Your crew always embraces the party—anytime, anywhere. Now the boys are going to Vegas for the first time and you’re ready to make it a weekend for the books. The only FOMO you’ll have is when you go home and think of all the things you have to do on that next Vegas trip. Here’s how to make those Snapchat stories lit and those visions of an iconic weekend in Vegas a reality.
First thing's first, check out The Strip.
These are the must-dos for a first timers trip to Vegas: Get that essential Welcome To Las Vegas sign picture, watch the Bellagio Fountains, take a spin on the High Roller, and walk down Las Vegas Boulevard to see what adventures you get into.
What should you do during the day? We’ll start with the pool scene. If you want to get your daytime turn up on, it’s time to hit the day clubs. See who’s spinning at Wet Republic (MGM Grand), Marquee Dayclub (The Cosmopolitan), Rehab (Hard Rock Hotel), and Daylight Beach Club (Mandalay Bay).
Take a few swings at TopGolf where you can get your own climate-controlled hitting bay with food and drink service.
Thrill seekers will love ziplining through Fremont Street Experience on the Slotzilla, or the thrill rides on top of the Stratosphere that loom 900 feet above the Strip. Get your heart racing inside with a little indoor skydiving or on some of the fastest indoor go karts in the country at Pole Position Raceway.
What’s for dinner?
STK, the trendy steakhouse at The Cosmopolitan, sounds perfect. Another great choice is Libertine Social (Mandalay Bay) by James Beard Award-winning chef Shawn McClain, where you'll find New American cuisine with a modern gastropub feel. If you're in the mood for Asian cuisine, try Sake Rok at The Park to get sushi and a show in a party atmosphere, or the highly-acclaimed Momofuku (The Cosmopolitan) for their signature steamed buns and ginger scallion noodles.
If you want a classic burger and a beer, go for Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar (The LINQ), Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill (Caesars Palace), or Michael Mina’s PUB 1842 (MGM Grand)—appropriately named after the year Pilsner beer was invented.
We'll drink to that.
To live like a local, check out the lively downtown scene. Head to the Fremont East District for some fun bar-hopping at Commonwealth or Park on Fremont.
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 stacked to make your first Vegas trip one you'll remember forever. There's nothing quite like your first weekend in Vegas, that is until you come back again. You know what they say: what happens here, stays here.