Perhaps one of the most common phrases when it comes to describing Vegas is ‘the Las Vegas Experience’. While for a majority of the population, the Vegas experience is synonymous with parties, clubs, casinos and shot gun marriages, there is far more to experience in the city than one would imagine. In order to help first timers develop a more comprehensive understanding of what it means to experience Vegas to the fullest, this article looks at some of the items that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
What Does The Vegas Experience Include?
- Hotels and Resorts: Needless to say, one of the most basic amenities when it comes to experiencing Vegas in a safe and comfortable manner is putting up in a good hotel. The Strip, that Vegas is synonymous with, has a few of the grandest and most opulent resorts anyone could wish for. With spas, casinos, nightclubs and multiple restaurants, many of these resorts are towards the higher price end but definitely worth the investment. In addition to these basics, most of these establishments will house a fitness centre, gym, outdoor area and poolside. Some of the best hotels that one must visit to get the full Vegas experience are:
- Nightlife: If there’s one thing that nobody should miss while visiting Las Vegas it is experiencing what the night life is life. The shiny disco lights are sure to ramp up your adrenaline to a whole other level and leave you looking for more. Here are a few nightclubs that are worth visiting during your stay at Vegas.
- Ghost Bar at The Palms: Located on the 55th floor, this affords a picture perfect view of the entire city of Vegas even as you dance your way to oblivion.
- TAO at The Venetian: If one is looking to enjoy dancing, TAO is the place to be as it boasts of the largest dance floors on The Strip.
- Moorea: Perfect for those who want a pool side party, Moorea’s relaxed atmosphere must be on the bucket list.
- Food and Drink: No experience is complete without some exotic food and Vegas is no exception. To make the most out of your Vegas experience, try the food court at The Venetian, burgers at Ramsay BurGR and pizzas at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. However, if one is truly looking for a little something extra it might be worthwhile to sign up for a private cooking class at Mon Ami Gabi which is held only 4 times a year.
- Spa Treatments: No pampering is complete without spa treatments. For those who feel like the partying has burnt them out, visiting a spa might be just the thing. While almost all the resorts have a private spa of their own, we recommend Drift Spa if one wants a co-ed Turkish Hammam experience or ESPA at Vdara for an opulent herbal deep tissue massage.
While this post has tried to cover a lot of ground by listing the absolute basics when it comes to the Vegas experience, there is a lot more that one can do during their stay in Vegas. From visiting performing arts galleries to the Natural History Museum, Las Vegas almost always ends up transforming your idea of a regular holiday.