You just crossed the stage and turned in your last assignment – congrats! A Las Vegas graduation trip is certainly in order. This is the epicenter of entertainment, nightlife, sports, dining and more – you know it’s calling your name! While in the destination, prepare to splash under the sun, dance until it comes up, and experience everything Las Vegas has to offer. Read on for the perfect Las Vegas graduation trip itinerary.
Party Under the Sun
It doesn’t matter whether you have a spring or winter commencement, with 320 days of annual sunshine, Vegas is always ready to celebrate you in fabulous fashion. Here are a few places and ways to take your Las Vegas grad trip to the next level.
This three-level pool amphitheater is going to blow your mind – and everyone on TikTok. The multi-level features a 40-foot-high HD TV, swim-up bars, six pools and selfie-ready walls. Go big by reserving a daybed or cabana!
Celebrate poolside at this relaxing, Southeast Asian island-inspired oasis. Plus, the lineup is just as fantastic as the amenities, with DJs like ZEDD and Tiësto supplying the vibes and bringing the party to you.
This Asian-inspired tropical pool features some of the top DJs in the game, refreshing cocktails, and an elevated menu of poolside fare. Party it up, dine delectably, and enjoy beats by the likes of Alesso, Fisher, and more!
The Celebration Never Ends
When the sun goes down, the party keeps going in the destination! These nightlife venues are the perfect spots to continue your Las Vegas grad party.
Go elevated and elegant at this nightspot, which surrounds Encore’s lavishly landscaped European Pool and offers signature cocktails, indoor seating and then some. The soundtrack is supplied by chart-toppers like Marshmello, The Chainsmokers and Diplo!
This massive nightlife mecca offers three rooms – The Main Room with chart-topping DJs; The Boom Box with its own dance-centric vibe; and The Library, a low-key spot to enjoy a cocktail and some chill beats. The nightspot also offers a full menu, dusk-till-dawn parties, and music from DJs like Mustard and Pauly D.
Slapping soundtracks, four bars, eight pools and a rooftop area? Find all of that here, where some of the top names in the music industry – from 2 Chainz to French Montana – provide full-length concerts overlooking one of the best views of the Las Vegas Strip.
Experience Las Vegas
When you’re not partying it up poolside or moonside, discover attractions and experiences for a memorable gradation trip to Las Vegas.
You just entered a new chapter of your life, which means a new set of ’fits are expected. This iconic shopping center offers everything from high-end luxury brands like Louis Vuitton to more budget-friendly options such as H&M. Regardless of what you’re into and looking for, you’ll find it here!
Dinner and a show turn into drinks and a show at this unique offering at the off-Strip arts complex, AREA15. The space features a modern Cirque production with burlesque performances, live music and more – and the experience is complete with a rum tasting and immersive distillery tour.
You just graduated – why not do something (kinda) crazy? This attraction lets you feel the thrill of actual skydiving within the safe confines of a wind tunnel. Catch an insider’s view below!
Fore! This upscale driving range offers a target-practice golf game that’ll be way easier than that last final (well, maybe). Plus, you’ll catch incredible views of the Strip and enjoy snacking on bar eats and sipping delicious cocktails.
Enjoy the Viva Vision LED light shows, explore the historic casinos and more at this hot spot in Downtown Las Vegas. Plus, get an adrenaline fix on the SlotZilla zip line and enjoy free nightly live entertainment on one of several stages.
Get Your Eat On
Vegas has some of the best restaurants in the world – and some of the most fun. For a grad-friendly vibe, check these out.
Latin fare meets a party-hearty atmosphere at this spot sitting Strip-side. From a Drag Brunch with Mexican favorites (and fabulous queens) on the weekends to Latin Nights offering an open bar from Wednesday to Sunday, you’ll want to stop by and raise a cerveza or two here!
Go gourmet with some French-Mediterranean cuisine at this eatery and bar offering fare with exquisite flavor combinations like its Yellowfin Tuna Cru and unique takes on classic cocktails, such as The Quaternary.
This indoor/outdoor space features poolside seating and a DJ providing some serious dining vibes. The coastal Italian restaurant offers salads, pizzas, pastas and more.
Grab a Celebratory Drink
You made it! Celebrate with a delicious cocktail at one of these exciting bars.
Sit around a life-sized, animated carousel at this outdoor bar in Downtown Las Vegas. Extra points if you get an exciting cocktail from its fun-loving menu – hint: go for the one with Pop Rocks.
Enjoy the spectacular views of the Strip while sipping on just as spectacular suds at this rooftop brew bar. Don’t forget to play one of its old-school arcade games or a round of shuffleboard!
Combine flair bartending with live DJs and an outdoor and energetic atmosphere and you have one grad-ready party spot. Find just that here, where you can score a specialty cocktail or really go all out with VIP bottle service!