How to Have the Ultimate Weekend in Las Vegas

So, you’ve booked a trip to Vegas and don’t know where to start? We’ve got you. Sin City can certainly feel overwhelming, but don’t get caught in analysis paralysis. Your best bet is to hop off the plane and start the party.

AXS and trivago have partnered up to help you make a night of it, and to celebrate, we’re giving away an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Las Vegas—be sure to sign up here. Now, here are our tips to ensure you have an epic weekend in Vegas.

Find Your Temporary Home for the Weekend

You’re going to party, but you’ve also got to relax. There are over 5,000 hotels to choose from in Las Vegas. That’s a daunting number; luckily, trivago’s here to help. Head to to find the perfect room for your needs and your budget.

Rock Out with A-List Talent

Located on the Strip, Resorts World is the new premiere destination in Las Vegas. Home to three luxe hotels (Conrad, Hilton, and Crockfords), the property offers a staggering 3K+ rooms. You’ll come for the contemporary vibes and high-tech amenities, but stay for the entertainment, as Resorts World Theatre is currently hosting the world’s greatest superstars on Las Vegas’ largest and tallest stage. Whatever your preferred genre, they’ve got something for you: David Blaine, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Celine Dion all have residencies in 2023.

Get Weird

Considered one of Vegas’ newest must-see shows, Atomic Saloon is a Wild West-themed cabaret combining eye-catching acrobatics with comedic mayhem. From the twisted brains of Spiegelworld, the interactive experience takes place in a real saloon at the Venetian Resort. The madness continues with Absinthe at Caesars Palace, a carnival spectacular led by infamous host Gazillionaire, who’s combed the globe to bring audiences the most exciting and shocking acts he could find. Rounding out the Spiegelworld trifecta, Opium at the Cosmopolitan is a sci-fi circus show featuring an alien chanteuse backed by an extraterrestrial house band—we’ll leave it at that.

Root for Your (New) Favorite Team

We’re now just a few steps away from Vegas being Championship Town. The Las Vegas Aces are the 2022 WNBA champs, and just a few short years ago the Vegas Golden Knights took home hockey’s Stanley Cup. Catch one of their games at the T-Mobile Arena, located just down the road in Paradise, Nevada. Additionally, although the NFL’s Raiders may be a few moves away from a championship, their brand-new home, Allegiant Stadium, is a sight to behold.

Shop at The Grand Canal Shoppes

The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian are the go-to destination for Las Vegas luxury shopping. Featuring over 160 stores with all the top luxury brands, visitors can walk through a beautiful Venice-themed walkway complete with gondolas and canals. The Shoppes provide one of the most unique retail experiences that also includes top-tier restaurants by famous chefs cooking up all different kinds of cuisines.

Treat Yourself to Some Fine Dining

Some of the newest and coolest eateries are housed in the Cosmopolitan. Stop by Momofuku by David Chang or É by José Andrés for meals you’ll be talking about weeks later. If you need a quick bite, we recommend Eggslut, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, and Bang Bar.

A groundbreaking culinary experience, Bazaar Meat by José Andrés is not your average steakhouse by any means. The award-winning restaurant is serving up all kinds of funky concoctions you are sure to have never tried before, like their cotton candy foie gras and buffalo style bison carpaccio. Located in the Sahara Las Vegas, this is another spot you’ll be thinking about long after your trip ends.

If you’re looking to sample a little bit of everything, try some of the famous Vegas Buffets, including Wicked Spoon inside the Cosmopolitan, Bacchanal Buffet inside Caesars Palace, or the Buffet at Wynn.