Vegaster 7 – 7 of the Best Vegas Hotels to Spend Your Weekend In
Bellagio Las Vegas
Thanks in part to the spectacular fountains out front the Bellagio is likely one of the most widely recognized hotels on the strip. This epitome of elegance takes its 5 diamond status very seriously and succeeds at making each element an exceptional one. Start your evening with dinner at the new Lago, the latest and possible greatest conception from celebrity chef Julian Serrano. Next is Cirque du Soleil’s nautically inspired O, followed by hiding out at Hyde, a lounge like nightclub suited for those who just want to chill in super cool style.
Arriving at the MGM is a bit like stepping into OZ, with a bevy of wizards surrounding you to make all your Vegas dreams come true. Everything inside of this Grand hotel is super sized in Vegas style. Come during Vegas pool season and you can get wet at the wild Wet Republic beach party, followed up by a night of indulgence at the world renowned Hakkasan night club. One day at the MGM and you won’t want those red heels to ever click you back home.
The Golden Nugget on Fremont Street is a golden blend of old school Vegas and modern luxury. Every square inch is updated and modern, yet you still get the feeling that you are going to run into Elvis right around the corner. This calls for an old school stay, complete with a few hours blowing your car payment on the casino floor before throwing on your trunks and taking a swim with the sharks in The Tank.
Caesars is meant for the Vegas warrior, who has plans on conquering all of the devilry possible during their short time inside the palace walls. Like a great Roman Empire, Caesars Palace has its own colossal Colosseum, where you can catch energetic emperors like Elton John and Rod Stewart or an enchanting empress like Celine, Shania or Mariah. Afterwards hang with the kings of EDM at the all new Omnia Nightclub where warriors like Calvin Harris and Chuckie reign proud in their own palatial club.
The Venetian has all of the elements of a luxurious Vegas Hotel, with a distinct European flair. This is where the Vegas lover goes when they want to spend relaxing days at the world-renowned Canyon Ranch Spa, lulling evenings being whisked along the water in a cozy gondola and a night of unbridled exuberance at a VIP table inside the TAO nightclub.
Wynn Resorts and it's sister Encore are all about upscale partying. This is a first class Vegas experience, with an abundance of stars, diamonds and accolades to prove it. Yes, the Wynn pushes luxury to the max, but it pushes the club scene even further with a daring array of top names like XS, Surrender and Tryst. And for when you are up for some Vegas fun in the sun you are only a few feet away from the Encore Beach Club, arguably one of the most popular pool parties during Vegas pool season.
Located at the heart of Vegas’ City Center, The Aria Hotel and Casino is modern, chic and definitely up-scale. Make sure you have plenty of room on your Visa. Aria is right next to the prestigious Shops at Crystals, which house the world’s largest collection of designer brands under one roof. After your shopping spree sit back at Five 50 and enjoy a signature pizza chased with a craft beer. This, before heading to the theatre for Zarkana, a Cirque du Soleil masterpiece that celebrates the twisted side of life.
Some Vegasters are only able to pop in and out for a day or two, and for them, each of these mega hotels can fulfill a specific purpose. If you are pressed for party time, then stay where you’re not wasting time wandering around the strip.