Las Vegas practically built for bachelor and bachelorette parties…
There is an endless amount of possibilities for the very best dining, entertainment, and excitement to be had during your big weekend.
It can be a daunting task just getting started with your planning, so we developed this guide to help you, from where to stay to where to play.
Have a blast, and remember to drink lots of water!
Vegas Bachelorrete Party Picking a Hotel
You have a lot of options when it comes to places to stay in Las Vegas, gaming or non-gaming, on or off the Strip, major resort or retro hip motel. The great thing about Vegas is that there is a hotel for every budget and personal style!
Here are a few great hotel options on and near the Strip broken down by category.
The Cosmo is still the hottest property on the Strip, without question. From their stellar contemporary art collection found throughout the property to the trendiest and most stylish collection of shops and restaurants on the Strip, you have an amazing Vegas weekend without ever leaving your hotel.
For the ultimate experience, book a Wraparound Terrace Suite with a view of the Bellagio fountains.
ARIA Resort & Casino
The AAA Five Diamond ARIA resort is another one of the hottest properties on the Strip, thanks to its excellent massive spa, top-tier nightlife at JEWEL Nightclub, and ultra-trendy dining at CATCH, Bardot Brasserie, and Herringbone. Book a Corner Suite Strip View for a jaw-dropping view.
The Wynn Las Vegas
No one does luxury quite like the Wynn, and staying here means you are already in the heart of the hottest day- and nightlife, most exquisite dining, and highest of the high-end shopping. Live the “Suite Life” for the ultimate in Wynn luxury as only Wynn can.
Palms Casino Resort
Have you seen the new Palms??? After nearly a $1 billion dollar renovation—yes, with a “b”—the fully revamped Palms has officially become one of the hottest hotels in Vegas, and it’s just a quick Lyft from the Strip.
For dining, nightlife, entertainment, Instagrammable public art…seriously, ALL of it, the Palms is punching WAY above its class, and regular rooms and suites are still solidly less sticker-shock-worthy than the “luxe” options…unless, of course, you’re talking about the $100,000-a-night Damien Hirst-designed suite. Maybe don’t book that one.
Situated on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo, the Cromwell is located in the heart of the Strip, and is an ultra-stylish retreat that’s a bit more affordable. The upscale restaurant Giada and rooftop nightclub Drai’s both boast some of the absolute best Strip views, and are also some of the hottest places to see and be seen.
Don’t overlook this center-Strip property: it may be one of the older hotels now, but it still has a lot to offer, including comfortable rooms and stylish suites.
There is also great entertainment on-property, including Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Hideaway, The Beatles LOVE from Cirque du Soleil, Terry Fator, and definitely don’t miss the Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat (formerly Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden, and still plenty of tigers!). Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak is also an excellent steakhouse.
Fun and Affordable $$
New York New York
New York New York is a great option for people who would rather spend their money on experiences rather than lodging.
Located next to the Park Vegas, an outdoor dining and entertainment district anchored by T-Mobile Arena and the Park Theatre, New York New York is full of solid dining options and great entertainment—Cirque’s Zumanity is one of the sexiest shows on the Strip, and the Big Apple Coaster is always fun—with easy access to everything on offer next door at the Park MGM (Eataly, Best Friend, Bavette’s, NoMad).
Plus, the Disney-esque New York theme, including the Brooklyn Bridge out front, is just fun!
TI – Treasure Island
Ballin’ on a budget? Treasure Island has you covered! It is one of the only properties left on the Strip that offers free self-parking, and the rooms are super-affordable on top of it. For overall value, TI is it.
Something about the Luxor’s Egyptian theme never gets old, despite being “ancient” (insert LOLs here!), probably because the Luxor is still one of the most recognizable and iconic places on the Strip.
There are a lot of great shows to see at the Luxor, like Blue Man Group and Carrot Top (seriously), and it’s also dirt cheap to stay here.
Vegas Bachelorrete Party Things to See and Do
This is Vegas, baby—overwhelming is part of the M.O. here! You can literally do anything here, but we’ve highlighted some of our favorites below to help you with your planning!
Get a Great View
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
You don’t have to go all the way to Paris to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, just Paris Las Vegas! Plus theirs doesn’t have a view of the iconic Bellagio fountains, so THERE.
The High Roller Observation Wheel
At 550 feet high, the High Roller is the world’s tallest observation wheel. Enjoy the view overlooking the Strip, and book the Open Bar in the Sky “happy half-hour” package for a cabin with an open bar for the duration of your 30-minute ride.
The Neon Museum
The Neon Museum in downtown Las Vegas is one of the most Instagrammed spots in Las Vegas now, and with good reason—seeing all the vintage neon signs in the “Neon Boneyard” is almost otherworldly, especially when a select number of fully restored signs are lit up at dusk. Pro tip: visiting at dusk also gives you that perfect selfie lighting!
Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look
KA by Cirque du Soleil
The KA 360 complementary behind-the-scenes experience is offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays, giving guests an up-close look at the $165 million production. And yes, it’s free!
The Beatles LOVE
Cirque’s homage to the music of the Beatles also offers a free behind-the-scenes tour, available on Fridays.
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Blue Man Group
If you love the Blue Man Group (and want the chance to take some selfies with your very own Blue Man), then you can add on the 75-minute interactive “Behind the Blue” experience any performance day and time for an extra $55 per ticket.
The Hunger Games Exhibition
Katniss Everdeen fans don’t want to miss this interactive attraction and exhibition at the MGM Grand, which takes you on a journey through the world of The Hunger Games, including a recreation of the Tribute train, dozens of costumes worn in the films, and an interactive digital archery training room.
Haus of Gaga
Lady Gaga is currently in residency at the Park Theatre at the Park MGM, and to celebrate, Park MGM is now home to the ever-changing Haus of Gaga exhibit, a collection of some of Gaga’s most iconic, outrageous, celebrated, and controversial costumes and red carpet looks over the last decade. It also happens to be her merch store!
The Mob Museum
The Mob Museum, located in downtown Las Vegas, is dedicated to the history of organized crime in America with an emphasis on the mob’s influence in Las Vegas.
The museum covers more than a century of mob activity over three floors plus the additional “Underground at the Mob Museum,” their basement “speakeasy” and distillery where they serve classic Prohibition-era cocktails. Order the Underground Old Fashioned and take home some of their house-distilled moonshine.
Showgirl Bootcamp Experience
Discover your inner Vegas showgirl as real Vegas showgirls regale you with stories from their glory days, teach you some of the showgirl’s top tricks for beauty and elegance, and finally outfit you with your own rhinestone-studded showgirl headpiece and accessories for some fabulous selfies!
Stripper 101 at Planet Hollywood
Look ladies, you’re in Las Vegas, which just may be the world capital of strip clubs.
But that doesn’t mean men should have all the fun!
Get your squad together for a fun night out learning some pole dancing techniques and useful life lessons from real Sin City strippers. This safe and welcoming girls-only class will teach you all kinds of sexy moves and also give you and your girls lots and LOTS of opportunities for fabulous Vegas selfies!
Get Your Thrills
Thrill rides at The Strat
Care to dangle and spin some 866 feet in the air above the Strip? Or maybe just straight-up jump from the top?
Check out the thrilling attractions at the Strat to get your adrenaline flowing!
Fly through the air on a zipline
If you like ziplining, Vegas has several to choose from. Soar Superman-style under the LED canopy on Fremont Street, glide between towers of the Rio All-Suites Hotel, or fly the new FLY LINQ over the LINQ Promenade between the Strip and the High Roller!
Shoot machine guns like Rambo
Because machine guns aren’t just for boys! If you want to find your inner action hero, check out Battlefield Vegas for the ultimate shooting range experience.
Get a day pass at the Circus Circus Adventuredome
Sometimes the most fun you can have is embracing your inner child and spending a day riding rollercoasters and playing midway games. It also helps that this is all indoors and climate-controlled, so the scorching summer heat and frigid winter temps (yes, really!) aren’t an issue.
Hiking in the Red Rock National Conservation Area
Many Vegas visitors don’t realize that Las Vegas is also an outdoors enthusiast’s paradise in addition to being the Entertainment Capital of the World. Red Rock National Conservation Area is only 30 minutes from the Strip and offers world-class hiking and climbing opportunities, as well as horseback riding, trail running, and mountain biking.
If you want to get outside but not, like, OUTSIDE outside, consider a tour in a Pink Jeep or a three-wheel scooter car.
Take a guided kayak tour of the Colorado River to the Emerald Cove
One of the most beautiful sites you’ll see around Las Vegas is the near the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Hoover Dam. The Emerald Cove is located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River and is accessible only by water.
The afternoon light brings stunning emerald-green waters that will have all your Instagram followers exclaiming, “That’s in VEGAS????”
Vegas Bachelorrete PartyWhere to Eat
From pretty much ALL the celebrity chefs to Vegas’s local rising culinary stars and a truly fantastic Chinatown, Vegas dining is the best it has ever been and is only getting better! Check out these spots for the full Vegas food and drink experience.
Breakfast and Brunch
Lavo Weekend Party Brunch
Lavo’s “Endless Italian Brunch Buffet” is now the stuff of Vegas legend. This is THE party brunch to hit up when you’re in Vegas: a place where bottomless booze brunch meets day club for peak daytime debauchery.
For something a little less day club, the “Everlasting Rosé Brunch” at Bardot Brasserie is an upscale option with delectable French dishes that still delivers on the bottomless booze promise.
Brunch Tour with Lip Smacking Foodie Tours
One of the best ways to experience Las Vegas’s robust and diverse food scene is on a tour with Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, and their brunch tour is one of the best! You’ll hit three popular brunch spots on the Strip—including Bardot—with food and cocktails at each venue, all in one gloriously gluttonous morning.
If you’ve ever rued the fact that bottomless brunch is only on weekend, Downtown Terrace is the spot for you. They offer bottomless drinks for two hours open to close seven days a week with the purchase of an entrée (with a two hour limit).
The Italian food theme park that is Eataly is a great place to hit for lunch, when there are fewer people (it is not uncommon for there to be a line stretching into the Park MGM just to get inside the marketplace on weekend evenings) and your squad can choose their dishes from an assortment of different specialty counters—pizza, pasta, seafood, charcuterie, gelato, whatever. Plus there are a couple of bars for all your wine and Italian vermouth needs.
Giada has one of the most stunning dining rooms in Las Vegas, and while the restaurant is only open for lunch Friday through Sunday, you can book an exclusive lunch experience where you will learn how to make a four-course meal (and also get to eat it) with the chefs of Giada.
If you’re going to do a buffet, make it Wicked Spoon inside the Cosmopolitan. It is the BEST buffet in Las Vegas, where the dishes are just as thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented as if they were plated and served at a five-star restaurant.
CATCH inside the ARIA is quite possibly the trendiest dinner spot on the Strip right now. While their selection of sushi and other seafood certainly lives up to the hype, it is the highly Instagrammable flower-covered entryway that “catches” the most attention.
Chef Roy Choi’s Vegas debut is as eccentric and iconoclastic as the L.A. chef’s Mexican-meets-Korean-meets-California cuisine. This is one of the most adventurous and FUN dining rooms on the Strip!
The NoMad Restaurant
NoMad inside the NoMad Las Vegas hotel (which is in turn inside the Park MGM) is one of the grandest dining rooms to hit the Strip in some time. Enjoy American classics in a full-fledged library (yes, the books are real) with soaring ceilings in posh circular booths.
STK inside the Cosmo is a stylish, contemporary steakhouse that toes the line into nightclub territory the later in the evening it gets. For a real treat, order “The Clown” dessert and get your cameras ready!
Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Classic French fare with one of the most gorgeous views of the Strip, located at the top of the Eiffel Tower and overlooking the Bellagio fountains: you really can’t go wrong here.
Oscar’s Steakhouse is located inside the glass dome above the porte-cochère of the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. This old school style steakhouse is a throwback to Vegas’s mob era, and also offers the most amazing view of the Fremont Street Experience.
Located off-Strip in Vegas’s Chinatown, Partage is an impeccable modern French restaurant that is fast building a reputation for itself as one of the best restaurants in a city FULL of “best” restaurants.
For years now, Raku has maintained its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas, praised by the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern as one of the best-kept secrets and hidden dining gems of Vegas. While it’s hardly a secret anymore, it’s still very much worth getting there early to grab a table, and be sure to stop by Sweets Raku, their sister dessert concept in the same plaza, for a three-course dessert after dinner.
Top of the World
The Top of the World has recently been revamped, along with the rest of “The Strat” (the hip new name for the Stratosphere). If you want dinner with a view, Top of the World is perched more than 800 feet above the Strip and rotates 360 degrees every 80 minutes. The contemporary American steakhouse is served until 11 p.m. nightly.
Rose.Rabbit.Lie. is open until midnight every night, which is great if you want a bit to eat after seeing Opium in the adjoining theatre space. This restaurant is full of surprises, including live entertainment popping up nightly. Order their signature beef wellington to share.
Vegas Bachelorette PartyShows to See
Sin City might as well be “Show City,” if that didn’t sound so cheesy. There are dozens of shows to see here seven days a week, 365 days a year, from multi-million-dollar productions to the best in standup and low-brow comedy to lo-fi fringe theatre. But for a weekend with your best girls, these are our top picks.
Magic Mike Live
You loved the movie; now live it! Magic Mike Live at the Hard Rock is a male revue-meets-Vegas variety show that will make you feel like you’re living the movie, if only for an hour.
This classic male revue at the Rio never goes out of style.
Thunder from Down Under
Australia is hot, but these guys are even hotter! Get ready to get sweaty!
Raunchy Fun (with Magic!)
The Naked Magicians
While you won’t quite get to see the full monty (sorry), you will be impressed by this hunky duo’s magic skills knowing that they literally have no sleeves to hide anything up.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
Between Queer Eye and Sex Tips, gay men really are a godsend for their straight brethren. Enjoy a good GAG with your gals at this entertaining and informative show!
Miss Behave Game Show
The Miss Behave Game Show is held in the Back Room at Bally’s, a tiny venue that allows for loads of audience interaction and participation, which is the primary basis of this lo-fi show with the fabulous Miss Behave and her even more fabulous assistant, the mustachioed “Tiffany.”
Piff the Magic Dragon
It’s really hard to say who the better Vegas assistant is—Tiffany or Mr. Piffles. But you be the judge! Piff is a cranky Brit in a dragon costume, Mr. Piffles is his adorable Chihuahua, and this show is one of the most entertaining magic/comedy shows in Vegas!
Spiegelworld is starting to dominate the Vegas entertainment scene with their particular brand of Vegas vaudeville, but the original is still the best.
Absinthe might very well have changed Vegas entertainment as we knew it when it debuted on April Fool’s Day, 2011, and it is an absolute must-see for the best in variety acts that sound familiar but are like nothing you’ve ever seen before, from strongmen and acrobats to burlesque dancers and a banker blowing the most exquisite bubbles.
The Las Vegas Aviators at the Las Vegas Ballpark
The Las Vegas Aviators are a Minor League Baseball team that plays at the brand-new, state-of-the-art Las Vegas Ballpark, voted best MiLB ballpark in the country. After all, what other minor league ballpark has a pool and regularly hosts guest celebrity chefs?
The Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena
You don’t even have to be a hockey fan to enjoy a Vegas Golden Knights game at T-Mobile Arena; here in Vegas, hockey games on home ice are legit Vegas SHOWS, complete with cheerleaders, a drum line, and pyrotechnics. Plus, locals go WILD for the Knights—get ready to scream for KNIGHT TIME!
In the past few years, the Las Vegas residency has transitioned from punch line to prime gig, and now visitors can see everyone from Lady Gaga to Bruno Mars in limited (but often recurring) residencies. Check Ticketmaster or Live Nation for upcoming schedules.
Vegas Bachelorrete PartyShopping
Think of Las Vegas as Rodeo Drive, Fifth Avenue, and the Champs-Élysées all in one place along with all of your favorite major retailers from around the world. We hope you have some room in your suitcase because you’re going to want to do some serious shopping while you’re in town!
The Shops at Crystals
Fendi, Gucci, Louis, Prada, Hermes, Tiffany—they’re all here. While this is not the mall for the casual shopper, there is no better place for window browsing!
The Forum Shops at Caesars is so massive and sprawling that it’s easy to get lost. Just let it happen. It’s as much fun to wander the long, meandering corridors as it is to pop into the 160+ different shops, from the highest of the high-end and everyday fast fashion to exquisite art galleries and excellent eateries.
Fun and Affordable
Las Vegas has not one but two premium outlet stores flanking either end of the Strip. While the South outlet has plenty of great stores, the North outlet offers a lovely outdoor shopping experience with many more upscale brands and is just minutes from the downtown Las Vegas cultural center.
Vegas Bachelorrete PartyDrinks and Nightlife
You’re in Las Vegas for a bachelorette party, so it goes without saying that you’re probably going to be doing some clubbing and bar-hopping. Day and night, there is an endless number of hot spots to see, be seen, have a few cocktails, and dance the night away! Here are a few popular picks.
The beating heart of OMNIA, one of the hottest clubs in Vegas right now, is the amazing chandelier surrounded by giant concentric rings that look they’re about to beam you up to another planet, and to be honest, a night at Omnia might kind of feel that way.
This is one of the top nightclubs in Vegas of the moment, where on any given night you’ll catch a top-tier DJ like Tiësto, Zedd, or Calvin Harris headlining.
Hakkasan has been the biggest name in Vegas nightlife for several years now and is still holding strong to that title. The biggest-name DJs tend to split their time between Hakkasan, Omnia, and XS—again, Tiësto, Zedd, and Calvin Harris, and Steve Aoki is also a Hakkasan staple.
The 80,000 square-foot space also includes a fine dining restaurant and the lounge-within-the-club, Ling Ling. A brand-new, multi-million-dollar light installation called the “Hakkasan Grid” was recently unveiled, adding a whole new element of technological artistry to the five-story club that makes it feel new all over again.
XS at the Wynn, connected to Encore Beach Club, is another long-time mainstay for top DJ talent and Vegas’s most popular parties. Their weekly “Nightswim” events during the summer are always a hot way to beat the heat, and you can catch major EDM stars like the Chainsmokers and Diplo in regular rotation.
Encore Beach Club
The three-level pool complex that located off the edge of XS is one of the best day clubs in Las Vegas in size, layout, and quality of talent. Catch Diplo, RL Grime, and the absolutely insane Elrow parties here all summer long.
Wet Republic is not the original party pool (that was Rehab at Hard Rock, RIP), but it helped to define what a Las Vegas party pool could be, bringing all the same top-name talent from the superclubs into a poolside DJ booth for an “ultra pool” daytime nightclub experience.
Each week you can see DJs like Tiësto, Zedd, and Calvin Harris—these guys all play Vegas a LOT—while sunbathing in the saltwater pools.
Marquee Day Club
Once upon a time some genius at Marquee realized that if they opened their nightclub up during the day with an expanded indoor/outdoor space and provided the same experience as the nightclub (private booths by way of cabanas; bottle service) and just add water, then they could double their revenue, and so Marquee Day Club was born. Dance your day away into the night, and then keep dancing to some of the most influential DJs in the world!
Bars and Lounges
Located in the hip Fremont East neighborhood of downtown Las Vegas, Corduroy throwback rock-and-roll vibe and a special room called the “Lightbox” where the lighting is always perfect for your Instagram selfies!
This trendy cocktail bar inspired by pre-Prohibition design and drinking culture even has its own speakeasy called the Laundry Room hidden within the 6,000-square-foot space where the drinks get real serious. But don’t worry; even if you can’t get in the Laundry Room, the stunning main bar and the awesome rooftop patio are more than enough to keep your crew happy. Get there early, though: This place gets PACKED on weekends.
Located in the 18b Arts District of Las Vegas, the Velveteen Rabbit is a craft cocktail and beer bar with a killer backyard patio where DJs spin every Friday and Saturday night.
If you want to know where the locals hang out, it’s the Golden Tiki. This tiki-themed cocktail bar in Las Vegas’s Chinatown is one of the hottest spots in Vegas, and where the locals go to unwind. Check them out for happy hour, yacht rock brunch, and the occasional burlesque show, and get a Scorpion Bowl or Zombie Punch to share.
This cowboy bar in the middle of the District at MGM features live country music in a comfortable atmosphere that feels just a little like Nashville.
Nine Fine Irishmen
There ain’t no party like an Irish pub party, and Nine Fine Irishmen inside New York New York is one of the best in Vegas. Sip on ciders and stouts and enjoy hearty Irish cuisine as you stamp your feet and clap your hands along to the Celtic sounds of house band Sin e Ri Ra.
The Chandelier Lounge
The Chandelier Lounge is a three-level bar within the Cosmopolitan’s massive 44-foot-tall, 75-feet-wide, three-story chandelier comprised of seven million faceted crystals. Even level of the lounge offers a slightly different experience, but for the most inventive cocktails, head to the more intimate level 1.5 and order “The Verbena” or “We’re All Mad Here.”
Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas looks like a professional tailgate picnic. They recently opened an indoor space, but the original outdoor space is one of the best ways to spend a sunny day on the Strip, looking out over the Bellagio fountains, sipping bottomless mimosas during weekend brunch, playing giant Jenga, and watching your favorite teams on the dozens of HDTVs.
If you and your girls want to get dressed to the nines and be #classynottrashy, the SkyBar, sitting high atop of the 23rd floor of the recently-rechristened Waldorf Astoria (formerly the Mandarin Oriental), is one of the most sophisticated cocktail spots where you’ll drink in a breathtaking view of the Strip along with your ultra-premium drink.
This exquisite cocktail bar and lounge inside the Venetian is home to some of the most inventive craft cocktails on the Strip. Cocktail nerds and aficionados will want to make this a mandatory stop, but the atmosphere—with live music and pop-up events—will also keep the vodka soda crowd entertained.
Vegas Bachelorette PartyHair, Makeup, Spas
You’ll want to look your best before hitting the Strip for a night on the town, so spend the day getting pampered and preened at these style hotspots and spas.
Dawes Custom Cosmetics
Visit Dawes Custom Cosmetics’ new Custom Lipstick Lab to create your own custom lipsticks and glosses, or have them bring their Custom Color Lipstick Bar straight to your Las Vegas location for a luxury a la carte experience.
LOOK Style Society
Did you forget something before you left home? Get your hair, makeup, nails, lashes, spray tan, waxing, and more done at one of LOOK Style Society’s locations around Las Vegas.
Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace
The spa at Caesars is 50,000 square feet and includes three Roman baths as well as their signature Arctic Ice Room, the only one of its kind in the world.
Sahra Spa, Salon & Hammam at the Cosmopolitan
Sahra is a spa retreat that pays homage to the sandstone of Red Rock and the desert-scape of Las Vegas in an oasis-like retreat that feels worlds away from the Strip. Enjoy the monsoon rain showers, cooling mist rooms, and relax on the giant heated stone slab in the Hammam room.
Canyon Ranch Spa Club at the Venetian
Canyon Ranch is so much more than a spa: At 134,000 square feet and with more than 90 treatment rooms, it is one of the world’s largest day spas.
In addition to all of the many spa and beauty treatments you would expect, Canyon Ranch also offers group fitness classes and sessions with personal trainers and even has a 40-foot rock wall for climbing practice.
Vegas Bachelorrete PartyOther Helpful Tips
There are a lot of little need-to-knows that you’ll find helpful before you pack your bags and hop on a plane (and in some cases, before you even book your flight). In no particular order, these are the things we think you should be aware of before and during your visit.
Tips from travel experts:
No bachelorette party is complete without seeing a male revue whether it’s Chippendales, Thunder from Down Under, or Magic Mike. My choice is the fantasy-driven Magic Mike Live at the Hard Rock Hotel.
It is not as raunchy as one might expect, but still utterly sexy, impressive, and entertaining. The dancers are extremely talented and engaging, and the female emcee and audience participation will have you laughing in tears.
Another recommendation is for cocktails and light bites or dessert at Vanderpump Cocktail Garden in Caesar’s Palace. The venue is dreamy, dim and twinkling, and the vibe is effortlessly trendy and chic. The cocktails and desserts are equally as beautiful and unlike any others in Vegas. It is the perfect pre or post-dinner treat before a night out with the girls.
1. Stay in the Middle of The Strip. The middle of The Strip is the perfect location to stay, especially if it’s your first trip to Vegas! The Strip is a lot bigger than you think so it’ll make it much easier to get around to all the popular attractions and sights!
2. You Only Need 3 Days. The first time I visited I went for a full 7 days, that’s a lifetime in Vegas! 3-4 days is the perfect amount of time to enjoy everything Las Vegas has to offer without overdoing it!
3. Stock Up. Buy your alcohol at the liquor store and keep it in your room instead of buying all your drinks out. In Las Vegas, it’s legal to walk around with an open container so why not save yourself some money and stock up! Bonus tip: If you plan on gambling the drinks are free! Just wait for the cocktail waitress to come around and approach you.
4. There’s More to Vegas than The Strip. Check out Fremont Street, also considered “Old Vegas”, a 24hr outdoor mall with tons of attractions in Downtown Las Vegas. It’s so entertaining, lively, and fun! Fremont Street is always a good time no matter what you get into!
1. “Of course you want to bring a kicky pair of heels (or two or three) to wear to clubs and casinos. But, keep in mind you will likely do A LOT of walking….Pack a pair of foldable shoes to toss in your purse to make the journey more enjoyable.”
2. “Work off Sin City calories – For a unique workout, Aria hotel guests can book the Indoor Hike, a combination tour of Aria’s $40 million public fine art collection plus exercise session with a fitness instructor.”
Take your bachelorette party to the skies with a helicopter ride with Maverick over the strip at sunset. Or if you want to make a day of it, head out in the helicopters to the Grand Canyon.
Maverick make this experience super fun with music from movies like James Bond, Top Gun and Star Wars to accompany your ride.
After a guided tour over the hoover dam and the canyon, you will land in the canyon itself and enjoy a glass of bubbly with your girlfriends!
It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
This is the desert.
It’s dry here, which, yay for those of you whose hair suffers in humid climates, but also know that means the weather lives in extremes. Summer can mean long stretches of 110+ degree heat, especially in July and August, and winter highs might hover in the 50s—which might still be a welcome reprieve if you’re visiting from the Midwest, East Coast, or Northern Plains, but just know you can skip packing the swimsuit in favor of sweaters.
Spring is the best time to visit when temps are temperate and all the desert fauna is in glorious bloom. Fall is nonexistent here.
BRING COMFORTABLE SHOES.
Yes yes, you all want to look cute trotting around in sky-high heels on the Strip but know this: you WILL regret it later. Wedges are a happy compromise.
Don’t expect things to be cheap.
Those Vegas days are LONG over.
Everything is expensive, you’re going to spend more than you planned, and you need to be prepared for this actuality because otherwise, you are going to be miserable and make everyone around you miserable too.
This is a marathon, not a sprint. Don’t be THAT girl.
And drink lots of water.
Seriously. Way more than you think you need.
Rideshare is your chauffeur.
The Las Vegas Strip tends to function like a mirage: Places LOOK a heck of a lot closer than they actually are.
You’ll want to use a rideshare service to get around, especially if you didn’t heed the above advice re: footwear.
Cabs are crazy-expensive and known to pull what is known as “long-haul” shenanigans (taking tourists for a proverbial and literal “ride” in order to charge them more), but rideshare is everywhere and every property has a dedicated are for rideshare pickups, including the airport.
Or you can get a limo, which is also fun, but considerably more expensive!
See a full list of Las Vegas Tips to help you plan your bachelorette party in Vegas.