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The Ultimate Guide for a Las Vegas Getaway with your girlfriends
A Las Vegas getaway with your girlfriends might not be a very original idea, but I can assure you, it sure is an awesome idea. From spa days to race cars to shopping to indulging in gourmet food – no matter what type of girl your girlfriend is, Las Vegas will have a place for her.
Las Vegas has a crazy number of restaurants – outstanding, good, bad and gross (Heart Attack Grill???). Renowned for its all you can eat buffets, you can indulge in almost any kind of cuisine you desire. I would recommend trying out some of its many award winning restaurants while you’re here.
If you must hit a buffet to drown a hangover in good quality food, then try the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace offering 500 dishes daily.
For the not so massively indulgent crowd, Nobu Restaurant at Nobu Hotel, Caesars Palace will be some of the best sushi you’ve tried in your life, featuring vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items along with Asian seafood and sushi rolls.
Another favorite is dinner at Aureole at Mandalay Bay serving fresh, farm-to-table dishes served in a romantic enclave that overlooks a swan lagoon called the “Swan Court”.
But if you’re craving some good old steak, then SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas is where you should head to for some authentic Wagyu beef (the kind that will question all Wagyu beef you’ve eaten previously).
Well, there’s no fun eating without pairing it with some good drinks! If wine is your drink of choice, then there is no better place than the grand, four-story, glass wine tower at Aureole that features over 10,000 bottles of wine, including the $4,500, 1961 bottle of Chateau Petrus. The bottles are accessed by acrobatic “Wine Angels” once you select your choice from a touch-screen wine list.
Beer lovers will appreciate the Aces & Ales bar, located a little off the Strip. Happy hour features $5 draught beers, plus they offer a $20 tasting: 6 beers paired with a dish.
And while I’m on drinks, I have to talk about the best bar in Vegas, Herbs & Rye. Offering one of the best happy hours in all of Vegas, cocktail patrons hit this place despite its location slightly off the Strip.
Day clubs and nightclubs are abundant in Vegas – ranging from pool side to roof top. They are also the main reason why many people opt to stay in hotels when in Vegas because most day clubs are either open only to hotel guests or complimentary for hotel guests while night clubs have priority access for hotel guests.
Drai’s Beach Club, the Strip’s only rooftop pool deck offers private luxury cabanas that come with HD TVs, private spas, outdoor DJs, drinks flowing from the 2 bars and 40 poolside daybeds for an amazing day in the sun. Drai’s Beach Club turns into a nightclub by night, which is again a hot spot for the nighttime Vegas crowd.
The pool at LINQ is a new hot, especially with a lot of bachelorette party goers because of its colorful poolside cabanas and the hotel’s great value for money. The adults-only pool is a great place to chill with drinks, with great views of the LINQ Promenade and the Highroller.
Hakkasan at MGM Grand is a nightclub, lounge and eatery all rolled into in – pretty much the the whole Las Vegas experience at one place! Arguably one of the best nightclubs in Vegas, Hakkasan is huge, throbbing with energy and features some of the best resident DJs around.
Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a rising hot spot for the young Las Vegas crowd and the perfect place to catch your favorite international DJ or get in with the crowd gyrating to house music. Then again, if you need some quiet time away at some point, just head to the discreet VIP hideaway called The Library.
Well, obviously. Las Vegas has many award-winning spas and if you have relaxation on your mind, then don’t miss your chance. The QUA Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace known for its Roman rituals-like community spa activities like herbal steams and Jacuzzi, is a great option. But one of my favorites is the Spa at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. You will experience a calming sense of Zen just by entering the lobby of this Asian inspired luxury spa. Prepared to be transported to heavenly heights of spa wellness by their very experienced therapists.
Whether it is to actually replenish your wardrobe or just window shopping, Las Vegas doesn’t disappoint anyone willing to shop till they drop. The Forums Shops at Caesars Palace is one of the best places to hit for the shop-refuel-repeat mantra on loop. With shops from Gucci, MAC Cosmetics, Jimmy Choo and other who’s who along with plenty of restaurants, this will be a day’s worth of activity!
Las Vegas’ famed 1.2-mile Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is also an interesting shopping mecca. The enclosed shopping walkway is home to more than 170 stores and 15 restaurants.
And if course, there’s that thing about a good stay in Las Vegas. Your Las Vegas getaway will have no meaning if you don’t stay at one of its amazing hotels, in a room that boasts ‘spectacular floor-to-ceiling Strip views’. Because while it might sound the same as any other hotel room, a Las Vegas room is not just a place to rest your head.
You will find many hotels in Las Vegas that offer over-the-top luxury for reasonable rates, and if you book during off-season dates then you’ll be surprised at how amazingly cheap some of them will turn out to be. And if you have a big group of say more than 4 – even up to 10, you must book a suite. Better still, if you book a suite with connecting rooms so all of you can stay in and party together.
Planet Hollywood offers a movie-star like stay with its glamorous rooms and suites. Plus, when you’re here you can also a headlining act by Britney Spears or Jennifer Lopez, head to Miracle Miles Shops or enjoy a spa day at Spa by Mandara.
For an iconic getaway, there is no better place than Caesars Palace. Now that the hotel has opened up its Laurel Collection and Anthology Suites & Villas, you can choose from over 2000 luxury suites and rooms to stay in, including the Emperor Suite, better known as the Hangover Suite!
One of my personal places to stay in Las Vegas when I’m on an all-girls getaway is the Venetian or the Palazzo. The suites are unbelievably gorgeous, extremely spacious and offer the best bang for my buck. For example, say you’re visiting with 10 friends. You could get a 2-bedroom suite with 4 queen beds for a total of around $700 a night. Some of these suites like a Bella View suite connecting with another Bella View suite at the Palazzo, offered by Suiteness even offers full sofa beds for more people!
I am also a big fan of the super swanky (and as they claim, slightly risqué) Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for beautiful yet affordable rooms that don’t compromise on quality. Plus, the hotel has it all – from the best nightclubs and cocktails to a great Casino.