Trying to devise a great night out in Sin City? Our guide will help you have a night to remember in Las Vegas, home to glitzy attractions, boisterous parties, unforgettable shows, world-renowned restaurants, and more.
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Find the Perfect Stay
First things first, you will need to book a hotel. With the most hotels per capita, the hard part will be deciding which one is best for you. The Bellagio brings the iconic Vegas feel, complete with a water show to end your night. Resorts World is newer to the scene, offering three hotels and some of the best restaurants in town, from Asian fusion to a fine-dining vegan restaurant. The Venetian is perfect for those looking to have some fun at a pool party or even take a romantic gondola ride through the canals. No matter where you decide to stay, make sure to check out the best deals on bookings at trivago.com.
Catch the View from the High Roller Observation Wheel
Standing at 550 feet tall, the High Roller is the world’s second tallest Ferris wheel. Here you can enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the night lights and sights of Las Vegas. While on the ferris wheel, enjoy a “Happy Half Hour,” with complimentary drinks served up by an in-cabin bartender. This attraction is 30 minutes well spent.
Feast in Foodie Paradise
Local Chef Nicole Brisson is embracing coastal Italian traditions at Brezza, featuring a menu of housemade pastas, premier sustainable seafood and dry aged steaks. Located in the District shopping center at Resorts World, this restaurant will be a breath of fresh air from the bustle of the Vegas strip.
Lotus of Siam now has three locations across Las Vegas and for good reason. Chef and owner Saipan Chutima’s shares his northern Thai roots with a menu of Thai-style stews, curries, khao soi, and pad thai. With a perfect blend of heat and fattiness, this is a must try in Las Vegas.
Indulging in a classic all-you-can-eat Vegas buffet is a must and the Wicked Spoon is one of the finest.
Check Out a Show at Resorts World Theatre
Designed for the world’s top entertainers, Resorts World Theatre is a concert and entertainment venue outfitted to host all kinds of shows from A-List acts such as Katy Perry, Kevin Hart, David Blaine, Celine Dion and more. The multi-level venue is home to Las Vegas’ largest performance stage with the furthest seat only 150 feet from the stage. The intimate venue features an immersive audio experience that makes you feel like you are a part of the show.
Roll the Dice
Spanning over two football fields, the Resorts World casino offers the perfect mix of modern gaming technology and one of the best rewards programs around town. Dawg House Saloon & Sportsbook has live entertainment and delicious food to keep you going as you wager on your favorite teams.
The casino at ARIA has more than 150,000 square feet of gaming area, including over 1,900 slot machines and 140 table games. ARIA also has a 24-table poker room, holding daily tournaments with buy-ins as low as $140.
The Venetian, combined with its sister property, The Palazzo, offers hundreds of table games including blackjack, roulette, craps, poker and more. Switching back and forth between the two is a great way to switch up your luck.
Hit the Town
If you are looking to party the night away, Vegas is not short on nightclubs. There are many to choose from, each offering a unique experience. Marquee, located in the Cosmopolitan, is a large and loud nightclub with disco lights, great music, dance floor and fun cocktails.
Light, located inside Mandalay Bay, takes the entertainment aspect of the club to the next level with aerial acrobatics and outlandish tech arts, costumes and makeup. XS Nightclub at the Wynn has plenty of space on the dance floor and a more quiet pool area for some dance break conversations.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, there are some more relaxing places to sip cocktails. Atomic Liquors is Vegas’ oldest freestanding bar; originally built in 1945, it is one of the best places to go when any kind of beer is needed.
The Velveteen Rabbit is run by two sisters who oversee a rotating cocktail menu in a dark, Victorian-style bar. You are sure to find some drinks you have never tried before, but will be ecstatic that you did. Rosina at the Venetian is an old school bar with Art Deco flair, featuring crystal chandeliers, great music and a champagne call button that allows patrons to top off their drink with the push of a button.