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Vivacious Las Vegas: 5 things to do in this exciting city

By LLM Reporters  |  March 17, 2021
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Las Vegas is the gaming hot spot of the U.S with the glitz, glamour and gregarious nature of the Nevada city impressing visitors for decades. The ever-changing landscape, the feeling of fun and frivolity of being transported across the world with all of the themed hotels and the escape that a visit here offers is what attracts so many.

Where else in the world can you stay in Ancient Egypt, walk a street in Paris and ride a gondola all within the same few square miles of each other? And though the main draw for many may be the casino offerings, there is so much more that Sin City has to offer, from the party scene to the fine dining offerings to the boutique stores that await. We take a look at five ways your time is best spent in the city of Las Vegas.

Hit the casino

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Of course, you aren’t going to be visiting Vegas without hitting the casino, so we’ll start here. With 136 casinos to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to head to if you’ve not been in a while, or at all. This is why we asked those in the know behind to give us their expert opinion on the top-rated casinos you should visit. Bellagio Hotel and Casino comes out on top with its plush casino offering, closely followed by Caesar’s Palace, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, ARIA Resort and Casino and Mandalay Bay. When you want to get your roulette, poker or slots fix, these are the places to go first.

Relax in the spa

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When all the excitement of the casino has you wound up, you will need to find a place to wind down, and luckily the spa experiences you can find among the many glamorous five-star resorts are up there with the best. Escape to Morocco with the The Spa at Encore Las Vegas and indulge in an array of treatments at the Forbes Five-Star awarded retreat. Alternatively, head to the 27,000 sq ft oasis that is the Waldorf Astoria Spa and Salon which boasts a tranquil hammam, vitality pools, ice fountains, experience showers and treatments that will leave you feeling serene.

Dine out in style

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Wherever you are in the world, you will want to know that there are some top-class restaurants available for your fine dining needs, and in recent years Las Vegas has really started to excel within its food scene. If you can get a table at Joel Robuchon then you’re off to a flying start. This restaurant inside the MGM Grand Hotel and casino is often touted as the best in town and it’s easy to see why. Expect French fare in an Art Deco setting with marble floors, crystal chandeliers and formally dressed patrons. Guy Savoy at Caesar’s Palace, Aureole, L’Atelier Joel Robuchon, Picasso and Michael Mina should all make it to your list, too.

Party the night away

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Across many of the lavish resorts and beyond, you will find a great selection of bars, pool parties and nightclubs to while away the hours with a classy cocktail in hand. Frankie’s Tiki Room with its rum drinks, hand carved furniture and bamboo décor will impress as will Downtown Cocktail Room, casino lounge Parasol Up, Atomic Liquors, Electra Cocktail Club, Rosina Cocktail Lounge, Hakkasan and Omnia.

Shop ‘til you drop

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You will surely want to indulge in a few souvenirs for yourself and others while in town and you won’t be disappointed here. The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and the Shoppes at The Palazzo are among the finest high-end shopping spots in town. From designer fashion to toys, tech, music and gifts with boutique stores galore, shoppers will be in heaven.