They were not the most stunning results ever, but according to a recent TripAdvisor survey, Las Vegas is the number one destination for singles and number two spot for couples domestically. You can do almost anything, you never literally can find something to do 24/7, the options are limitless and that is without mentioning all of the world-class restaurants and cocktails that are at your behest.
From guys and gals who just want to have fun to couples looking for some private moments, here’s why Las Vegas is everyone’s favorite destination:
For the girls:
What girl does not want to be pampered? This is simply a must in Las Vegas and you will find the ultimate pampering at a Spa Suite at The Spa & ARIA. Girls can catch up with each other while sipping champagne to go along with VIP access to customized services and select therapists and aestheticians while relaxing in the suite’s lounge area and hot tub between treatments.
Pool season has just begun and there is not better place to soak up the sun than DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay. With inspiration drawn straight from the sands of Ibiza, DAYLIGHT did not take long after just opening last year to become the outdoor party to be seen at in Vegas. DAYLIGHT combines high-energy entertainment, world-renowned DJs and plenty of cocktails and cabanas if you and your girls want a break from the crowds..
For that ladies night out you have been talking about all year, Hakkasan at MGM Grand can start and end your night all in glorious fashion. You can begin the evening by enjoying delicious dishes by Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon and then continue the night at the venue’s nightclub located on the top two levels where you can dance the night away to beats by renowned DJs such as Calvin Harris.
Thunder From Down Under at Excalibur is one of those venues that simply makes a girls night out complete with buff Australian hunks that will fill your evening with humor, music and dancing.
Of course shopping is the top of the list of things to do in Las Vegas and there is no shortage of high-end shops when you visit Via Bellagio and The Shops at Crystals. Via Bellagio caters to those who are looking for the best in fashion with a collection of upscale boutiques and shops such as Prada, Gucci and Tiffany & Co. Crystals is home to Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton just to get things started and you can grab a bite to eat at Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina.
For the guys:
There is nothing quite like a traditional hot lather shave to make you not only feel like a man, but to also make you feel pampered at the same time and no place does that quite like the new Whiskey Bar at The Barber Shop in The Salon at The Mirage. Before you take the chair for you classic shave you grab a drink from the Whiskey Bar, choosing from four different whiskeys or you can have an ice cold Pacifico that is straight from the tap. You certainly are not going to find that in many barber shops. Then sit back and get comfortable, watch one of the flat screen TVs and enjoy your shave.
The Hit Lounge at Monte Carlo is where you will you find a top shelf like no other bar in Las Vegas and a cocktail menu prepared by mixologist extraordinaire and Monte Carlo beverage director Michael MacDonnell that will wow the senses. Michael not only makes cocktails that are amazingly tasty, but he has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the history of spirits and the drinks that are formulated from them. You can taste cocktails that were created during prohibition or try the Monte Carlo Single Barrel Bourbon that Michael had a hand in choosing or how about tasting a tequila that will make you shun Patron. The Hit Lounge also offers an amazing tasting and mixology class that is one-of-a-kind. You will love the classic Las Vegas feel of the Hit Lounge and if only for one classic cocktail, this is a great spot to kick your evening off.
If you are making a guys weekend out of your next visit, the ultimate place to call home for you visit is the 2,500-square-foot Executive Parlor Suite at Bellagio. You will be spoiled with surround sound audio systems and state-of-the-art technology in the media room with six HDTV screens, perfect to take in any big games that are going on. If there are no games going on, create your own with a game of billiards while you are enjoying a cocktail from the fully stocked wet bar. Just make sure you make your way out of the room once in a while to enjoy the rest of Las Vegas.
If you came into town so you could watch your favorite team and place a few wagers you are not going to find a more prime location to watch the games than the Skyboxes at MGM Grand. This experience is like owning a box at the stadium, but even better. These exclusive boxes are equipped with 42-inch plasma TVs and surround-sound audio systems and come with their very own beverage server, complimentary food and the latest video game systems. Each of the four luxury boxes overlooks the rest of the MGM Grand’s legendary Race & Sports Book, sure to make everyone below you very jealous.
Bare Pool at The Mirage offers you a different pool experience with palm tree-enclosed seclusion that allows you to relax and enjoy this European-style sunbathing setting. The tropical spot offers a comforting atmosphere to help unwind after a long day and a wide variety of specialty drinks to help travelers stay cool throughout their poolside escapades.
There are plenty of shows to choose from in Las Vegas, but one has man written all over it, FANTASY at Luxor. This amazing show puts a sexy and contemporary twist on the classic icon of the Las Vegas showgirl as talented dancers perform seductive routines set to today’s hottest hits. Guys will revel in this provocative adult revue complete with gorgeous dancers, talented vocals, fresh choreography and a touch of comedy.
If all of that activity has taken its toll on you, REVIV Wellness Spa at MGM Grand is the answer to get you going again. REVIV offers an amazing and relaxing IV infusion treatment that can cure a hangover, give you a boost or take care of it all with their Royal Flush. The trained staff at REVIV make the entire process painless and you receive your IV in a massage chair while you enjoy the internet and music a provided tablet. Start your day off with a REVIV IV and you are sure to be the last one standing at the end of the night.
For the couples:
That memorable couple’s weekend away will find no better landing spot for you than at the The Villas at The Mirage, an exclusive hideaway that just recently opened to the public for bookings. You can enjoy your evening by the fireplace and be pampered by your butler or hold a party for two in the private backyard that features a putting green, a cascading fountain and a spa pool. This is one vacation that you will remember for years to come.
There’s no better date night than indulging in orgasmic food while gazing into each other’s eyes at one of The Strip’s finest restaurants. Steak-lovers should try Tom Colicchio’s new Heritage Steak at The Mirage for a journey for the taste buds. Foodie soul mates won’t want to miss chef of the century, Joёl Robuchon’s, namesake restaurant at MGM Grand for the best dinner of their lives.
If you left the kids and home and want some “us” time, there is nothing better than renting a private cabana to each other at the quiet, adult-only Cypress Pool at Bellagio. Not only is this the perfect couples pool, but both of you will be spoiled with amenities such as chilled towels, Evian misters, smoothies and personal hosts. You will love spending the day with your partner at Cypress Pool and you will leave refreshed for an amazing date night!
We pampered the guys and the girls, now it is time for a little couples pampering. Reignite bonds with your special one with the Couples Learn-To-Float Massage at Spa Bellagio. Taking place at the private Watsu pool, aquatic therapists help couples build and strengthen their trust in each other as they learn to support and stretch their partners in the healing waters and then afterwards enjoy an hour of intimate privacy in the pool.