How to make the most of your weekend in Vegas

Dec 19 2017, 8:20 pm

It’s a classic getaway – the weekend in Las Vegas. The City of Lights offers plenty of opportunities to dine out, play and relax, and Vancouverites want to get in on the action as much as everyone else does. So where to begin?

We’ve compiled an exclusive itinerary to guide you through an epic Vegas weekend— from low-key exploring to a full-on VIP experience


Forum Shops at Caesars Palace/Daniel Ramirez, Flickr

Daniel Ramirez / Flickr

3 p.m.

Las Vegas boasts luxury accommodation options, and The Palazzo is no exception. If you’re looking for another option on the strip, visit the Mandarin Oriental for a remarkable hotel retreat. Leave your bags at the front desk of Caesars Palace and shop ‘till you drop at the Forum Shops.

7 p.m.

Speaking of The Palazzo, consider a top-notch steak at Carnevino for dinner. You also can’t go wrong with Jaleo in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – it offers a supper of up to 12 courses without silverware. Vic and Anthony’s in the Golden Nugget serves five-star seafood (including Blue Point Oysters) to whet your appetite before an amazing entrée.

10 p.m.

Now that you’re full, it’s time to get moving. Join a diverse crowd and see some celebrities at exclusive nightclubs. XS at Encore is a crowd-pleasing nightclub featuring a lively dance floor and outdoor pool area. It’s been named the number one nightclub in the United States by Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 for five years straight.


Image: Poolside at Drai’s Beach Club/ CPXI, Flickr

CPXI / Flickr

10 a.m.

Check out the buffet at Wynn for a quintessential Vegas experience. Think thinly sliced roast, crab legs, mini sandwiches and much more. For a late breakfast, try Pantry at The Mirage, where you can treat yourself to fruit waffles or eggs benedict, even after traditional breakfast hours.

12 p.m.

Two words: pool party. Try Drai’s Beach Club at the Cromwell and take a dip in the pool whenever you feel hot. Take a social walk down Fremont Street and feast your eyes on endless bars, zip lines, free concerts, vintage hotels and even a giant digital screen. This is also a hot spot for countless movies and TV productions.

9 p.m.

The sky’s the limit with Maverick Helicopters. Choose a night tour that includes a champagne toast before takeoff, and experience the city from a bird’s eye view. Finally, for a taste of Old Vegas flair, finish your evening with a trip to the casino at Flamingo Las Vegas.


Image: The Volcano at the Mirage, Nan Palmero, Flickr

Nan Palmero / Flickr

12 p.m.

You’ve been having such an incredible time that you’re feeling a bit tired. Rejuvenate your spirits and visit the Spa at Bellagio, where you can kick your feet up and unwind. Or, tee off at the Bali Hai Golf Club located south of the Strip and marvel at the seven-acre Indonesia-inspired course, complete with tropical trees, volcanic rock, and beautiful lagoons.

6 p.m.

An afternoon of golfing pairs perfectly with French cuisine for dinner. Try Bardot Brasserie at ARIA Resort for award-winning dishes like the tuna nicoise salad or steak frites. You’ll find master celebrity chefs everywhere you go, guaranteed to impress Vegas veterans and first timers alike.

9 p.m.

Take in one of the eight incredible Cirque du Soleil performances showing on the Strip, or opt for an explosive end to your weekend in Vegas at the Volcano at The Mirage.