From top-notch entertainment, hip bars, delicious food, energetic pool parties and everything in between, Vegas simply does everything better. Here are five ways to escape the mundane to a place where everything is brighter, bolder and more exciting. Besides, What Happens Here, Only Happens Here.

 

Not Your Typical Concert Calendar

Las Vegas is called the Entertainment Capital of the World for good reason. Only in Vegas can you catch a free concert on Fremont Street, strut over to see Lady Gaga or Aerosmith at Park Theater at Park MGM or Shania Twain at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for their groundbreaking residency performances, and then relive the ’80s with Billy Idol at the Pearl Theater inside Palms Resort Casino. All this, and so much more, is only possible in Vegas.

Pool Days and Nightlife Beyond Your Expectations

The unique pool scene in Las Vegas is anything but ordinary. Whether you simply like to relax in a lush, poolside retreat, or party hard to the sounds of the hottest DJs, there’s a pool party for you. When you want to see and be seen and dance the day away, WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino keeps the party moving with renowned DJs like Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Steve Aoki and more. Transition seamlessly from day life to nightlife at Encore Beach Club, but be sure to stop by your room for an outfit change (dress code enforced). For a more laid-back pool experience, ease into a luxurious cabana at one of Bellagio’s Mediterranean-style pools, lay back and take in the sun at Caesars Palace Las Vegas’ luxurious Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis or enjoy a drink atop the Downtown Grand at the vibrant Citrus Pool.

An Elevated Eating and Drinking Experience

Dining in Vegas isn’t simply a meal, it’s an experience. With so many world-class chefs and top-notch restaurants representing food from all over the globe, it’s best to come hungry! Another Vegas-only experience combines refined Italian cuisine with a breathtaking view of the Strip skyline at Vetri Cucina at Palms Casino Resort. At The Mayfair Supper Club you're invited to so much more than dinner at Bellagio Las Vegas – it’s dinner and a show with nightly live performances throughout the night. And only here can you grab a Tasty (beef slider) and Hot Chips from acclaimed Chef David Chang’s Moon Palace across from his second high-end Las Vegas restaurant, Majordōmo Meat & Fish, at The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

The bars and lounges in Las Vegas are also one-of-a-kind. Embrace the speakeasy bar charm at one of several prohibition aesthetic locales. Enter the Downtown Cocktail Room via hidden doorway, descend to the Mob Museum’s basement to The Underground, or venture behind the unassuming janitor’s door at The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and sample an extensive selection of whiskey with nightly live entertainment.

 

A Redefined Sports Town

Vegas is the up-and-coming sports capital. From being home to the Las Vegas Raiders and Allegiant Stadium, to hard-hitting UFC fights and speedy NASCAR maneuvers, you won’t miss a second of the action wherever you are in the destination. Get in on the only-in-Vegas action while cheering for the local Vegas Golden KnightsLas Vegas Lights, Las Vegas Aces or the Aviators from the home stands.

Where Spas and Resorts Raise the Bar

Treat yourself to a Vegas-only spa experience and take relaxation to a whole other level. No place else can you align your chakra and get a tarot card reading during a spa treatment than at the Spa at Palms Casino Resort. Kick your fitness routine up a notch and recharge afterward at the only Canyon Ranch in Las Vegas at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Or breathe in the respiratory benefits of the Shio salt room and melt your tension away on the Japanese Ganbanyoku beds at The Spa at ARIA.

From the ultra-luxurious to the hip and trendy, Vegas hotels are in a category all their own. Have your coffee on your private terrace at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Overlook the High Roller and LINQ Promenade + Experience from your room’s window in The LINQ Hotel + Experience. Go from your suite to the zipline at the Rio. Experience Las Vegas’ rich history and décor at El Cortez. Whatever your style or your budget, there’s accommodations that were made for you.

Don’t settle for another average vacation. Make it unforgettable – and one-of-a-kind – in Vegas.