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Looking for a party month in Vegas? Then May is the answer. With Cinco de Mayo celebrations at the start and Memorial Day weekend parties at the end, plus great weather, pool openings and big name shows in between, you’ll find us partying all month long. It’s time to give in to your desire for fun and plan a trip to Las Vegas. Where will you be partying with us this month?
Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday (¡si, si, si!), the Kentucky Derby is the day after that, Mother’s Day can be taken to the max and Memorial Day is most definitely stretched out over the entire extended weekend. That’s not all May has to offer; there’s famous comedians like Jim Gaffigan and Bob Saget to crack you up and delicious drink specials to make your happy hour even happier. Read on to discover the top things to do in Las Vegas this May.
Even if Cinco de Mayo is a way bigger deal in the U.S. than it is in Mexico, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat all the tacos you can possibly consume… er, enjoy. Restaurants and bars up and down The LINQ Promenade will offer food and drink specials. Chayo offers $5 16-ounce Draft beers (Modelo, Negra Modelo, Corona Light and Pacifico ); $5 Tall Corona Cans; $8 shots of Patron Silver; $16 32-ounce Mega Drafts with a souvenir cup (Modelo, Negra Modelo, Corona Light and Pacifico) and $20 32-ounce frozen margaritas. There will also be tacos, elote (aka Mexican street corn) and a Breakfast and Buzz package for those celebrating early.
O’Sheas offers Corona buckets with 5 beers for $30 and Sauza margaritas for $10 plus a tequila ice luge for those who think drinking the scorpion isn’t intimidating enough.
Border Grill inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has your Cinco foodie needs covered. Dine on grilled watermelon salad with crispy Serrano ham, an oyster trio, Baja ceviche tostaditas with jalapeño aoli and chipotle fried calamari, among other tasty treats. ¡Olé!
El Burro Borracho at Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino will feature a live mariachi band from 5-10 p.m. May 5 plus food and drink specials throughout the weekend. Toast to the fiesta-filled weekend with $4 Patron shots and $15 Sauza Signature Blue Margaritas.
Taboo of Black Eyed Peas spins at the Day Beats pool party at Flamingo’s GO Pool Saturday May 6. If you thought the band could “get it started,” imagine what Taboo will do poolside once the drinks get flowing at Flamingo’s party pool. Doors open at 9 a.m. and DJ Eric Forbes warms up the crowd starting at noon before Taboo hits the decks around 3 p.m. Enjoy bottle specials on magnum bottles of Grey Goose from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. so your party is already started when Taboo takes over.
Watching the Kentucky Derby in Las Vegas is about the next best thing to smelling the horses in Churchill Downs. Come to think of it, those smells aren’t always the best so we’re really not missing too much at all. With gourmet food, tasty mint juleps, giant HD TVs all over the place and of course the opportunities to place a bet on your favorite ponies, Vegas is the place to be on May 6.
Don your finest hat or seersucker suit and enjoy tasty vittles from celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck at Spago inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Who are we kidding? You probably won’t be Kentucky levels of dressed up while you’re cheering for whatever horse has the most interesting name, but you can definitely eat some delicious gourmet food. The menu includes buttermilk biscuits with salted maple butter and shaved country ham plus Kentucky “Hot Browns,” aka baller open-faced turkey sandwiches with bacon and Gruyère mornay sauce. Think of it as a meaty, grown-up, country grilled cheese. If you’re looking for something to wash that down, or perhaps only care about the Kentucky Derby for the associated derby drinks, tableside mint julep service is available with Woodford Reserve bourbon.
Much of comedian Jim Gaffigan’s act revolves around food so what better place for him to perform than The Colosseum at Caesars Palace? There are SO many delicious restaurants to grab dinner and drinks before or after the show that you should probably just plan on grabbing drinks at Montecristo Cigar Lounge and eating dinner at MR CHOW then hitting up Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill for a little of the celeb chef’s signature sticky toffee pudding after the show.
Oops, like Gaffigan, we just went off on a food tangent. Back to business: go see the multi-talented Jim Gaffigan, star of stage and screen. He has award-winning actor, New York Times best-selling author and multi-platinum-selling comedy album guru credits to his name so, needless to say, he’s a pretty sure bet for an amazing evening of laughs. He’ll perform May 6 and 7 so you’ve got two chances to catch him live.
Master impressionist and longtime Las Vegas performer Gordie Brown returns to The Strip with his all new show, Gordie Brown Live inside The Cabaret Show Lounge at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. He performed a decade ago at Planet Hollywood but this time he’s crafted a more intimate show, taking it back to his roots of engaging crowd interaction in a cabaret-style venue. His level of showmanship and spot-on impressions of everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Bruno Mars have earned him high praise from Queen Céline herself, vocalist Céline Dion. The show runs Tuesday-Sunday (dark Fridays) at 7 p.m. so grab your tickets now to hear the equivalent of dozens of concerts all rolled into one impressive experience.
The Vegas pools are open and that means your day should contain at least some fun in the sun! There’s a pool for every personality; so, find yours.
The POOL at The LINQ is a great one-stop-shop for poolside fun. Enjoy the wild island vibe on Tropical Saturdays where DJ M!keattack spins from noon until 5 p.m. and guests can play with pool floats in a literal inflatable playground. Think palm trees and flamingos. Cabanas and day beds are available for rental as well if you get tired from lounging in the pool… ha.
On Champagne Sundays, anyone who buys a bottle can get a complimentary bottle of champagne along with it. Guests can order bottle service from anywhere in the pool so this makes for a pretty awesome day drinking deal. Let’s just say the free champagne is <cough, cough>, depending upon supply,<cough, cough> not necessarily the cheap stuff. Score!
These special promotions are open to locals and non-hotel guests who are 21+ so you’ve got no excuse to miss this pool party.
Two For Tuesdays turns the pool into a paradise for locals. Nevada residents and industry folks (as in the people who keep the Vegas hospitality industry running 24/7) with proper ID can enjoy 2-for-1 drinks all day long from noon until closing.
Mother’s Day in Las Vegas is a whole different game. The standard Mother’s Day brunch is always delicious and usually a crowd pleaser but in Vegas, you can splurge a little bit and really blow mom’s taste buds at Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace or GIADA at The Cromwell. There’s also way more to do in Las Vegas than simply get a pedicure at your local nail salon. Pamper mom at one of the world-class spas like Qua Baths & Spa where you don’t have to stop with just nails. Pair a massage with a facial and enjoy the Roman baths and Laconium Room while you’re there.
Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas celebrates its 5th anniversary this month and you can reap the tasty benefits. Enjoy a special five-course meal highlighting the celebrity chef’s signature dishes at this gourmet Las Vegas steakhouse.
Since eating, drinking, clubbing and hitting the pool are already some of the things Las Vegas does best on a daily basis, it’s no surprise we do Memorial Day Weekend like a boss. Pools feature some of the hottest acts spinning outdoors under the sun. Catch Future Friday, May 26, Lil Wayne Saturday, May 27 and Wiz Khalifa Sunday May 28 at Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell.
Nightlife is also on point this weekend with huge DJs like Calvin Harris spinning Friday, May 26 at Omnia, followed by Martin Garrix on Saturday, May 27.
Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with several drink specials plus live entertainment on its Strip-side patio throughout the holiday weekend. Musician Shawn Eiferman performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 and catch Justin Carder at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 26. Buckets of Dos Equis and Heineken are $21, and signature cocktails including the Vojito, featuring Devotion Black and Blue vodka, fresh berries, fresh mint and lime juice.
Spicy pop star Jennifer Lopez returns to The AXIS at Planet Hollywood May 24 and over Memorial Day Weekend May 26-28. The name of her residency, Jennifer Lopez: All I Have, spells it out pretty clearly. She’s bringing you ALL she’s got, from her Jenny from the Block roots to “Get Right” and everything in between.
Did you know everybody’s favorite mild-mannered TV sitcom dad, Danny Tanner from “Full House,” is actually a hilarious stand-up comedian? Ok, ok, we know actors aren’t actually their characters in real life but Bob Saget actually is performing at Brooklyn Bowl on The LINQ Promenade. Catch this familiar funnyman May 26 in a very different light when he isn’t censored for prime time.
Just in time for springtime in Las Vegas, GIADA at The Cromwell is blending up a refreshing take on everyone’s favorite warm weather wine with its Frosé.
GIADA’s Frosé is made with rosé wine, white vermouth and limoncello, all frozen and blended together in a custom-made rose-gold Frosé machine. The frosty beverage is the perfect accompaniment to GIADA’s California-inspired Italian cuisine, or just on its own.
In Vegas, we don’t wait for the weekend for happy hour. You can find happy hours throughout the week including Martini Mondays at VISTA Cocktail Lounge at Caesars Palace where you can escape to another place while gazing at the LED screens with views of the gorgeous skylines of major international cities. Martini Mondays are all about New York City where you can bask in the sunset against the famous NYC skyline with cocktails named after the five Big Apple boroughs. Bottoms up!
“It’s the most wonderful time… of the yeeeeear!” …If you’re a poker player! Christmas comes early if you make it to the money in any of the events at the annual World Series of Poker held at Rio. The annual poker showdown kicks off May 30 and features all varieties of tournament play including the Big Kahuna, the WSOP No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, the finals of which take place in November. Last year’s event drew 6,737 players and had a prize pool of a whopping $63,327,800. Poker pros and average Joes (and Janes) will try their luck in dozens of events and railbirds, aka poker spectators, are welcome. Ante up if you want a piece of the prize pool or just enjoy watching all the exciting action. It’s time to shuffle up and deal.
Getting hitched? You better have the Vegas bachelorette party of the century. With so many spots in Vegas, we know it’s a challenge to narrow down everything into a weekend’s time. We’re going to simplify it for you. Round up your squad and have the gals trip everyone will talk about for decades.
For your Vegas bachelorette party, it’s all about the atmosphere. It sets the scene for everything. Oh, and food plays an important factor too. Check out our favorite places to nosh in Vegas.
We’re sure when you go here you’re going to hashtag #ladieswholunch for obvious reasons. The view is on point. We love GIADA at The Cromwell for many reasons. We appreciate a good pasta dish and after your meal, you won’t feel bloated like a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon. That’s because celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis’ California-influenced menu has light, fresh ingredients. We absolutely love the citrus-marinated olives. The lemon grilled cheese sandwich and lemon spaghetti dishes are other popular plates. Snag a seat by the window and you’ll get a stellar view of the Strip.
Add another #ladieswholunch to your Vegas bachelorette list. Mon Ami Gabi is a popular French bistro located at Paris Las Vegas. Make sure you sit outside to get up-close views of the Eiffel Tower and the fountains show across the street. Mon Ami Gabi has an impressive wine list, but this Vegas restaurant is known for its breakfast and brunch specialties. Chat about last night’s shenanigans over chocolate hazelnut waffles and crepes. Add a glass of rosé if you dare.
Forget counting calories or stressing about hitting the gym. You’re on vacation, girlfriend. Searsucker at Caesars Palace offers a bevy of comfort food favorites with a twist, but we couldn’t resist — we had to share the milk and cookies dessert. The cookies are baked fresh so when it hits your table, expect nothing short of warm gooey goodness. Wash it down with cold milk or go old school with it: Dunk that sucker (heh) in the glass of milk. No judgment on double dipping, we promise.
For a successful Vegas bachelorette weekend, it’s all about balance. We know you came here to party, but pampering yourself is equally important. From spa trips to pool days, you’ll want to be well rested before you paint the town red.
Massages and facials are always a popular go-to, but we’re recommending the award-winning Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace for its relaxing Roman bathing area. Since it’s a women’s-only zone, this is the ideal place for you and the girls to unwind. Or you might be the one who takes off to sit underneath the refreshing waterfall fixtures. That’s actually our favorite thing to do here. If you’re looking for a service to try, we’re all about the Lomi Lomi massage. Your spa therapist incorporates unique strokes and uses scented products that whisk your senses off to the tropics.
How about some bubbly with your pedicure, ladies? You have to check out COLOR Salon by Michael Boychuck at Caesars Palace. Boychuck is known as the “Colorist of the Stars,” so stopping by this celebrity favorite is a must. Don’t stop at a pedicure — get your hair done too.
A day at the pool can be as relaxing as you make it to be. For the ultimate in relaxation, we suggest renting a pool cabana or daybed. That way, you’re in your own space. Jazz up your relaxing afternoon with a poolside massage and enjoy delicious cocktails while you’re at it. We love the cabanas at Drai’s at The Cromwell (pictured above), as well as the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace.
Shopping is therapeutic, end of story. Head to The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino or Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Vegas. You should also peek in your hotel’s gift shop. There’s a chance you can find fun bachelorette tees and rock ’em throughout the day’s festivities.
What’s a bachelorette party without going to a wild and crazy Vegas show? Check out a couple of our favorites.
OK, so it’s been a couple of weeks but we’re still on a high from being pulled up stage at Chippendales at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. If you’re booking a trip to Vegas, make sure you secure a front row seat at Chippendales right after. It’s a whole lot of fun and if you’re here before June, you can see gorgeous supermodel Tyson Beckford show off his moves on the stage. (That towel scene though. Oww!) After the show, make sure you pose by the Chippendales wall wrap. That’ll definitely get you tons of Instagram likes. Tell Tyson we said hell-o.
She’s not that innocent and from the looks of her killer dance moves, you’ll see why. Britney Spears ends her Vegas residency, Britney: Piece Of Me, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood this December. If you’re planning a bachelorette weekend in Vegas this year, make sure this show is on your list. She’ll sing all your favorites like “…Baby One More Time,” “Oops!…. I Did It Again,” “Crazy” and so many others. Plus, it’s a fun way for you and your gals to feel 16 all over again.
Speaking of feeling 16 again, you gotta see the Backstreet Boys, who are also playing at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood. They still got it goin’ on after all these years. You’ll rock your body for sure. Need a bit more convincing? Check out our wild night at Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life. And be prepared: We haven’t heard screaming this loud in a concert since the Beatles performed here in 1964.
Vegas has pop acts, but it sure has its share of R&B flavor too. See Keith Sweat and sing along to favorites like “Twisted,” “Nobody” and “Make It Last Forever.” And you never know: He may even pull up a special celebrity guest to the stage. Keith Sweat: Last Forever returns to Vegas and brings the heat to Flamingo this summer.
Who’s ready to get their sip and dance on? Yeah, we see you. Let the real partying begin.
Go classy by visiting this gorgeous, dimly-lit Vegas bar. Bound is The Cromwell’s hotel lobby bar, but it can very well be a standalone bar in a big city — one of those “secret” bars the cool crowd whispers about. The unique cocktails will take your taste buds to a happy place. Unleash your inner bunny with The Bunny Bubbles, champagne mixed with raspberry puree and fresh pomegranate. Need a caffeine jolt before the evening’s festivities? The spiked Wake Me Up Bro coffee drink is key.
We fly high: Take your Vegas bachelorette party high in the sky with your own private cabin (and bartender!) in the 550-foot-tall High Roller, the tallest observation wheel in the world. It’s your own dance party and a bold way to kick off the night.
Check out these High Roller packages for your bachelorette party:
Dirty (available after 11 p.m.):
Get ready to shake your groove thang and as a friendly tip, pack some roll-up flats in your purse. (Trust us, you’ll need ’em.) We love OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace for multiple reasons. Not only does it host the biggest EDM DJs like Calvin Harris, Kaskade and Steve Aoki, but the rooftop view is phenomenal. You’re in the center of The Strip and the breeze feels nice after all that dancing.
VooDoo Lounge inside the Rio boasts gorgeous views of the entire city and it’s also a great place to visit after Chippendales. And like OMNIA, it has a patio where you can get fresh air and enjoy a sweet view. Get the Witch Doctor rum cocktail, topped with dry ice for the dramatic element. The flair bartenders add a nice touch too.
You’ll need your beauty sleep, but also a gorgeous and spacious room to unwind during your downtime. These rooms fit the bill for an all-out bachelorette party in Vegas.
The Ultra Panorama suite inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino shrieks party. And the views of Paris Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower are snazzy too. When you’re not admiring the view over cocktails, you can bond with your gal pals on this sweet sectional. All of Planet Hollywood’s rooms just went through a major remodel, so you’ll be one of the first to stay in these beauties. With a spot this swanky, you better host an after party.
We’re not suggesting this suite because of the bright pink splashes. OK, maybe we are. This spacious Forever Fab suite inside Flamingo has the right amount of girly touches to go with your unforgettable weekend. With a huge living and dining area offering multiple places to sit, this suite is ideal for mingling in smaller groups.$230.00
Boutique hotels are the bomb. The furnishings remind us of a stylish luxury apartment (like this Cromwell Deluxe Room pictured) and the personalized service is always a plus. Feel like staying in bed with fancy room service offerings? Both Nobu Hotel inside Caesars Palace and The Cromwell have in-room fine dining. Read about our Vegas boutique hotels to get a better idea.
All-inclusive hotel trips are so convenient, especially if you plan on splurging on food and drinks. The Rio offers an all-inclusive hotel deal, which includes all-you-care-to-drink and eat specials. The deal is only through the end of May, so book your room now. You can also enjoy pool drink specials, which will last until the end of the summer. Read more about Rio’s Total Deal and get your room in place.
Now that you have an idea what you and your squad are going to do, here are a few friendly reminders:
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Getting hitched is a really big deal. That’s why the Vegas bachelor party before the wedding has to be the weekend of a lifetime.
Sure, you can have beer, entertainment and food in any city. But a bachelor party in Vegas takes everything to the next level — several levels at that. It’s simple: We do it big in Vegas. After all, we’re in a 24-hour city so you won’t have to worry about last call or the hype dying down before 2 a.m. Because we all know 2 a.m. is when the party really gets cracking.
Even if you’re looking for something more laid back and just want to bond with the bros, you’ll appreciate the finer things Vegas has to offer. Peep our guide: This round’s on us.
Whether you’re the groom or best man, you have to look on point for the wedding. We’re here to get you there. Oww!
Need to spiff up before all the wedding festivities? At Qua Baths & Spa inside Caesars Palace, you’re in for a treat. No need to worry about walking into an ultra-bright salon filled with ladies — there’s a reason why they call this the Men’s Zone. You and the crew can get an old-school hot lather and straight razor shave — the way it should be done. This barber shop has a unique touch: All of the barbers are dressed in suits.
The worst thing you can do is get hitched and still have your ex’s name (or yikes – her face) tatted somewhere. Head to Count’s Tattoo Company inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. We like how it has the laid-back feel of a local tattoo shop. If you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to cover up a tattoo, score brownie points with the wifey and get something dedicated to her. Or a meaningful quote in another language. It’s your bod.
Fun fact: Danny “Count” Koker of History Channel’s “Counting Cars” (a reality TV show showcasing car restoration and customization) owns the shop.
We know you’ve come to Vegas to party, but you’ll need a whole lot of fuel to keep the energy going. Plus, pounding four-plus cans of energy drinks may not be the healthiest idea.
Searsucker at Caesars Palace is a great spot to kick off the party, especially with OMNIA nightclub just steps away. The glazed chili and honey calamari steak is a popular appetizer. If you want to be bold, order the blistered shishito peppers. (We’re crossing our fingers you don’t get the hot one!) In addition to several meat options, there’s a vegan vegetable curry that herbivores and omnivores alike can enjoy.
You better get your dance on at Carlos ‘N Charlie’s at Flamingo Las Vegas: The waiters sure do. And we’re sure you’ll be grooving to the music after you pound a 100-ounce Coors Light tower. The restaurant’s 34-ounce Big Mama frozen drink is sure to refresh your taste buds during the hot summer months. Wait… we’re supposed to focus on food for this section. Our bad. The food is just as exciting as the drinks. Choose from a variety of tacos, sopas, enchiladas, fajitas and even barbecue. Your guacamole is prepped table-side so you know it’s the real deal.
If you and the boys want to kick off the night on a sophisticated note, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas is your best bet. We can talk about how good the menu is, but by the name alone you already know. What you will appreciate about this popular Vegas steakhouse is the atmosphere: It has a bar, a lounge and a sweet two-story dining space. Fancy that!
We may be partial by listing another Mexican cuisine restaurant, but you’ll thank us later. At El Burro Borracho inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, you’ll enjoy all-you-can-eat-and-drink tacos and margaritas starting at $35. And yep, you’re welcome.
Now that we got you thinking about food, it only makes sense that drinks come right after that. Remember to drink responsibly because you have a long weekend ahead of you.
Nothing beats picnic table seating on the rooftop and this one’s in the center of the Strip. Throw in a vast beer selection, pool table and TVs and you’ve got yourself the perfect setup. Located at Paris Las Vegas, Beer Park has a wide selection of draft beer, bottled selections and large drink portions for all you heavyweights. If you’re a Bloody Mary kind of guy, Beer Park has a variety of those too.
The bar also offers plenty of barbecue-style food and its signature cheeseburger, which consists of American cheese, smoked onions, black pepper mayo and all the fixings.
Looking to kill time before OMNIA? Head to Alto Bar inside Caesars Palace. It has open seating and if luck’s on your side, you can snag a booth with its own built-in TV and sound. There’s also a private lounge space that can fit you and 30 of your closest friends. It comes with a 70-inch TV and comfortable couches. If the liquid courage hit you a little early, you can dance it out to live DJ music playing every weekend from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Another bonus: You’re just a hop, skip and a jump away from the hotel’s massive race and sports book.
Looking for a drink recommendation? We like The Crown of The Gods, a lovely cocktail with Crown Royal Canadian whisky, lime syrup and blood orange liqueur, topped with an fresh orange twist and a Filthy Cherry.
Can’t think of where to drink? A bar crawl solves that problem fast. Walk through The LINQ Promenade and you’ll find several different bars, each with its own unique feel. Yard House even has a walk-up bar if you’re strapped for time. While you’re here, you can board the 550-foot-tall High Roller (the world’s tallest observation wheel), which offers its Happy Half Hour from noon to 1 a.m. daily. Tickets start at $40.
If you’re hanging out at The LINQ Promenade anyway, you might as well stop by Harrah’s Las Vegas next door. Go crazy at this Strip-side outdoor bar Carnaval Court. You’ll enjoy everything from flair bartender shows and live entertainment to plain old people watching. And who knows? Like these gentlemen pictured above, maybe some of your buddies will meet a pretty lady and score a date to the wedding.
Take the boys out and have a fine cigar at Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace. To heighten your experience, you can enjoy a whiskey and cigar pairing. There are different sections that cater to your party’s size. We personally like the courtyard patio section in the back. You can also catch up on your favorite team on the video wall made up of 12 55-inch TV screens.
Plenty of bachelor hosts drag an unsuspecting groom-to-be to a gentlemen’s club. We’re not saying anything is wrong with that, but if you want a show that’s full of surprises take your buddy to a production show. It’s showtime.
ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace is not for the timid. Scratch that. Bring that timid guy. This Vegas show will take all that shyness away. Not only does this racy Vegas show include a sexy burlesque number by the gorgeous and talented Melody Sweets, you’ll see everything from aerial circus stunts to an award-winning, hip-hop influenced tap dancing performance.
We’re not talking about the kind of X you may be thinking. Whether you’re checking out X Rocks at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, X Country at Harrah’s Las Vegas or X Burlesque at Flamingo Las Vegas, these beautiful and talented dancers groove to your favorite jams.
Since you have all day to kill before the wild nighttime festivities, we have the perfect itinerary to fill that gap. Remember to pack your sunblock, hat and shades. We got the rest covered.
Fore! Golfing is perfect for bro-time bonding, and even if your exposure to golf only consists of Adam Sandler’s cult classic “Happy Gilmore,” doing a few rounds will do you some good. Popular golf courses in Vegas include Cascata and Rio Secco.
There’s also KISS by Monster Mini Golf at the Rio, where you can work on your putt-putting while rocking out to mix of famous and obscure KISS songs. Righteous…
Surf’s up, dude: Located at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s rooftop pool area, you can ride the wave at the Strip’s only freestanding wave machine, the Flowrider. Practice your kick flips, hang ten and other tricks in this popular Vegas summertime attraction. Even if you wipe out, no biggie — you have 30 minutes to do it all over again.
Calling all splash bros (hey, that can be your Vegas squad name)! We really do have the best pools in Vegas. Drai’s Beach Club at The Cromwell has live musical performances during the daytime, as well as the Flamingo GO Pool. Caesars Palace’s Garden of the Gods is another hot spot because there are so many pools to choose from.
For those staying at The LINQ, this 21-and-up pool has summer pool parties. We must warn you: They’re known to get really wild. We’re talking inflatable rubber duckies, live DJ music and party-til-the-sun-goes-down type of wild. Can’t decide? Get a better idea of our Vegas pools.
Wow, all those activities and we’re just now touching on clubs in Vegas? You better believe it. Find time to take a quick power nap, pregame and muster up all your energy to get ready for what you’ve been waiting for the whole time.
Vegas nightclubs are on a whole different level. Drai’s Nightclub features artists like Nas, T.I. and Chris Brown, while OMNIA Nightclub hosts the biggest names in EDM, such as Calvin Harris, Zedd, Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki. We’re not saying your clubbing days have to come to an end after marriage; we’re just saying to celebrate your upcoming day with your boys in style.
Tip: If you’re staying at Caesars Palace, flash your room key and you’ll get complimentary entry to OMNIA Nightclub on Thursday and Sunday. Check out our foolproof Vegas nightclub guide so you’re not stuck at the door.
After a wild weekend (or week for you real bad boys), you’ll want to stay in one of these stellar Vegas suites.
Take one look at the decor and you’ll see the Julius Executive Suite at Caesars Palace fits the style of a classy bachelor party. You can talk about the weather, the news or… who are we kidding? You can recount all of your crazy Vegas experiences you shared in a span of 24 hours.
Stay here and the pool party never has to end. The LINQ Hotel & Casino has a Cabana Room that includes a patio that leads directly to the pool. The cocktail servers even come up to your patio to take your drink and food orders. Talk about living the life. While the pool isn’t open all night, you can still chill outdoors until the sun comes up. Book any room at The LINQ and you’ll have the luxury of requesting in-room board games. How does Twister with all your boys sound?
If you’re looking for a place that offers everything under one roof, Rio’s all-inclusive hotel deal is up your alley. Book a minimum of two nights and your stay includes all-you-care-to-drink and eat specials. This includes the pool, VooDoo nightclub and the buffet. And no, we’re not making this up. In fact, we’re curious what took Vegas so long to offer an all-inclusive package. This deal is only valid until the end of May, so book your all-inclusive Rio hotel package ASAP.
(On a side note – the way these palm trees are positioned reminds us of the cover of a very popular gangsta rap album. Photo inspiration, anyone?)
So boys, it looks like you’re almost ready to head to Vegas for your bachelor party of a lifetime. Before you go, we want to leave you with a couple of tips:
Find out more fun things to do in Vegas for your ultimate bachelor trip.
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Are you one of those people who can quote every line from “The Hangover?” Have you made it a point to try one of each of the 500 dishes at Bacchanal Buffet? Are you a card-carrying member of Celine Dion’s fan club?
You might consider yourself an expert on the empire of Caesars Palace, but we bet we can still surprise you with a few secrets about the resort. Test your knowledge and check out these 10 tips, tricks and fun facts about Caesars Palace.
Everybody is looking for Lady Luck when they come to Vegas and Caesars Palace is home to five lucky spots you can visit. Follow the signs to the Appian Way Shops and you’ll find an 18-foot-tall, 9-ton replica of Michelangelo’s Statue of David. Touch his big toe for good luck. Near the Race & Sports book there’s a statue of Joe Louis. Fist bump his glove for luck. Next, head to Cleopatra’s Barge and touch Cleopatra’s golden chest. In the hotel lobby there’s an Augustus Caesar statue and if you rub his left index finger you’re in for some good fortune. Finally, visit the lucky Brahma Shrine outside in front of the hotel. It’s a replica of one of Thailand’s most popular Buddhist shrines.
If visiting all of those lucky spots helped you to hit the jackpot, you could stay like a real Roman emperor would in one of Caesars Palace’s opulent villas. Once reserved for high rollers, the public can now book Caesars Suites. The rooms do not come cheap (they start at $18,000), but you can luxuriate in things like your own patio with spa pool, a fireplace and an indoor fountain in the Marc Antony Villa or a grand piano, billiards room and exotic fish tank in the Marcus Aurelius Villa.
We all know Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world, but did you know Caesars Palace boasts the largest wedding chapel on the Las Vegas Strip? If you’re looking for a place to tie the knot and you’ve got a big guest list, the Classico Chapel accommodates up to 196 people and is decked out with chandeliers and stained glass windows.
Qua Baths & Spa was named one of the Top 100 Spas of 2016 by Spas of America. If you check out one of their exotic treatments you’ll totally see why. Indulge in the signature Cleopatra Golden Goddess Facial with a 24-karat gold mask or step into the Arctic Ice Room where you can breathe in chilled, mint-infused air while snow falls from the ceiling. Trust us, there’s no better place to escape the summer heat in Vegas.
The Bacchanal Buffet has been named the top buffet in the country by the both the New York Post and USA Today so, as you can imagine, it’s a popular place. That means there is often a line to get in, but we have a tip for you: Try the digital Fresh Txt kiosks that let you grab a virtual spot in line. They’ll text you when it’s your turn to chow down on the 500 food choices. Total Rewards Diamond and Seven Star members also have their own VIP line.
Another pro tip: For a limited time, you can get a discount on brunch if you’re a morning person. Get there between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday – Friday and you can get Early Bird Brunch for $29.99. ($39.99 after 10 a.m.)
Dining should always be on your list of things to do when you visit Caesars Palace and chances are you might have some leftovers, especially if you partake in the large, family-style portions at Carmine’s inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. If you want to go shopping or take in a show after dinner it would normally be impossible to carry a bag of leftover food with you. But Carmine’s has the solution. They will keep your food in their fridge for you and you can go back and pick it up after you’re done with your other activities. Problem solved.
MR CHOW can help you out with leftovers too. Maybe you want to sit and finish your drink or your conversation after dinner and don’t want to have a stack of food containers cluttering up your table. The staff will hand you a claim ticket for your leftovers and you can pick them up at the hostess stand on your way out.
Caesars Palace is home to a hotel inside a hotel. Nobu Hotel, the world’s first, is a boutique hotel within the larger resort. Stay here and you’ll enjoy perks like a 24-hour in-room dining menu curated by acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa. We’re talking ramen, bento boxes, lobster bao buns and mochi delivered right to your room. And if you stay in the Nobu penthouse or villa, you can have a sushi chef from Nobu Restaurant downstairs come up and prepare a fresh dish for you.
If you’re looking for a room at Caesars Palace that offers a little bit more seclusion, you’ll want to check out the Laurel Collection rooms in the Octavius and Augustus towers. The rooms are located in a quieter area away from casino. They’re also conveniently located close to the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, the Bacchanal Buffet, Qua Baths & Spa and Restaurant Guy Savoy. The location will save you a lot of walking. Bonus: Some of the rooms are pet friendly.
Lots of people come to Caesars Palace and want to stay in room 2452, the room featured in the movie “The Hangover.” It was inspired by parts of the Forum Classic Emperor Suite, but the room you see in the movie was just a set built for filming. Film buffs will recognize the Forum Classic Emperor Suite from the movie “Rain Man,” however. The two-bedroom suite has a wet bar and a circular booth next to the iconic floor-to-ceiling windows that Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman danced in front of.
Guy Savoy is a Michelin-starred French chef and his Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace serves the finest in gourmet food. If you want to try food from the acclaimed chef but the restaurant is not in your budget, we’ve got a hack for you. Head to Brioche by Guy Savoy near the hotel lobby for the chef’s grab-and -go concept. You’ll find sandwiches, desserts and the namesake flaky French pastry. Try sweet brioche with almond and candied fruit or Nutella and banana. There’s also savory brioche with prosciutto and cheese.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has always been the rock star hotel. It even has “Hollywood” right in the name. The thing is, not all the stars of stage and screen come from Hollywood anymore. (A little band called Imagine Dragons came from right here out of Las Vegas.) All movie stars and musicians may not come from Hollywood but they all “go Hollywood” at some point, and when you’re ready to go Hollywood in Vegas, there’s only one place to stay – Planet Hollywood.
We all know celebs don’t have a tolerance for yesterday’s vibes. They want the posh life, and they want it now. So it’s no surprise that Planet Hollywood keeps its celeb street cred by making sure it’s always a trendsetter, beginning with a multi-million dollar room remodel that has renovated every single room in the property.
Speaking of brand new, check out the newest game to hit the Strip. Gamblit interactive social gaming debuted at Planet Hollywood and, like the celebs who always know about the cool stuff first, you can stay and play at Planet Hollywood to easily join the trendsetters who’ve already played this fun new game.
To cement its celeb status, Planet Hollywood is home to The AXIS, which boasts the top entertainment in town with Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. See any one of these headliners and you’re guaranteed to have so much fun you’re dancing in the aisles. Go ahead and just try not to sing and dance along. We dare you!
Now’s the chance to step into the spotlight and star in your own Vegas vacation by picking which brand new Planet Hollywood room is your spirit animal. If your crew is planning the most kick-ass party to end all parties, chances are they’re splitting the bill, making your dream suite that much more affordable. It might even be free to you if you’re the lucky recipient of a Vegas vacay. Whether you’re on a budget trip like your favorite indie band or you’re rockin’ an A-lister’s budget, all roads lead to the newly revamped rooms at Planet Hollywood.
If you’re more of an indie band on the rock star scale, it’s important to have a comfortable place to crash that won’t break the budget. The new Ultra Hip Resort rooms are just that. Ultra. Hip. Edgy artwork and modern furnishings break the “boring hotel” rules in a room that has a fridge for your PBR and a shower plus a separate soaking tub to revive your feet from those uncomfortable, yet badass, boots. Rock stars may suffer for fashion, but they also know how to recharge their batteries before they crash. This room offers double vanities so you’re not jockeying for position with your bassist in front of the mirror.
Roadies know how to party too, especially since they’re usually overseeing the party planning. Roadie- types looking for a budget-friendly room will love the Ultra Hip standard rooms with a fridge to stash the band’s water and cold-pressed juices, plus a comfy chaise for chilling. There’s also the same awesome separate bathtub and shower the band’s enjoying in the Ultra Hip Resort room.
The PetStay program will be available in the Ultra Hip Resort rooms, all of which will be completely finished with renovations by June of 2017.
It’s all about the view in Las Vegas hotel rooms, which means a view of the sparkly lights below on the world-famous Strip. In select Ultra Strip Suites, you can even enjoy that view from the bathtub. Rock stars need a place to party and bring the crew after the show, but they also need a place to unwind and find inspiration for their next hit song. Do both in the newly revamped Strip Suites. Remember how a phone or TV in the bathroom meant you had a posh hotel room? Imagine having a view of the Eiffel Tower or another part of the fabulous Strip vista.
All Strip Suites feature the killer Strip view and offer a separate seating area. With a recording studio vibe, this seating area, complete with a TV, is the perfect post-show retreat. Catch a show in The AXIS downstairs, then keep the party going afterward in your room where the dazzling Strip is now the star. The Ultra Strip Suites also feature living areas with wrap-around sectional couches with room for everyone (groupies included) to hang.
Pop stars are all about the divalicious life where posing for the perfect panoramic photo is a given. The renovated Panorama Suites offer, you guessed it, a panoramic view of the Strip below, via expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. Ideal for a bachelorette getaway, pop star types will feel right at home with an over-sized soaking tub, plus a stylish chaise by the bedroom window. If you’re thinking sultry album cover shot on the chaise, we were too.
Book your tickets for “Britney: Piece of Me” or “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have” and then try to recreate your favorite pop star pics in the luxury of your own suite. Boy band lovers know you’ve got to have enough room to practice your coordinated dance moves in the massive living area. Backstreet Boys fans will appreciate the “Larger Than Life” windows. If you aspire to be in Pitbull’s posse, you’ll need a place to have “Fun.” Really, who’s not on a quest for the “Time of Our Lives?” Pick the Panorama Suite to get you there.
You’ve heard the phrase, “movie star looks.” The Boulevard Suite is all about that vibe with its picture-perfect rec table games and multiple sitting areas for breakout discussions on your fave new flicks. Plus, like spotting your movie star crush in the audience at one of The AXIS shows, it’s hard to ignore the elephant in the room: The epic bird cage swing or comfy couch that hangs from the ceiling of these suites. Think of the possibilities. Like Nathan Lane’s Starina in “The Birdcage,” you too can be fabulously over-the-top in this extravagant suite that includes one or two bedrooms so you can escape the paparazzi and apply that cucumber eye mask in private.
Sports stars seem to be in their own class of Vegas VIP. If you take your Vegas party experience as seriously as the elite athletes whose epic escapades grace the homepage of Perez Hilton, you need to take it straight to the top. That means the Apex Suite. It’s the height of hip hangouts with its massive circular sectional couch overlooking the gorgeous Strip. Imagine the perfect bachelor party pad that offers a separate dining and bar area plus multiple large flat-screen TVs to catch all the sports action or your favorite home design show. Nobody’s going to judge if you want to watch a little guilty pleasure HGTV about how to build your dream man cave based on this ideal party room. And if they do judge, just shut the bedroom door to your one or two-bedroom Apex Suite. At 1,800 square feet, it might be as big as your house so there’s even room to invite your practice squad too.
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I must confess… that I still believe… that Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time” holds its own 18 years later. You know the lyrics are still dancing through your head like Britney Spears danced down the high school hallway in her iconic music video that led to a million Halloween costumes. Admit it; you hunted for the perfect white button down to tie in a knot to show off your tan abs… wait, real life high schoolers don’t always dance through their school day in unison!?
If you think that video, plus all the other times Britney left her permanent stamp on pop culture, are her peak, then think again. Her “Britney: Piece of Me” residency at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood is a sparkly, over-the-top-in-all-the-best-ways dancefest guaranteed to have you on your feet throughout its twenty Top 10 hits. The diva who redefined the Vegas-style pop star residency announced her final shows of this award-winning production. Catch Brit Brit in the experience awarded “Best Overall Show” and “Best Bachelorette Party” by readers of the “Las Vegas Review-Journal” in 2015 and “Best Resident Performer” in 2016. She’ll take her final bow December 31, 2017. Imagine what an insane New Year’s Eve it will be.
Get your tickets now to see the princess of pop in all her Vegas glory. If you’ve caught the show before you know you need to come dance along “one more time” before it’s gone. Here are our fave six reasons why you should see Britney Spears in Vegas:
The expansive wall of video screens makes the perfect backdrop for the high-energy dance numbers and unexpected use of props. It’s like you’re inside a music video shoot rather than simply watching a performance.
You could be the lucky fan Britney selects to join her “Freakshow.” Imagine what a snap story you could post with that footage!
Since the show’s at Planet Hollywood, obviously you’ll feel the celebrity vibe. The property has gotten a modern and edgy makeover but still retains its classic vibe of exclusivity reserved for superstars. You never know who will show up at Britney’s show because you better believe Mario Lopez and Tyson Beckford know every word to “I’m a Slave 4 U” just like you do. They’re just some of the celebrity guests seen at Britney’s residency since it began in the end of 2013. She’s pulled them on stage along with Lance Bass, Perez Hilton, Kathy Griffin and most recently BSB’s Howie Dorough. The people watching opportunities reach the upper echelon inside The AXIS.
Gorgeous jewel-crusted leotards with plunging necklines are perhaps on the tame side of the spectrum when compared to the strappy and studded, mesh and leather, lacy cutout-covered works of art Britney grinds and spins in at The AXIS.
Imagine a night of rocking your hottest “Toxic” dance moves with your best girls. Make the whole weekend Britney themed and have everyone dress up in one of her signature music video looks. Tiaras and feather boas are passé compared to a red latex catsuit. Now that’s Vegas.
Guys, we know you love dancing to Britney and can sing every word of her hits too. Go ahead and revisit your adolescent crush once more before tying the knot.
The Ringling Bro. Circus may be closing but Britney’s “Circus” rages on in all its outrageous splendor. Here the burning ring of fire isn’t nearly as hot as the sexy dancers hopping through it, the high energy hits will have you hopping and you’ll be singing along to your fave songs with thousands of other fans. This is the night you’ll remember in Vegas.
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Whether you’re a Vegas newbie or an all-season veteran, we’re sure there’s still a boatload of activities you haven’t experienced. That’s where we come to the rescue. We’ve rounded up the most fun and zaniest things to do in Sin City.
Fasten your seat belts and get ready for your ultimate Vegas bucket list.
We’re starting our bucket list with a bang: Chippendales Las Vegas at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. If you want a real adrenaline rush (and we’re not talking about roller coasters or escape rooms), sit as close to the stage as possible. This blogger had the pleasure of getting pulled onstage and “searched” during the cop number. Our tip? Don’t shy away. It’s a Vegas must!
Stick around after the show because you can sit on their laps while taking a selfie. Planning to be here before June? You can see supermodel Tyson Beckford while you’re at it.
Chippendales aside, it’s a blast to get on stage at any Vegas show. From magic tricks at Penn & Teller, Piff the Magic Dragon and Mac King to sexy shows like X Rocks, X Burlesque and X Country, your 15 seconds of fame is one helluva Vegas memory you’ll be retelling forever.
We’re all about Vegas hotel deals, but since we’re talking about bucket list items, splurging is the way to go. We’re in love with this Nobu Villa. Not only will you get the best views in town, but your rooftop patio comes complete with a Zen garden, whirlpool, barbecue station, lounge area and plenty of seating. It’ll cost you: One night in this beauty starts at $35,000. But you’ll have memories of a lifetime and the Instagram shots to prove it.
Don’t just come to Vegas to see the world’s most successful boy band. Meet the Backstreet Boys *gasp* in person. See everybody (yeah, yeah!) like Nick, Brian, AJ, Kevin and Howie in the flesh — and strike a convo with them too. Selfies are highly, highly encouraged. After your meet and greet, dance and sing your heart out to your favorites at their resident show, Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life at The AXIS inside Planet Hollywood.
The meet-and-greets don’t stop there: As long as you have a show ticket, the bad boys of magic Penn & Teller will meet you after the show for photo opportunities. Additionally, Piff the Magic Dragon hosts Piff’s Private Party (say that five times fast) that includes an exclusive party with your meet-and-greet session.
If you’ve never done the cinnamon challenge with your friends, we double-dog dare you to try it this weekend. (Kidding — never, ever do this unless you want attention on Snapchat.) We’ve got a better challenge for you: A Vegas foodie one.
Head to Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, and you’ll see why it’s such a Vegas favorite. Not only do you get to order freshly-made juice for a healthy kick, but they also have steamed King crab legs — a rarity in Vegas buffets. But don’t just stuff your face with the 500-plus food selection. Make it fun. Who can pile the most crab legs on their plate? Who can eat one of each dessert from the sweets section? Or if you’re like this blogger, who can come up with the tastiest, most creative vegan items? We’re ready to see with what you come up with — and how much you can actually scarf down.
We bring the romance of Paris to the heart of the Strip — it doesn’t get any more lovey-dovey than that. Paris Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower stands at 46 stories (exactly half the size of the real one in France) and you’ll get swoon-worthy 360-degree views of the city. We absolutely love going at dusk. There’s nothing more beautiful than a Vegas sunset. Continue the romance with dinner at the Eiffel Tower restaurant. (Tip: Be on the lookout for Table 56. While this table cannot be reserved, you’ll be the lucky if you get it. It’s tucked in its own corner and has glass windows on both sides.) Ooh, la la!
Looking to take your weekend poker nights up a notch? Be like Mr. Nguyen and win big (how does a cool $8 million sound?). Play your cards right… or get really lucky in a game of video poker. It’s all about stacking that cheddar. Dolla dolla bill y’all…
If the closest you’ve ever been to a leprechaun was a Lucky Charms cereal box, you’re in for a treat. See Lucky the Leprechaun at O’Sheas at The LINQ and challenge him to a game of beer pong. After a few rounds, you can enjoy live music or a game of corn hole.
They don’t call Michael Boychuck the Colorist of the Stars for nothing. The award-winning stylist has quite the celebrity clientele list including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Mandy Moore, Rihanna, the Kardashians and more. You can make an appointment with one of the talented hair stylists or if you want Mr. Boychuck himself, that can also be arranged. So what’s it going to be — long, luscious hair extensions or an on-trend long bob? Your chair’s waiting for you at COLOR Salon by Michael Boychuck at Caesars Palace.
Move over mani-pedis: In Vegas, we pamper ourselves to the fullest. Treat yourself to an 80-minute Cleopatra Golden Goddess Facial at Qua Baths & Spa inside Caesars Palace. Gold is known for its anti-aging properties, giving your skin a bright, youthful glow. After your cleansing and exfoliation, your face will be covered with a gold mask. Your hands will get the same love too: This service also comes with a hand and arm massage, complete with a gold mask for the hands. Now that’s what we call royalty. Read more about Cleopatra Golden Goddess Facial and get ready to give your skin some bling.
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If you zip lined through nature, kudos to you. We’ve done it, and there’s nothing like it… until you get the opportunity to soar between Rio’s neon-lit hotel towers. Climb aboard the VooDoo Zipline ride and sit next to your equally adventurous buddy. You’ll zoom 400 feet above the ground and catch views of the entire Las Vegas valley. Hold tight!
Vegas has the tallest observation wheel in the world: The High Roller stands at a towering 550 feet high. (If you’re looking for a great photo opp, we love snapping from The LINQ’s outdoor parking lot behind the wheel.) If you wanted a fun way to memorialize your Vegas trip, rent your own private cabin. Each cabin holds up to 40 of your friends and you can even have your own bartender. Contact the High Roller’s group sales team at (702) 322-0537 to reserve your spot.
We’re sure after a taste of the High Roller, you’ll want to give this a try. If you’ve never flown in a helicopter before and you’re trying to cross something off your Vegas bucket list, you’re knocking two birds with one stone. There’s nothing like soaring above the neon Strip and feeling the weightlessness beneath you.
Surf’s up, dude: While we’re not next to the Pacific Ocean (thanks, California — kidding), you can still Hang 10 right on the Strip. Planet Hollywood’s pool has the Strip’s only freestanding wave machine, the Flowrider. Perfect for all levels, you can choose to boogie board instead (which is more up our alley).
Dance fads come and go, but your signature moves will always be in style, baby. Show them off at a Vegas nightclub, where you’ll hear everything from hip hop to house. Dress to impress and follow our handy nightclub guide and you’ll be ready to shake your tail feather ’til the break of dawn.
Hey, Fido wants to have fun too. He can stay at one of our pet-friendly Vegas hotels, walk along The LINQ Promenade and accompany you outside at In-N-Out Burger (get inspiration from this puppy influencer, Popeye the Foodie). Check out more of our Vegas pet-friendly resorts and get ready to don your pup in the cutest outfits for the perfect Instagram gallery.
We tell everyone who’s coming to Vegas for the first time (or even for the umpteenth time) to stop by the Welcome to Las Vegas sign while they’re here. It’s Sin City’s version of the “Wish You Were Here” postcard. Oftentimes you’ll run into showgirls, and we’re positive you’ll make new friends once you take turns snapping each other’s photos. We suggest practicing all your fun and crazy poses now. The Welcome to Las Vegas sign is located on the south end of the Strip, and there’s convenient parking available. (In the sightseeing, picture-taking mood? See vintage Las Vegas hotel signs at downtown’s Neon Museum.)
We’re sure you remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. Imagine if there were a Vegas version: If you want to dress up as a Vegas showgirl, turn to page 30. If you’d rather bet all your vacation money on a good hand of cards, turn to the next page…
We’re sure your own Vegas adventure will be one for the record books. That’s why we’d love for you to share them with us. What’s on your Vegas bucket list? Share your ideas and let’s get crazy in Vegas together.
When you come to Las Vegas you want to indulge in some good food, but you may not want to empty your wallet to fill your stomach.
Yes, we have expensive gourmet restaurants and restaurants from some of the world’s best chefs, but if you don’t have the budget for those, don’t worry. The days of 99-cent shrimp cocktails may be gone, but we do have plenty of restaurants where you can devour a good meal and still have cash left for your other Vegas adventures.
Here are 25 meals you can get for under $25 in Las Vegas:
Martorano’s is known for its meatballs. To make a meal out of one, pull up a chair at the bar and order the meatball and salad from the bar menu for $20. It’s the perfect pairing.
The meatball is a mix of ground beef, veal and pork, garlic, salt and pepper, bread crumbs and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano with a scoop of ricotta cheese on the side.
The salad includes Romaine hearts, cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, red wine vinegar, Sicilian extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
As the name implies, noodles are the star menu item at this restaurant. You can get sauce noodles, soup noodles, wok noodles…basically any kind of noodles you want. Noodles range from $12.99 to $21.99. Choose from options like Sichuan Dan Dan noodles with pork, beef brisket soup noodles and shrimp chow mein noodles.
Gordon Ramsay’s newest restaurant in Vegas is a casual fish and chips concept. Trust us, Ramsay knows how to make a good fish and chips. You can get a combo here that includes fish, chips and a drink for $14.99. You can also get shrimp and chips for $15.99, sausage and chips for $13.99 or chicken and chips for $13.99.
The restaurant serves hand-cut fresh cod fillets flown in daily and the chips come with dipping sauces like curry and mango, Sriracha aioli, Southwest ranch, Gordon’s tartar sauce, European-style mayo and artisanal ketchup.
Caesars Palace opened in 1966 and to pay homage, Stripside Café offers $19.66 specials. You can get any breakfast entrée with coffee or any lunch or dinner with a side and a drink. Lunch and dinner options include burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips and chicken Parm. Enjoy brioche French toast, Denver omelet and huevos rancheros burritos for breakfast options.
This sushi/Japanese restaurant offers some great bento boxes for $18 – $19. Choose from salmon teriyaki, chicken teriyaki, bulogi beef, pork katsu and panko shrimp.
The boxes come with steamed rice, a salad with ginger dressing, miso soup and a spicy tuna or Panko shrimp roll.
Indian food fans will want to check out Royal India Bistro, which serves traditional favorites as well as some chef’s signature entrees. Try the chicken pasanda – boneless chicken breast with coconut powder, yogurt and mint for $23.
You can get an award-winning burger for $21.50 from celeb chef Guy Fieri at his restaurant at The LINQ. The Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger is topped with crispy applewood smoked bacon, six-cheese mac & cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, cheese and donkey sauce on a garlic-buttered brioche bun. Bring your appetite.
You haven’t had a hot dog until you’ve had a gourmet hot dog from Haute Doggery. You can get a plain, traditional hot dog, but you should really try one of the Haute Dogs, which offer just a little something extra. Try the Gold Standard – a chargrilled frank, smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, roast tomato, arugula and garlic aioli for $7.29. At that price, you can add some poutine fries with cheese curds and brown gravy for $4.99 and you’re still well under $25.
A good sandwich is always a satisfying meal and we love Earl of Sandwich’s hot, fresh deli sandwiches. Our favorite is the Holiday Turkey (basically Thanksgiving dinner on freshly baked artisan bread) with turkey, cornbread stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and mayo for $6.99.
If you’re partaking in the 37 premium tequilas here you’ll want to grab a bite to eat. Tequila Taqueria serves taco platters that come with poblano rice and black beans. Tacos come in your choice of mahi, carnitas, pollo and camarones all for under $20.
In the mood for a burger? Country singer Toby Keith’s restaurant serves a variety of burgers priced under $20. The half-pound patties are served on house-made buns with fries, coleslaw or potato salad. We like the Blue ‘N’ Blackened burger on an onion bun. It’s a Cajun-spiced beef patty with fried onions and blue cheese sauce.
Hash House A Go Go is where you go when you want great breakfast and brunch food. Try their signature sage fried chicken and waffles – two sage fried chicken breasts with hardwood smoked bacon, a waffle tower, hot maple reduction and fried leeks. $17.50
Burgers always make a great meal and we like the options at Café Americano. Try the Smokehouse Burger with Americano barbecue sauce, aged white cheddar, pulled bacon and crispy onion strings. It’s $24 and comes with a choice of a side salad or fries. The restaurant is open 24 hours daily so you can get your fix any time.
If you want a meal with a side of party, head to this bar and restaurant. Beware, you never know when your waiter might break out in a dance. Sit on the huge outdoor patio and dig into the Burrito Charlie for $17.50. A flour tortilla is filled with a special blend of chicken, carne asada and chorizo with cheese and pico de gallo. The meal comes with rice and refried beans.
Yep, you guessed it, Burger Brasserie specializes in burgers. There’s a wide variety to choose from under $15 but we suggest the Italian Burger for $14. It’s topped with arugula, mozzarella and pancetta and served on your choice of cornmeal-dusted, gluten-free, onion or whole wheat bun.
Chayo is a good spot to grab a Mexican meal. Try one of their signature dishes like the Chayo Burrito for $18. It comes with a choice of chicken, steak or chorizo with charro beans, rice and Monterrey Jack cheese, topped with cascabel chili sauce and queso fresco.
Who doesn’t love fried chicken? You can find some of the best in town at Brooklyn Bowl, which serves food by Blue Ribbon. Get a fried chicken dinner for $18 – $22 depending on whether you choose white or dark meat. The meal comes with white bread, mashed potatoes and collard greens with bacon and honey. Gluten-free fried chicken is available.
Pink’s has been serving hot dogs since its original opening in Hollywood in 1939. So basically, they know a thing or two about hot dogs. While you’re at Planet Hollywood, why not get the Planet Hollywood Dog? It’s a Polish sausage with grilled onions, grilled mushroom, three strips of bacon and nacho cheese for $8.99.
Guy Fieri serves Mexican favorites with his unique, flavorful twist at El Burro Borracho. Tacos are great here and we love the Drunken Fish Tacos, made with Sonoran-style fish, spicy slaw, pickled red onion and cilantro on grilled corn tortillas. The tacos are served three per order with beans and cilantro rice for $18.
Seafood lovers can find fresh-off-the-dock steamers, shrimp, lobster, crab and more at Oyster Bar. Grab oysters on the half shell for $20 for a half dozen. You can also try Oysters Royale, which are oysters on the half shell with wasabi caviar and chive crème fraiche for $20 for a half dozen or grilled oysters with garlic Parmesan butter for $20 per half dozen.
If you’re looking for some comfort food, look no further than Off the Strip. Dig into their handcrafted meatloaf for $22. It’s a blend of ground beef, sirloin and brisket topped with homemade gravy and served with a side of skin-on Yukon mashed potatoes and green beans.
Feel like you’re dining in a Parisian sidewalk café at Le Café Ile St. Louis. You can eat like the French do too. Try a dish like Le poulet fermier, which is rotisserie chicken paired with roasted fingerling potatoes, sautéed greens and exotic mushrooms for $22.
Emmy Award-winning celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis shares her delicious Italian cuisine at GIADA inside The Cromwell. Stop in for lunch and get our favorite, the lemon pesto grilled cheese with heirloom tomatoes for $16. Tip: Add prosciutto di Parma for $22.
SEA serves traditional Thai and Vietnamese food. You’ll find dishes like curry, pad thai, fried rice and noodle-based soups. When you get that craving for pho, SEA has several types for $22. We like the Pho Tai with rare steak in a rice noodle soup.
All-American Bar & Grille serves American food favorites and if you’re in the mood for breakfast you can get a hearty steak and eggs meal for $20. Enjoy a New York strip steak, two eggs your way and crispy potatoes.
If you want homestyle East Coast Italian food, you go to Martorano’s at Paris Las Vegas.
Chef Steve Martorano brings his old school South Philadelphia family recipes to his restaurant. Think hearty portions, Philly cheesesteaks and macaroni smothered in Sunday gravy.
Pair your meal with a specialty cocktail or a glass of wine, perhaps from Martorano’s own label.
The atmosphere at Martorano’s is lively and modern. As the night progresses, the music segues into a party mix with everything from disco to classic R & B. You’ll also notice TVs around the restaurant playing some of Martorano’s favorite classic movies like “Casino.”
The choice can be tough between all of the fabulous pasta, veal dishes, seafood and mouthwatering desserts, so we’ve helped you narrow it down. Here are five things we think you must try at Martorano’s:
Trust us, you’ll want to start out your meal at Martorano’s with the eggplant stacked. The eggplant is breaded and fried and then layered with homemade mozzarella, (yes, it is made fresh in-house and you’ll notice the difference) marinated tomatoes, arugula and slices of D.O.C. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
One of our favorite dishes at Martorano’s is the meatball and salad.
The crisp salad is made with Romaine hearts, cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, red wine vinegar, Sicilian extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
The perfect pairing with the salad is Martorano’s famous meatball. The meatballs are a mix of ground beef, veal and pork, garlic, salt and pepper, bread crumbs and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and they’re to die for.
Bonus: There’s a scoop of ricotta cheese on the side.
If you’re from Philly, you probably know what water ice is. For those of you who aren’t, the best way we can describe it is that it’s kind of like an Italian ice. Martorano’s puts a scoop of flavored water ice in their martinis and it makes for a sweet, refreshing treat. You’ll definitely want to try more than one of the fruity flavors like watermelon and lemon.
The macaroni (as the chef prefers to call it) dishes at Martorano’s are all delicious so it can be difficult to choose just one. They’re all made using imported Rustichella d’Abruzzo products and they’re always cooked al dente.
One that we keep coming back for is one of the restaurant’s signatures, the rigatoni with Sunday gravy. The tender pasta is topped with Martorano’s famous gravy, which includes chunks of pork and a scoop of ricotta cheese.
Every good meal ends with dessert. There’s lots of sweet treats to choose from at Martorano’s but we have to recommend one of their newer desserts, the homemade strawberry panacotta. The traditional Italian dessert is made with sweetened cream and topped with fresh berries. It’s nice and light and makes the perfect ending to your meal.