When most people think of Las Vegas, they think about the glittering lights, the nonstop entertainment and the raucous good time. But there’s much more to Vegas. Savvy travelers know that it’s also a phenomenal destination to de-stress and indulge in some R & R. Of all the ways to enjoy Las Vegas, pampering and rediscovering yourself should be on your bucket list. Turn off your cell phone, unplug from your everyday activities and start recharging with one of these transformative experiences. 

1. Treat Yourself

When it’s time for you-time, nothing beats a much-deserved reward to jumpstart the pampering. Vegas has an amazing variety of stores, and nearly 7 million square feet of shopping centers, so you’re sure to find an indulgence or two when you’re here. The Fashion Show shopping center features iconic shops and eight anchor stores. Over at Caesars Palace, The Forum Shops is host to 160 specialty shops and restaurants, as well as unlimited brunch at Border Grill at Mandalay Bay where you can fuel up for the day. Or, swing over to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo for more luxury items. While you’re there, squeeze in a stop at Casanova Tapas Bar to break up the day, then get yourself a delicious treat at Le Macaron. When it’s time to wind down the shopping and turn up for the night, treat yourself to a blowout at Drybar at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood

2. Find Serenity at Vegas’ Best Spas

Treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage, facial or another type of treatment at one of the lavish spas in Las Vegas. Take a soak in one of the Watsu pools before your treatment at Canyon Ranch Spa Club at The Venetian. It's the largest spa on the continent and regularly ranks among the top resort spas in the country. Take a tranquilizing journey at the Sahra Spa & Hammam at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where you can experience a Turkish-style bathhouse. Or, cool off inside the Arctic Room of Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Palace before soaking in one of the three Roman baths or indulging in a spa treatment. Before your treatment, consider fitting in a yoga session Vegas style with a personal session on the High Roller at The LINQ Hotel + Experience.

3. Chill Out Poolside

Some Vegas pools can be party central, but you can also find a variety of relaxing pools perfect for unwinding and soaking up a little sun. Case in point: it’s impossible to be anything but in-the-moment when you swim among the sea creatures in The Tank at the Golden Nugget, an expansive three-story pool complex centered around a 200,000-gallon shark tank aquarium. Or relax on the sands of the beach at Mandalay Bay, where you can arrange a personal villa or day bed, or hit the lazy river to float your worries away. The eighth floor pool complex at the Waldorf Astoria boasts a plunge pool and two lap pools – all with a peaceful, quiet atmosphere ideal for a little retreat.

4. Escape With Vegas Entertainment

For the ultimate escape from reality, immerse yourself in a range of out-of-this-world Vegas entertainment. Marvel at the high-flying escapades of the Cirque du Soleil show Mystere at Treasure Island, or admire Le Rêve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas, which takes you on a journey into an acrobatic fantasy world. Play a round at Topgolf at MGM Grand, or discover a new world at VR Adventure at LINQ Hotel + Experience. Entertainment options are waiting around every turn in this exciting city.

When you’re ready to unwind and unplug, Las Vegas is the perfect place to kick back, relax and refresh yourself with unique experiences you’ll only find here.