We are all looking forward to a brighter 2021, as 2020 was quite a year, to say the least. And what better place than Las Vegas to experience the excitement and fun you’ve been missing. If something has you down – work stress, love trouble or something else – whatever your dilemma may be, a little time away from the norm is in order.
A weekend in Las Vegas can be exactly what you need to reset, recharge, and come back to reality as the best version of yourself. Here are three itineraries to help you take that first step.
DILEMMA #1: ALL YOU DO IS WORK, WORK, WORK.
Stay at CIRCA Resort & Casino
Get your mind off the grind at the newest resort in Las Vegas – and the first integrated resort to open downtown in 40 years. Circa Resort & Hotel has a vibe that’s equal parts vintage Vegas and boutique hotel. Las Vegas’ first adults-only casino has the world’s largest sportsbook; Stadium Swim – a year-round pool amphitheater; two-story casino; and more restaurants and bars to list here.
Eat Your Way Through Block 16 Food Hall
With five unique spots ranging from Nashville hot chicken to out-of-this-world donuts, Block 16 Urban Food Hall inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is food nirvana. Filled with bites from restaurants around the country, you’re guaranteed to be full and happy.
Find Your Zen at Red Rock Spa
Soothe your cares away at The Red Rock Spa by Well & Being. Calm your nerves and your mind at this 25,000-square-foot center of relaxation with every kind of treatment imaginable where worries magically float away.
Thrill Rides at The STRAT
Standing 1,100 feet tall The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod is the perfect place to house two of the world’s highest rides, 100 stories above the ground. Free fall 855 feet at 40 mph on the SkyJump or get shot sky high and enjoy spectacular views of the Las Vegas Valley on the Big Shot. These extreme thrill rides are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
Get Some Retail Therapy at Wynn Las Vegas
Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Stella McCartney – the boutique list throughout The Shops at Wynn and Encore reads like a celebrity best-dressed list. The luxe lineup includes over 50 signature stores. Seriously, the best kind of therapy.
Hike Red Rock Canyon
Just a short drive from the Strip, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area lets you become one with nature. Come back to center while exploring the more than 30 miles of sandstone crags and hiking trails. You’ll feel like you’re a million miles from home.
Experience the Neon Museum
Get your selfie game ready at this Instagrammable museum dedicated to preserving iconic Las Vegas signs. It houses more than 200 neon giants on its lot dubbed the “Neon Boneyard.” Don’t miss “Brilliant,” a visual extravaganza exploring the history of Vegas through light and music. The photo-worthy moments create themselves.
DILEMMA #2: BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
Stay at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Time to focus on you. Your awesomeness will match the contemporary cool of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, with its top-notch shopping, dining, and rooms overlooking the Fountains of Bellagio. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself gaping at the multistory glimmering curtain of crystals that make up The Chandelier Lounge. Make sure to grab a round of cocktails courtesy of the master mixologists while you’re there. You deserve it.
See the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
Get perspective on life from some ocean pals: but just keep swimming. Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a window into the depths, where water creatures – including 11 shark species, giant seas turtles, rays, crocodiles and Komodo dragons – dwell.
Immerse Yourself in AREA15
Prepare yourself to be inspired when you step inside AREA15. The world’s first experiential entertainment complex specifically built to be an immersive playground – all in one mind-blowing space – will spark your creativity and your imagination. Let yourself be mesmerized by the engaging activations and rides, monumental art installations, ground-breaking technology, funky retail boutiques, and bars and eateries. So new and so cool.
Go Zip Lining over Fremont Street
Before there was the Strip, there was Fremont Street: a seven-block stretch of hotels, gaming and nightlife awash in neon in Downtown Las Vegas. One of the most fun Las Vegas experiences to have, where else but Downtown can you zip line under the world’s largest video screen? Get your adrenaline pumping and soar through the 1,375-foot-long Viva Vision canopy superhero-style via the SlotZilla Zip Line 11 stories up.
Have Cocktails at Sidebar at Downtown Grand
While you’re downtown, why not grab a late-night beverage at Sidebar inside Downtown Grand. The upscale cocktail room honors the heritage and art form of the classic cocktail. From house craft cocktails to twists on modern drinks, you’ll find everything you’d want in a good libation. Don’t worry, Sidebar offers beer and wine for the hops and grapes lovers, too.
Enjoy Dinner and a Show at Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas
Treat yo’self to a delicious meal along with incredible entertainment at Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas. Request a coveted patio table that overlooks the ethereal Lake of Dreams, which recently debuted 12 high-tech new acts in the multimedia water show. The freshest Hawaiian seafood and gorgeous surroundings will have you feeling like you’re dining in paradise.
Swanky Sips at Electra Cocktail Club
Cap off an incredible night out imbibing in craft cocktails such as the Trouble Maker, a concoction of vodka, sweet vermouth, cucumber, lemon and strawberry at Electra Cocktail Club inside The Palazzo. Resident DJs spin the evening away, making this a night you won’t soon forget.
Dilemma #3: NEED A ROMANCE RESET
Stay at The Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Situated in the center of the Strip, Waldorf Astoria has everything a couple could want from a five-star luxury hotel – rooms and suites with stellar views, exceptional dining, award winning spa. After check-in, take a seat at the Skybar to enjoy amazing libations and incredible views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel gives you the VIP treatment you both deserve.
Ride a Gondola
When in Rome … er, Venice, take a private gondola ride for two along the indoor canals of The Venetian Resort. Cozy up while you glide under bridges and balconies, and float by the remarkably modeled landmarks of Venice.
Veg out at The Beach at Mandalay Bay
Spend some quality time together at Mandalay Bay Beach, where you can sunbathe by the only real sand beach in Las Vegas, frozen cocktail in hand. The 11-acre oasis includes a wave pool, lazy river, lagoon, and food and drinks served to your lounge chair or cabana.
A View from Above on the High Roller Observation Wheel
Take your relationship to new heights aboard High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. At 550 feet above the Strip, it’s one of the tallest observation wheels in the world. Nothing like dazzling 360-degree views to up your romance game.
Marvel at the Fountains of Bellagio
Hands down one of the most romantic spots in all of Vegas, the nighttime fountain show at the Bellagio Hotel is a must-see. Every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to midnight, more than a thousand fountains light up the night and dance to a wide range of music. The whimsical atmosphere is guaranteed to make you sway along with your partner.
Dinner at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Take in the stunning Vegas skyline at the top of the glass-enclosed Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas, which overlooks the Fountains of Bellagio. The contemporary French cuisine, glittering lights and amazing company set the scene for reigniting the romance flame.