Las Vegas is no longer the tacky Sin City of your memories. It is an easy weekend destination, with a new terminal at the airport to ease congestion, and with lots to do, even if you do not set foot in a casino, or gamble, or get married by an Elvis impersonator. So, rather than staying at a very large Las Vegas convention hotel like the Mandalay Bay or the Bellagio where the casino party continues all around you, you can book a quiet, non gaming hotel to get away from it all. Recommended in Las Vegas would be The Four Seasons (recently renovated rooms, private pool-no pool party here, non smoking), or another idea is the Vdara, which is next to the Aria (also next to high end shopping at City Center Mall),and connected to the Bellagio, but far enough away for some peace and quiet when all the socializing is done for the night.
Be Inspired Tip- Book massage and facial appointments at The Canyon Ranch Day Spa located in The Venetian Hotel or at Aria's Spa & Salon for a little pick me up before your night on the Strip, and the Vegas go to show, Cirque du Soleil and Celine Dion is returning in June. Or clubbing at Hyde or Hakkasan.
For some culture, you can always visit the kitschy Neon Museum downtown located on two acres and in a former motel. Take a guided tour through its "Neon Boneyard" to enjoy some classic Americana while learning about Vegas history, and viewing the restored neon signs. More culture, the gangster inspired (and interactive) Mob Museum, also downtown in Las Vegas -"To learn the whole truth and nothing but the truth." And, yes, there is also The Museum of the American Cocktail in case you were wondering, which is in the process of moving and will be reopening shortly.
There are also outdoor activities in Las Vegas if you can bear the light of day. Try World Class Driving, where you can test drive a super luxury car like a Ferrari in Red Rock Canyon. It will blow your socks off. What speed limit? Or, the #1 ranked attraction in Las Vegas is not a pool party or casino party, but a visit to Battlefield Vegas in a genuine Humvee where you can take pictures of the amazing collection of machine guns as try your hand at the professionally run practice range. Then, there is always a day trip to The Grand Canyon, or a drive to Fire State Park with its red sandstone desert formations you have seen in your favorite Westerns.
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