Whether you’re a first-time visitor to this glitzy, ritzy city or you’ve experienced the thrill of a trip to Las Vegas before, you will know that the Nevada based hub of activity will provide you with a trip like no other. From elaborate themed hotels and some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry putting on nightly shows, to impressive sprawling casinos and drinking and dining options to impress the gastronomes of the world, there is so much extravagance to fill your time with here.
An entertainment and gambling hub that attracted 42 million visitors in 2019, before the pandemic affected tourism, this city welcomes those looking for a glamorous escape and a place to leave their worries behind for a fun few days. The ever-evolving nature of Las Vegas means that with every trip you take, there is likely to be a new bar, restaurant, hotel or casino to take in, it’s safe to say that two visits need never be the same. In light of this, we’ve put together a guide on how you can make the very best of your time spent in this lavish location.
It’s fair to say that the mega resorts of the strip and beyond work hard to ensure their guests never need to leave the confines of said resort, with multiple dining and drinking venues, entertainment, shopping, casino floors, spas, amenities and accommodation options to please at every turn.
Old favourites like the Bellagio, Caesars Palace and The Venetian work their magic to ensure travellers are left wanting for nothing, as do newer resorts such as the $4 billion Resorts World, the Waldorf Astoria, and the epic Park MGM. Wynn, ARIA, MGM Grand, and Encore at Wynn are also not to be overlooked and promise facilities to make any stay a memorable one.
One thing that Las Vegas resort hotels do is try to outshine each other, so splash out with a stay in one of the city’s finest suites and you know that you’ll be in for a treat. Skylofts at MGM Grand, an Encore three-bedroom duplex at Encore, the presidential suite at The Palazzo and the Nobu Villa at Caesars Palace are just some of the luxurious accommodation offerings available to discerning guests.
It wouldn’t be a visit to Vegas without a flutter or two in one of the many lavish casinos that litter the city, it’s a large part of what Las Vegas is known for, after all. Online gambling hub, GambleUsa.com highlights the top five casinos to visit as Wynn Las Vegas Casino, Casino at Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay, but why do these stand out as the top five?
Set in beautiful surroundings, the grand betting floor at Wynn and Encore features 180 table games and over 1,800 slot machines to keep guests occupied. Said to be the largest in the city, the casino also features luxurious high-limit salons, poolside gaming, an impressive poker room and a state-of-the-art sports book. The Bellagio casino is a clear choice for this list due to its notoriety on The Strip with its fountain shows out front, Italian charm and its 115,000 square ft glitzy casino with 40 poker tables and Club Privé – the high-limit lounge with Art Deco interiors and speakeasy style bar.
Caesars Palace boasts 185 table games, 1,324 slot machines and 18 screens while promising 100% action, while MGM Grand is known as The Strip’s number one spot for Texas Hold’em and is great for the less serious gamblers. Mandalay Bay’s casino offering is another impressive one with over 1,200 slots, plenty of table games such as poker, roulette and craps to see action on, and an impressive beach area outside to enjoy after the fun in the casino.
Entertainment and dining
From big name musical acts to clubs, bars, pool parties and shows such as the Cirque de Soleil at The Bellagio, it’s clear to see that visitors to Las Vegas will be entertained throughout. Theatres are in good supply here, as are top DJs, and the city provides one of the best night’s out, weekend away or even extended trip here due to its abundance of thrilling entertainment.
When it comes time to dine, guests will not be short of options with some resorts holding multiple fine dining venues alone. Joel Robuchon Restaurant, Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse, Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres, Andiamo Steakhouse, Top of the World, and Herbs and Rye are just some of the highly rated restaurants worth checking out on your next trip to the big city.