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4 Ways to Live it Up in Las Vegas

The Vacationeer

There’s way more than one way to experience Sin City.

Whether you’re a foodie, adventurer, gamer or in desperate need of some rest and relaxation, check out Hilton Grand Vacations top four Vegas vacation ideas.

Enjoy Dinner and a Show

If you plan your vacations around top-rated restaurants and foodie trends, plan to spend your hours along the Strip savoring the all-you-can-eat buffets and multi-course menus.

Round out your days with an award-winning show while you digest the day's feast.

Where to Brunch

 Relax with endless rosé and Eggs Benedict at Micheal Mina’s Bardot Brasserie.

Located in the Aria hotel, this popular brunch spot knows how to put a fun twist on traditional favorites, like sticky sweet brioche French toast topped with mascarpone and crunchy almond brittle sound.

Where to Dinner

 For an unforgettable Michelin-star dining experience, prepare your palate for the sophisticated Joel Robuchon in the MGM Grand.

This celebrated restaurant was designed to resemble a luxurious Art Deco townhouse, complete with a lush garden terrace and marble floors.

For a more social dining experience, head to the Cosmopolitan to enjoy Spanish tapas, paella, and sangria at Jaleo

Shows to See

 Try a Cirque du Soleil show like The Beatles Love, Micheal Jackson ONE, Zumanity, KA, or the water show O. There are also impressive magic shows by David Copperfield or Mat Franco. Go for a full-blown production and prepare to be entertained by Jabbawokeez, Absinthe, or the family-friendly Blue Man Group

Discover the Desert, Canyons and Red Rocks

There’s so much to do outside of the air conditioning and flashing lights of the Las Vegas Strip.

Take a Jeep tour, cycle through Red Rocks Canyon, or splurge on a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon.

Just an hour drive from the Strip is the Valley of Fire State Park. This gorgeous park is filled with rock formations and ancient petroglyphs.

Take an early morning or late afternoon hike for the most stunning color palette for photos. 

Next, take to the water in a kayak on the Colorado River. Paddle by the Hoover Dam, then head downstream through the river canyon and stop for a hike at the natural desert hot springs. 

Then, head to the desert terrain of Bootleg Canyon. At the top, strap into a paragliding harness to take off on a series of 50 mph downhill ziplines.

To pick up speed on your adventure vacation, rent a dune buggy for desert sand races. 

Slow it all down with a leisurely cruise of Lake Mead, the artificial lake created when the Hoover Dam stoppered up the Colorado River in the 1930s.

Take to the water on a 19th century Mississippi River paddle boat to take in the spectacular views.

Try Your Luck with Roulette and a Concert

There’s so much to do outside of the air conditioning and flashing lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Take a Jeep tour, cycle through Red Rocks Canyon, or splurge on a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon.

Just an hour drive from the Strip is the Valley of Fire State Park. This gorgeous park is filled with rock formations and ancient petroglyphs. Take an early morning or late afternoon hike for the most stunning color palette for photos. 

Next, take to the water in a kayak on the Colorado River. Paddle by the Hoover Dam, then head downstream through the river canyon and stop for a hike at the natural desert hot springs. 

Then, head to the desert terrain of Bootleg Canyon. At the top, you can strap into a paragliding harness to take off on a series of 50 mph downhill ziplines – the longest line being half a mile!

To pick up speed on your adventure vacation, rent a dune buggy to race in the desert sand. Better yet, ski or snowboard just an hour away from the Strip at Mount Charleston!

Slow it all down by taking a leisurely cruise of Lake Mead, the artificial lake created when the Hoover Dam stoppered up the Colorado River in the 1930s. Take to the water on a 19th Century Mississippi River paddle boat to take in the spectacular views.

Relax and Unwind at a Spa

You can spend your entire trip laying by the pool, soaking in hot tubs, and choosing from a full menu of luxurious spa options. 

Spas to Try

Start your spa experience by booking a treatment at eForea Spa, the 4,000 sq. ft. full-service spa located inside Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Boulevard.

Treat yourself to the Mojave Rainfall Cascade, where you’ll be showered with fossilized desert sea salt to exfoliate and re-mineralize your skin, then massaged with wild sage and lavender oils to melt your stresses away.

Next, travel to The Wynn for a five-star experience at The Spa at Encore.

This high-end spa boasts 51 luxurious treatment rooms inspired by the natural elements of sunlight, water, and limestone. You can also spend part of your day in the resort’s movement studios offering spinning, yoga and private meditation.

For tranquil steam rooms, vitality pools, and ice fountains book an afternoon at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental – an oasis inspired by traditional Eastern philosophies.

Try a Mahjong Balance treatment, a two-hour session focusing on pressure points and energy centers. Named after the Chinese game, Mahjong, cool jade game tiles are placed on the body to soothe, calm, and invigorate. 

Pool Time

Hilton Grand Vacations has some of the best and most private pools in Vegas.

Celebrate your stay by joining the lively pool parties at The Flamingo, a luxurious cabana at Elara or a family-friendly game of water volleyball at Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Boulevard.

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The Vacationeer

The Vacationeer is a collective of Hilton Grand Vacations storytellers whose goal is to inspire travelers to go further. We're always on the lookout for new destinations to explore, useful travel tips, and unique ideas to help you plan the most memorable vacations possible.

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