How to Spend a Weekend in Vegas

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If you only have a few days to spend in the wonderful city of Las Vegas then you are going to need to ensure that you have planned and prepared well. The truth is that you could comfortably spend over a fortnight in Vegas and still only just start to get to grips with how much is on offer in this impressive and iconic city. With that being said, we understand how tight people’s schedules can get, so if you do only have a few days to spend in the city, here are is a rough guide on how you can do it.

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Day One

Once you are checked in to your hotel, the best bet is to head for the Big Tour bus, which is a hop on-hop off service which will give you the perfect introduction to the city. The guides on the bus are very knowledgeable and the ride will help you plan your attack for the rest of the weekend.

Once you get to the Bellagio hotel, or indeed back to the Bellagio, jump off for some good free fun. First you can take in the spectacular fountains out front and then head to the amazing botanical gardens, which are absolutely free.

Finally, finish your night with a great meal and a brilliant live show at the V theater, a great place for variety shows and beautiful food.

Day Two

Get up early and head out on a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon on only big day. Whilst this will take you away from the craziness of the strip, it makes sense to take in this amazing natural wonder. The tour will take around 4 hours in total, which means that you’ll be back at the hotel in time to enjoy a big Saturday night.

Around 4 or 5 pm is a great time to sample a casino, the MGM Grand is definitely the bets for beginners, spend a couple of hours here, and enjoy some snacks and a few drinks.

For your evening meal, the best place to go is the Stratosphere restaurant, north of the strip. This restaurant offers 360 degree views of the strip, and it revolves every 80 minutes. Once you have finished your food, finish the night with some fine wine in the Venetian hotel, as well as a little more action on the casino floor if you want.

Final Day

As tired as you may feel from the excesses of the night before, it is well worth getting up as early as possible on your final day to suck a little more out of your Vegas trip. For a late breakfast head to Dick’s Last Resort, a restaurant where the waiting staff are intentionally rude to you, a very fun affair indeed. As  your final act in Vegas before heading home, why not take a gondola around the canals of the Venetian hotel, and then walk one last tour of the strip before heading to the airport.

A weekend is possible in Vegas, but there is so much to do that you are bound to be back again soon.