You’re taking that iconic trip to Vegas everyone talks about. They say there’s nothing like your first time in Vegas, but how do you and your girls achieve that unforgettable experience? Don’t worry about getting caught up in all those planning deets—we’ve got your perfect itinerary already laid out. Here’s how to have the best first Vegas trip EVER.
Turn down for brunch.
It starts with brunch (and bottomless mimosas, obviously). Get it with a view and prime people-watching at Mon Ami Gabi (Paris Vegas). If brunching like celebrity chef sounds like your style, check out Giada (The Cromwell) and Border Grill (Mandalay Bay). For a change of pace, head to Downtown Las Vegas and peruse the dining options at Container Park.
Get that amazing outfit you plan to slay the club with later tonight at the Forum Shops (Caesars Palace) or Fashion Show of Las Vegas. Couple up your shopping with a blowout at Drybar at the Miracle Mile Shops (Planet Hollywood). Their Vegas shop is stocked with a full bar, DJ spinning, and photo booth.
For those looking to chill poolside, we recommend booking a cabana. The adults-only Aquatic Club (Palazzo) is the happy medium between spa-like quiet and dayclub. The 11-acre Beach at Mandalay Bay features real sand, a 1.6 million gallon wave pool, a lazy river, and more.
But if you want to get your day time turn up on, it’s time to hit the dayclubs. See who’s spinning at Encore Beach Club (Encore at Wynn), Wet Republic (MGM Grand), and Marquee Dayclub (The Cosmopolitan).
Once you’ve sufficiently danced your afternoon away, freshen up for an amazing steak dinner with a DJ at STK, or inventive small plates at Chopped judge Chris Santos’ Beauty & Essex at The Cosmopolitan. Try out Cleo (SLS Las Vegas) for Mediterranean cuisine and a trendy ambience, or celebrity chef Michael Mina’s Bardot Brasserie (Aria) for a classic French café vibe. For dessert? We recommend Sweets Raku in Chinatown for their fun and off-the-wall creations.
The art of mixology is alive and well in Vegas, so you’re going to want to get a taste. Sip out of a gold pineapple at The Dorsey (Venetian), or while sitting inside a chandelier at the Chandelier Bar (The Cosmopolitan). For a lively downtown scene, head to the Fremont East District for some fun bar-hopping.
Don’t miss out on some amazing residencies.
We’re not called the Entertainment Capital of the World for nothing. Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars, and The Backstreet Boys are just a handful of the incredible performers with residencies in Vegas. For a true girls night out, there is also Magic Mike Live (Hard Rock Hotel).
Bring on the clubs.
There’s nothing quite like a Vegas club. Between high-profile residencies and state-of-the-art technology, it’s truly a transformative experience. With all the options for clubbing, check out Omnia (Caesars Palace), Hakkasan (MGM Grand), or XS (Encore at Wynn) for EDM-inspired DJ lineups. Want to get down to some hip-hop? Go to LIGHT (Mandalay Bay), Drai’s (The Cromwell), or 1OAK (Mirage) for their star-studded calendars.
This itinerary is bound to make your first Vegas trip one you’ll never forget. Once you’ve experienced Vegas, there’s no way to top it…until you come back again. And remember: what happens here, stays here.