Have you been working around the clock? Then perhaps it’s time to stop for a moment, make a list of all the things you truly desire, and say yes to every single one of them. Whether you’re dreaming of a desert skydiving adventure, a champagne dinner at a top-notch restaurant, or some well-earned rest and relaxation at an award-winning spa, Las Vegas will provide the solution. Scroll down for our five insider guides − all designed to help you answer the universe in the affirmative.
1. Revel in romance.
Treat yourself and your lover to a once-in-a-lifetime weekend. Start with a starry-eyed stroll to the LOVE art installation in the waterfall atrium of The Palazzo, followed by a moonlit gondola ride at The Venetian, just a few minutes’ walk away. In the mood for Hollywood romance? Look no further than BAZ at The Venetian. This hit musical features the juiciest segments of Oscar-nominated director Baz Luhrmann’s best-loved movies: Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby. In need of a back rub? Then head over to Spa & Salon at Golden Nugget for a couples’ Relaxation massage. You can enhance your experience with a desert hot stone or aromatherapy treatment. Round off your weekend with elevated Beijing-centric cuisine at MR CHOW at Caesars Palace. Try the beef with oyster sauce or the steamed sea bass with ginger and cilantro. And don’t forget to order your partner’s favorite bubbles from the champagne trolley.
2. Take a thrill ride.
In Las Vegas, adrenaline is never in short supply. See the Strip from 15,000 feet above the ground on a tandem jump with Skydive Las Vegas, just 30 minutes out of town. You’ll travel at a heart-pounding 120 mph, soaring high above Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam and the roaring Colorado River. Inner city rides more your style? Choose between Skyjump at Stratosphere, a controlled free fall from the tallest building in Vegas, or Slotzilla, an 11-story-high zip line over downtown’s vintage casinos. Searching for something truly unique? Then consider Heliyoga Limitless, a 45-minute helicopter ride to a flat-topped bluff in Valley of Fire State Park, followed by a 75-minute private yoga session in the tranquil desert wilderness.
3. Discover world-class cuisine.
Stellar restaurants are thick on the ground in Las Vegas. Hankering after oysters and champagne? Then check out Bouchon at The Venetian. This elegant French eatery is the brainchild of Michelin-star chef Thomas Keller, voted America’s Best Chef by Time magazine. Classic bistro dishes like steak-frites and croquet-madame are his specialties. Fantasizing about caviar? Try multi-award-winning chef Shawn McClain’s stunning gastropub, Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Snag tickets for the Vodka & Caviar Happy Hour and learn more about this deeply decadent pairing. Dying for some Spanish avant-garde cuisine? Head to É by José Andrés at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Sample the James Beard Award-winning chef’s secret 15-course tasting menu. Your meal will be served on a gleaming steel-topped bar, with seating for just eight lucky guests.
4. Raise your fashion game.
Are you ultradiscerning when it comes to clothes and accessories? Then you’re in the right place. Begin your quest for the best at The Shops at Crystals, where you can shop for tailored check wool suits at Gucci, and peony-print silk dresses at Dolce & Gabbana. Complete the look with black leather loafers at Valentino, and black suede calfskin ankle boots at Dior. Ready to accessorize? Hop on over to Wynn Esplanade, and grab yourself a classic quilted clutch bag at Chanel, or a Breitling solid-gold timepiece at Watches of Switzerland. Finish your fashion foray at Premium Outlets North, a high-end haven located at the gateway of Downtown and Fremont Street. Keep an eye out for Theory, Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenberg, to name but a few.
5. Chill out in style.
Escape the push and pull of everyday life with a weekend of blissful relaxation. You and the object of your affection can start by soaking up the views from your Tower Suite at ARIA. Feeling peckish? Glide downstairs to Herringbone for brunch − the orange ricotta chocolate-chip pancakes pair wonderfully with bottomless Moët & Chandon rosé mimosas. Ready for some more well-earned indulgence? How about a lazy afternoon at the spa at Four Seasons Las Vegas. The Time for Two treatment includes a couple’s massage and facial, as well as generous helpings of chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne. Craving some fun in the sun? No problem. Book an alfresco massage in a poolside cabana at Qua Bath & Spa at Caesars Palace. Now is the time to say yes! You deserve it.