When some people visit Las Vegas, they set up shop on the famous four-mile Strip and call it good. A few others make their way downtown. This is all fine and dandy, but if you’ve visited Las Vegas before and want to change things up a bit — or if you prefer to get off the tourist trail from the get go — here are a few things that may better suit your wanderlust.
A Las Vegas vacation isn’t complete without a drink in hand – and we’re not just talking about walking around with a can of Bud Light. The city is teeming with award-winning sommeliers, cicerones and mixologists who excel in all things alcohol-related.
Gone are the days when the place to eat in Las Vegas was a surf-in-turf buffet dinner. At one time, visitors flocked to the buffet because that’s just wherever everyone ate, but dining in Las Vegas has changed drastically in the last few years. With an increasing number of celebrity chef-affiliated restaurants and food festivals, the expectations for high-quality dining are the norm now. That also means that the quality of buffets has increased – as has the price. The takeaway? Get the most for your money – and enjoy your Las Vegas buffet experience – with these tips on your trip.
If Las Vegas was a super star, her 41 million visitors a year would be the paparazzi trying to capture her from every angle. The city looks good all the time, day or night, with its neon lights, curious characters, striking desert backdrop and over-the-top attractions. While many places in Las Vegas work well enough for a good photo, there are few places that rise to the top, practically making it impossible to take a bad picture.
Though the leisure traveler knows about all of the restaurants, attractions, spas and shows in Las Vegas, there is an entirely different population that makes up a large percentage of visitors who descend on the city every year.
In 2014 alone, more than five million people specifically came to Las Vegas to attend a convention, conference or meeting. Some of these are small gatherings requiring only a single small room for a dozen or so people, but many others take up dozens of massive convention halls and include days upon days of one-on-one meetings and sales deals.
Given its moniker of “Sin City,” the very idea that anyone might seek out opportunities for health and wellness in a city of gluttony might seem a bit contradictory. Yet, for every over-sized dessert, headache-induced hangover or regrettable sunburn is a vegetarian meal, fulfilling fitness class or rejuvenating spa treatment.
Las Vegas is hours away from the closest ocean, but fresh seafood is not hard to come by in the city. Chefs are protective of what graces the dinner plates at their restaurants, so it’s actually quite common for something to be caught in the morning, flown in during the day and prepared in the kitchen to be served at dinnertime.