A Weekenders Guide to Vegas
Vegas is a fabulous city for a weekend getaway, plenty of fine dining, nightlife and ease of access from all the major hubs make it a no brainer for the couple looking to have a good time!
Where to Stay
Vegas is filled with luxurious options! But our go-to is the Aria Tower Suites. Located right on the Strip, the Aria Tower Suites offer an upgraded experience from the regular Aria Hotel and Casino. With sweeping views of the Strip and the mountains, it will be hard getting out of bed each morning, at least until you remember you are in Vegas and all the amazing things that there are to do!
The hotel has an amazing full service spa, complete with outdoor plunge pool, multiple hot tubs, a Japanese hot stone bed area and other amazing amenities.
And with a buzzing casino scene, you will get to experience the full Las Vegas vibe at the Aria.
What to Do
Vegas has so many things to do: gaming, shows, outdoor activities, you name it they got it! But here are my top picks for a couple things off the beaten path:
Helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon: Did you even know the Grand Canyon was near Vegas? Papillon Tours will pick you up at your hotel and after a 45-minute drive out to Boulder City, you get on a helicopter and get to see the Grand Canyon the best way possible—by air!
- Las Vegas Sign: You have to get that photo in front of the Vegas sign. It is a Vegas must!
- Happy Half Hour on the High Roller: A newer addition to the Strip, the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel—even taller than the London Eye—is another great way to get an amazing view of Vegas! Oh and if you get “Happy Half Hour” tickets you will have an open bar for the entirety of the ride!
Where to Eat
Las Vegas is truly a fine dining mecca! There are so many options; all the big name chefs have outposts here. Here are a few that you can’t miss:
Fine Dining—Bardot Brasserie
One of Michael Mina’s restaurants, Bardot Brasserie offers up amazing traditional French fare, in a buzzing, beautiful setting. Everything from the wine to the steak tartare to the salmon is just perfection! I have been here many times, and I keep coming back again and again!
Crazy Shakes—Black Tap
An Instagram sensation, the Black Tap’s burgers and shakes are not only a feast for the eyes, but also for the taste buds! Tasty and very photogenic, you won’t regret stopping by Black Tap!
When to Visit
Vegas is fun anytime of the year. But be warned, nights in the winter and spring can be chilly, so bring a light jacket. With so many direct flights, especially on JetBlue, Vegas is an affordable and easy city to get to now more than ever! Stop procrastinating and plan that weekend getaway!
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