International Women’s Day is a celebration of the unparalleled strides, success and accomplishments of women across the globe, and Las Vegas is no exception. Women like Mayor Carolyn Goodman to prominent female business executives and owners, have played an integral role in shaping Vegas into a vibrant, diverse and dynamic city.

Las Vegas applauds women around the world who continue to push boundaries and break barriers. So, celebrate with the following list of woman-driven dining, shopping and entertainment that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s time for a girls’ getaway to Las Vegas!

Palate Pleasers

Whether you’re a foodie or a fine diner, Las Vegas is the destination for world-renowned restaurants and kitchens run by women. These dining experiences are rooted in their passion for authenticity; escapes from the mundane; and experiencing other cultures, palates and places. Whether it’s part of a girls’ night out or just a TikTok-inspired “girl dinner” night – light selections similar to charcuterie boards, great for grazing at get-togethers – there’s no shortage of female-owned and -led dining options for every taste.

Take your group to Velveteen Rabbit, located in Downtown Las Vegas and owned by sisters Pamela and Christina Dylag. Artists Heather Hermann, Nancy Foster and Siobhan crafted the dreamy atmosphere, and you’ll love the music-themed cocktail menu. Also downtown, check out eat. by culinary mastermind, chef Natalie Young, for an incredible breakfast and lunch menu. Catch an interview with Young as she shares her passion for her community and restaurant.

Looking for a light dinner? Head to Bar Zazu in Resorts World Las Vegas, which serves playful tapas and charcuterie from longtime Vegas executive chef Nicole Brisson. On one wall is a series of captivating portraits containing the “Ladies of Zazu,” and each has a signature cocktail. Ready for some uncommon dining? Pioneers of sustainability initiatives, chefs and restaurant owners Mary Sue Milligan and Susan Feniger offer guests of Border Grill at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino an unforgettable dining experience. Regarded as one of the most dynamic Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas, these award-winning chefs create consciously sourced, seasonal fare.

Or check out International Smoke located inside MGM Grand Hotel and Casino and owned and operated by chefs Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina. They have a distinctive interpretation of grilled and smoked meats, which is infused with bold flavors and exotic spices, complemented with seasonal produce from around the world. Or opt to try Giada at The Cromwell Las Vegas and delight in a banquet of mouthwatering sights, scents and tastes. Owned and operated by celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author Giada De Laurentiis, the menu, like De Laurentiis, is iconic – and Italian with a California twist.

And be sure to check out Café Lola, one of the most Instagrammable cafés in America, according to the Food Network. Co-owned by enterprising friends Lin Jerome and Alexandra Lourdes, the duo met in 2015 and realized an unmet need for inspiring cafes, and today, they have several locations on and off the Strip. Grab a beverage, snap a pic and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

If you are staying on the south end of the Strip or at Durango Casino & Resort, visit Jamie Tran’s The Black Sheep, a nearby spot where the chef serves a unique take on casual, modern Vietnamese American food served with cocktails, a full menu and vegetarian options.

Do Some Retail Therapy at These Women-Owned Shops

Women-owned businesses thrive in Las Vegas, offering unforgettable shopping experiences for every budget. The city is home to numerous innovative shops and venues founded by women, especially for those on their “That Girl” era.

Head to Downtown Las Vegas to explore Fergusons Downtown, an open-air shopping center that features For the Globe and Tofu Tees – both owned by women. The former is a spot to snag some vintage fashion; the latter is a place to pick up socially conscious T-shirts and other novelty items.

And speaking of self-care, you can’t miss the LV Plant Collective. Owners Carissa Beasley and Stephanie Rabun share their love for plants with their community through their beautiful shop. Its robust selection of inventory is complemented by fun workshops.

Singer, actress and entrepreneur Rihanna opened the first brick-and-mortar shop for her trailblazing Savage X Fenty lingerie line in Fashion Show Las Vegas. The innovative shop features five rooms, each with a unique, interactive experience and photo opportunities.

Shows and Residencies for the Girls

The caliber of female performers and talent in Las Vegas is unbeatable. Through their gifts of creative expression, these women share their artistic vision and remind us that life is a celebration.

Consider unforgettable residency performances by Christina Aguilera or Kylie Minogue at Voltaire at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Lastly, don’t miss Carrie Underwood’s jaw-dropping onstage performance at Resorts World Las Vegas.

Crowned Entertainer of the Year in 2022 by the Academy of Country Music Awards, the most decorated artist in ACM history, Miranda Lambert takes the stage at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Also performing at the resort is the sensational Shania Twain, who will no doubt light up the venue.

So come and celebrate Las Vegas and the incredible women that shaped the city. And whether you’re planning a girls’ dinner or booking a girls’ trip, be sure to get the best deal on your hotel or resort stay by visiting our deals page.