I spent the very end of 2018 in Las Vegas this year ( just before New Years! ) on a little work trip. Before I left for Vegas, I asked YOU, via Instagram Stories, to share your Vegas must-do’s with me.
Because we were on a bit of a tight schedule in the evenings ( & sleeping during the day, obviously ), I wasn’t able to do much of anything other than fulfill work obligations. BUT– I didn’t want all of the SOLID recommendations I got to go to waste!
So, I’m sharing all of the things I was told to do & all of the places I was told to eat/drink while in Vegas in this post! My instagram fam made my job easy on this one. I’ll list all of the recommendations I got, along with “why” to go there!
Because I booked my flight the night before I left, JetSuiteX ended up being one of my cheapest options for air travel from LA to Vegas. JetSuiteX offered a flight that costs about the same as the commercial airlines’ offerings, once I factored in baggage costs ( JetSuiteX allows 2 free bags! ).
JetSuiteX is a semi-private service, meaning you fly with a small group of people into Vegas. Aside from flying private ( I wish ), this is the EASIEST way to travel to Vegas from Los Angeles. You just get on the plane & get to where you’re going. NO LINES.
I didn’t partner with JetSuiteX for my flight to Vegas, but I do have a referral code for y’all to use if you want to book a flight of your own. I think you get some $$ off! The code is: 3X3PI4
where to stay
We stayed at the Palms this go-around, and I don’t have any complaints about it! There are plenty of restaurants & entertainment venues in the hotel, as well as the Casino. I liked The Lucky Penny restaurant the best, as they had healthy options + were open LATE LATE.
wearing this dress
where to eat & drink
Lotus of Siam
“for the best Thai food in America!”
“at Bellagio for lunch and sit on their patio! Best view of the fountains!”
“for good Italian food.”
The Giada Restaurant
( in the Cromwell )
“super cute and has a great view of the strip.”
Tea Service at the Mandarin
“is my fav thing, I do it every time I’m in Vegas.”
The secret place in the Cosmopolitan
“was my favorite.”
“in the Cosmopolitan for amazing sweets.”
Mon Ami Gabi
“for outdoor lunch.”
( by Gordon Ramsay )
Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
( at the Cosmo )
“is a super unique restaurant.”
Eiffel Tower Restaurant
“has a view of the strip and the Bellagio Fountains.”
( in the Wynn )
“is my favorite restaurant, but it’s more dinner-focussed.”
“has really amazing brunch!”
what to do
Go to a Show
most recommended were:
Absinthe – “dirty/funny with amazing acrobatics”
Cirque de Soleil
Neon Sign Museum
“is this virtual reality place in the Venetian and it is SO COOL and fun.”
Linq High Roller + Promenade
“is like the London Eye with great views of the city!”
“for fun activities + food.”
“in old town Vegas.”
“seriously SO much fun!”
Red Rock Canyon
“has great hikes and is beautiful!”
“off the strip!”
Race Track + Roller Coaster
( at the New York-New York )
( shopping center at Caesar’s )
( shopping center at Aria )
( at the Bellagio )
James Turrell Art Installation
“hidden above the LV store!”
Pinball Hall of Fame
Recycled Percussion Band
Thank you guys SO MUCH for giving me all the Vegas insight. YOU’RE THE BEST.
If you have a Vegas favorite that isn’t listed here, LMK!! I’m always down to add more goodness. The more thorough, the better.
I’m looking forward to my next Vegas trip, which I’m wanting to be alllllll about dining, sight-seeing, getting off the strip, adventuring & seeing SHOWS. I’m over this clubby bullshit.
Not my scene anymore.
Hope y’all found this guide useful! Happy Vegas-ing! xx