Play your cards right
For gambling newbies, learn a game or two before you hit the Vegas high life or play a game of chance. Know your limits and your betting budget before you start. Have a go on a slot machine or sip on your favourite tipple whilst you watch, then play some chips and try your hand at blackjack at Aria Resort & Casino. Game in style at the thrilling casinos of Sin City. Pick your table and meet your match, soak up the invigorating atmosphere and roll the dice. Gambling experts can take on the challenge of the high-limit poker table in The Ivey Room at Aria, with tournaments offered twice a day.
Where to stay: The Cosmopolitan – Dress up in your swanky room, then hit the sleek Chandelier bar for a Forbidden Fruit cocktail. Immerse yourself in the elegance of this luxurious hotel, which continues into the 100,000 square-foot casino.
Party around the clock
Day-time pool parties, glamorous cocktail lounges and notorious nightclubs. When it comes to live DJs, sipping on margaritas under poolside cabanas, non-stop dancing, blow-out early morning partying, Vegas is the one and only. Stay ahead of the crowds and book a VIP experience for groups, for a no-fuss night out. Reserve your flashy booth at Omnia, Hakkasan or Tao nightclub and make the most of bottle service. Day-clubbing is huge here, from the Encore Beach Club at Wynn Encore, to Wet Republic at MGM Grand – wake up, dress down and get moving. Remember to drink plenty of water, so you don’t miss out partying into the night.
Where to stay: Caesar’s Palace – With its glossy bars, stylish Roman theme and party-pumping Omnia nightclub under its roof, you won’t want to go to bed. Hit the confetti bursting dancefloors, watch acrobats hanging from ceilings and dance to big-name live DJs.
Go on a shopping splurge
Think designer, malls, outlets, boutiques – a spending experience to remember. Explore luxury avenues and spend big bucks on Chanel, Prada and Jimmy Choo, just to name a few. Wander in and out of the abundance of hotel shops, browse through an array of labels and make room in your suitcase to bring back your stylish buys. Venture to Las Vegas Premium Outlets North to find some discounted Calvin Klein or Dolce & Gabbana, amongst other big names. Nearby is the Downtown Container Park, enjoy a unique experience in the open-air centre, with boutique shopping, several tasty food and drink spots and live entertainment.
Where to stay: The Venetian – Enjoy the essence of Venice throughout this hotel and explore lavish shopping at the Grand Canal Shoppes. With over 160 shops to look in, take the weight off your feet and enjoy a gondola ride after your retail therapy.