A Weekend In Las Vegas

Las Vegas has been our backyard for over 15 years now, we visited as kids and we continue to enjoy it as adults. It is about time we share a little guide of how you can spend your time in this little city. Below we go over things to consider for your next trip to the “City of Sin”.

How To Get There
If you are located in the West Coast, Las Vegas is a short flight away or depending on your location a short drive away. From Los Angeles, our drive is about 3-4 hours on a good day. From the East Coast it’s about a 5-6 hour flight.

Where To Stay
There are plenty of choices when it comes to hotels in Las Vegas. We recommend staying on the strip (as pictured below), as that is where you will be spending the majority of your time.

Some hotels, ranging in price, to consider would be: Treasure Island, Paris, Park MGM, The LinQ, Harrahs, Planet Hollywood, Monte Carlo, Mirage, Cosmopolitan, Aria, Caesar’s Palace and The Flamingo.

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Note: On our latest visit, Planet Hollywood & Caesar’s palace gave us a hard time about letting guests check-in despite being on the reservation and trying to charge us for an early check-in. It had never happened to us before, we actually really enjoy both of their properties but it’s good to mention it either way just in case you experience something similar.

What To Do
Besides gambling, Vegas is known for their pool parties. Their pool season starts around mid March and ends about mid October. Prices vary depending on the weekend you plan to visit. If you are traveling with a group i highly suggest doing a day bed or a Cabana, nothing beats having your own space in a crowded pool party. For day beds or Cabanas you can contact Johny at (805) 698-6931, just let him know Suzzstravels gave you his contact information.

Some Pool Parties to check out:

DayLight Day Club
Marquee Dayclub
Drais Beachclub
Encore Beach Club
Wet Republic
Tao Beach

Depending on the hotel you are staying at, you might not have to spend extra money trying to go to a pool party. The pool at the Cesar’s palace had good music playing, a bar and tons of people. Planet Hollywood also has a fun pool with a DJ. The options are endless, just go with what works for your preference and your budget.

Caesar’s Palace Pool

If you are looking for other things to do in Vegas:
-Take a walk down the strip
-Do a 30 minute Happy Hour at the High Roller ferris wheel. It is 100 feet taller than the London Eye!
-See the Shark Reef inside the Mandalay Bay
-Checkout the Springs Preserve

-Catch the Bellagio Fountain show. There’s a show every half hour from 3pm-8pm & every 15 minutes from 8pm-12am.

-Pay a visit to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage
-See Vegas from the Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck (1,1149 feet high). If being up there isn’t enough of a thrill ride 1 of their 3 rollercoasters or sky jump.
-Visit the Grand Canyon. You can drive there (approx 2 hours) or do a tour via Expedia or Viator.

-Catch one of the many shows Vegas has to offer such as Magic Mike, one of the many awesome Cirque du Soleil shows, Paranormal, Vegas the Show or the Blue Man Group, to name a few.
-Do a 30 minute drive to the Seven Magic Mountains installation: 7 towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than 25 ft.

Where To Eat
Note: Some places are OFF the strip
-Tacos Huevos
-Tacos El Gordo

-Honey Salt
-Milkywave (desserts)
-Hash House A Go Go

-Bajamar Seafood & Tacos
-Snow White Cafe
-Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

-Gordon Ramsay Burger
-Los Molcajetes
-Rollin Smoke Barbeque

-HEXX kitchen + bar
-Bonito Michoacan

-Border Grill
-Grand Lux Cafe
-Culinary Dropout

We hope our weekend guide for Las Vegas helps you plan your trip. Don’t forget to show us some love by following us on Instagram and tagging us on your photos!

-Safe Travels

Ps. We will continue to update the guide so keep visiting it for more ideas.

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3 comments Add yours
  1. Stopped by to look at something else and came across your Vegas post. I love Vegas so I’ll be sure to try out some of the things you mentioned next time I’m out there. Great post.

    1. We didn’t pay for entry to pool parties as on the days we went we either got a day bed or went through a friend but it all depends on the crowd you are going with and how early you get there. Plus depending where you stay, that hotel might give you free access to their day parties. Additionally, you can also meet promoters there that will give you a pass to the party as long as you arrive at their suggested times. For a weekend in Vegas i would recommend at least $200/day budget.

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