How to Spend a Weekend in Las Vegas

Ask anyone to list their dream US destinations and Las Vegas is sure to be in there. Sin City – the home of world-class hotels, casinos, shows, some of the best restaurants and nightclubs in the country, rollercoasters, pool parties – phew, the options for fun are endless in this city that truly has it all! You’ve been honing your gambling skills on websites like Caesars Casino and now you’re ready to hit the Strip – but how do you make the most of a weekend in the city? Today we list some things you simply have to do while in town…

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Hit the Strip

Be sure to schedule a little time for standing in the welcoming glare of neon beneath the Strip’s most iconic landmarks. You’ll of course need to get a snap under the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign, take in the show at the Bellagio Fountains and marvel at the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramid and the sphinx at the Luxor. It’s possible to explore the Strip on foot, just remember to wear comfy shoes and to avoid heading out in the midday heat – you are in the desert after all.

Try your luck

No place in the world is quite like Las Vegas when it comes to having a flutter. Everyone has got to have a bash at winning big! Whether you take on the Blackjack tables, get serious about your poker, or try your luck on the roulette wheel – you’re sure to have a ball, whether you with or lose! If you’re looking to party the night away – here’s a little insider tip – don’t buy drinks at the casino bar, keep your eyes out for the cocktail waitresses taking orders on the casino floor. They want to keep you gambling for as long as possible, so free drinks are the name of the game.

Dine like a King

Las Vegas caters to every taste and whim – whether you want to devour an ‘all you can eat’ buffet or the finest steak that money can buy – you’ll be able to find it in Vegas. If you’re looking for something special, the hottest spots in town right now are 7th & Carson, Bandito Latin Kitchen and The Black Sheep, but don’t wait until you arrive to make a reservation – the most popular restaurants are booked weeks in advance. If you can avoid dining at peak times, you’re more likely to get a table. If you want to visit the restaurant of one of the celebrity chefs that has set up shop in Sin City, we recommend making a reservation for lunchtime when things are decidedly more affordable!

Take in a show

While it may prove tricky to choose between the array of excellent Las Vegas shows, taking in a performance is an absolute must! Whether you like cabaret, comedy, musicals or magic – there is a show to amaze and delight. Popular shows currently wowing audiences include Purple Reign, a tribute to Prince, and 50 Shades! The Parody – a spoof musical of the saucy books of the same name.

Hit the club

No weekend in Las Vegas is complete without ensuring you have at least one monumental hangover. Even if your clubbing days are behind you, this is the place to get back in the saddle. At nightspots like Surrender, Intrigue and XS Las Vegas you can expect pricey vodka, banging dance floors and some of the biggest DJs in the world.

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Jethro

I'm Jethro. I'm a carpenter, and love to build things! You can find me in the garage or at work most days of the week. My sister is Crystal, who you might know from this very blog. Her son Johnny loves video games just as much as I do - so we have a lot of fun playing together!

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