In terms of holiday destinations, Las Vegas is the adult’s equivalent for Disneyland. Yes, it didn’t get its sordid reputation out of nowhere! Wherever you look, there’s bars, casinos and extravagant shows. If you’ve managed to find the childcare arrangements and you’re planning a girl’s trip to sin city, there are a few things you should know. Here are my best tips for visiting Las Vegas.
First of all, food. Aside from the hedonism and gambling, Las Vegas has also built up a pretty good reputation for its cuisine. Prolific chefs such as Jean Gorges and Julian Serrano have opened restaurants up and down the strip. Now, there’s a massive selection to choose from. I recommend making a few reservations in advance, and skipping the buffets. In Vegas, you’re going to see some gorgeous buffets advertised everywhere. However, to make your trip agreeable for your whole party, stick to regular meals out. Chances are some of you will be watching your calories, and getting your money’s worth at a buffet usually involves a lot of food. Stick to the incredible restaurants they have in Las Vegas, and you’ll keep everyone happy!
My next tip is to see some of the shows. If this is the first time you’ve been able to have a girl’s holiday in a while, you might all want to hit the town at every opportunity. However, when you’re in Las Vegas, I urge you to set a night to be a little more classy! I went through a mild obsession with the Cirque du Soleil productions such as Zarkana. These are truly spectacular, and filter all the classic acts of a circus through an intriguing artistic tone. If that’s not your thing, then don’t worry! Look in the lobby of any Vegas accommodation, and you’ll see ads for magicians, stand-up comedians, and surreal productions such as the Blue Man Group. They keep the bar pretty high in Vegas, so get a taste!
Finally, get off the strip once in a while. I know how incredible everything is in this area. However, I’m sure you don’t want to come away from your trip wondering about the things you’ve missed. The incredible Grand Canyon is something you really need to see. Odds are your hotel will do excursions there, so ask about it. If you want to have a little more adventure in your trip, then simply look around. You’ll be amazed at the amount of curiosities scattered around the Vegas area of Nevada! Just make sure everyone packs the right clothes for these daytrips. Standing by the edge of the Grand isn’t much fun in a clingy black dress!
Follow these tips, and you’ll have the perfect girl’s trip to Las Vegas. However your holiday pans out, I’m sure you’ll have a trip to remember! This city has absolutely everything, so my last tip is to dive in and get your fill. Just set a strict cap on your gambling losses!