So you and your buddies are planning a quick in-and-out to Sin City for some partying, gambling, and some other things that stay in Las Vegas. Here are a few suggestions.
Mandalay Bay is not the biggest resort in Vegas, but it hosts some of the best surprises and keeps things classy and fun. You can hit the (man-made) beach in your skivvies and watch for bikini-clad broads, have a near-drowning experience in the wave pool, and make it to Aureole, the hotel restaurant, in time for some exciting (and sexy) entertainment to go along with top-notch grub. Then gamble the night away in Mandalay’s huge casino. Mandalay Bay is right by the airport, so you won’t lose any party time searching for your hotel upon arriving.
Whether you’re nursing a hangover or it’s still the night before and you’re feeling restless, a good stop is Peppermill, a 24-hour restaurant and bar. This is a good place to get your act together for another round of partying. Next, you can hit up Rio Casino, a Brazilian Carnival-themed party-fest, complete with hot performers and beaded necklaces. Hopefully you’ll make off with enough here to hit up the Wynn Esplanade, a huge shopping complex that even includes a Ferrari dealership. At night, go clubbing at Tao (where you can also eat, if you want) or Bellagio, and then Drai’s for afterhours (1:00AM – 9:00AM).
Get a different kind of thrill from some of Vegas’s theme park rides – the Stratosphere Tower is a good choice, but save drinks for after. The Stratosphere is good at night, too, but, again, best to ride with a settled stomach. Start off some at-your-own-pace partying on Miracle Mile, great for shopping and casual drinks. The Cosmopolitan, flashy, new, and with a lot of class, is a good way to close out your three-day gambling career. When you’re ready to relax, a glass elevator will take you to the top of your home at Mandalay Bay into the Mix, a rooftop lounge complete with an outdoor patio.
There are more than a million ways to enjoy Sin City, and sometimes it’s best to let your senses lead you. Just remember: no regrets.