A Weekend in Las Vegas

Laura Winfree

Las Vegas Strip

Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis Caesar's PalaceWhen you first pull into The Strip, you're instantly hit by bright lights and luxurious glamour as dozens of immense Las Vegas Hotels tower over you. Each of these resorts is like a city unto itself, boasting thousands of guestrooms, endless expanses of casino floors, lavish pool areas, a myriad of upscale dining options and even a few theme parks. When you only have a handful of days in Sin City, how can you explore it all?

Alize Restaurant The PalmsUnpack your bags and throw on your most fashionable clothes to hit the town. A Friday night in the city offers amazing options for dinner with friends, with hundreds of Las Vegas restaurants to choose from without leaving The Strip. A meal with a view is the best way to spend your first night in the city. The Eiffel Tower Restaurant at the Paris Las Vegas hotel overlooks the famous Bellagio fountains, while Alize serves up gourmet cuisine with panoramic city views at the top of The Palms Casino Resort. Top off the first day of your trip by stepping into the jaw-dropping casinos at any nearby hotel, the ideal spot for fun and drinks.

The Forum Shops Las VegasDon't sleep in too late on Saturday morning! Right after a buffet breakfast is the perfect time for a casual stroll along The Strip, the best way to see everything the city of Las Vegas has to offer. Along the way, drop into contemporary malls like The Forum Shops and The Grand Canal Shoppes for some unbeatable window shopping. You can even get up close and personal with lions at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, or freefall 108 floors at the SkyJump atop the Stratosphere Tower Casino and Resort.

Las Vegas NightclubSaturday night is the time to see and be seen. Las Vegas nightlife is filled with celebrity sightings, gambling and posh nightclubs, with many of the hottest venues set right inside the city's immense hotels. You can start the night with dinner and one of the city's top shows, and then head out to the club and party 'til dawn. After all, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

Las Vegas Casino

What better way to recover from Saturday night than with an enticing Sunday brunch? Drop into any resort on The Strip for an incredible late-morning meal while you swap stories of your weekend adventures before heading back home.

Sin City has so much to offer, whether you're in Las Vegas with family, friends or your significant other. Weekend warriors and laid-back travelers alike will find endless options for fun, indulgence or just relaxation in this one-of-a-kind destination.

Written by Laura Winfree