already thrilling enough, you can now experience a new narrative feature during the ride–thanks to high tech headsets–that puts riders in the midst of an extraterrestrial invasion of Nevada’s most famed sights.
Soar to new heights with an evening helicopter tour above the Strip. Get a bird’s eye view of some of the most famous landmarks in Vegas, like the Fountains of Bellagio, the skyline of New York-New York and the tip of the Luxor pyramid. For an extra swanky affair, book the Las Vegas City Lights Picnic package, which wraps up your tour with a stop on a scenic overlook where you can enjoy a champagne picnic while taking in the neon skyline from a secluded spot above the city.
3. Cool off with some poolside play
This city may be known for its hot party spots, but the cool pools are equally as attractive. Whether you’re looking for a calm and quiet waterside seat or a splish-splashing good time, these popular pools will wow water lovers of all kinds.
The Golden Nugget, located downtown, takes poolside play to a whole new level with their $30 million, award-winning pool, featuring a shark tank aquarium, an exhilarating tube water slide and a rejuvenating waterfall. Sit back in one of the private cabanas while sipping on a sophisticated assortment of cocktails, or splash and slide while soaking up the Vegas sun.
Mandalay Bay brings the beach to the desert with Mandalay Beach, complete with a wave pool, sand-and-surf beach and tons of white sand. Skip the tan lines and enjoy the “toptional” pool club, or rock out to the live music with your toes in the sand.
There’s no better place to relax and unwind than the tranquil Nuala pool at the Westin Lake Resort. Dangle your feet in the clear water while you take in the serene scenery, or go for a dip and then take a nap in the sun. You can even catch the sunset on the horizon and then watch a “dive-in” movie while you relax on a pool floatie. This lakeside oasis is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway.
Leave the humdrum at home and opt for some fun in the sun. Perfect for a relaxing, romantic getaway for two or as an adventure-filled escape with your best buds, what happens here doesn’t have to stay here—the memories will live on long after your visit.