Las Vegas, Nevada, is a place that people from all over the world dream about visiting. Everything there is gaudy, outlandish, and… fun. There is no time to be bored. Once you step off the plane, it’s time to start exploring.

vegasStart your trip off by checking into the hotel Planet Hollywood, which offers reasonable rooms (that you can share when you’re on a budget) and a fifth of alcohol per night you stay with them. Their slogan is “Drinks are on Us”, and well, they are, so take advantage of it. Before leaving the hotel, put on some comfortable shoes- a MUST if you want to walk around The Strip. If you’re hungry, grab a sandwich at Earl of Sandwich and head out of the hotel. It is bound to be hot, so head to Caesar’s Palace and get a cold mojito at the Bacardi walk-up bar. While wandering The Strip, go in and out of hotels to take advantage of their ridiculous, extravagant decorations, shops, and restaurants… and their air conditioning. Some favorites are Caesar’s Palace, The Venetian, and Paris. While you’re out, watch the Bellagio fountain show, a pirate show at Treasure Island, and allow club promoters to talk to you so you can arrange to go to your club of choice in the evening. The club experience is a must-do for fabulous people watching and dancing. Rain, Tao, and Jet are my personal favorites for their atmospheres.

Las Vegas is home to some famous restaurants too. For French food, experience the James Beard Award winners Picasso or Joël Robochon. For more traditional yet elite American fare, try Sage at Aria in the new CityCenter or Nobhill Tavern in MGM Grand. If you’re there on a budget, there are plenty of Subways and cheaper options for quick grabs.

Enjoy the pools, especially the one at MGM Grand with a lazy river, wave pool, and room to lay out. If you enjoy shows, there are music artists, magicians, comedians, Cirque de Soleil shows, and musicals. Ask your concierge about what’s playing to find something that fits your interests. Gamble to start out (or end) your night! Hopefully you will win big, eat well, shop too much, and party hard!

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